Reitarska street 9 Kiev

Image by Lena Shcherbak

Reitarska street 9 – Aviary in the backyard

In my article about the Old city triangle I said that you can spend the entire day just wandering around this area. This is another great place here which I highly recommend. Not many tourists know about it, and if I were a tourist I would love for someone to take me here.

I am talking about the backyard of one of the buildings on my favourite street, Reitarska.

Actually, you can pop into any backyard on this street and every time something will catch your eye. But this one is special. Find house number 9 and walk through the iron gates that lead to the inner backyard. What you’ll see is a big cage with black ravens. There were three of them but one of them died recently, so two now. Nobody really knows how old they are and who brought them here. They’ve been here for as long as I can remember, and I already got used to hearing them cow every morning. All this time someone keeps feeding them and keeps their cage clean. Another reason to stop here is a large beautiful wall painting that appeared here several weeks ago.

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Details about this spot



9, Reitarska str., Kiev

Opening Times

24 hours daily


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)