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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.

Date of experience: January 2015
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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!

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank UkieDad
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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.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank NinaB60763
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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.

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We went by taxi, and had it wait for us. The price was not unreasonable. The church is 12th century with traces of beautiful frescoes and a variety of 19thc ones, too. No photography, but you can see the images on an excellent web site.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Julianna L
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