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Orthodox Kiev

Orthodox Kiev

Walking Tour

Kiev is the center of the Orthodoxy. Golden-domed monasteries and temples represent its major decoration. We’ll show you only some of them during the Tour.

• the Sofia Kyivska – (also known as Saint Sophia Cathedral) is the real pearl of ancient architecture. You will be amazed by mosaics and frescos, the sumptuousness of interior of the church. The Society Paintings are unique within the former territory of the Kievan Rus. Sofia Kyivska is a masterpiece of the world culture. It is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• the St.Volodymyr’s Cathedral is not very ancient but it is called after Grand Prince St.Volodymyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Rus christianizer. The walls have been painted by Vrubel.

• the Kiev Pechersk Lavra was declared to be the most important shrine of the Orthodoxy. This ancient monastery of the Kievan Rus was built in 1051 by Reverend Monks Feodosy and Antony Pecherskie. Nowadays it is an important building from the historical and art point of view. It is situated on the high hills of the right bank of the River Dnieper. Later on it was called Laura. It is one of the most honourable monasteries in the world so far. The Complex of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral is one of the most ancient monasteries. It contains the Cathedral Church of the Archistratigus Michael (made in Ukrainian Baroque style) that was destroyed in 30th of XX century and renewed at the end of 90th ; refectory; bell tower (1716-1719) and Ioann Bogoslov Church (1713). The St.Michael's Cathedral was founded in XII century by Sviatopolk.

Touching the past of Ukraine will help you to understand the history of Ukraine in general and of Kiev shrines in particular.










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