The Golden Gate is the main gate of ancient Kiev, a monument of defensive architecture of Kievan Rus, one of the oldest dated structures of Eastern Europe, a symbol of Kiev. The Golden Gate Museum is one of the few sights of Kievan Rus. Defensive structure. The complete reconstruction was carried out in 1982, in 2007 another restoration and conservation of the preserved ancient portions of the Golden Gate was carried out. The museum presents an exhibition that tells about Kievan Rus and in particular about the Golden Gate. Likewise, visitors to the museum can ascend to the church at the top of the gate.
The Golden Gate appeared in the time of Yaroslav the Wise. They were built in about 1017-1037 years. The golden gate was an important element in the defense system of the capital city. The gates were the main entrance to the city. At the top of the Golden Gate, according to the decree of Yaroslav the Wise, a small Church of the Annunciation was erected. Time did not spare this famous historical monument and its walls began to gradually collapse, but managed to restore and preserve this architectural heritage, today we can see the reconstructed Golden Gate, which retained its grandeur and beauty.
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Its like a small castle. Bottom on way. You need to purchase ticket if you want to see inside.
Jacques “Nickelson” Theron
Lots of interesting things to see and to explore in this area...
Nice panorama view from the top. Old museum inside.
Picturesque medieval entrance to the city that has an excibition inside, the construction started in the 11th century. Better to check opening hours to the museum inside, very close to the city center 🧱
It was used as the main entrance to the Kyiv ci.. Read more »ty, while there were 3 of them. It is the reconstructed view of the Golden Gate.
Calm and nice square to get the local vibe, stay a bit away from the center crowd, but also not away. Usually some street musicians play hear the monument.
There are also some good cafeterias around from the low to middle budget i guess.
in a very beautiful park. the wooden walls of the gate are impressive. I recommend listening to at least one piece of street artists playing in front of it and watching the pedestrians passing by in the evening traffic.
Place is beautiful.. what I like abt the place is the location where you have numerous options like other sight seeing places, eateries etc. Love feeding the pigeons too sometimes..
Good place to spend time with friends drinking coffee and eating sweet bread around the Golden gate. Un fortunately that place was close. I don't know if is permanently. And is just in front of the metro station. Then you can wall to the other .. Read more »touristic places.
Really rate the gate. It’s a small, but very interesting little museum about a part of history so far in the past few of us know much about it. Interesting restoration project and exhibit. Worth the 30CAH price (£1). Took us about 25mins .. Read more »to wonder round and take some snaps
Amazing gate in the middle of small park with green area surrounding located in the city center we enjoyed walking around in sunny days
This is a beautiful place which contains the ruins of the ancient gates of Kiev Rus times. If you like history, you will like this museum. Tours are available too. And for the rest of people it is a favourite meeting point. There are benches around, .. Read more »a fountain under the trees, and an underground station nearby. And it is the centre of the Old City. You can walk around and explore the streets and cathedrals or just choose one of the numerous cafes or restaurants to relax.
Whoa, what a beautiful sight to see. Grab a coffee from one of the street vendors and then hang out and check out the beautiful view. We were treated to a street music performer. Must check out.
M. D. Jolley
I really don't know much about this thing. It's just there and people like to meet here. Nice little pavilion next to it that you can sit at. Lots of shops and restaurants near by.
Very cool. Interesting history. It gives you a small glimpse into the history of this very old city. It is tucked away right in the middle of the city. Would have been an amazing sight back in the days when it was used.
Nicely decorated Historical monument, surrounding area developed for sitting with good fast-food and coffee counter. Museum inside monument is not free 120 RAH for adults.
- Entrance ticket 60 UAH
- history background ( golden gates were built in 1017-1024 ) by byzantine
- 15 minutes to see everything
- nice cafe nearby
I loved learning more about Golden Gate. We used metro to reach to Golden Gate as it also has a background history. Station is called “Golden Gate” so it’s very easy to reach. You can also check the inside by getting a ticket.
In the middle of Kiev this wonderful old building appears like such a stranger in a new world.
The structure is complicated, wood and bricks matched together. A lot of people around it area, it's a good place but in my opinion the main building .. Read more »should be requalified!
Entrance fee is 60 UAH. It is beatiful inside. It is 5 or 6 floors and you need to climb stairs. There is no elevator. You can see beatiful Kiev view on top of the gate. There is also a church on last floor. Definitely recommended to see this histori.. Read more »cal building and the view from the top.
Paulo And Filipa
Interesting site to visit. There's some cool places to have coffee and restaurants to hang out and relax. Definitely worth a visit.
It such a beautiful monument it has so much history behind of the city and the country , there is also a little explanation in a video in the beginning , i really recommend this place also it easy to go to it ,it in Metro Green line Station Zoloti Vo.. Read more »rota
It was a part of Kiev protection wall (fortress) Nice place located at the middle of the city, near embassies of European Union countries like Poland, France, Italy and ... . people always selling flowers in front of the entrance. Mcdonald's is .. Read more »also can be reached with a 5 minute walk. Don't know if it is always open or not but plan to visit it at least once; may be on the way home.
Must visit Baron Castle near Golden Gate. Historical place with beautiful architecture and Creative Studio Artos at the second floor
Golden Gate is definitely a must even if you are visiting Kiev for just a weekend.
A historical and must see place when you are walking around in Kiev.
When you haven't been much around in Eastern Europe to see culture and architecture... It looks very different from Norway where I come from...
I was surprised by the size of the place. Right in the middle of apartment complex and metro. A small museum as well, if you are a history buff you will enjoy visiting here.
In the middle ages Kiev was the capital of the Kievan Rus’, a federation of Slavic states that stretched from the Black Sea to the Baltic.
In that time there stood a humungous gate at the southern entrance to the city, but it was pulled down i.. Read more »n the 13th century and remained a ruin until the 1980s.
In 1982, on Kiev’s 1500th anniversary the gate was reconstructed, even though nobody could agree exactly how it looked in its 11th-century heyday.
So even if the design is open to question the gate is an impressive structure with four tiers of merlons above the main portal and wooden extensions on each side.
In the surrounding garden there’s a monument to Yaroslav the Wise, an enlarged bronze version of a sculpture by Ivan Kavaleridze.
Such good view ☺️
Nice place. The Golden Gate itself - it's a new one building on the same historical place. But the square around very nice and cozy. Try Pantagruel restaurant. You'll love it
A truly beautiful monument with plenty nearby to give you a full day of activities. I wish I knew more about the significance of this gate. I probably would have blown it off if my co-worker hadn't been so insistent that I visit. I am very glad .. Read more »I did!
If you are visiting Kyiv for the first time you should definitely come here. Very old and historical place, loots of small rooms and corridors to explore and experience architecture from 1017. Its 32 meters high, very beautiful with beautiful views o.. Read more »f the city around it.
Entrance is paid but not a lot, definitely worth the money you pay.
The historical and historic entrance to the ancient city. A slightly fanciful restoration but a pleasant landmark of Kyiv. Right next to the metro station of the same name. Lots of bars, cafes and restaurants in the area. A nice place for a stroll in.. Read more » summer. Busy at peak times, though.