Aristocratic Lipki. Pechersk Mansions Tour
Mansions of Ukrainian tycoons of the 18-20th centuries
Walk over the gorgeous residential estate of Pechersk district with architectural masterpieces of 18-20 centuries.
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
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 … Architect Vladislav Gorodetsky is often called the “Ukrainian Gaudi.” You will admire the greatest creation of this talented man –a mystery House with Chimeras. And I will tell you an incredible life story of this great man.
Pechersk district got its name from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In the days of the Russian Empire the area was changed into a fortress, 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 when himself laid the Mariinsky and Klovsky palaces.
What will we see on this tour?
- “The House with Chimeras” – Kiev legend
- “House of weeping widow”
- “House-Castle with a Room-Wagon”
- Luxury of the “Moor”
- “Chocolate House”
- “Gingerbread house” or “Pink Castle”
- The house of the magistrate of Kiev – a valuable sample of neoclassical architecture style in the city early XX century.
Let me be your personal Kiev tour guide!