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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Sofia Kievskaya

Sofia Kyivskaya

The cathedral was built by the father of Queen Anne of France -
Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century.

Reisen in die Ukraine - Ausflüge in Kiew - Sofia Kievskaya

Sofia Kyivskaya

The cathedral was built by the father of Queen Anne of France -
Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century.

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - St 1. Sophia Cathedral inside

Софийский собор

Inside the cathedral, the world's most complete ensemble of original mosaics (260 m²) and frescoes (3000 m²), as well as one of the oldest mosaic images of the Mother of God, has been preserved.

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Софийский собор

Inside the cathedral, the world's most complete ensemble of original mosaics (260 m²) and frescoes (3000 m²), as well as one of the oldest mosaic images of the Mother of God, has been preserved.

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Monument to Prince Vladimir

Monument to Prince Vladimir the Baptist of Russia

We'll visit the bottom of the slope
where the people of Kiev were first baptized in 988.

Voyage en Ukraine - Excursions à Kiev - Monument au Prince Vladimir

Monument to Prince Vladimir the Baptist of Russia

We'll visit the bottom of the slope
where the people of Kiev were first baptized in 988.

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - St. Michael's Cathedral

Mikhailovsky Golden-Domed Cathedral

Reisen in die Ukraine - Ausflüge in Kiew - St. Michael's Cathedral

Mikhailovsky Golden-Domed Cathedral

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Excursions in Ukraine in Kiev - Vladimirsky Cathedral

St. Vladimir
Cathedral

A record number of painters took part in the painting of the temple - 96 people. Eminent artists such as Mikhail Vrubel, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov and others took part in the development and discussion of projects.

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St. Vladimir
Cathedral

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Vladimirsky Cathedral inside

St. Vladimir's Cathedral

Here are the relics of the saints: the Kyiv Metropolitan Macarius, the Great Martyr Barbara, a particle of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Great Martyr Panteleimon and Agapit of the Caves.

Voyage en Ukraine - Excursions à Kiev - Cathédrale Vladimirsky à l'intérieur

St. Vladimir's Cathedral

Here are the relics of the saints: the Kyiv Metropolitan Macarius, the Great Martyr Barbara, a particle of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Great Martyr Panteleimon and Agapit of the Caves.

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Church of St. Nicholas

Church of the Holy
Nicholas the Wonderworker

In Soviet times, antennas were installed on the roof of the church, jamming Western Radio Liberty and the Air Force. The construction of the church lasted exactly 10 years (1899-1909).

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Church of the Holy
Nicholas the Wonderworker

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Excursions in Ukraine in Kiev - Cyril Church

St. Cyril's Church

Six-pillared, cross-domed temple in Kyiv, one of the oldest surviving on the territory of Kievan Rus. In 1194, Kyiv prince Svyatoslav, the hero of the ancient poem from Rus «The Tale of Igor's Campaign», was buried here.

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St. Cyril's Church

Six-pillared, cross-domed temple in Kyiv, one of the oldest surviving on the territory of Kievan Rus. In 1194, Kyiv prince Svyatoslav, the hero of the ancient poem from Rus «The Tale of Igor's Campaign», was buried here.

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Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Vydubitsky monastery

Vydubitsky Monastery

Viajar a Ucrania - Excursiones en Kiev - Monasterio Vydubitsky

Vydubitsky Monastery

Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Sofia Kievskaya
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - St 1. Sophia Cathedral inside
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Monument to Prince Vladimir
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - St. Michael's Cathedral
Excursions in Ukraine in Kiev - Vladimirsky Cathedral
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Vladimirsky Cathedral inside
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Church of St. Nicholas
Excursions in Ukraine in Kiev - Cyril Church
Travel to Ukraine - Excursions in Kiev - Vydubitsky monastery

Sacred Kyiv - cathedrals and churches of Kievan Rus

Audio guide / Virtual tour
cost $ 30.33 $ 15.16
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Sacred Kyiv. Visit the most notable churches and sacred places of ancient Kyiv.

Discover the sanctities of the Ukrainian capital; admire the magnificence and splendor of millennial churches and cathedrals. After all, they are not just shrines for prayer; they guard the secrets of ancient times.

Medieval frescoes and graffiti, masterpieces by famous artists and churches having risen from the ashes, will guide you through Kyivs spiritual history. Experience Orthodox and Catholic churches and cathedrals; come in contact with the relic of world-famous saints like St. Barbara. Admire the brilliant frescoes painted on cathedral walls by Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

The highlight of the tour is Kyivs oldest surviving church from the 11th century, St. Sophias Cathedral. This is a true sanctity in the city and the country. Original mosaics and frescoes have been preserved on its walls, paintings that would be difficult to replicate even in our time. Inside the dome, the Virgin Orans extends her arms in prayer. It is believed that as long as the Queen of Heaven stands, Kyiv will stand.

Find out about the great princes Volodymyr the Fair Sun and Yaroslav the Wise. We will tell you about the great Prince Vladimir the Red Sun and Yaroslav the Wise, and why behind every successful prince you need to look for a woman. Uncover the secrets of the official chroniclers of the most famous Pope of all.

All this and more awaits you on this tour at the heart of sacral Kyiv. Come along for the Sacral Kyiv tour if you want to find out how Kyiv has come to be both a city of churches and witches, and who the heavenly protector of Ukraines capital is, if you want to take a stroll through the picturesque grounds of an ancient monastery on the hills of the Dnieper.

The tour includes 8 cathedrals: St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery; Andrew's Church; Saint Sophie Cathedral; St. Vladimir's Cathedral; Alexander Church; Church of St. Nicholas; Vydubitsky Monastery; Cyril's Church.

Audio guide / Virtual tour
cost $ 30.33 $ 15.16
  • English
    • Ukrainian
    • Russian
    • English
    • English US
    • German
    • Polish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Dutch
    • Turkish
    • Chinese
    • Arabic
You will be able to listen to the tour within 9 hours after payment if you have Internet access.
I understand and agree to the web service terms of use and copyright policy