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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
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As with some unesco sights, this one has several ticket options. We chose to go in the church and up the bell tower. I love that you can see various 'layers' of history in the church. The views from the bell tower are great, especially...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here at night so climbed the bell tower- great work out and excellent views! The cathedral itself with its golden domes was gorgeous!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entrance ticket was pretty cheap and included access to climbing the bell tower which was pretty high, the views were amazing and I got some great photos. The cathedral was very beautiful inside, you weren't allowed to take photos and they probably wouldn't do it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikew8235
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place was good. No complain. The biggest problem is there are some local people dress cartoon dresses and try to take a picture with you. Unfortunately, you can't outrun them and can't say No. After they took pictures with you, they ask for lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kimshih978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going inside as there is a museum on 2 floors. Staircase is a bit scary with low ceilings but is short.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roam755426
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really must see this.Dont miss any part of it.It was an unforgettable experience.Loved every bit of this cathedral indeed.

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

We just saw the outside but it looked beautiful. There is a Xmas market in the square outside which was lovely with lights, stalls, people dressed up and giant Christmas tree

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beckie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old church with amazing paintings inside dating back to 1100, the Tower Bell gives you a great panorama of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular view and design of the tower. The church is very nice as well - good to view and admire for a couple of hours

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TheSwedishTerminator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a UNESCO recognized and protected heritage, built by the Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the beginning of the XI century, with authentic mosaic and fresco inside. The cathedral survived communism and was not destroyed by Stalin (unlike hundreds of other churches in Kyiv)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OksanaKyiv
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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