Sofiyskaya Square

Sofiyskaya Square, Kyiv (Kiev): Address, Sofiyskaya Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Sofiyskaya Square
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,272 contributions
Christmas Market!
Dec 2020 • Couples
We were so excited to visit the square, as this is where the main Christmas market in Kiev takes place. The beauty of it comes from Saint Sophia's Cathedral and the gorgeous horseman statue at the front.
Written December 17, 2020
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Alex
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine6,536 contributions
Historical place
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of my favorite square in Kyiv. Historical place with grandiose temple. Monument of Bognan Khemlnitskiy which is located here headlines the importance of this place. If you stand a back to Cathedral you will be able to watch the second grandiose temple- Mihaylovskiy Cathedral. it's place of great energy and historical heritage. Highly recommend for visiting.
Written February 5, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,566 contributions
Beauty square.
Feb 2020 • Friends
Sofiyskaya Square is an absolutely fantastic square in Kiev we visited as we were pub and bar hopping around this wonderful area of the city.
As with most countries where the main church is Orthodox they celebrate Christmas on 7th January ( old Julian calendar) so the Cheistmas market was in full swing, gluhwein and hot dogs were what we enjoyed in the Christmas market and looking at the sites in this square were superb,the famous bell tower looked amazing ,St Sophia Cathedral and its sprawling complex of buildings including House Of Metropolitan and of course you have very impressive Monument To Hetman Bohdan ,add to this the amazing amount of pubs,bars and restaurants makes for a great square and a vibrant area to visit,a square and area that I loved and highly recommend you visit if your planning a trip to Kiev.
Written February 4, 2020
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,798 contributions
Know it or not, want it or not you will end up walking there
Oct 2019
This square is an empty place between a bell tower and Hetman Bohdan monument, but when there are demontrations or exibitions they usually took place here. Anyway it is in this square you have to be to take pictures of St sofia Bell tower or the monuments.
Written November 25, 2019
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Steve D
Liverpool, UK474 contributions
Great photo opp
Oct 2019
We walked uphill from the Maiden.The square is between the St. Sophia complex and the St. Michael's Cathedral.A beatiful photo op, We then walked throgh the park to the funicular down to the ferry terminal and Podil.
Written November 15, 2019
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grimj03
st helier309 contributions
Good starting point
Nov 2019
Good starting point to visit many monuments such as Sophia and nikolas cathedrals and independence square. The square itself is not memorable with no cafes in it.
Written November 13, 2019
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,203 contributions
Bell tower photographs
Oct 2019 • Friends
I enjoyed this area more than the preserve and St Sophia Cathedral itself! It is an expansive square with monuments and great positions to photograph the ornate and wonderfully Baroque bell tower. In fact, entering the bell tower itself costs a mere 20 UAH per person where you can get views from a higher vantage point of Sofiyskaya Square. The area is one of Kiev’s best known landmarks.
Written October 21, 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,330 contributions
Excellent views and photo op square
Oct 2019
The Sofiskaya square is in front of the terrific historic Sofiyski Sabor complex (please see that review).
Moreover, being a huge sq, when standing in the middle of it you can see both: the green-white-gold St. Sophia complex and the blue-white-gold St. Michael's rebuilt Cathedral on the opposite side.
A perfect photo op, don't forget to come back at night for lit up night pics.
Written October 21, 2019
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland339 contributions
from a beauty to another
Oct 2019
on both side of the square if you are lucky with a sunny day it will be amazing for your eyes and your pictures
Written October 14, 2019
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Ksenia Z
Seattle, WA275 contributions
One of the main squares
Sep 2019
There are many celebrations scheduled at this square, for example around Christmas time; visit churches
Written October 1, 2019
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