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St. Volodymyr's Cathedral

20 Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #4 of 405 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the outside, the building is absolutely beautiful, like so many in Kiev. It's free to go inside, though it costs UAH25 to photograph and UAH50 to video (GBP 1 and GBP 2). When I was there on a Sunday, it was absolutely packed with worshippers, so I'd have felt awkward snapping away. I wish I'd paid the money and... More

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LA, Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I was quite taken with the paintings and icons throughout the church. My guide pointed out many things to observe including people praying and kissing the casket of Santa Barbara for good health. She was correct in assuming coming from California I would find it interesting. While we were there a baptism was starting and it was lovely to see... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is another beautiful cathederal and was located close to my appartment , so tranquil and thought provoking as the city comes alive each day. it was beautiful to see in December when snowing

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Bright yellow orthodox church in the heart of Kiev. Beautiful from the outside and even more so from the inside. Take half an hour to look around. You will not be disappointed.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful church both inside and out. If you are lucky you will be around when the bells start, as they play amazing songs that are special to experience. Happy to give it a thumbs up review!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is an amazing place! Don't miss the opportunity to attend an orthodox mass here. It doesn't matter at all if you don't understand a word, The liturgy is wonderful and deeply moving!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cathedral and surrounding grounds are spectacular. The catacombs were closed on the rainy day I went to the Cathedral but it was still a great visit.

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

St Volodymyr's is yet another stunning basilica - bright yellow with blue cupolas with white stars. Inside it is gorgeous.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

5 mins walk from opera or park shevchenko lies this beautiful orthodox church with the typical soft pastel colors yellow and blue and richly decorated interior. But if you have little time the churches in Lavra and Sofinska sq and s. Andrey are far more interisting

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Donetsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Kiev has many wonderful churches and this one is well worth seeing. So much orthodox history. It is worth taking in a service.

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