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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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“bell tower” (158 reviews)
“thousand years” (13 reviews)
“whole complex” (8 reviews)
24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We seen a lot of churches and cathedrals & many take your breath away. This is no exception - the main mosaic inside is very special. Be idle here. But no photos inside

Thank Jon-Irene
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

As still celebrating Christmas and new year.. decorations all around. You can buy warm spicy wines around and have a nice walk. The church is beautiful from the outside! We couldnt go inside, but the view has to be nice from tbe tower. There is...More

Thank johannyvanessa
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This exceptional building, including the whole complex and the location within the very center of Kiev (Kyiv), with all its glory, magnificent beauty and mysterious past from our point of view can be compared with the most famous Europe's landmarks. Well preserved and still not...More

Thank danilodachac
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Quiet, beautiful and fascinating. We spent an hour here exploring this old cathedral. Come for the detailed altar, stay for the original works of art.

Thank AnnemarieBainTV
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

St Sofia is amazing, the hand painted egg mural was magnificent. It’s a shame you can’t take photos but well worth a visit

Thank Steph A
Reviewed 3 January 2018

An impressive exterior and surrounding, some part dating back nearly 1000 years, with some wall painting touched up, and not so well to be honest. Nevertheless you need to take 20 mins to see inside. There is a miniature cityscape model of Kiev within cathedral.

Thank MB201065
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great asset to add to your list of things to visit. You won't regret going if you can get a guide to fill in the history its even better

Thank Damon B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Great architectural building, so many beautiful paintings and history to this place. It has to be seen as no description could capture it perfectly.

Thank Jckhaugh2013
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Beautifull place, interesting historic muzium. Good place to visit for those who like history. Must visit

Thank Aliona M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The exterior is more impressive than the interior, but take your time to appreciate the ongoing restoration work and wander around

Thank Thunderbird12
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24 March 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