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Address: 24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
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+380 44 278 6262
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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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Beautiful architecture, splendorous orthodox style.

The cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyiv. It's a very beautiful structure with wonderful architecture, both from the outside and inside. The view from the inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyiv. It's a very beautiful structure with wonderful architecture, both from the outside and inside. The view from the inside, when going to the top of the towers is majestic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That is one of the oldest building in tge East Europe - more than 1000 years. Very nice outside - cozy atmosphere in tge garden. You can also pick up on the top to see fantastic view of Kyiv.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The territory is ticket based but it's well worth it. Also - get a ticket to climb the bell tower, you'll get amazing views from there. In front of this church you'll see Xmas & New Year fair & the main Ukrainian Xmas tree, starting from spring there will be many art festivals, exhibitions & other interesting events here. Recommended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were rather late arriving here and only had chance to see around the main cathedral building. This is no longer a working church, however the interior is spectacular. Well worth the effort and the nominal entrance charge. Photography is not permitted inside unfortunately and there are some frightening looking women around to enforce this.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful building don't get me wrong, it's very nice and on any normal day I think it would be great. We however went for the New Year's Eve celebrations expecting a big show of fireworks and a countdown to bring in the new year but we were extremely let down with the 4... yes 4 small fireworks, there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard the above statement alot whilst travelling. It was one of three built. There are three entry fees, 20uah (grounds) 80uah (grounds, rectory building, cathedral), 120uah (bell tower, museum and everything previously mentioned). You cannot take any photos inside the Cathedral and there are attendants everywhere, watching you! Famous Mother of Oranta mosaic inside which is beautiful. Enjoy!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to this 10th century cathedral now a museum. Frescoes are somewhat faded but still beautiful. Overall the architecture and spiritual space it aspires to achieve were most memorable for me. Unlike other Kyiv churches this is a museum, so without the candles and private devotion to icons going on, which meant it lacked the sense of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simply the most beautiful place to spend hours walking around and look at awe inspiring architecture, frescoes etc. Although in the centre it is a remarkably quiet setting and at new year absolutely amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A marvel of the Kyivan Rus' medieval architecture. Amazing mosaics and frescoes form 11th century. One of the truly must sees in Kyiv

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with great atmosphere inside and outside. Calm and family friendly. Don't forget to go up to the bell tower

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