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.
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St. Volodymyr's Cathedral Reviews
As we were staying in a hotel near Tarasa Shevchenko Boulevard we walked down this long street everyday on our eight days trip to Kiev and passed this church and what an amazing piece of architecture.... more »
I love the interior of this church, even though it usually feels quite dark due to a shortage of interior lighting. The painting and other decorations are beautiful, as is the atmosphere and... more »
very peaceful inside, thought lots of tourists. Great experience.. In Kiev you can find a lot of those monasteries that look like you're in Russia, so you can see the influence of course. Nice experience
It’s right next to the Red University such a magnificent church. You are allowed to take pictures just be considerate & donate to the church.
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