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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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Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are lots of attractions around Maidan Square ( Independence square ). We can walk from one to another. After visiting Golden Gate I took a street and went straight to this place St Sophia Catedral built in Xl century and there are many others...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a religious person but even I had my breath taken away. The outside of the main cathedral looks really bland but inside is just amazing. And a lot of the signs are in english as well so you can get a real...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank visablewoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive cathedral with thousand years of history. Should not be missed when visiting Kiev. Reflects the characteristics of religious architecture in this region of the world.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank murozel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The iconic building of Kiev, very beautiful during the day although it looks even better at night when it's lit up.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 724leev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the afternoon around 4 pm and were told we can not buy the general ticket anymore. So we bought tickets for the bell tower and the cathedral, together 160 UAH. The bell tower has about 200 steps and the climb is not...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank sabe1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the general tickets which covered everywhere The bell tower has around 200 steps to the top which is a killer The cathedral alter is incredibly beautiful

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hippychick1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior and exterior of the cathedral are both beautiful. It costs 300 hryvnia for admission to the cathedral, belfry, and a few complex buildings containing small museums. There are wonderful views of the city from the belfry. I was astonished with the beautiful artwork...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is very beautiful both inside & out. There are centuries of history to discover here. It is worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't get to go inside as it is being renovated but the area around it is worth checking out. Did notice to go inside there is a charge just so you know

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank yay83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church contains some stunning artworks, not only painting but glorious metal working as seen in the doors in the ikonostasis. It also still has some of the older structures of the earlier churches on the sites in place. Definitely worth a visit and taking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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May 5, 2018|
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Response from Jana C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, we were told it would shut at 6 pm if I recall correctly.
March 23, 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