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National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

Volodymyrska vul. 60, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“striking building near beautiful park”
1 Jun 2017
“red walls”
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Volodymyrska vul. 60, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful building with interesting/tragic history. It's painted this sticking color to remember students who were brutally slain after a peaceful rebellion....not uncommon theme in Ukrainian history. Best appreciated view from the park across the street. Park is worth a lovely stroll through as well.

Thank earthtrekers123
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It's a university, nothing special in that regard. The main building is dark red, and impossible to miss. Parts of the interior are very nice looking.

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Surely the most well known Ukrainian University in Europe. University walls are red, because of a tragic story: Many students have been murdered during WW2 and after this executions, the university walls turned red. After the walls were symbolicly painted red to remember the students...More

Thank Atilla K
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is just a building. Nothing special. But the color used on it and the way it contrasts with the blue sky is excellent. You just have to see it to appreciate it.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The main university building has very unusual color as for a building - dark red. It is beautiful and impressive, followed by many legends starting from students' blood in a fight for country's independence, finishing of a shame color due to results in their studies....More

Thank Maryna L
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Major university of the Kiev, always has a high reputation among the students, a beautiful building with a beautiful park near

Thank Влад С
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Other reviews state nothing special to draw you to this and not come especially for this. I disagree. The colour itself and the imposing nature of the building are a sufficient draw if you are in the area. It looks spectacular at sunset. Combine a...More

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 20 April 2015

There is nothing else to really draw you to this building other than its interesting red colour. Facing Taras Shevchenko Park (and the large monument to the poet), it is worth a look if you are passing (or near; its quite close to The Golden...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This building is nothing really special. I did think the color was interesting though. And it kind of permeated in the sunlight. It's OK to see if your in the area. But I wouldn't go downtown specifically just for this.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My parents wanted me to visit Ukraine, their homeland. I speak, read and write Ukrainian and studied its history and culture, so for me it was a unique and memorable trip-I was 21 and visited relatives from both sides in Lviv, Western Ukraine. Lviv is...More

Thank luba496
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