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St. Cyril's Monastery

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Address: 12 Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine
10:00 - 16:30
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Wonderful Medieval Monatery. In superb condition.

This is one of the oldest churches in Kiev, part of St Sofia. Dating back to the 12th Century, there are examples of the original frescoes, alongside 19th Century restorations (if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris S
St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest churches in Kiev, part of St Sofia. Dating back to the 12th Century, there are examples of the original frescoes, alongside 19th Century restorations (if I understood the Ukrainian-speaking caretaker correctly!!). With impressive artwork by M Vrubel (wonderfully evocative) it really is a special place to visit. Having visited Babyn Yar earlier in the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have been here before many years ago in 1987. This time we came, the monastery was closed for some reason. If open, this is a beautiful and educational place to spend a few hours.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First of all it is one of the two most ancient churches in Kyiv, the first one and more famous is St. Sofia’s cathedral situated in the very centre of Ukrainian capital. This one is located a bit further – the district named Dorogozhychi (it takes you 15 minutes to get there by metro from the city centre). Second, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Such a beautiful place to visit and really good to understand Ukraines culture! Its been compared as the Vatican of Orthodox Church.

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Architecture of Kievan Rus era with Ukrainian Baroque paintings, frescoes, and the masterpieces of Mikhail Vrubel. Take the metro to "Dorogozhychi" Metro Station then take Trolley bus No 27 five stops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a fine example of a Church and Church art that goes back into the Middle ages. The inside is filled with restored frescoes that date back hundreds of years both restored and original examples. No pictures are allowed but we were give permission to take a few. It is located in an isolated area away from the city... More 

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Well I don't have much to say about it other than the way to go to it is kind of strange to me. I went on Saturday and there a local market all along the hilly way to get there. I saw people selling everything from rages to tags. Interesting.

Thank SamZIceMan
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

One of the most magical places in Kiev - stunning artwork and unforgettable atmosphere.. Definitely worth the trek off the classical central city path!

Thank AnnaDmi
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The most beautiful Cathedral I've ever seen. Icons by Mikhail Vrubel are extraordinary. You can feel the age of this building. Can you imagine that this cathedral was build in 1139!!! Unbelievable !!!! If you thinking about to visit Kiev, please go to this Cathedral. Usually tourists are not going to this place. But it's really hidden gem of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

A unique experience no matter if you are religious or not. Especially the visit to the tombs and long underground passages are breathtaking.

Thank Vagn P

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