The medieval gateway dates back to 1037 when it was the main entrance into the medieval fortifications of Kiev. What stands today is a 1980s replica of the original.
Originally built in 1037, modelled on Constantinople's Golden Gate, it was part of Kiev’s fortifications during the rule of Yaroslav the Wise. The gate was largely destroyed by the Mongols in the Siege of Kiev in 1240. It was rebuilt by the Soviet authorities in 1982 for the 1500th anniversary of the city. 15 years later, a statue of Yaroslav the Wise was unveiled beside the reconstruction.
Chunks of the original gate have been preserved inside, along with artefacts and placards detailing its history. Once inside, you can climb to the top for a view of the surrounding park area.