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St. Andrew's Church, Kiev

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The Saint Andrew's Church is a major Baroque church located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The church was constructed in 1747–1754, to a design by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a cathedral. The church is part of the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kiev" as a landmark of cultural heritage.The Saint Andrew's Church overlooks the historic Podil neighborhood, situated on a steep hill to which the church gave its current name—Andriyivska Hill. It is currently one of four architectural landmarks of Ukraine, which were put down on the List of Mankind Treasures of Five Continents by the world society.As the church sits atop a hill, foundation problems have been one of the main concerns of preservationists. More recently, the foundation below the church has started to shift, causing some concerns that the church's foundation might collapse. Cracks have already appeared in the foundation, and some of the church's falling decor has been found in neighboring areas.LocationSaint Andrew's Church was built in honor of Saint Andrew who is recognized as the "Apostle of Rus". According to the chronicle The Tale of Bygone Years, Saint Andrew came to the Dnieper (Dnipro) river's slopes in the 1st century AD and erected a cross on the current location of the church. He prophesied that the sparsely inhabited area would become a great city. As he predicted, the site arose to become the city of Kiev, a center of the Eastern Orthodox faith.
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  • The church is currently closed, but for 20 UAH you can climb the stairs to the area around the Orthodox churches. There is a view of Kiev. I recommend it really worth seeing it.
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  • There are so many great and varied churches to see in Kiev, but they are all worth a look. This is a baroque example.  more »
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  • This church is one if the most picturesque and well known buildings in Kiev. The famous Andrew's decent starts here. One can see or even buy the artistic painting or souvenirs here.
  • Definitely worth to pass bay if you plan a walk it this area. Church located in nice old street. Tip : plan your route to approach it from South, so you will go downhill and not up))
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