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St. Cyril's Monastery

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Address: 12 Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine
10:00 - 17:30
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The location of this church is far from the city center, but it is not complicated to get if know how. It is one of the oldest church in Kiev and famous for Wrubel paintings. It... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2015
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Ringsted, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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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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Reviewed 19 June 2015

The location of this church is far from the city center, but it is not complicated to get if know how. It is one of the oldest church in Kiev and famous for Wrubel paintings. It is small but worth to visit. We spent nearly two hours there. We took excursion only for 60 Uah for all group. Unfortunately it... More 

Thank TanyaZh
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

This church is one of three building, remained from time before Tatar-Mongol conquest. Although a lot changes were conducted through the centuries it's not only one of the finest churches in Kiew, but it gives overview of 900 years of art. You can see here examples of XI cen. frescoes, XVII cent. tempera paintings and, mostly represented, oil paintings of... More 

1 Thank Anna F
Hamlin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Aside from the beautiful buildings, explore the caves where monks have been sealed in their burial chambers. Very historic!

Thank UkieDad
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is a bit away from the main tourist drag, but don't fret, I just took subway to the "Petrovka" stop. Outside there is a bit of a chaos of small buses and street vendors, but look for one that goes down the "Oleny Telihi street". Look carefully - when you see church domes - you are there! May be,... More 

Thank NinaB60763
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This church was built about 900 years ago and painted by Vrubel' about 200 years ago. It's one of the few buildings that survived during the Tatar-Mongol invading 800 years ago. The only thing to watch - this place is located just near the psychiatric clinic so some visitors could seems to be a little bit strange. Just do not... More 

1 Thank Bohdan_Kyiv
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We went by taxi, and had it wait for us. The price was not unreasonable. The church is 12th century with traces of beautiful frescoes and a variety of 19thc ones, too. No photography, but you can see the images on an excellent web site.

Thank Julianna L
Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I'm lucky to live not far from St. Cyryl's Church in Kiev so I can see it's domes when going to work. Nevertheless I'm not feel tired of seeing this beautiful church almost every day. How can anyone be tired of seeing real beauty. It is located on Oleny Teligy Street no far from "Dorogozhychi" Metro Station. Trolley bus No... More 

Thank Kolrina
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

The original St. Cyril’s church was constructed in the 12th century and is the resting place of some of the early Kyivian Rus nobility. It always amazes me when something this old has survived, especially in a city such as Kyiv with its tumultuous history. Of course it didn’t escape unscathed and it has been reconstructed on several occasions especially... More 

4 Thank LeeAnneCanada
Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This is one of very old churches of Kiev city, interesting pictures and icons. But it is not overcrowded.

Thank Igor Z

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