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Private Walking Tour - Architectural Masterpieces of Pechersk District

Price USD$45.66


Private Walking Tour - Architectural Masterpieces of Pechersk District
On this marvelous private guided tour will see the most beautiful architectural sights of the city ? the House with Chimeras, Mariyinsky Palace and Kovalevskiy House, the splendid building of the National Bank of Ukraine and other attractions. You will walk through the cozy streets of the most prestigious Kiev district ? Pechersk, where many famous people lived. The buildings of this area will impress you with their beauty and splendor. Moreover, your private guide will tell you many interesting facts and legends, related to these mansions.

Meet your guide at the exit of Arsenalna metro station, near the cannon monument and take a 3-hour walking tour through the most impressive quarter of Kiev. The Pechersk district, also called Lipki, is a place where aristocracy has always lived. No wonder that the architectural ensemble of this area is a real feast to the eyes.

Your guide will show you an elegant building of Mariyinsky Palace, surrounded by a charming Mariyinsky Park. This stunning palace was built in 1752 in the Baroque style by the famous architect B. Rastrelli. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the park. Moreover, just a few steps from it you will find an observation deck and admire the Dnieper River and the left bank of Kiev.

Our next stop will be at the striking building of the National Bank of Ukraine which façade is decorated with stucco. Not far from it, there is another must-see attraction ? the Chocolate House. This nice mansion once belonged to a rich merchant, and now it hosts an art gallery. Your guide will also show you the Weeping Widow Mansion, decorated with a sad woman?s face that looks crying when it rains.

Next, you will discover an extraordinary building of the House with Chimeras, built by M. Horodetsky. The creation of this marvelous house is steeped in legends. In the decoration of its exterior you will see mystical creatures, animals and plants. All these elements are made of concrete, a new building material in that time. This is one of the most famous Kiev attractions.

Our tour will end at the Kreschatik Street in the very center of the city. You will have an opportunity to explore the city?s cafés and museums in your free time.

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On this marvelous private guided tour will see the most beautiful architectural sights of the city ? the House with Chimeras, Mariyinsky Palace and Kovalevskiy House, the splendid building of the National Bank of Ukraine and other attractions. You will walk through the cozy streets of the most prestigious Kiev district ? Pechersk, where many famous people lived. The buildings of this area will impress you with their beauty and splendor. Moreover, your private guide will tell you many interesting facts and legends, related to these mansions.