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St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, Kiev

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With its seven domes crowned by gilded crosses, the lavish silhouette of St. Volodymyr's Cathedral rises above the winding streets. Dating back to 1859, the church was built from donations from residents of the Russian Empire and the other churches, which took about 37 years to collect. The 49 m (161 ft) yellow-and-blue structure showcases a Neo-Byzantine architectural style, an outgrowth of Roman building techniques. Inside you'll see mosaic decorations produced by prominent Venetian artists. Notice frescoes of famous local painters, opulent bronze busts, and an iconostasis carved out of white marble from Tuscany. Arrange to visit St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and other attractions in Kiev using our Kiev travel itinerary planner.
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  • Cathedral and nice church but there are beautiful and lists from it in Kiev, not necessary to go especially, most of the cathedrals in Kiev are beautiful and impressive from it. The complex is not lar...  more »
  • Our hotel was nearby, so we just walked by this cathedral. It is a small beautiful yellow cathedral, where you can take a rest sitting on the bench. However, the cathedral is actually in use, so I thi...  more »
  • We stopped here for 20 minutes and it was a good experience. Visit when there is a service. It cost to take photos but works out about £1.00 to do so.  more »
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  • Black Angel by Vrubel will come you in your night dreams... Really impressive! Must visit! The main temple of Kyiv Patriarchy.
  • Very beautiful Church you should visit
  • One of the churches you definitely must see from the inside if you happen to come to Kiev.
  • “The main Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church” Very beautiful temple which survived in the era of communism. St. Vladimir's Cathedral was one of the few active temples in the city in the period of Communist ideology. Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate is not only one of the most majestic temples in the world, built in the XIX century, but also a monument to the outstanding Christian Prince Vladimir the Great. Moreover, the relics of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara are stored here.
  • very beautiful especially on the inside