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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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Amazing architecture

This is one of the most beautiful churches is Kiev. Definitely a must-see when visiting the city. Also the area is really quaint. There are a lot of merchants that sell authentic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a wander around here in the early hours before the museum component was open, so unfortunately not so well placed to comment on much it has to offer. Easily accessed and worth a look....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful churches is Kiev. Definitely a must-see when visiting the city. Also the area is really quaint. There are a lot of merchants that sell authentic Ukrainian souvenirs and food products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You have to stop and visit this Cathedral. An assembly of beautiful churches and the Cathedral located on top of one hill. A stop for everyone who is interested and n history and especially religious history.worth a stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A great example of architecture ranging from 10th century all through to late 19th/early 20th century. Many of the wall paintings and frescoes are original, with only limited modern restoration having taken place. The mosaic work is also stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

SO beautiful. It's 1000 years old and as original frescos inside. Lovely view from the bell tower too.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ancient and interesting. Its not about religion. Its about history of the land. First governors (princes). There are unique rare and valuable decors of exterior and interior. And there are campanile with awesome view/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Simply amazing Cathedral with a lot of history. Immerse yourself in its beauty. With that said, be wary of the pick-pockets outside the Cathedral and the guys who will try to sell anything and everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

very nice place, beautiful garden; the Cathedral is also very impressive. There's also a museum within the walls of the Cathedral and there's opportunity to climb the bell tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Kiev is a full of old historical churches and I must have visited them all every one is worth a look if you enjoy art work and a bit of culture get there and have a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The paintings/ frescos were beautiful. A must see. Plan on spending an hour or two here. Also, go to the top of Intercontinental for great views of all three churches.

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