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St. Michael's Cathedrale, Kiev

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Although Soviet authorities demolished the medieval-era original before World War II, St. Michael's Cathedrale stands today reflecting much of its former glory. Deemed historically worthless by the Communist government and obliterated in 1936, the church was reconstructed by 2000 as a post-independence project of the Ukrainian government. Walk the cathedral grounds and marvel at the structure's array of golden domes and sky-blue paint. Admire the many depictions of its patron saint, the Archangel Michael, including the golden statue that sits high above the entrance. Be sure to visit the museum to see exhibitions displaying religious artifacts related to the cathedral and documenting its journey through history. Arrange to visit St. Michael's Cathedrale and other attractions in Kiev using our Kiev trip generator.
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  • This place was lovingly restored in 2001 after it was destroyed by Soviets in 1930s. Its little museum in the bell tower will tell you its story. The cathedral gained special people recognition during...  more »
  • St. Michael's golden-domed monastery is one of the most beautiful places of Kiev. It can be admired from afar, as well as near. It is beautiful at any time of the year. We often go to look at this beautiful monastery. So much so that he is in a remarkably beautiful place.
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  • Lovely serene church. Beautifully maintained with huge imposing towers and domestic. Inside is lovely too, so ornate and oeacful. A lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets of the city....  more »