Castle of Richard "the Lionheart"
You can find this house, an architectural monument of XIX century, built in the style of British Gothic, on Andriivskyi descent — at number 15. It looks like a real old castle and built on difficult landscape just below St. Andrew's Church.
Building started in 1902 by order of the Kyiv contractor Dmitriy Orlov. He wanted to build an apartment house, but was killed in 1911 in the Far East during the trip. The burden of construction fell on the shoulders of his widow. She managed to take out a loan and almost finished the building, but at the final stage of construction in 1904 due to the negligence of workers house was on fire and was completely burnt — there were only walls remaining. She barely sold it for a pittance at auction. The new owner, after repairs, began to rent out apartments, but in Kyiv began to circulate rumors that the castle was haunted, and at night you can turn gray from fear — everywhere in the building it was mournful and whistling sounds. As it turned out, the cause of these sounds was blocked chimney.
At the moment the castle is abandoned and gradually destroyed, although there were attempts to open up a restaurant, art gallery or hotel, but so far it remained at the level of plans.
The building received its name because of the Soviet writer Viktor Nekrasov - towers and spires of house recalled the middle ages in the middle of Kiev for him.
Several exhibits cases in the "Museum of one street" devoted to history of the castle and its inhabitants. Museum is located at the end of Andriivskyi descent. There you can see personal effect and art work of residents of the house, as well as photographs and plans of castle.
Beautiful house in an ancient castle.
The castle is fine, but the ghost, which leaves in the hill at the building produces much more fun
The decoration of the Andriyivskyy descent with rather steep stairs.
Awesome place for photography and also to walk in.
Richard's Lionheart castle in Kiev!
Beautiful view of the city's unusual architecture.
Nice place for take a photo
Excellent decoration of the Andriyivskyy descent.
Cobblestone street with goth architecture and cozy cafes.
Beautiful architecture. A piece of England in the city centre.
Just a building facade as the hotel is not yet open. Located at #15