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Saint Sophia Cathedral

24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a UNESCO heritage site in Center Kiev. It is a wonderful, and inexpensive, place to visit that has a lot of history. It is an easy walk from the center of the city, less than 1 km, and is full of beautiful frescoes...More

Thank Billibong64
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Cathedral complex. i recommend to get the full ticke(very cheap) to see the whole complex which is amazing. you need to spend at least 2-3 hours there to see everything. A nice way to spend your morning. there are some spots there to see...More

Thank fcandreas
Reviewed 5 days ago

amazing even if is destroyed and rebuilted many times! you can admire the architecture, the mosaics, the temple and the view!

Thank Emmanouil P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This complex built Jaroslav the Wise in 11-th century to his wife Irina and to glory of Sophia (the Saint of wisdom). The old frescas from 11 centure are there. This place is very calming. Many artistic festivals are being organised there.

Thank Olunka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small cathedral but both its interior and exterior are really beautiful.Whats more visiting Sophia might give certain insights about local history.If you want to visit the cathedral, try to do it before 17.00

Thank Vladyslav P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is ok to visit but don't think that is something amazing or unique It's a nice cathedral and that's all For one time if you have free hours is ok to visit but don't expect something special

Thank Ioremos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saint Sophia is a beautiful cathedral in a nice garden. Depending on your ticket, you can visit the buildings in this complex, like the refectory, metropolit's house etc. The bell tower is very impressive with its light blue color and white ornaments . The cathedral...More

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly a must visit when in Kiev. I visited when there was barely a cloud in the sky and the green and gold tops were stunning. Plus, the views from the observation area at the gate were wonderful -- looking back towards the cathedral or...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than Kyiv Lavra. Nice market in the square. On the way to old town from Maidan. Didn't came in the Cathedral.

1  Thank Micky R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These groups of structures are easily walked from either the Kyiv Hilton Hotel or the Kyiv Hyatt Hotel. The tower provides a beautiful view of the area and the plaza. The display of the early Kyiv is quite telling oh the city's development.

1  Thank jamesbachs
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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