This city centre cathedral is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchate.
The design of is neo-Byzantine with seven cupolas, colourful interior, and striking yellow exterior. It was fully completed and christened in 1896.
St Volodymyr’s Cathedral is one of the best places to experience an Orthodox service. They are held daily at 8 am and 5 pm (7 am, 10 am, 5 pm on weekends).
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This isn’t the best known of the cathedrals in Kiev. Most tourists go to the Lavra, St Sophia’s or St Michael’s. Don’t miss this one though. It’s close to the centre and is well worth a visit just to see the striking interior. After visiting here you can take a walk in the botanical garden just across the road.
Wow. The color of this place is just stunning. You can’t miss it. You need to buy a photo ticket if you want to take pictures. You will get asked to buy one the minute they spot you with a camera.