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St. Nicolas Cathedral, Kiev

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The St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral (Костел Св. Миколая; translit.: Kostel Sviatoho Mykolaia) is the second Roman Catholic cathedral built in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Today the building is no longer a cathedral and is shared between the Roman Catholic Church of Ukraine and the National House of Organ and Chamber Music. Another Catholic church, the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Cathedral, is the oldest Catholic church in the city and is located near the European Square behind the Ukrainian House in Kiev.It was constructed from 1899–1909 and was built in a Gothic type construction, by Kiev architects V. Gorodetsky and E. Sala. Historically, it belonged to the Latin Rite Catholic community. It stands at vulytsia Velyka Vasylkivska (Greater Vasylkiv street) in Pechersk Raion next to the National Linguistic University of Kyiv between the National Sports Complex Olimpiysky and the Railroad station Kyiv-Tovarny.HistoryA competition was held in 1898 for the designs for a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Kiev, which was won by architect S. Volovskiy. His entry into the competition included a Gothic type construction with two 60m towers. The final revision and management of the project was assigned to the Kievan architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, and Emilio Sala added sculptural decoration in artificial stone to the construction. To increase the stability of the construction on the uneven Kiev ground, it was ensured by bore-and-stuffed piles, a newly introduced invention of Anton Strauss. The construction work was carried out by exclusively from voluntary donations, and lasted for ten years (1899–1909).
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  • As they have turned it into a concert hall, you can't visit inside. You can only contemplate its façade, in neo-Gothic style. It catches quite far from the center so it's not worth moving up there
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  • The church is built in Gothic forms with high towers now this functioning church and here regularly pass services, as well as various concerts. Definitely recommend for visiting
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  • Very beautiful building. Majestic architecture. Very impressive. Causes respect to the masters and engineers who built this temple. Inside is very spacious. This place will appeal to representatives of all religions and atheists. Here you can make beautiful photos if you cross the street to the Holliday Inn hotel!
  • Very beautiful old cathedral with magical sound of organ music. Definitely worth to visit, especially at the concert time
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