We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ascension Convent - Florivski Monastery

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Florovskaya St., 6/8, Kiev, Ukraine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
quiet peaceful monastery in Podil district of Kiev

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
3511nc
,
Utrecht
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Utrecht
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
83 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newfoundland, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6

Travelers who viewed The Ascension Convent - Florivski Monastery also viewed

 

Been to The Ascension Convent - Florivski Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Ascension Convent - Florivski Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?