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St. Cyril's Monastery
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

The location of this church is far from the city center, but it is not complicated to get if know how. It is one of the oldest church in Kiev and famous for Wrubel paintings. It is small but worth to visit. We spent nearly two hours there. We took excursion only for 60 Uah for all group. Unfortunately it is only in Ukrainian. Entrance fee without excursion is 10 Uah.

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Reviewed 13 January 2015

This church is one of three building, remained from time before Tatar-Mongol conquest. Although a lot changes were conducted through the centuries it's not only one of the finest churches in Kiew, but it gives overview of 900 years of art. You can see here examples of XI cen. frescoes, XVII cent. tempera paintings and, mostly represented, oil paintings of the end of XIX cent, some of them made by Wrubel. This symbiosis is really breathtaking and worth visiting! And they have great excursions for those speaking Russian/Ukrainian.

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Reviewed 26 December 2014

Aside from the beautiful buildings, explore the caves where monks have been sealed in their burial chambers. Very historic!

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is a bit away from the main tourist drag, but don't fret, I just took subway to the "Petrovka" stop. Outside there is a bit of a chaos of small buses and street vendors, but look for one that goes down the "Oleny Telihi street". Look carefully - when you see church domes - you are there! May be, like 6-9 minutes drive, subway + bus, like 6 hryvna.

Don't skip it, it is truly ancient and well kept. No, no loonies walking around.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This church was built about 900 years ago and painted by Vrubel' about 200 years ago. It's one of the few buildings that survived during the Tatar-Mongol invading 800 years ago.

The only thing to watch - this place is located just near the psychiatric clinic so some visitors could seems to be a little bit strange. Just do not mind on them and try to get the excursion - very many new things to know.

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