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Chocolate House is a two-story high building. It was worked in the style of the Venetian Renaissance by the request of Kiev vendor Semen Semenovich Mogilevtsev (1846-1917). The manor was built by the celebrated draftsman Vladimir Nikolayev in 1890s. Chocolate House is a standout amongst the most strange chateaus in our city. The building has been shaded in the abnormal way. The prevalence of dark colored shading gives the likelihood to name the chateau as Chocolate House. Its story is like the tale about the Gorodetsky's House with Chimeras. No average citizens had been permitted to visit Chocolate House for a long time. In Soviet occasions the Central Civil Registration Office was arranged there. At that point another Shcherbitsky's habitation was developed adjacent and a bounty of merry individuals appeared to obstruct crafted by statesmen of Soviet Ukraine.
A Day in The Chocolate House
The peculiarity of the interior decoration of the building is that under a similar rooftop distinctive design styles were agreeably associated. Here you can see Art Nouveau, Gothic and Renaissance, and Baroque. There was a business office on the primary floor, and front floor with delightful marble staircase with cast bronze railing in the Empire style is on the second. Each room of the second floor is performed in an alternate its own style and has a place with certain nation. Rooms are embellished with stucco chip away at the roofs, mirrors, depictions on the dividers and roofs, window ledges are made of marble and cut entryways and furniture are deliberately chosen to coordinate a specific style.
The biggest room, the White room, has a space of 92 square meters, the most exquisite and rich, made in the style of the French Baroque. It was utilized for Once in moving nighttimes and festivities. The enhancement of the room was a chimney, and a tremendous crystal fixture embellished with gold cupids. Byzantine corridor was initially considered as a formal lounge area: huge festoons surrounding the room, loaded with organic product picture. Moorish room measure is very little, however no less excellent. Its dividers are finished with cut boards, made of mortar. Artworks Russian Hall hit his power of shading, and in truth figured out how to open them with extraordinary trouble (for it from the dividers was expelled from 7 to 20 layers of paint).
The plain development is made in the soul of royal residence design, which implies that on the floor every one of the rooms are conveying and indoor not accessible. This engineering configuration was exceptionally advantageous for different gatherings and uncommon occasions, in light of the fact that each new stay with its own special style implied changing background for visitors. Cut wooden entryway and window outlines, boards, cornices, shaped window fittings, recolored glass, light apparatuses, tiled stove have creative esteem. On April 2, 2009 the house was exchanged to the historical center of Russian craftsmanship. Since February 17, 2010 it Children's Art Gallery and hosts craftsmanship presentations, traditional music shows, youngsters' occasions, addresses on the historical backdrop of workmanship for kids and grown-ups, in the corridors of the manor visits, presentations and other social occasions.
How to Get Tickets?
The ticket charge of The Chocolate house is 30 UAH and ticket for photos or documentation is 40 UAH. Tickets can be bought at the ticket box at the enterance of the Chocolate house.
How To Get Around?
To get around and have a tour in The Chocolate house is best go by foot. Because you will experience the house, the design, the architecture and the environment there and take a look closer on it.
Best Time to Visit
The Chocolate House opens from 10.00 – 18.00, Monday closed. There are a few best hours to go have a tour on the House which is in the morning and in the afternoon.
Will I Need a Guide?
It is okay to go have a tour on the The Chocolate house without a guide, but if you want to know the history of the buildings and the history of the place also or things that displayed there, it will be very recomended to use a guide.
How To Get There?
The Chocolate house is located in 17, Shovkovychna Street, Kiev. There are a lot of ways to get to the Chocolate house, by Walking straight to the garden or probaly by taking the cab into the main enterance and jump straight to the ticket box and enjoy your visit there.
Today 'The Chocolate House' is the Youngsters' Art Gallery – a part of the Kiev National Museum of Russian Art. Presently, the house offers craftsmanship presentations, traditional music shows, youngsters' occasions, addresses on workmanship history for kids and grown - ups, voyages through the manor 's rooms and other social Events. It will be very recomended for you if your visit here has the same date with the concert or events that held there, try to spend some money for the tickets of it. Surely no waste of money.