St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, Kyiv (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. Put St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and other Kyiv (Kiev) attractions into our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Near Kyiv Hilton this Church or Cathedral - Voldymyr - is worth a visit. We stopped during a Friday mass...  more »
  • We stayed at the Hilton, which was only a few blocks away, and got the pleasure to walk by it every day! The views are great both daytime and nighttime. The inside is also stunning, and couldn't get.....  more »
  • I was entering there where there was an Event for christian people so please watch out and be respectful in there. People still pray actively but they are quite okey for foreigners. I prefer for...  more »
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  • A beautiful cathedral, inside and out. The exterior walls are a striking yellow, surmounted by domes of deep blue set with stars and a central dome of gold. The interior is filled with icons and murals. There are disputes over which section of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church owns this cathedral, but as a tourist it is well worth visiting. It was built in 1852 to commemorate the Baptism of the Rus.
  • This place has one of the most impressive interiors between similar sacral places in Kyiv. What I liked the most, it was wall painting, it’s unbeliveable. A bit unfriendly staff inside, so be careful of your cloth if you want to enter. Extremely short skirts or shorts are not allowed, for women it is necessary to put on head cover.
  • A true place of worship... and calm, with souls that ignite in you the true reason and necessity for prayer.
  • very peaceful inside, thought lots of tourists. Great experience.. In Kiev you can find a lot of those monasteries that look like you're in Russia, so you can see the influence of course. Nice experience
  • Solemn and beautiful church worth a visit if you have the time to visit after finishing the major attractions.

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