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Saint Sophia Cathedral

24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #2 of 402 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The cathedral was built over nine centuries and is a great example of Byzantine and Ukrainian Baroque architecture. The interior contains mosaics and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Extensive grounds, rich in history. Great way to understand historical context, Ukraine's place in the world. Not to mention the sweeping views from the bell tower.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not costy, but very impresive especially in autumn time to go on the top of the St. Sophia's tower and have a look on Kiev.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place have special atmosphere. Try to find corner there you can sit alone. Very good for meditation.

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Kiev
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A "must" visit when in Kiev! Incredible icons, ceilings and floors, have been there many times and it remains as interesting as the first visit.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The sanctuary in Saint Sophia Cathedral is amazing. The paintings, floors and icons have all be restored and it is worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A great place to visit with traditional look and the best of Eastern Orthodox as well as Russian architecture you would be able to find any where in the world.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

St. Sophia's will take your breath away. It's absolutely beautiful. Spend plenty of time here and make sure that you have plenty of space on your camera.

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Skadovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is most definitely a must! Ones you enter the grounds the cathedral amazes you! Even though you will have to pay to enter the grounds and the Cathedral itself, it is not much, and what you will see is well worth it!

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you find yourself in Kiev, you will see this cathedral....take the time and go in....it is worth it.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cathederal was erected almost thousand years ago copying Aigha Sofiya in Constantinopol. The only place on the Earth where one can frescos with vikings

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