We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Princess Olha Monument

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mikhailovska Square, Kiev, Ukraine
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Walking Tour: Ancient Kiev and City Center
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
Patron Saints.

Nice monument to the patron saints of the city. Princess Olga in the middle. The 2 guys on the right are the ones to create the alphabet for the Russian/Ukrainian language. Saint... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
468 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice monument to the patron saints of the city. Princess Olga in the middle. The 2 guys on the right are the ones to create the alphabet for the Russian/Ukrainian language. Saint Andrew is on the left looking like he's ordering a taxi

Thank MadeByVR
Level Contributor
433 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a very nice monument to see, however, as someone not very versed in the history of Ukraine, I'm afraid I didn't fully appreciate it as someone who has a wealth of knowledge would.

Thank ut_jd
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
177 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is the monument to Kyivan Rus’ princess and Orthodox saint Olha, the wife of Prince Ihor and mother of Sviatoslav I Ihorovych. Olha was the first Kyivan Rus’ ruler to become a Christian. It is located in the very picuresque place on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, with a nice view to the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Must see point!

Thank Nadiya K
Brno, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very nice statue of very strong woman. If you know the history and you know who is this, you will diffenetly enjoy the view on this monument. The location is great, if you are visiting Kiev you will pass by anyway.

Thank Olyeah
Sandusky, Michigan
Level Contributor
126 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Nice statue in a nice area. Not really sure what else to say about it...worth snapping a picture or two of and if you're visiting Kiev you'll likely already be in the neighborhood...

Thank xcheck28
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Special Ukrainian energy here, where local couples have been coming to confirm their relationship for many, many years.

Thank paultagney
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Level Contributor
542 reviews
467 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

This statue is OK. Nothing special. It is located right outside the main cathedral. So you wouldn't need to make a special trip to check it out.

Thank norgeva
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
441 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

I worked about 200 metres from this statue for many years and passed it every day on the way to work. Looks great in the dark, with the appropriate lighting to enhance it. But in the daylight it looks slightly cheap and tacky. You cannot fault the carving (it depicts 3 famous Ukrainian historical figures) but it is the appearance... More 

Thank Chris S
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
188 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The three people depicted here all played an important role in the history of what became Ukraine and also the development of Christianity. Actually it looks better at night when it is floodlit while the other buildings are muted.

Thank LsBob
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

You will came across this statue when you walk between St. Sophia and St. Michael cathedrals, two of the main attractions in Kiev so take a moment to look at it. These 3 brothers and sister are the founders of Kiev, (you will see other statues of them in the city)

Thank ElcinKisacik

Travellers who viewed Princess Olha Monument also viewed


Been to Princess Olha Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Princess Olha Monument staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?