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Address: Tr'okhsvyatytel's'ka St, 6, Kiev, Ukraine

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visit to site requires a guide with the story behind

there are many sites, which visits are better with local guide and this church is one of them. appears there are story behind it and also regarding buildings surrounding it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

there are many sites, which visits are better with local guide and this church is one of them. appears there are story behind it and also regarding buildings surrounding it. again, church has a nice interiors and to explore it, better to go in, when service is over.

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

To fully appreciate St. Michael's, it is worthwhile to visit the Museum located in the bell tower- you can enter through the gift shop on the left as you pass through the gate. There will you see the long and tragic history of this church, originally built in ancient Kyivan Rus times in 1108, brutally destroyed by Stalin in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Even if you're not religious it's well worth seeing a service in this church; the music is beautiful, there is a real sense of community and warmth among the believers, and it's just a very genuine Christian Orthodox experience. Although the Church is covered in gold, it still retains a real element of humility; instead of parading a 5 tonne... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very beautiful cathedral of Ukrainian patriarchate of Kiev. Possible to climb on the bell tower. Must see place.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

St Michaels is at one end of a 2 cathedral street and is the amazing big brother of the two. I was there at Easter when the blessings and holy water are dispensed to all! Lighting candles inside and sensing the reverent nature of those requests and admiring the artistry and painting that cover all interior walls(because if an area... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm really surprised by the good reviews as I didn't think St. Michael's Cathedral was anything special. It certainly wasn't spectacular & is very similar to the other cathedral's in Kiev. If you really like churches & cathedrals then you might enjoy it but otherwise don't bother.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like Cathedrals then whoopy do, if you're sick of Cathedrals then avoid. I've been to far too many Cathedrals to get excited about any, other than the truly amazing ones. Also, most of the other Cathedrals in the area are very similar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Entered this wonderful Catherderale during a service in one of the side chapels.The baroque interior is wonderful coupled with the liturgy of the service is a spiritual experience. I recommend a visit especialy if you have not visited a Christian Orthodox Cathederale before.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very nice art work, open to the public. It was an easy walk from my hotel a few blocks away. On a Saturday morning, there were few people walking around and through the church.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Hard to find the words that can describe the beauty and atmosphere of this place, just when you walk in you understand that this is a sacred place. it will be the biggest mistake if you are staying in kiev and don't come to visit it.

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