With its seven domes crowned by gilded crosses, the lavish silhouette of St. Volodymyr's Cathedral rises above the winding streets. Dating back to 1859, the church was built from donations from residents of the Russian Empire and the other churches, which took about 37 years to collect. The 49 m (161 ft) yellow-and-blue structure showcases a Neo-Byzantine architectural style, an outgrowth of Roman building techniques. Inside you'll see mosaic decorations produced by prominent Venetian artists. Notice frescoes of famous local painters, opulent bronze busts, and an iconostasis carved out of white marble from Tuscany. See St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and all Kiev has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kiev trip itinerary planner .
Tours to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $100
Duration: 6 hours
Small-Group Panoramic City Tour of Kiev BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 3 hours
Private 3-Hour Kiev Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 3 hours
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral Reviews
Sehr beeindruckende Kirche von Außen als auch Innen. Eher düster - orthodoxe Kirche - und von sehr vielen Gläubigen besucht. more »Very impressive church from the outside as well as inside. Rather gloomy-Orthodox Church-and attended by a great many faithful.
We were taken here by a guide, it is a beautiful church to see. The intricate paintings all around the ceiling and wall were stunning . No photos were allowed inside, more »
Saint Volodymyr's Cathedral is truly one of the most beautiful churches in the world! Although the outside of the cathedral is beautiful, the most spectacular part is the interior which has fantastic frescoes and icons. Definitely worth a visit!
A beautiful cathedral located near the university botanical gardens. Recommend going inside.
Places to stay near St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
Plan your trip to Kiev
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Hidden gems in Kiev
Parks in Kiev
Side trips from Kiev
Nearby attractions in Kiev
Plans to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral by other users
57 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Kiev BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Kiev BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Kiev BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kiev BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium