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Kiev has quite some famous cathedrals and monasteries in the city centre, visited by tourists.
Where you find the local people going to church is in the quiet peaceful monastery of the nuns (completely covered in black) of Voznesenskyi (the holy ascension Florovskiy convent). Almost...More
With several churches on its beautiful grounds, the convent is notable for its architecture, but moreso for the continuity of its existence as a place of retreat and worship. Stepping inside the main church during a service is like being transported back to the 18th...More
When you call at the gate of convent, a wall cuts off you from civilization.
There are green, but not gold domes there. There are a lot of flowers. And there is a spring of saint water.
They feed poor people there.
I was there...More
We walked to the Florivski Monastery (after a few twists and turns) from Sagaidachnogo St, but it might be better reached from Contractor's Square which is 100-200 metres away. The area outside the monastery entrance is reminiscent of a small park with people on benches;...More