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St. Volodymyr's Cathedral

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Address: 20 Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev, Ukraine
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Another Shouldn't Miss in Kiev

I visited this Cathedral the first time in 2007 and have been back a few times. Nice on the outside and impressive on the inside. It is smaller than some of the other churches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I visited this Cathedral the first time in 2007 and have been back a few times. Nice on the outside and impressive on the inside. It is smaller than some of the other churches and cathedrals in Kiev, but still impressive and worth the visit. A charge when pictures allowed inside. Only Russian and Ukrainian spoken here as well.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is another cathedral in the centre of Kyiv and appears to be one of the city's major landmarks and one of two major Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. It is built to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus' by prince Vladimir I of Kyiv (St. Volodymyr) and it is extremely beautiful inside with its icons and paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

If you like Old school Russian orthodox churches you won't be disappointed. Nice and well maintained. No English spoken hete, but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Golden Roofs of the Orthodox Cathedrals and Monastries of Kiev, a city founded a.o. by the Swedish Vikings, who came all the way rowing from the Baltic on their way to the Black Sea. Also the origin of the Russian Orthodox Church and culture finds it's origins in Kiev. Really a sight never to forget.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a cathedral in the centre of Kyiv, one of the city's major landmarks and one of two major Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. It is built to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus' by prince Vladimir I of Kyiv (St. Volodymyr).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I found this place after walking in the wrong direction looking for the Sofia Cathedral. The artwork inside is just incredible! I was lucky enough to go during a service and the singing of the monks was again, incredible! I'm not that way leaning religiously, but I got goosebumps. Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 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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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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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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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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