Lypky Sightseeing Walk, Kiev

Fans of great architecture will be smiling with unbridled joy when they visit the beautiful historic neighborhood of Lypky. It is the de facto government quarter of Ukraine and features a number of fascinating buildings. Take a tour of the partially pedestrianized Bankova Street, which is the home of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine and the House of Chimeras. This early 20th-century Art Nouveau building was originally constructed as a private home, but today hosts official and diplomatic ceremonies. Study the elaborate carvings on its façades, which feature hunting scenes and exotic animals, including deer, rhinoceroses and an elephant-head gargoyle. Check out the palatial mansion known as Chocolate House, which gets its name from its unusual brown coloring. This mesmerizing Venetian Renaissance pile was built in the 1890s and the rooms are decorated in such historical styles as Mauritanian, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Rococo and Byzantine. Take in a show at the October Palace, an opulent bright yellow building that is the most celebrated cultural institution in the capital. Then stop by the Supreme Council of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), the country's parliament.
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Lypky Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Lypky Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Ukraine » Kiev
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: Dee
Institutskaya Street, October Palace

1) Institutskaya Street, October Palace

Arkhitektora Horodetskoho Street  corner with Olhynska Street

2) Arkhitektora Horodetskoho Street corner with Olhynska Street

Bankova Street, House with Chimaeras

3) Bankova Street, House with Chimaeras

Institutskaya Street corner with Bankova Street

5) Institutskaya Street corner with Bankova Street

Institutskaya Street, National Bank of Ukraine

6) Institutskaya Street, National Bank of Ukraine

Mykhaila Grushevskogo Street, Supreme Council of Ukraine

7) Mykhaila Grushevskogo Street, Supreme Council of Ukraine

Shovkovychna Street, Chocolate House

11) Shovkovychna Street, Chocolate House

Shovkovychna Street,  Cathedral of Prelate Metropolitan Michael of Kiev

14) Shovkovychna Street, Cathedral of Prelate Metropolitan Michael of Kiev

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