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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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Address: 24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380442786262
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Description: 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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It is real center of Ukrainia spirituality with long history. But it is also very beautiful architectural sightseeing. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Yulia G
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It is real center of Ukrainia spirituality with long history. But it is also very beautiful architectural sightseeing. Highly recommend!

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited Saint Sophia Cathedral today. There 2 kinds of entrance fees for adults. 65 UAH and 80 UAH. 65 UAH you can cover refractory and Cathedral and 80 UAH all the stuff. I suggest to take 80 UAH one, though I am totally against entrance fees to Temples of inner reflections and peace. I am a hindu who did... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As a tour guide I always say to the guests of Kyiv - you should see visit this place for sure. This cathedral is one of the oldest and biggest cathedrals in the Eastern Europe, the mosaic decorations and frescoes of the early 11th century are magnificient. You will need at least half an hour to see the cathedral and... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When you visit it, you notice the warm and the charm of this rich cathedral. From outside it looks more simple than the more modern churches, but from inside whaaah. But you can also walk a little bit in their garden, paasing the appartments of the priest and monch. Forget not to go to the top of the cathedral where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The atmosphere created by the tall, slender arches and interesting almost Mesoamerican pallet of colours makes this place truly unique amongst religious architecture. Don't miss the mosaic of the Virgin made up of Easter eggs in one of the exhibition rooms. The bell tower offers magnificent views across the old city and is well worth the climb.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A unique architectural complex, with the mellow, matriarchal domes of the Orthodox churches at the top...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love to learn history of my home country. One of the most beautiful places in Kyiv. Good place to visit for history lovers.

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

it is a must. you can understand how religion is important for them. great architectures and lot of green around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you like seeing 1000+ years of history, this is quite interesting as it includes a number of buildings, and a pretty park like setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Incredible that the cathedral is now in a state that allows you to see the history defined by the frescos. Well worth a visit but beware of the low head height as you ascend the stairs if you are 6 foot or more!

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Address: 24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380442786262
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev

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