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St. Cyril's Church, Kiev

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St. Cyril's Monastery (Кирилівський монастир, translit. Kyrylivs’kyi monastyr) is a medieval monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The monastery contains the famous St. Cyril's Church, an important specimen of Kievan Rus' architecture of the 12th century, and combining elements of the 17th and 19th centuries. However, being largely Ukrainian Baroque on the outside, the church retains its original Kievan Rus' interior.HistorySt. Cyril's Monastery was founded in 1140 by Vsevolod Olgovich, the Kniaz' (prince) of Chernigov, in the Dorohozhychi neighbourhood of Kiev and named after his heavenly protector, Cyril of Alexandria. In the second half of the 12th century, Princess Maria, Vsevolod's widow, built the stone church of St. Cyril, which served as an ancestral burial place of the Olgovichi family.The monastery suffered a harsh fire in 1734, which was later reconstructed by the Ukrainian architect Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi during 1750–1760. His reconstruction works also included the addition of masonry walls enclosing the monastery's courtyard, a picturesque corner tower and gate, and other monastic buildings.In 1787, St. Cyril's Monastery was closed by the Tsarist Government and its living quarters were converted into a hospital (St. Cyril's Hospital) and was later transformed into an insane asylum, which lasted until the mid-late 20th century in Soviet Ukraine.
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  • I nominated. Thousands of times I drove by St. Cyril's Church. Repeatedly read and reviewed her photos. Even walked in the churchyard. But in the Church I visited for the first time. I was amazed at all the 12 century frescoes: frescoes of the 19 century, altar, icons, written by Mikhail Vrubel, walls and vaults, steps to the second floor, the lack of people in the Church. St. Cyril's monastery-judged Pearl of Kiev. I do not even know: if it's good or bad. On the one hand, no crowds. And, on the other hand, it is necessary to do so to as many people as possible to see this beauty!
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  • 12 21. One of the oldest churches of Kyiv is a little away from the traditional tourist routes and, therefore, it seems to me, falls short of deserved attention. The Church is a terrific connection antiquity and modern in execution, Vrubel, stylistically very delicately inscribed in ancient times. Astounding beauty, simplicity and grandeur of the temple.
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  • This church is the most attracts attention to the fact that the iconostasis icons posted by Mikhail Vrubel. His hand belong to the majority of painting with oil paints. Also in the temple there are samples of 17 century painting and of course the 12-century frescoes. It is believed that the prototype of the Virgin became Emilia Lvovna Prahova, in which the demon was in love. Look for this icon, second from the left on the iconostasis, the eyes of the Virgin.
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  • Another hidden pearl there! Besides its age and Vrubel's freskas inside, it has ancient people's caves under itself. Nice and quiet place overall
  • One of the oldest churches in Kiev with its amazing atmosphere and paintings made by Vrubel.
  • Nice place
  • Very impressing interior. Vrubel's frescoes.
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