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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.
Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an important historical site and a must see when in Kyiv. I did not do a tour, as I didn't have time, but loved the experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 162lskb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Big territory with museum, bakery, cathedral and you can also climb the tower. You can pay for entering the territory itself, or any combination of the different sights. Staff members hold an eye on you very closely and it's not aloud to make photographs in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Britt K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our time here, a must see if you are in Kiev. They supply wraps, so no worries on how you dress (at least that's the way it was on our tour).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sillychitterchatter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saint Sophia is a stunning church. It I’d Byzantine with a serious Baroque overlay. We went when it was snowing and it was magical. I have been on a sunny day on a previous visit to Kyiv - and it was magical!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 320ChrisL320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid to walk around the grounds, which aren’t large but you get to see the shiny gold dimes from all angles. Can also go in the church and up the tower

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architecture is stunning, very elaborate, large Cathedral. One of the finest in Kiev. Give yourself lots of time to wander and don't get a sore neck!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fintech16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole complex is beautiful, absolutely to visit. You can feel in peace and enjoy the lovely architecture. It is a must see in Kiev!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inirap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a walking tour around Kyiv. It was very quiet and the church complex is incredibly beautiful, and this is a must see in Kyiv. Sadly we did not have time togo into the complex but we did see the bells...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rockmylobster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is worth to visit to get know history of Kiev. The restorations works are ongoing. Better to buy ticket which includes 3 places.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vilteija
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very beatiful, impressive its a must see if u r in Ukraine or kiev, kiev is the most ramantic city these day, take ur girlfriend here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kent_Gallstedt
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5 May 2018|
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Response from JanaZC | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, we were told it would shut at 6 pm if I recall correctly.
24 March 2016|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm