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Address: Volodymyrska vul. 40A | Zolotovoritsky Park, near the Golden Gate monument, Kiev 01030, Ukraine

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Nice Surprise - I love cats

Chanced upon this cat sculpture in Zolotovoritsky park after a lacklustre visit to the nearby Golden Gate. The story behind this cat sculpture of Pantyusha the cat interest me... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Chanced upon this cat sculpture in Zolotovoritsky park after a lacklustre visit to the nearby Golden Gate. The story behind this cat sculpture of Pantyusha the cat interest me more. Pantyusha, as legend has it, was a cat who lived in the kitchen of a nearby restaurant but died in a fire. He was so loved by everyone that a... More 

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

You will be nearby in any case, so come to it too. Learn the story (legend), touch and continue your route.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing extraordinary but do stop by if you are in the area. If you like cats, you will be happy to add a picture with the bronze Pantelemon to your album. Meow!

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Thank Karolina K
St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Touching story of a cat Panteleimon cannot remain you indifferent. After his death it was decided to place a monument to him. Initially, there was a sculpture of a bird near the monument, also made of bronze, but it haunted vandals. Now the cat Panteleimon stands alone on the pedestal

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Thank Anna D
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Another sculpture/monument that you just happen upon in Kiev. Just in front of the Golden Gate. Best of the sculptures is the cat climbing the tree - very clever piece of art and very photogenic. Worth a five minute stop if you are in the area.

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Thank Colin G
Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

The monument itself is interesting if you pass by, but what is really interesting, is the story behind and the fact that, for a change, the initiative and funds didn't come from the state but from the very people who knew and cherished the cat. I wish more initiatives like that existed.

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Thank pakakodasezovemonda
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is OK but nothing special. It's located next to the Golden Gate site so it's convenient to check out if you're there. I never saw the one on the side of a tree though. It must have been removed.

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Thank norgeva
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

I stumbled on this sculptures and it was nice and all, but I just wondering what this has to do with anything? If you like cats I guess this is nice, and its just 30 meters from the Golden Gate, and that is really something to take a look at. Don´t go here just for the cats.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This statue allegedly memorializes a much beloved local cat that perished in a fire. Supposedly, rubbing various portions of the anatomy brings luck in the corresponding phases of one's life. It's located in the corner of the park farthest from the Golden Gates.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

I spent way too much time looking for them, and only found one (the cat on the tree). I'm starting to think that they don't even exist. Spend your time looking at other sites, this one is just a let down. Zoloti Vorota park itself isn't that great, except the statue of Yaroslav the wise.

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