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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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Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really liked the Saint Sophia's Cathedral from outside. It is well renovated building. Some species of the cathedral were left uncovered, so we can see how the bare bricks of the building look like. I highly recommend going up to the Bell Tower. It...More

Thank MagdaBPL
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very holy place. Among the excavation and restoration, you feel spiritual and one with the surroundings

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunningly beautiful inside with gold, what a pity photography is forbidden and at every corner eagle eyed women are on the lookout for offenders! The Madonna icon of eggs is breathtaking and can be photographed. A climb up the tower is a must for panoramic...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

good but not that "tourist attraction" place, small building just a square, walking and taking photos is good though

Thank fadymax
Reviewed 1 week ago

we took the option of climbing to the bell tower and what a view we had of the grounds and also Archangel Michaels church down the street. The area was beautiful and the inside was magnificent

Thank William E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine works are beautiful. Entrance fee sometimes annoying. In ukraine different price is present for visiting these place. An avarage entrance fee does not enough for visiting every part of this historical places

Thank serhanozel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It isn't just the spectacular buildings and history. The views from the terraces are pretty spectacular. If you just want to see one cathedral this one won't disappoint.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we enjoyed seeing the Cathedral, the visit was marred by some particularly unpleasant staff members. It’s a fantastic old structure, absolutely stunning considering when it was built. It actually predates Angkor Wat. It’s definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sophia cathedral has uniqud design and very special quantum energy. Yoy must try to visit this holy place. Addition to mystical energy here, center of Kiev is built around this church. Closer to this church, property is more expensive. Both of 5 star hotels...More

Thank Moto L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four days in the City, and this was the peak. Wonderful atmosphere inside, with a sensitive and careful restoration taking place. Quiet, no photos allowed, very helpful guides present throughout. An outstandingly beautiful building, one that causes you to stop and absorb in peace and...More

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Garen K
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.
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fireflies1
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
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