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Address: 23 Andriivski Descent, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 44 599 0005
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Description: St. Andrew's Church (or St. Andrew's Catherdral of the Ukrainian...
St. Andrew's Church (or St. Andrew's Catherdral of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church), is a functioning church. Liturgy and evening services, weddings, baptisms and other sacraments and rites are held. The St. Andrew's Church is a monument of history, architecture, and applied arts of the 18th century of world importance.
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Outstandingly pretty

What a beautiful building. The Baroque church was founded by Empress Elizabeth of Russia in 1745 designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.Its location on Andriyivska Hill means it towers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful building. The Baroque church was founded by Empress Elizabeth of Russia in 1745 designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.Its location on Andriyivska Hill means it towers over the city and the Podil district below.It is decorated in a pleasing pale blue and gold colour scheme. Its unique wooden interior includes many icons topped off by one of Jesus using... More 

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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 17, 2015

This church stood out for its ornate decor, over the top for my tastes but definitely striking. There was a baptism underway while we were there, which was a nice moment.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a really beautiful church, both inside and out, that I most probably would have missed out on visiting had I not booked a private tour. Entrance is free, but a pass to take pictures inside is very very cheap and well worth the money, plus probably helps the upkeep of such a beautiful church. It was a real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This beautiful Christian Orthodox church has virtually been rebuilt brick by brick and carving by carving. It occupies a magnificent site of top of a hill with wonderful views of Kiev. The paintings, carvings and gilded sculptures are breathtaking both inside and out. If you can time your visit with the priests chanting their liturgy, then you are in for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visted almost all the churchs when stayed in Kiev, but this one I found one of the most beautifull and attractive for me. Yes, that's true it is old and probably need to be renovated, but still when you come inside, you will be imressed but it's unusual for the church red gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

St Andrew's church is a beautiful façade, but really could be better preserved despite the spring it sits above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is my favorite church in Kiev. It is not as spectacular as two or three of the cathedrals, but it a great location with views of the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The layout of this church means it appears deceptively small on the inside. When I visited it was crammed with worshippers and officials and whilst the spectacle was interesting this was not one of Kiev's better churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very nice place which is situated on the hill. Fantastic overview on the acient region of Kiev - Podol and Dniper river. The church was built in 18 cent. It is decorated by famous Ukrainian paintings insite. It has very good aura...

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