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Golden Gate

The Golden Gate was the main entry to the ancient Kyiv in the times of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise. At that time the Upper Town was surrounded with massive defensive works and had three gates. Now the Golden Gate is situated in Zolotovoritsky public garden at the crossroads of Volodymyrska, Yaroslaviv Val, Zolotovoritska and Lysenko Streets.
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Golden Gate

The Golden Gate was the main entry to the ancient Kyiv in the times of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise. At that time the Upper Town was surrounded with massive defensive works and had three gates. Now the Golden Gate is situated in Zolotovoritsky public garden at the crossroads of Volodymyrska, Yaroslaviv Val, Zolotovoritska and Lysenko Streets.

For the first time the Golden Gate was mentioned in the chronicle in 1037. The gate was 12 metres high and 6.4 metres wide. There are several versions as to the name of this ancient monument of history, architecture and fortification. Some connect it with the gilded cupola of the Gateway Church of the Annunciation crowned by a cross at a height of 30 metres; others draw an analogy with the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The remains of frescoes and the fragments of smalt which were found by archaeologists testify to a rich decoration of the church walls. In 1750 the arch of the gate collapsed. Under direction of architect V.Beretti, the remains of the Golden Gate were consolidated with brick buttresses and, on suggestion of architect F.Mekhovich, fastened with iron rods. Only after the reconstruction in 1982, this monument acquired its hypothetically primary look. The Golden Gate Museum was opened inside the pavilion. In its rooms you can see the Old Russian weaponry and learn more about the history of this monument. In 1997, not far from the Golden Gate, was erected the monument to Yaroslav the Wise (1) holding in his hands a bronze model of St. Sophia Cathedral.

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Kiev region, 40A Volodymyrska St, Kyiv

50.448820 | 30.513345

(063) 688 4113

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Anna Hill

26.04.2018
Обязательно для посещения для тех, кто в городе в первый раз. Рядом много мест, где можно перекусить.

Inna Yaremchuk

26.04.2018
Посетив музей, вы увидите остатки строения и сможете прикоснуться к каменной кладке, которой более 1000 лет. Поднявшись на верх - открывается красивый вид на Киев.

Dmytro Motspan

24.04.2018
The Golden Gates of Kiev (Ukrainian: Золоті ворота, Zoloti vorota) was the main gate in the 11th century fortifications of Kiev, the capital of Kievan Rus'. It was named in imitation of the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The structure was dismantled in the Middle Ages, leaving few vestiges of its existence. It was completely rebuilt by the Soviet authorities in 1982, though no images of the original gates have survived. The decision has been immensely controversial, for there were many competing reconstructions of what the original gate might have looked like.[1]
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Brandon Ledbetter

06.04.2018
a beautiful place for aficionados of the Kyiv Rus history. This is one of the two ancient gates entrances to the old city of Kyiv. Take a tour inside, you will not regret it.
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Alex Krentsel

01.04.2018
Cool museum. This was the ceremonial gate for Kiev many hundreds of years ago. Pro tip: entrance to the museum is half off with a student ID (from anywhere in the world).
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Stacy Fartushna

18.03.2018
great city view. 1 hour is enough. no lines. very quite
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Hamit Demircan

12.02.2018
Great Place! Foods and drinks are very delicious. The staff are amazing. They can do anything to make you happy. Staffs are speaks fluent English and they are very talkative. There is the top place in Kiev!
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