Address

12 OlenyTeligy, Kyiv

Working hours

Closed Working hours

About the place

St. Cyril's Church is a unique monument of the sacral and fortification architecture of the 12th century.

The church was built as a family burial vault by Prince Vsevolod of the Olgovich dynasty. Buried at the church in 1194 was Sviatoslav, grand prince of Kyiv, one of the characters of the Old Russian poem The Song of Igor's Campaign.
Preserved at the church's interior is the largest in the world collection of frescoes of the 12th century (800 square metres). Some fresco compositions have no analogues among the sacral monuments of the entire Byzantine and Balkan circle; they belong to the best efforts of the world art.
The church is decorated with the highly artistic paintings of the 17th-18th centuries, among which are the works by outstanding Ukrainian painters I.Yizhakevich and M.Py­monenko, as well as monumental murals and icons at the marble iconostasis, painted by brilliant M.Vrubel.

Review 4

Vitalii Osadchyi

13.12.2018
This monument should be promoted as a great touristic attraction
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Andrii Prepiialo

21.11.2018
Renovated old church with unique history. Good place to start a walk through Kyrylivs'kyi Hai park.
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Max Gulya

05.11.2018
M. Vrubel. Wow. Really underrated in terms of tourists' visits. Carpe diem while you can enjoy it in silence.
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S Felicia

10.10.2018
More people should visit this church. Old and beautiful. The frescoes are amazing and well worth the tiny fee. The english speaking docent stayed late to explain a few of the murals. No photos allowed, I wish they would charge people a bit more and allow it. If you go, consider bringing a small bit of food for the cats and dogs. A few seem to make it their adopted home.
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