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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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24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the city center. This cathedral is a must see if you come to Kiev. Lovely exterior and magnificent interior

Thank LAM487
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing church , over 1000 years old , one of the buildings that were not destroyed by the invadering armies. The paintings inside show among others Jaroslav the Wise' familie . The Bell Tower has a beautiful view over Kiev.

1  Thank Trondoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this site in the late afternoon on a cloudy day. The sun shone brightly though the clouds illuminating the many gold domes and we took photos and videos that would have served as a Kiev travel commercial. When we tried to visit the...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Kyiv along with Saint Michaels. Very much in old Eastern European style architecture it is well worth visiting and is one of the 'must see' attractions in the city.

1  Thank Stepfree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours wandering around the various buildings in the site. The cathedral was magnificent. Bell tower view a bit scary.

Thank Tonytourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go around, take pictures, go up the tower for a Great view over the center of the city and beyond! This one is a must to do in Kiev

Thank lukemathesonmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting old Orthodox church. Though destroyed and renovated several times, you still can see some original pieces. It's a very silent and peaceful place indeed.

Thank Viatoris O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not just another church. In fact it is now a museum you have to pay to go in, cannot take photos and it doesn't matter what you wear. The frescoes and mosaics dating back to the 11th century are very impressive. Even if...More

Thank meandros
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church is over 900 years old. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times but you can still view some of the original foundation and floor. This is not an operational church but it is a significant historical structure that is more than worth...More

Thank O1224OKwilliams
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this trip. I did a tour, that was good, informative and won't break the bank by Western European standards. There are info boards in the cathedral but I think a tour was worth the value. The inside of the cathedral is very...More

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24 March 2016|
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Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm