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St. Volodymyr's Cathedral

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Address: 20 Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: 0442355385
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Beautiful Church

This is a very beautiful and very popular church located right across from the Universityet Metro Station and Taras Shevchenko University. It's usually lit up very prettily at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful and very popular church located right across from the Universityet Metro Station and Taras Shevchenko University. It's usually lit up very prettily at night as well. Word to the wise - they take Orthodox protocol very seriously here, so men: no hats, and women: head covered.

Thank Jsleos
Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Kiev first in 1996 and come back 1/2 times per year -this Church even then was open -St Michaels Cathedral for instance built since as had been destroyed by Stalin?? Church is quite beautiful well worth a visit -locals tell me most expensive place to Marry in Kiev -$10000 ??

Thank fintanBeijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost always visit this cathedral when I am in Kyiv. In a city filled with many beautiful churches, this is a stand-out. It is easy to reach, very close to the University Metro Station. There are many churches in Kyiv that are older and that are worth seeing for their ancient nature. Volodymyr is a 19th century church building... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many amazing places in Kiev. Lots of Cathedrals which you can never get bored with. All of which are unique and worth the time to visit. St. Volodymyrs Cathedral is no different and a great place to visit.

Thank Gareth S
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nost beautiful churches in Kyiv. For sure worth visiting. Architectura land cultural monument as many famous artists were engaged in construction & design of it

Thank Shamborovsky
Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely beautiful church. More for believers than tourists though, and that's something to have in mind and to respect.

Thank Christoffer L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the sense that this cathedral was more active as a cathedral than an attraction - there was definitely a more solemn atmosphere but welcoming all the same - photography is allowed with a ticket. The cathedral was very active with candles being bought and lit at different shrines within the cathedral and it felt more meaningful than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite while in Kiev. Visited on Pentecost mass with a lot of people attending. Quite moving. If you want a picture, look for the afternoon sun, which provides a beautiful light for this magnificent couch building.

Thank tgm_oslo
Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

St Volodymyr is close to University metro station. The inside is very impressive with countless pictures and so much gold. Compared to other churches, it felt like there were the people praying here.

Thank Tobias2402
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Quite impressive frescoes and icons attract numbers of people and not only loyal preachers. It is worth a short visit, preferably as a part of a bigger walking tour.

Thank Tanya Y

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