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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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Another must see sight in Kiev

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... read more

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Sophia cathedral was really a challenge to the famous Aya Sophia of Istanbul in the 11th century. It has unbelievable frescoes and well -preserved mosaics. The images of sons and daughters of Yaroslav the Wise, who became well-known people in Europe (his daughter Anna was a queen of France) attract visitors' attention. I highly recommend all the tourists to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in a country that is very young by European standards. So when I get to Europe I am in awe for their history. I had a great time with a few of the locals & was surprised to find a modern art statue gallery in the grounds of this beautiful church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pearl of Ukrain and Kyiv. There you understand how Great and long history have Ukrain and you are belongs to it!

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St. Clement, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must if you visit Kiev. A beautiful cathedral which shines as you walk from St Michael cathedral.

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