Aristocratic Pechersk Mansions Tour
Mansions of Ukrainian tycoons of the 19 century
Duration: 3 hours
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Tour around the historic Lipki Area
Aristocratic Lipki mansions keep many secrets of their former inhabitants – bankers, entrepreneurs, sugar- manufacturers. Given the fact that Kiev was the “sugar capital” of the Russian Empire, it is not surprising that the most luxurious Kiev mansions belonged to the sugar manufacturers. Mariinsky and Klovsky Palaces, House of Weeping Widow, Pink Castle and Chocolate House will slightly open you their secrets.
Pechersk district got its name from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In the days of the Russian Empire the area was changed into a fortress, at first, Peter I surrounded Lavra with ramparts, and later, Emperor Nikolai finished the building of the fortress and extended it to all the modern area – Pechersk. He started the tradition of the aristocracy to live in this place where the two royal palaces – Mariinsky and Klovsky – are located.
Attractions visited on this tour:
- Liberman Mansion
- House of Weeping Widow
- Klovsky Palace
- Bunge Municipal primary school
- Rental house of Merchant A. Bubnov
- Arab house or Kowalewski mansion
- Chocolate House
- National Bank of Ukraine
- Pink Castle
- Mariinsky Palace
- Mariinsky Park
BEST KIEV GUIDE invites you for a walk along the gorgeous residential estate of Pechersk district with architectural masterpieces of 18-20 centuries.