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Address: Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380442786262
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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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If You Only Visit One Church in Kyiv, Visit This One

I believe that this is the oldest church in Kiev which the locals say is over 1,000 years old. However, in reading some history, it was rebuilt around 500 or so years ago. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I believe that this is the oldest church in Kiev which the locals say is over 1,000 years old. However, in reading some history, it was rebuilt around 500 or so years ago. It was quite impressive both in size and architecture. For an old Orthodox church, it is built more in the a Western European style vs. a Byzantine... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you decide to visit this place, don´t miss to climb the tower with a beautiful view on the heart of the city. Anyway visit both the areal as well as the Cathedral.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a visit inside for 1 hour. Visit the Chatedral inside which is a uniqe one and the museum in the second floor. In the summer when its hot you can rest outside in the garden below one of the trees. The cost is very cheap so take the complete visit program.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time in an orthodox chruch and I was completely amazed. The entrance is really cheap and there are a lot of things to explore. Most things are translated to english! Sadly its not possible to take pictures inside the Cathedral but It's still definitely worth the visit. Make sure to check out Oksana Mas's easter egg... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We viewed the main church and lovely grounds. The mosaics in the church are beautiful. No photos allowed except for the exhibit of an interesting modern, mosaic-looking Madonna made of painted eggs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saint Sophia was the first major attraction I saw on my trip to Kyiv and it definitely set the bar high in that regard. All the buildings in the complex were beautiful to tour and were pretty well maintained. My group of friends were most impressed by the bell tower (worth the extra admission) and the main cathedral. If you... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice cathedral that no visitor can miss to visit. The arquitectura of this building is Byzantine and and it has a bell tower from where you can obtain a good view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from St. Michael's, this us th world heritage site where fir a very small entrance charge you enter into a preserved part of kiev, with many interesting buildings to visit. Well worth the walk

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my in law(56) wife (33) and girl (1) accessible for stroller It's a good place to spend an hour or so and the. Drink coffee

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Seinajoki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of greatest churches I have ever been! Forget Lavra an go here (just kidding). :) A must see object when visiting Kiev. I recommend to go up to bell tower.

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