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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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  • I braced the cold, wet and freezing rain to see this place. It was quite a challenge just to stay upright but we'll worth it. A beautiful building both inside and out. Take a moment to absorb the arch...  more »
  • There is so much history to see here. The church is beautiful. The Altar is simply magnificent. The grounds are atop the hill and one can see the city below. This is located close to the Kyiv funicula...  more »
  • Impressive! Big Orthodox Church that worth visiting. I end up in December, at 9AM and there was already a service done but some priests and Coire. It's like 3 church in one, a big one in the middle an...  more »