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St. Michael's Cathedrale

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Address: Trokhsvyatytelska vul. 6, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
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The most beautiful building in Kiev

I visited Kiev as a photographer in June 2016. Of all the buildings I visited, religious or otherwise, this, for me, was the most interesting and beautiful to photograph with its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jordan R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Kiev as a photographer in June 2016. Of all the buildings I visited, religious or otherwise, this, for me, was the most interesting and beautiful to photograph with its striking blue colour. It's possible to climb the adjacent building to get a great elevated view of the main monastery.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting and well-cared for church close to Saint Sophia Cathedral. St. Michael's is also adjacent to a nice walking path that provides a great view of the Dnieper River as well as access to the city's funicular, which was built in 1905.

Thank RichT529
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the key historic churches of Kyiv. Built in 12th century, was destroyed by the communists in 1934 and rebuilt in 1990th. Must see.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I braced the cold, wet and freezing rain to see this place. It was quite a challenge just to stay upright but we'll worth it. A beautiful building both inside and out. Take a moment to absorb the architecture and colours.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much history to see here. The church is beautiful. The Altar is simply magnificent. The grounds are atop the hill and one can see the city below. This is located close to the Kyiv funicular and you can take a trip to the city below after your visit here.

Thank Iluv2hike
Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Impressive! Big Orthodox Church that worth visiting. I end up in December, at 9AM and there was already a service done but some priests and Coire. It's like 3 church in one, a big one in the middle and 2 on sides. Inside you can also see the basement where the old altar used to be. Very nice

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on a walking tour of Kyiv and were totally awed by the beauty of this building. It's decor has so much gold and intricate carvings and just with the smells of bees wax candles burning by the altar is an experience in person that guide books can't fully explain. Truly worth a visit!

Thank Sharon S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stunning inside and outside! Lovely colors! Its worth coming to see it, entrance is free so nothing to worry. It looks very large outside but small inside. Beautiful!

Thank Martyna J
Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you will not see all the places of religion culture, you would not understand differences in religion.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

On a sunny day (that I had the luck to have) the domes of the cathedral may blind you. All of the gold. Surely worth a visit. Kept in a fantastic state, clean, well-kept, rather easy to get to. No surcharge for the visit. Also it is a quite quiet place.

Thank Konstanty D

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