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Ancient Kiev Walking Tour from Kiev
"This 3-hour tour of Kiev provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of the city with a private guide. You’ll take in its main monuments and landmarks and learn about Kiev’s history.Whether this is your first time visiting th or you’d like to see more and have a limited amount of time this is the perfect opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview with a professional guide who knows and loves Kiev.Travel back more than 1500 years in time to the founding of the city. Visit landmarks that chronicle Kiev through the ages. You’ll see Old Kiev Hill where the city originated and visit the famous Golden Gate a entrance to the ancient fortified city.Note the onion-dome roof of St. Sophia Cathedral and take a peek inside. Stop at St. Vladimir Cathedral which is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church."
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3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Kiev
"This 3-hour private tour of Kiev provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of Kiev with a private guide in a comfortable car. You will cover all the city sights in a time frame that would be impossible by walking.Whether it or you are simply short of time you will get a comprehensive overview of the city with a professional guide who knows and loves Kiev.Travel back more than 1500 years to the city’s birth and discover landmarks that represent Kiev through the ages. You will go to Old Kiev Hill where the city originated. Visit the famous Golden Gate the former gateway to the fortress city.Peek inside St. Sophia Cathedral with its onion-dome roof and St. Vladimir Cathedral (St. Volodymyr's Cathedral)
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Private City Tour of Kiev
"The cradle of the ancient Kievan-Rus Civilization modern Kiev has wide boulevards lined by majestic trees beautiful parks with lovely flowering plants and monumental buildings reflecting the graceful elegance of different architectural styles and periods. During Kiev City tour you will see: Golden Gate Kiev Opera House you will come to The St. Sophia’s Cathedral
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Golden Gate

In the first half of the 11th century, the nomadic Pecheneg tribe began to attack the Ukrainian populace living in the border regions of the Ukrainian state of Kyivan Rus. And, in the year 1036, the Pechenegs approached Kyiv itself, stopping just before the city ramparts. It is said that the Ukrainian sovereign of Kyivan Rus at that time, King Yaroslav the Wise, was extremely distressed at seeing this enemy encampment just outside his great city. Knowing it would not be an easy task to rout the Pechenegs, it is said that he prayed fervently to the Blessed Virgin Mary, promising her that he would build a church in her honor if he obtained victory in the difficult battle ahead.

There was indeed a fierce battle for possession of the city of Kyiv; but, though the military might of the Pechenegs was great, King Yaroslav inflicted a devastating blow upon the army of the Pechenegs and virtually drove them off Ukrainian soil.

Since it would also be necessary to protect this new part of the city with walls and ramparts, King Yaroslav ordered the construction of new fortifications. And, through these new walls and ramparts, he also ordered the construction of a strong main gateway - the Golden Gates.

The church was ornamented with frescos, ceramics and woodcarvings. The gate itself was reinforced and decorated with metal. The entranceway could be closed off with heavy doors of oak panels bound together with sheets of gilded copper. The arch itself was crowned with notches and semicircular niches, an architectural feature peculiar to the architecture of Kyivan Rus. Outside, the structure was girded by a deep moat spanned by a drawbridge.

The remains of the Golden Gates of Kiev one of Ukraine's oldest surviving historical monuments stand in a small public park at the corner of Volodymyrska

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Golden Gate

This fortified wall, defining the limits of the city and serving as a protective barriere from invaders in the centures past dates back to 1037, the reign of Prince Yaroslave the Wise. The place was restored to its presend condition in 1983 and now serves as a Golden Gate historical museum. The structure is located in downtown Kyiv, just outside the Zoloti Vorota metro station.

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Aug 25, 2003

Goldent Gate

Built by Yaroslav in 1037 the Golden Gate and the Church of the Annunciation which was built over it was destroyed during Batyi Khan's invasion. In 1832 archaeologists discovered the remains. Its picturesque ruins could be seen up until recently when for the preparations for the celebration of Kiev's 1500th anniversary the gate was reconstructed.

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