St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev

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Although Soviet authorities demolished the medieval-era original before World War II, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery 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. To plan Kiev vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • visited in late afternoon in winter, the colours of the building with amazing sky in backround . Another beautifull building in Kiev well worth a visit.  more »
  • Beautiful building although a reconstruction. Wonderful colours and lovely to see people in there practising their religious customs  more »
  • Great church but behind the church there's a trolley that goes up and down close to the friendship ring. Fun ride to a fun area next to the water and old town.  more »
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  • A beautiful monastery, The St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. You simply can't miss it if you visit Kiev. It's over 300 years old!
  • This is a very beautiful place! you can go inside for free. here you need to visit and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • A beautiful church the entry to which is absolutely free. The only thing you'll need to pay for its the entry to the bell tower.
  • Very interesting and beautiful. You should also see the bell tower, there's a beautiful view form up there
  • One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. I learned about its sad role in the 2014 uprising only afterwards.

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