WHAT TO EXPECT
A thousand times on the road near this temple the autumn leaves were falling down, dutifully allowing itself to be covered with the first snow, a thousand winters, a thousand springs, a thousand years.
Over its long history, Sophia of Kyiv survived the invasion of enemies, robberies, partial destruction, repairs and rebuilding. The appearance of the cathedral has changed significantly, but its interior has remained almost unchanged.
We invite you to a 2-hour walk in this unique historical reserve.
WE WILL VISIT
We will climb the Mazepa bell tower, admire the Ancient Cathedral, the ensemble of monastery buildings and majestic Kiev;
Stroll through the territory of the reserve under the fascinating stories of the guide about monastery life;
Visit the pearl of Kiev - the Cathedral
Visit the house of Metropolite and refectorium
Having crossed the threshold of Sofia, you will immediately find yourself in the grip of its grandeur and magnificence.
You will see:
⭐ The miracle of Byzantine and Old Russian art - mosaics. On the walls of the temple, 260 sq.m. The figure of the Queen of Heaven - Oranta stands out among the frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral with special grandeur and richness of colors;
⭐ Scenes of Byzantine court life, competitions at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, musicians, hunting - completely non-traditional plots in ancient frescoes;
⭐ Holy Gate’s - an openwork lattice with the image of saints. They were made in 1750 by Kyiv artists. It took 104 kg of silver and 120 gold pieces for gilding to create them!
⭐ Ancient graffiti - these are records on the walls of the Sofia church about events that still amaze us!
⭐The sarcophagus of Yaroslav the Wise is one of the most significant and revered relics of Kievan Rus. In the XI century, the great Kyiv prince Yaroslav Vladimirovich and his wife, the Swedish princess Ingigerda (baptized Irina), were buried in this tomb
DETAILS & COST
for a group of 1-3 people - it is
for a group of 4-10 people - it is
The cost of the excursion for the whole group (NOT for one person)
Entrance tickets are paid additionally (8 $ per person)
Duration of all excursions - from 2 to 3 hours
Each next hour with a guide is paid additionally.
You can pay for services in any currency convenient for you (hryvnia, dollars, euros), at the rate of purchase, that is valid on the day of payment.