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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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This church complex is a must see when traveling in Kiev. The monks are very helpful and only ask that you are respectful and follow the few rules they have. I arrived during a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church complex is a must see when traveling in Kiev. The monks are very helpful and only ask that you are respectful and follow the few rules they have. I arrived during a mass and was allowed to enter and participate. It is a very large complex. Be prepared for a hike if you plan on seeing all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice little tour around the cathedral grounds and the church, a lovely day for it so sat in the gardens for a while. Worth popping in if you're doing a walking tor around Kiev.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was super excited to visit this cathedral on the day of Saint Sophia.. The 18th of September as my name is.. Sofia.. It's a nice place but I feel that without a guide to explain what I was seen, I have missed a lot. We have seen few exhibition, same.. Most of the explanations are in Cyrillic.. The view... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A UNESCO site and has the most lovely fresco paintings. There is currently an intesting modern mosaic on the first floor made from decorated easter eggs which should be visited. The grounds and out buildings have a variety of sculptures and other displays

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another of the places every visitor to Kiev should visit - particularly if you are interested in architecture - beautiful probably isn't even close to describing it and its surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They kept the church and its environment in tact and good condition. It is a must go place if you visit kiev. It has the fresque from 11th century untouched and complete. Also the garden is nicellt preseved that in a good weather you can spend ours in there. I really liked it...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a contrast to the Catholic churches in the West. Beautifully maintained - and when I visited most certainly not overcrowded!! They are very relaxed about the tourism - modest clothing for both gender appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is a heritage site for good reason. It is stunning inside and out. Located is a small park it does not take long to visit. You can climb a tower for a view over the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this site on our own. Took about 5 hours. Climbed the bell tower which was not too difficult

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen Aya Sophia in Istanbul,this Cathedral really has similarities! This 11 century cathedral is magnificent,lots to see and the paintings are wonderful. Some of the mosaics are in really good condition,some paintings are very faded with time but a wonderful place to visit! If you are energetic,you can climb the tower( it costs more) but the cathedral and its... More 

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