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Address: 24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380442786262
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The cathedral was built over nine centuries and is a great example of...

The cathedral was built over nine centuries and is a great example of Byzantine and Ukrainian Baroque architecture. The interior contains mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century.

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Stunning and beautiful architecture!

This church is almost one thousand years old yet looks stunning with its chrome domes. It seems very well maintained. It is an easy landmark easy to see from all around and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Daniel B
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Galashiels, United Kingdom

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church is almost one thousand years old yet looks stunning with its chrome domes. It seems very well maintained. It is an easy landmark easy to see from all around and the cost to visit is cheap. The only downside was staff who could be a little more cheerful.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. It was cold, blustery day, but the Cathedral is just a great place to explore. The bell tower has amazing views. Even on a crappy day! It was hauntingly quiet when I was there. Perhaps why I loved it. I wish I would have explored the underground areas.

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Thank sjmegy
Kiev, Ukraine
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very special place. It is very old and it is a real historical and architectural diamond. I would say this one is quite well preserved. Probably this one is the one of my favourites. The last time I was there with my family. The complete ticket was 85 UAH. It is strongly advised to get this one,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in Christmas time which is Jan 7 in Ukraine the place is amazing decorated and the market stalls where so cool good food stands too a must see if you get a chance!

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Troutman, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church, and the site of a very lively Christmas market in winter months. Just remember that all churches in Kiev require women to cover their hair, so bring a scarf.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest church in Kiev, a masterpiece, with many historical explanations, a model of the old town and even a masterful work of art, made of hand-painted eggs

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1 Thank KyivKiev
North America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful venue - amazing art work and frescos - very well preserved. Felt uncomfortable and did not enjoy being watched by many ladies in green cloaks who seem to think we were going to take the walls away with us as they followed us around every step we took! Understand they have their job to do, but it didn't make... More 

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to meet people or friends the most nicest church in the city although there are millions of them this is my favorite because the park is next door and its the best park in the city

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view from the bell tower is great. The small museum has history that includes the original destruction by Stalin and the re-build as well as the original history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place to celebrate Christmas, jazz concert and lovely atmosphere. One of the best Christmas market in Kiev. Merry Christmas to everyone!

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