Golden Gate in Kyiv. 3d spherical panorama

Golden Gate is one of the most important architectural and historical monuments remaining from the Kyivan Rus’.

The Golden Gate was constructed during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise. It was built of brick and stone and consisted of a tower with a vaulted passageway (9,5 m high and up to 7.5 m wide), topped by a platform for the small Church of the Annunciation. The church was 12 m high and 6,9 m in width.
Gate served not only as a fortification construction, but also as the main entrance to Kyiv.

It is very likely that the name of the Golden Gate in Kiev reminds of famous entrance to Constantinople. In 1240 the Golden Gate was partially destroyed by the Mongols. Between the end of 17th and beginning of 18th centuries the reconstruction began. In 1750 the gate's remains were covered with ground and the new one was constructed near, with the same name.

In 1983 the Golden Gate became a museum. Also the Grate Kyiv Gate are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.