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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 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a richly decorated cathedral from 11.th century with a lot of other buildings spread out in a calm park area.

Thank Fevtor
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are into old Orthodox cathedrals, then Kiev is the place to visit. This is one of the best. The history is fascinating and guided tours with knowledgeable guides are available. It is very inexpensive. The location is also wonderful for a coffee at...More

Thank KerryBMoody
Reviewed 5 days ago

very impressive building in a nice part of Kiev. a lot of history behind it, but best to visit when it's not so busy.

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one off the oldest, and most beautiful cathederal in Kiev. As tourist you must visit this place and go up the amazing belltower

Thank cwclausen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Depending on the number of buildings that you want to visit in the church they do charge you fees for each building entry.

Thank George09822
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolutely impressive complex which should be a must-see for everyone visiting Kiev. Very reasonable entry fees, just beware of the pigeon hawkers outside!

Thank peter102110
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another Beautiful building in Kiev, nice square out the front which isn't too busy and also holds nice monument.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth a visit, you must enter inside and contemplate its mosaics and icons. Outwardly it's a beauty building.

Thank Jorfraggle
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite churches ever. Too beautiful to be even only imagined. Just sad you cannot take pictures inside. Don't miss this place for any reason!

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cathedral to see. their are a lot of them in Kiev but this one really stand out. try to check out the inside as well

Thank Daniel J
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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