Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by CultureWhiz.
Merchant Alexander Sirotkin wanted to build the most elegant building in the entire city, so the house is designed in the spirit of the Renaissance, decorated with stucco and extraordinary sculptures all around. It was a favorite place of Kiev aristocracy. On the ground floor there is a well-known throughout the city cafe "Marquis", which even mentions Mikhail Bulgakov in his novel "The White Guard". Other rooms were rented - often well-known personalities. It is across the road from Golden Gate and worth a short while studying the ornate and detailed stonework, carvings etc. It is simply magnificent!