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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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What To Expect

Visit St. Sophia's Cathedral, one of Kiev's most famous sites and the first Ukranian patrimony that was named a World Heritage Site.

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Kiev
Departs From:
Kiev
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
daily except Thursday at upon request
Product Code:
4622
Voucher info:
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Description

Saint Sophia's Cathedral (1037) is the most vivid example of the Old Rus architecture. It was built and decorated in monumental art when the state of Kyiv Rus was living through the peak of its prosperity. It was here that grand prices were crowned and buried and formal ceremonies and receptions of envoys were held.

The first known library in ancient Rus and the first school for boys and girls was also founded here by Yaroslav the Wise. The Cathedral was known as the seat of the Kiev Metropolitan. The interior has survived from the 11th century and there have been practically no alterations.

On the walls there are mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century, depicting scriptural scenes, various figures of the Church's history, the apostles, and warriors and maidens. These paintings were done using a unique method and are considered very valuable.

Includes

  • Services of a guide-interpreter

  • Transportation

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Entrance fee

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Other languages are available upon request. Please inquire.

  • The museum fee is to be paid on site.

  • Rates for groups of 16 passengers and above are available. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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