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The cathedral was built over nine centuries and is a great example of Byzantine and Ukrainian Baroque architecture. The interior contains mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century.
Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 44 278 6262
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All the pictures represent just a part of what St.Sophia Cathedral experience look like. As they say a picture is worth more than 1000 words, I recommend a full tour of this amazing place!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank btsdan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in cathedrals (especially photographing them) this is a must see. Purchase the all access ticket for 200 Hyrvnia (or at least access to cathedral/bell tower. You will not be disappointed. The view of the cathedral from the bell tower is amazing....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank viaggiatoredodici
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although there is an additional cost to go into the Cathedral when purchasing the ticket, it is worth it as it is absolutely stunning on the inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 5 days ago

beauty church with nice paintind inside (no photo),other buildings are borring..super view from toewr

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vendig0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Sophia is a must visit in Kiev! A beautiful church, with many pieces of art and mosaics to see inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mccdagger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful Cathederal. Take a trip up to the bell tower to enjoy the spectacular view. Be warned, there are just over 200 steps to climb.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracey V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! It is outstanding place to visit. Inside it is much more interesting. Take you time to appreciate the entire site

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RodneiI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four years ago I came to grounds of Saint Sophia but had not entered the Cathedral for some reason. This time, on a very cold and windy day, I could not get in there fast enough. It is an incredible site, but one has to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bcs488
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful, it's very picturesque and you might as well go in and have a walk around as it is very cheap to gain entry however, you have to pay for each section you visit separately instead bit it all be included in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Katie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expected a typical Eastern orthodox church. Was I surprised. The inside is nearly 1000 years old and done in a totally different style. There are excavations and frescoes and tile work. I spent nearly 2 hours just inside. The grounds are also beautiful....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from JanaZC | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, we were told it would shut at 6 pm if I recall correctly.
24 March 2016|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Closed Thursday, open Friday through Tuesday 10am till 6pm, Wednesday 10am till 5pm