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The Ascension Convent - Florivski Monastery

Florovskaya St., 6/8, Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kiev has quite some famous cathedrals and monasteries in the city centre, visited by tourists. Where you find the local people going to church is in the quiet peaceful monastery of the nuns (completely covered in black) of Voznesenskyi (the holy ascension Florovskiy convent). Almost hidden from the street at address Florivska Street 6/8, enter the gate and you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is well worth the time to visit the burial cave. Glass caskets of venerated saints. Women must wear a dress. They do provide a wrap skirt loaner if you do not have a skirt. It is a religious site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

With several churches on its beautiful grounds, the convent is notable for its architecture, but moreso for the continuity of its existence as a place of retreat and worship. Stepping inside the main church during a service is like being transported back to the 18th or 19th century. It is a real oasis in the midst of the city. Absolutely... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

When you call at the gate of convent, a wall cuts off you from civilization. There are green, but not gold domes there. There are a lot of flowers. And there is a spring of saint water. They feed poor people there. I was there with the guide by Ladya Tour from Kiev. I like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We walked to the Florivski Monastery (after a few twists and turns) from Sagaidachnogo St, but it might be better reached from Contractor's Square which is 100-200 metres away. The area outside the monastery entrance is reminiscent of a small park with people on benches; it crossed my mind that the people were waiting for something from inside. The area... More

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