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The bronze monument to Grand Prince of Kyivan Rus (from 1019 to 1054) Yaroslav the Wise was unveiled in Kyiv in Zolotovoritska Square, near the west end face of the Golden Gate, in 1997. Yaroslav, son of the grand prince Vladimir the Great, was...more
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Zolotovoritsky Park near the Golden Gate, corner of Volodymyrska and Prorizna Streets, Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Yes, Yaroslav the Great (978-1054) is a deservedly honored ruler. During his reign as Grand Duke, he founded the Golden Gates and St. Sophia Cathedral, and as "The Lawmaker." issued an ancient Russian law code (The Russian Truth). However, this review should be about the...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The statue of Yaroslav the Wise is an important historical monument. We enjoyed hearing about him & what he did for Kiev in the 10th century. A good story in the history of the Ukraine. It is a majestic statue of him holding St. Sophia...More

Thank JenStAlbert
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Located near the reconstructed medieval Golden Gate, the statue of Yaroslav the Wise is understated. One of the most important rulers of the Kievan Rus, he holds in his hands St Sophia Cathedral, founded by him in 1011. The biography of Yaroslav the Wise is...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

You can find the statue in front of the Golden Gate. Yaroslav lived in the 10th-11th century and was buried in the St Sophia Cathedral, unfortunately his remains were lost or stolen.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice statue of a figure from the early history of the city of Kiev. It's on the west side of the Golden Gate, so you can see two attractions in one site.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

got a city in his hands. It's outside the golden gate so you can kill two birds with one stone when visiting.

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 24 July 2017

As many great leaders, his wisdom was not always used to achieve noble goals. Probable brother murders may have served the interests of the country, but the people of the present age judge otherwise than more than a thousand years ago. If we ignore that,...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is definitely an amazing place to be because when I first arrived in Kiev, without knowing where to go, what to do, don't speak the language that well yet, but now after 4.5 years, I know almost all of the details around Kiev, especially...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Once you visit the Golden Gate you will see the statue. It is a little bit strange. The locals call it "A man with a Kiev cake".

Thank Dr_Mark_Belokopytov
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We rested in this peaceful setting for a few minutes. Good location, adjacent to Golden Gate, and walking distance to major sights like St. Sophia.

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