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Stop At: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001 Ukraine
Guide will meet You with sign name in his hand SOPHIA on Reception at the centrally located Hotel or Apartment of your stay in Kiev and your privat car will deliver you to the St.Sophia's Cathedral. Please choose the time starting of the tour and inform us. You are entering the St. Sophia’s Cathedral after the purchase the ticket itself at cashier desk.
Kiev’s oldest standing church, St.Sophia's was built to commemorate the site of a victory of Kievan Rus over the Pechenegs (Asian nomadic tribes) and the glorify Christianity. It was named after the famous St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Constantinople. This majestic 13-cupola sanctuary adjoined Yaroslav’s Palace and become a holy place of worship for Kievites as well as a political and cultural center.
You will meet with an interior of rich frescoes and mosaics, many of which are still intact almost a millennium later, the cathedral made a huge impression on the ordinary worshipers of Kiev. The azure and while Bell Tower is 76 m high. The cathedral’s upper Ukrainian Baroque section and gilded cupola were added in 1852. The 18th century refectory houses a museum and contains archaeological artifacts and architectural displays, such as models depicting Kyiv as it looked before being by Mongol invaders in 1240.
After the visiting famous church you are welcome to expect no more interesting and well known Golden Gate what are located a few minutes in walking. Golden Gate , one of the most unique architectural and archaeological sites in Kiev. The remains of ancient Kiev’s mail gate were originally constructed during the height of the Kievan Rus and included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Painstakingly planned by historians and architects, the bright new construction that entombs the ancient walls is considered an exact replica of the original gate.
Duration: 3 hours