Aristocratic Lipki. Pechersk Mansions Tour
Mansions of Ukrainian tycoons of the 19-20th centuries
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
*the tour may be combined with visiting the other Kiev sites
Aristocratic Lipki keeps many secrets of its former inhabitants. “House with Chimeras” and the house of “Weeping Widow,” “Gingerbread ” and “Chocolate” houses 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 ringed Lavra with ramparts, and after him, the Emperor Nicholai 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.
What will we see on this tour?
- “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
- “Gingerbread house” or “Pink Castle”
- Mariinsky Palace
BEST KIEV GUIDE invites you for a walk along the gorgeous residential estate of Pechersk district with architectural masterpieces of 18-20 centuries.