Global Search

Set Current Location

Select a Category

All

Accomodations

Restaurants & Cafes

Attractions

Nightlife

Shopping

Tours

Join
Sign Out
user image
My Profile
Sign Out

"Pride of Kiev"

A series of gilded domes, undulating and gently cascading in their capacity, adorn the bright-green rooftops of one of Kiev's most extraordinary monuments, the Saint Sophia's Cathedral. This cathedral was built in the first half of the 11th Century to commemorate the victory of Yaroslav the Wise over the Pecheneg tribe. For years, the cathedral served as the interring site for several Kievan royals including Yaroslav himself. At the outset of the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral witnessed a wave of deterioration by Vladimir-Suzdal forces and Mongolian invasions, a situation that remained largely unchanged until the 16th Century. After Metropolitan Peter took the reins of the Orthodox church in 1633, the church slowly underwent a marked revival that continued well into the 18th Century. At this time, the cathedral's baroque extension included a bell tower, a seminary and a bakery, among other features. Today, St. Sophia is rightfully considered as the treasure of Ukraine and is protected by UNESCO.
Volodymyrska Street 24, Old Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, 01001
"Pride of Kiev"
A series of gilded domes, undulating and gently cascading in their capacity, adorn the bright-green rooftops of one of Kiev's most extraordinary monuments, the Saint Sophia's Cathedral. This cathedral was built in the first half of the 11th Century to commemorate the victory of Yaroslav the Wise over the Pecheneg tribe. For years, the cathedral served as the interring site for several Kievan royals including Yaroslav himself. At the outset of the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral witnessed a wave of deterioration by Vladimir-Suzdal forces and Mongolian invasions, a situation that remained largely unchanged until the 16th Century. After Metropolitan Peter took the reins of the Orthodox church in 1633, the church slowly underwent a marked revival that continued well into the 18th Century. At this time, the cathedral's baroque extension included a bell tower, a seminary and a bakery, among other features. Today, St. Sophia is rightfully considered as the treasure of Ukraine and is protected by UNESCO.
Add To Collection
Search
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOOKING!

Keep Browsing
Similar Locations
Nearby Hotels
Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Nearby Attractions

near_similar 5|138,9|214|1241 0 Paweł 'pbm' Szubert (talk) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kijów_-_Sobór_Mądrości_Bożej_02.jpg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 Ukraine