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St. Cyril's Monastery

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastry was founded in the 12th century and has a tremendous history. We had a guided tour explaining the history and orthodox meanings and it was very interesting. If you can see the lights turned on in the ceiling fresco please do it..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

I am somewhat of a history buff, so when I travel, I make sure that I visit key locations within the city I am working. This monastery has a very long storied history in Ukraine. The only way to describe it is to just visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This monastery was founded in 1140 ad. As one might expect, it has been through many transformations from that time to this. It was largely burned in the 18th century and became a museum of atheism in the Stalin time. That saved it from being...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

We visit the monastery in a rainy and dark day and the monastery itself has a dark atmosphere too. Paintings are interesting but as not being a christian and not knowing too much about christian history I did not take so much pleasure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cigdemo715
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We were amazed by how few tourists we saw in Kiev (end of June) and no exceptions here. We took an Uber to the complex then struggled to find the way in - basically follow the (mud track) path around the outside of the gate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SuzyW801
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great to combine with a visit to the Rodina Mat statue and the Ukrainian war museum. A peaceful walk through the monastery grounds followed by a visit to the church is a good way of taking a moment and seeing some religious-cultural aspects of Ukrainian...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank l0rdv
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is such a remarkable place and one that has so many interesting areas! The main alter, the ceiling and the walls were so very interesting!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Velma P
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Parts of the interior date back to the 12th century but the exterior is 18th century. Some of the impressive murals are due to Mikhail Vrubel regarded as the greatest Russian Symbolist painter (abound 1884) including paintings of 4 full length people standing. The eyes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FrankMoffatt
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It's a bit far from central Kiev, but can be reached through a walk through Babi Yar. Babi Yar is a beautiful park with a dark history. It's about a 30min walk through the park from metro to St Cyril's. Make sure you find the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank James G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Amazingly beautiful frescoes. We visited quite a few churches, monasteries and cathedrals. I myself do not tire of the immense effort invested in religious art. This one is fabulous.

Date of experience: May 2017
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