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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  • This building looks amazing from the outside,painted blue with golden domes. Inside it was very peaceful with painted images on the walls. Photograph taking was not allowed inside the building. There ...  more »
  • Not very far from Saint Sophia, it is to see also because different on the structure. Moreover the view overlooking a part of Kiev is very pretty.
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  • Very nice place to visit. The entrance to the Monasteru area is not payable. Very much gold and everything is beautifully presented.
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  • Beautiful Monastery in Kiev, the grounds are beautiful. Make sure to pay attention The the ceiling of the gate into the monastery. And the wood structure next to the church. I’m not sure if it’s the original or where the monks gather. Wheelchair accessible throughout most of the grounds as well as into the church. Service’s were going on when I was there so I didn’t go in. But the outside and the grounds were well worth it
  • I am always amazed every time i visit here. The gold dome is amazing and very impressive, you will see the irony of grace and power. Inside the compound there's an olf church that was preserved too, like the old structure. Located in the nearby tourists spots, and churches as well. Souvenir shops around, but a bit expensive.
  • Absolutely unique sample of ancient Russian religious architecture, like St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. They create the full feeling of a handmade toy in your palms. Indescribable architectural delights, the finest play of colors and excellent finishes. The place most fully personifies the traditional center of ancient Kiev - the mother of Russian cities.
  • I like this ancient church. It was refurbished after the Second World War. It's active monastery with monks living in it. This Church standing on a hills, so get ready to walk a lot around. But you will not regreat it. Also you can see this church from the left bank of Dnipro river.
  • Absolutely beautiful place. Definitely worth going inside. Incredible building.
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