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Saint Sophia Cathedral

24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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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.
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“bell tower” (147 reviews)
24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed yesterday

very impressive building in a nice part of Kiev. a lot of history behind it, but best to visit when it's not so busy.

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one off the oldest, and most beautiful cathederal in Kiev. As tourist you must visit this place and go up the amazing belltower

Thank cwclausen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Depending on the number of buildings that you want to visit in the church they do charge you fees for each building entry.

Thank George09822
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ancient monastery that is a visit card of Kiev city and must see place for every tourist. Saved by UNESCO it is not only a religious center. St Sophia cathedral is a unique building of 11 century that played a great role in cultural and...More

Thank Svitlana_KievGuide
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An absolutely impressive complex which should be a must-see for everyone visiting Kiev. Very reasonable entry fees, just beware of the pigeon hawkers outside!

Thank peter102110
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yet another Beautiful building in Kiev, nice square out the front which isn't too busy and also holds nice monument.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's worth a visit, you must enter inside and contemplate its mosaics and icons. Outwardly it's a beauty building.

Thank Jorfraggle
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite churches ever. Too beautiful to be even only imagined. Just sad you cannot take pictures inside. Don't miss this place for any reason!

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cathedral to see. their are a lot of them in Kiev but this one really stand out. try to check out the inside as well

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is nice to visit, but the inability to take interior photos is very depressing, it is impossible to retain all information for non Ukrainian speaker or reader and not having something to look back on is a waste of time. I would not...More

Thank pzazula
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm