Fodor's Expert Review St. Sophia's Cathedral

Kiev Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Among Kiev's most easily recognized sights, St. Sophia's is a stunning amalgamation of Byzantine and Ukrainian baroque architecture. The foundations date back to the 11th century, and though much of it was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries, some of the original frescoes have been preserved. The interiors of this UNESCO World Heritage building are filled with intricate iconographic mosaics and paintings depicting numerous saints—including, of course, Sophia herself—along with images of the family of Yaroslav the wise, the cathedral's founder, whose tomb sits within the complex.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Volodymyrska St. 24
Kiev, Kyiv City  Ukraine

044-278–6262

sophia.sophiakievska.org

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