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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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  • This is a unique and moving Cathedral and a must see to understand the culture of Ukraine. Be prepared to donate money for the right to photograph the murals and inlays inside the cathedral. This is a...  more »
  • In the Cathedral the beautiful pass service icons with a very strong effect, the atmosphere of the Cathedral has to confession and communion. If access to the Cathedral, as a point of interest, it is worth to get acquainted with its history on the resources with the description-it is huge. In 2014-2015 years happened very often. On church holidays unique sensation.
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  • A delightful piece of architecture, an amazing aura, unique paintings, icons, relics, convenient location. Adjacent landscaped area with benches and greenery provides a cozy atmosphere. From the ringing of the bells of the Vladimir Cathedral in nearby districts, there is a special nice background.
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  • “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.
  • Amazing place next to the botanical garden.
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  • Very beautiful historical cathedral.