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Address: Karl Marx Square, 1, Kharkiv, Ukraine

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This is a beautiful Cathedral both inside and out. I was lucky enough to arrive during a service and the chanting, singing and incense gave me a truly spiritual experience even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Again best viewed at night this is a very atmospheric and attractive cathedral. For me the only problem was how spectacularly unfriendly all the staff at the cathedral were ince you got inside which made for an unpleasant visiting experience.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a beautiful Cathedral both inside and out. I was lucky enough to arrive during a service and the chanting, singing and incense gave me a truly spiritual experience even though I could not understand a single word. Visit - it is a sumptuous treat for your senses and soul whether you are devout or non-believer.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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232 reviews 232 reviews
193 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This cathedral looks really beautiful, and the interior beauty far exceeds the exterior. But apparently no ones allowed to enjoy it. I was immediately approached by a man sitting in a chair after entering. He made a big fuss about my hat despite the fact that all the women were wearing shawls over their heads. Then he began yelling and... More 

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Харьков, Украина
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

it has a long history, situated in the city centre and in the evening you must have seen it from the hill - the view is amazing

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of the "must see" in Kharkov. Very unusual design!Every time I see it- I stop for few minutes, because it's charming!

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This church was lovely incredible both inside and outside definitely worth a return visit, it is amazing to see the devotion of the people lighting candles and saying prayers,it could convert the most cynical

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Helena, Montana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Even full of people at prayer, it was a beautiful place. So many pieces of history on display. No I am not an Orthodox person. Still you could feel at peace and know God was close by. It was too dark for inside pictures, but it is worth the stop to see it!

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Kharkiv
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great and magnificent view to Annunciation Cathedral opens up from the place where people observe the panorama of the western part of the city, it is not far from Terraced Park. The first church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Annunciation was founded in 1655. But the one you can see nowadays has been constructed nearly 100 year ago by architect... More 

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I am from the UK, and not a regular church person, but every time I am in Kharkov we go to this Cathedral, usually in the afternoon, This is a stunning building, always busy with Prayer , wonderful atmosphere, you really feel like you are in Gods home, I love to spend 1/2 hour here , on each visit, Always... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Annunciation Cathedral is one of the largest Orthodox Churches in the world, and features countless relics of Saints, and former leaders of the Church in Kharkov, which is one of the oldest Slavic cities. It's worth visiting both to see the relics as well as to admire the massive beautiful architecture of the Church. The liturgies are also extremely beautiful.

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