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"The Uspenskiy Cathedral" Top 5 Page for this destination Kiev Favorite Tip by OlenaKyiv

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  The Uspenskiy Cathedral
by OlenaKyiv

Favorite thing: According to legend it was built by architects from Constantinople who came to Kiev following a divine command. At first it had a single dome. Then it was rebuilt in the 18th century to seven-domed building, decorated in Ukrainian baroque style. In Soviet times museum was turned into museum. On November 3, 1941 the Cathedral was blown up. It was rebuilt in its original form in 1998-2000. Now the Cathedral has really amazing view with wonderful paintings.
In front of Cathedral you can see the stone, the part of ancient Cathedral which were taken from its foundation.

Fondest memory: I watched rebuilding from Great Bell Tower and it was done very fast.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 21, 2003
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