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Address: 24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
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+380 44 278 6262
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The cathedral was built over nine centuries and is a great example of...

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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Years of history within its walls

Amazing cathedral. The history within those wholes is overwhelming. Definitively visit this cathedral. Make sure you have the guide as it will explain the key aspects. Breath... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cathedral. The history within those wholes is overwhelming. Definitively visit this cathedral. Make sure you have the guide as it will explain the key aspects. Breath taking frescos.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is okay. I mean it is bothing breath taking but it is interesting to see and you must see it if you travel though Kiev

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Thank Dominyka N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go! its breath taking. its very peaceful and serene. take photos outside only. attend a service, it will change you. great

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Thank Lasvegaspromoter
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed to see the very old mosaic art and to climb the bell tower. They both were very neat. As a student of Art History in my field the recreation and preservation of ancient arts is fantastic. What was a big let down is after traveling to the place and paying the ticket for admission.. not finding out... More 

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Thank Paul V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most impressive historical cathedral, which placed in the Kyiv's center. Saint Sophia Cathedral is one of the oldest and important church in Ukraine.

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Thank Irina R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased a pass to access all the main areas and had a wonderful time. This is absolutely beautiful place and there are many great photo opportunities on the grounds, though photos are not allowed inside the cathedral.

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Thank jodaca9601
Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old place Like tourists but a little local) Anyway it's worth visiting Well in a warm time for a calm conversation

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Thank kodatski
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture, tower, and park outside. Ancient (XI century) mosaics and frescos on the inside. The free guided tour is excellent, but it may not be available in English.

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Thank Jaksa P
Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful sacred place is Kiev's oldest standing church. Many of the mosaics and frescoes are original, dating back to 1017–31, when the cathedral was built. It's beautiful green and golden domes shine under the sun. There is also a lovely peaceful garden on the grounds.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well it's a nice place with a ton of history dating back to the 15th century. The exposed walls and floors showing you what it looked like in the past was an eye opener. Not allowed to take pics:-(

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