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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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Reviewed 11 November 2017

excellent cathedral and a must see obviously while in Kiev. loved the museums within the grounds as well. dont miss

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

...E-x-c-e-p-t-i-o-n-a-l !!!!! Please take time to visit this place , you’ll never forget it ! History and spiritual mix them

Thank amanipm
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable excursion to the cathedral complex. Allow about an hour as it is a good 10 minutes walk from the metro station. The 11th century church is well maintained and within the complex there are many side museums you can visit for a small...More

Thank grimj03
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It's raining again... so let's go to the church... This one is combining culture and traditions. Pay a complete visit ended up by the bell tower to overlook the city. It's not raining inside...

Thank Ad v
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Saint Sophia Cathdral is very centrally located and very near the Hotel I stayed in. It is worth a visit (1 hour or more)

Thank Regina L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I visited early in the morning and the cathedral wasn't open yet, but the walled compound has a lot to offer. It was a peaceful walk and I particularly enjoyed the beauty of the bell tower. You can spend 1-2 hours depending on how of...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Used be to different than now. With its green Slavic types of towers and its Bell Tower an incredible look of living Orthodox Ukranian or Slavic culture if you are a student its so cheap to enter for whole area but if you re not...More

Thank Ahmet D
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

You musn't know the history of Kiev without visit this amazing cathedral. There are a very good views of all the city from the top of his bell tower.

Thank Julià R
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A not to be missed place to visit on a trip to Kiev. The architecture is stunning and the mosaics composed of smalt of 177 different colours and shades plus the frescoes which are on both secular and religious themes are not to be missed.

Thank JMB50
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Saint Sophia's on our first day in Kiev it boasts some stunning architecture, situated a 10 minute walk from Independance Square and opposit Saint Michael's it is a must see.

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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm