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. See St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and all Kiev has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kiev trip itinerary planner .
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  • Magnificent cathedral. The Interior is magnificent. We attended church services twice. The songs are beautiful, even if we do not understand them. Many of the faithful come to pray throughout the day (we are returned on several occasions and always as crowded). There is a palpable fervor. The pictures are allowed and paid (right to €1.50). The most beautiful Kiev in our opinion.
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  • Stopped loving Cathedral after a year-long ago there with tv cameras went to Tymoshenko. Father asked me to step away from the icon when our Member wanted to come to it, saying that you and so will hear. So, all the same we are not all equal, even in such places. In General, a beautiful architectural structure.
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  • Saint Volodymyr Cathedral along inside walls will fascinate you! Although a Catholic Orthodox Cathedral along interiors, outdoor swimming pool. Especially when the dome of the works of art on the walls.
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  • I just love the colors and the environment. It looks very attractive and relaxing. Beautiful flowers around too.
  • Famous cathedral. It is nice inside but obviously Christian orthodox rules apply for women to cover their heads and to wear skirts (skirts preferred, scarves must)
  • Beautiful cathedral, and free to enter. Candles are reasonably priced. Great place to visit.
  • It is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy. The design was executed in neo-Byzantine style initially by the architects I. Schtrom, P. Sparro, R. Bemhardt, K. Mayevsky, V. Nikolayev. The final version of the design belongs to Alexander Beretti.
  • This cathedral is my absolute favourite in Kyiv. Particularly because it has both awe-inspiring paintings on the walls and ceilings, and incredibly peaceful atmosphere. I have witnessed multiple festivities to have been held there and think it greatly unites local community.
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