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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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24 Volodymyrska Str, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please visit when in town. And a short walk away is the old town superb plus churches more cosy . The bell tower gives amazing views across the city.

Thank saxino B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a place that gives the city good part of identity. you may go on foot adding to it nearby gold gate or independence maidan

Thank Shaltoni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn more about the past of Ukraine, the origins of Ruthens, I'd recommend to visit the Sophia Cathedral. They have English speaking guides and the church tour will take about 30 min. Also, you may climb the bell tower (pretty height)...More

Thank V S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful cathedral, the equal of any in the Orthodox world. Welcoming. Well maintained. A place to pray, whatever one's faith, not just to visit.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a city with so many cathedrals, there is a reason this one is number one. We neglected to see it the last time we were in Kiev, and are glad we got to this time. Climb the tower for excellent views. Inside the cathedral...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the other, arguably more famous namesake of St. Sophia in Istanbul recently, I was completely blown away by the interior of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. The decoration and iconography is jaw dropping and though I was limited on time, I bought...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thousand year old fescoes and mosaics. A huge edifice with a serene and sombre interiour andcontrasting light coloured wedding cake exteriour. Additional entrance fees for some of the objects. Small exhibition of old maps at the ZGate.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tickets are sold by various types, so you can choose the places you want to visit. However, I recommend the bell tower, because the view from up there is spectacular. The territory is quite large, so you'd better put enough time for this place.

Thank Jung-Pil C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

One of those places which you need to see in Kiev. It's a spirit of the city and his soul. Authentic and unique.

Thank Andrii A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This cathedral is at the top of a hill in Kiev and faces Saint Michael's Cathedral which is located at the other end of the street. It is in a nice area and there is a monument in the same square. I would recommend including...More

Thank Rebecca R
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24 March 2016|
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Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm