Castle of Baron Steingel - Gargoyles over the entrance

Castle of Baron Steingel

Kyiv, Ukraine

 
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Castle of Baron Steingel - Patterns on the fireplace
Castle of Baron Steingel - "Hello" on the doorstep
Castle of Baron Steingel - Patterns on the fireplace
Castle of Baron Steingel - Patterns on the fireplace
Castle of Baron Steingel
Castle of Baron Steingel
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Yaroslaviv Val str., 1
Kyiv
Kyiv Region
Ukraine
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0.5 hours

The house on Yaroslaviv Val has the name of the man who never lived there, but the name stuck in people. We are talking about one of the most romantic and enigmatic buildings in Kyiv — the castle of Baron Steingel. Actually the house should be called the Castle of Podgorsky.

The house was built in 1898 in the form of a medieval castle and, until recently, caused a lot of controversy among those who study the history of Kyiv. Some historians believed the owner of the house of Baron Maxim Steingel, a famous businessman and winemaker, but while digging in archives they found out that he lived in the house next door. 20 years after he settled there, Podgorsky Castle was built, but as the winemaker had a much greater prominence, people decided that the castle belongs to him. Podgorsky was the landowner and just wanted to build something original and extravagant.

If you look at the end portion of the house, you may find heraldic shield with crossed swords, which is not the family coat of arms of Steingel, on which were depicted lions, eagles and deer in conjunction with the royal crown. By the way, it is because of this shield arguing about who actually was the owner of the building started.

Since the twenties of the last century and until very recently, the Baron's Castle was a building with communal apartments. In the early 2000-ies someone liked the tidbit of land in the heart of the city, and residents began to be evicted. The eviction was so long because people didn't want to leave and was accompanied by blackouts. After the last tenant left apartments, the house was taken under protection and anyone not allowed there. And the castle stands for a dozen years and is gradually destroyed, only occasionally visited by filmmakers to shoot an episode for the film or clip.

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A very beautiful building. But not restored
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Очень красивое здание. Но не реставрированное
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Beautiful place, but the inside will not come
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Красиве місце, але в середину не зайдеш
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Inside needs renovation,the ground floor gallery of the owner of the building is devoted to icons from the new Athos.
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Внутри требует ремонта,на первом этаже располагается галерея владельца здания- посвящённая иконам с нового Афона.
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Beautiful view opens from the Golden gate.
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Гарний вид на нього відкривається з золотих воріт.
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The house with the Harpies. Place discover the mystical places of Kiev.
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Дом с Гарпиями. Место экскурсий по мистическим местам Киева.
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Romantic and mysterious place in the center of Kiev.
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Романтичне та загадкове місце в центрі Києва.
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a beautiful building, inside there is a photo Studio
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красивое здание, внутри есть фотостудия
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