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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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A must see when you visit Kyiv. However, the ticket office is often unmanned. The main cathedral is stunning. The climb to the top of the bell tower is a must

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

A must see when you visit Kyiv. However, the ticket office is often unmanned. The main cathedral is stunning. The climb to the top of the bell tower is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

St Sophia cathedral is unfortunately a museum and no longer a working church. There are separate entrance fees for the grounds (which are lovely and peaceful to walk around) and for the church itself. The inside of the church contains religious objects and parts of the church cut away to reveal it's amazing history. The murals are amazing and are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very neat cathedral and grounds which dates from the 11th century. The images inside the cathedral are breathtaking and the walk around the grounds is nice as well. Definitely must visit if in Kiev.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

absolutely wonderful religious site. the history is amazing, i highly recommend that you get a guide who can explain the significance of everything you will see. kiev is one of the oldest cities in the world, and this was the heart of kiev for many centuries

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The church is lovely from the outside but it is breathtakingly beautiful inside. It has to rank ias one of the most beautiful buildings I've seen

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

900+ yrs old building you can enter, touch, see these stones it made of... Just awesome thing... Note that it can be closed by different reasons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is a lot to see in Kiev but this church is really worth it. I have seen tons of European churches but this one still stands out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely cathedral, a must to see while beeing in Kyev. Impressive, and not far by walking from anywhere in the city center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This Unesco site, built in about 900 AD, was saved from destruction by the Soviets because it is also a royal mausoleum. The cathedral is no longer an active worship site, but there are other chapels and monasteries on the property which are still in use. The burial site of Yaroslav the Wise, who established the church was just discovered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Came to Kiev on w whim in between connecting flights and weren't disappointed. This cathedral was beautiful. Great detail and pristine. Every building was breathtaking. The miniature museum was pretty cool too that has things painted on needle pins or hair. It was crazy. We met a guy haggling us for a taxi at Boryspil airport. My wife was skeptical... More 

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

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