Saint Sophia Cathedral

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, Ukraine
  • Meeting Point:
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours
  • Availability:
  • daily except Thursday at upon request
  • Product Code:
  • 4622

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.
- Rates for groups of 10 passengers and above are available. Please inquire.

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