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Rub for good luck

We visited a cat sculpture and were told to rub it for good luck. One of the quirky good luck... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia

You can find these cats by the Golden Gate but wouldn't go out of my way to find them unless you... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
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Volodymyrska vul. 40A | Zolotovoritsky Park, near the Golden Gate monument, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We visited a cat sculpture and were told to rub it for good luck. One of the quirky good luck sculptures around towns. Who can pass up good luck hey?! Something a little fun to do.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

You can find these cats by the Golden Gate but wouldn't go out of my way to find them unless you are in the area. My favourite is the one up the tree.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

There is clear that it is a habit - especially for the girls - to touch the cat's tail and make a wish. But it was not clear whether the same works for boys, too - and which part of the body to touch..

Thank smallhausen1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

While visting the Kiev Golden Gate be sure to find this statue in the little park surrounding the gate. The lionlike cat who resided in the neighbourhood must have made a great impression on the locals.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank kurogomajpn
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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

Thank DR_markb120
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!

Thank Karolina K
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 31 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....More

Thank pakakodasezovemonda
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