Golden Gate (Золоті ворота) – Kyiv

The Kyiv Golden Gate (Золоті ворота) was the main gate of the eleventh-century fortifications of Kyiv. It was built during the rule of Yaroslav the Wise in the eleventh century. 


The medieval king is depicted in an imposing statue, behind the door, holding the model of the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia. 

The door was then destroyed, but in 1834 the remains of the embankments that, together with the door, closed the walls, were found and the door was restored. The door we see today was rebuilt in 1982.

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