St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev

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#1 of 381 in Museums in Ukraine
Although Soviet authorities demolished the medieval-era original before World War II, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery stands today reflecting much of its former glory. Deemed historically worthless by the Communist government and obliterated in 1936, the church was reconstructed by 2000 as a post-independence project of the Ukrainian government. Walk the cathedral grounds and marvel at the structure's array of golden domes and sky-blue paint. Admire the many depictions of its patron saint, the Archangel Michael, including the golden statue that sits high above the entrance. Be sure to visit the museum to see exhibitions displaying religious artifacts related to the cathedral and documenting its journey through history. To plan Kiev vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • I could not stop looking at this day and night it outstanding. Inside it blue and gold makes you feel your in a fairytail world. The place has a magic feel to it. Every wall is covered in pictures eve...  more »
  • I love this Cathedral a short walk from the main square, with bright colors that stand out at the crease.
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  • Beautiful, the colours of this monastery are breathtaking. You can go to the bell tower for less than a euro and take an amazing picture of the temple from the top. Really colorful and barroque inside. Orthodox women cover their hair when entering the monastery, but this is not mandatory for other women.
  • Really lovely place to visit. It is free to walk around, however if you want a guided tour or to find out more info there are additional charges to pay for these things. There are plenty of spaces and benches to sit and relax and reflect in these beautiful surroundings. There is a note that states no photography, however everyone there were taking pictures and nobody was approached to stop.
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