St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral, Kiev

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The St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral (Костел Св. Миколая; translit.: Kostel Sviatoho Mykolaia) is the second Roman Catholic cathedral built in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Today the building is shared between the Roman Catholic Church of Ukraine and the National House of Organ and Chamber Music. Another Catholic church, the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Cathedral, is the oldest Catholic church in the city and is located near the European Square behind the Ukrainian House in Kiev.It was constructed from 1899–1909 and was built in a Gothic type construction, by Kiev architects V. Gorodetsky and E. Sala. Historically, it belonged to the Latin Rite Catholic community. It stands at vulytsia Velyka Vasylkivska (Greater Vasylkiv street) in Pechersk Raion next to the National Linguistic University of Kyiv between the National Sports Complex Olimpiysky and the Railroad station Kyiv-Tovarny.HistoryA competition was held in 1898 for the designs for a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Kiev, which was won by architect S. Volovskiy. His entry into the competition included a Gothic type construction with two 60m towers. The final revision and management of the project was assigned to the Kievan architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, and Emilio Sala added sculptural decoration in artificial stone to the construction. To increase the stability of the construction on the uneven Kiev ground, it was ensured by bore-and-stuffed piles, a newly introduced invention of Anton Strauss. The construction work was carried out by exclusively from voluntary donations, and lasted for ten years (1899–1909).
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  • August 14, 2017
    Chic location for photos and aesthetic pleasure! Not only will you plunge into the atmosphere of the city, but also get acquainted with its architecture. in the evening you can go to the concert ogrannoj music from the sound of this tool go goosebumps on my body, and the structure creates a long and incredible sound!
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Church in a State of disrepair, urgently needs restoration but there only decals with the notification about the dangers. From September to May there are regular concerts of organ music.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Were some years that while visiting regularly in Kiev, I no longer had the opportunity to return to St Isaac's Cathedral, one of the few city Catholic churches in Gothic style dating back to the early 1900 's, and so last July 10 I spent half an hour (well spent) to his visit. Despite the way that past and that sacrifices a bit is well worth the visit.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Even tho the ceremony is in Ukrainian/Russian I could not tell yet regardless your faith if any, the Cathedral is a must visit. Beautiful construction: )
  • April 26, 2017
    One of the most outstanding piece of architecture i n Kyiv. Classical music concerts are a must!
  • May 10, 2017
    Such a wonderful place. Butiful organ music.
  • September 13, 2017
    This cathedral has such an incredible and gothic view!
  • August 13, 2016
    One of the rare buildings in the gothic style in Kyiv, a marvel and an amazing place to go for classical music concert. The latter take place almost every day.

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