We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Reserve Sophia Kievskaya

Vladimirskaya st., 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 44 278 2620
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Walking Tour: Ancient Kiev and City Center
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
National Conservation Area "St.Sophia of Kyiv" - a museum complex, which includes 77 monuments. Reserve attractions are the main objects of tourist routes Kiev and Crimea. In 1990, the Saint Sophia Cathedral with a complex of monastic buildings of XVIII century in its territory is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bell tower” (5 reviews)
“frescoes” (4 reviews)
“architecture” (5 reviews)
Vladimirskaya st., 24, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 44 278 2620
Write a Review
Reviews (108)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Allow for an hour or slightly ore around the beautiful St Sophia. The nicest places to include are the bell-tower and the metropolites residence, with interesting exhibits. you will note that the princes of the church lived a life open to all European influences: German,...More

Thank reinier s
Reviewed 5 March 2017

One of the most beautiful places in Kiev if you do travel to Kiev,you will have it in your photo collection and if you don`t so you were not yet in Kiev

Thank John_62-1141
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is one of the most precious places in the Ukraine, a UNESCO heritage site, so this should be self-explanatory. If you not much in architecture or have little time, just buy territory+cathedral ticket, to see the complex and really impressive interior (this is a...More

Thank NH2501
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is the large church complex in the heart of Kiev. The main church, Saint Sophia Cathedral dates back to 11-th century. This is the one of the oldest preserved churches of Kievan Rus'. For those who are interested in history and art and architecture,...More

Thank Vadim_Ohanyan
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This church has the oldest orthodox icon collection of all Ukraine. It took its name from Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Some say the architecture is also similar but I don't see that.

Thank Atilla K
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The compound has the ancient cathedral plus some other buildings. You buy a ticket for the compound, plus another ticket for which the cost depends on what you want to visit. The cathedral is outstanding - but see other tripadvisor entry for that. Inside the...More

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Inside central building is polished on outside and preserved within, providing a beautiful glimpse of the past. First floor has a great 3D map of old Kiev city showing all the old churches and where the old walls were located. Very informative.

1  Thank Joyce0012
Reviewed 17 April 2016

historical and religious aspects of Saint Sophia are amazing... central location and easy to visit. It is truly one of the hallmark destinations in Kiev

1  Thank Deigs
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Millennium old Saint Sophia of Kiev is remaining one of the main landmarks of capital city Kiev. It is so exciting to make just a few steps from the modern city and appear on the site with a more than 1000-years history. Saint Sophia Cathedral...More

1  Thank Nick_Grapsy
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Wouldn't rate it as most beautiful architecture in Kiev but it is worth seeing. Lot of history and in relatively good condition.

Thank Thomas G
Nearby Restaurants
Whisky Corner
244 reviews
.13 miles away
Taphouse By Collider
17 reviews
.20 miles away
BaoBab Cafe
44 reviews
.18 miles away
Bar na 8
38 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Saint Sophia Cathedral
1,512 reviews
.08 miles away
Golden Gate
394 reviews
.21 miles away
Hedgehog Monument
270 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from National Reserve Sophia Kievskaya staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines