Gorgeous cathedral glistening in the sun, a 3 min walk from St. Sophia. If you are there can't be missed, but inside is rather forgetful
Located oposite to st sophia, you can immediately see another church just like that. But at least this time for free. From the inside it looks almostbthe same with the similar golden design. Worth checking out but sophia looks much better on my opinion.
I have a passion for churches/cathedrals all over the world and this certainly satisfied my curiosity. The lavish colours on the outside give an almost fairy-tale castle look to the building and it stands out in the city. The grounds are lovely and there is a steady stream of people in and out. The building was completely rebuilt when Ukraine... 更多
Really must see cathedrale in Kiev. Situated up from the Maidan square. Ancient sacred place, cozy atmosphere, beautiful architecture, unusual cornflower color of the main building. You can see several sightseeings at once together with the St. Michael`s Cathedrale. I would recommend rise up from Kreshchatyk street by Prorizna street to Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gates) and then turn to Sofia... 更多
there are many sites, which visits are better with local guide and this church is one of them. appears there are story behind it and also regarding buildings surrounding it. again, church has a nice interiors and to explore it, better to go in, when service is over.
To fully appreciate St. Michael's, it is worthwhile to visit the Museum located in the bell tower- you can enter through the gift shop on the left as you pass through the gate. There will you see the long and tragic history of this church, originally built in ancient Kyivan Rus times in 1108, brutally destroyed by Stalin in the... 更多
Even if you're not religious it's well worth seeing a service in this church; the music is beautiful, there is a real sense of community and warmth among the believers, and it's just a very genuine Christian Orthodox experience. Although the Church is covered in gold, it still retains a real element of humility; instead of parading a 5 tonne... 更多
I'm really surprised by the good reviews as I didn't think St. Michael's Cathedral was anything special. It certainly wasn't spectacular & is very similar to the other cathedral's in Kiev. If you really like churches & cathedrals then you might enjoy it but otherwise don't bother.