St. Sophia Cathedral
Highlights / General details
St. Sophia's Cathedral (1037) is the most vivid example of the Old Rus architecture and monumental art for this place, was built and decorated when the state of Kyiv Rus was living through the peak of its prosperity. Here grand princes were crowned and buried, formal ceremonies and receptions of envoys were help, the first known library in ancient Rus and the first school for boys and girls were founded by Yaroslav the Wise. The Cathedral was known as a seat of Kiev Metropolitan. The interior has survived from the 11th century and there have been practically no alterations. Mosaics and frescos of the 11th century, executed with a unique technology, which depict Scriptural scenes, individual figures of Church Fathers, Apostles, warriors and maidens, are of a great value.
Hotel pick up and drop off; Guided Tour, Available in English and Russian (German, French and Spanish request only).
Museum entrance fee; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, except Thursday. Pick up time will be arranged during reservation and is according to your needs.
Approximately 2 hours.
There is an entrance fee per person to enter the museum ($4$ per person, subject to change).
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**