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St Andrew Church, Ukraine

From series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
Year: 1754. Height: 46 m.

St. Andrew Church in Kiev was built in honour of St. Andrew the First Called. It has been built for 5 years and was finished in 1754. Notwithstanding that the cathedral high is 46 meters, it looks very graceful. The building is decorated with a number of unusual Baroque style elements. There have saved grand windows and doors with a neat ornament, wonderful columns and pilasters.

St Andrew Church, Ukraine The main decoration of the cathedral is the iconostasis in the Baroque style. It was made by the best masters from Saint-Petersburg. The iconostasis is made from lime. There was used gold leaf technique that made the iconostasis red that is not usual for church decoration. St. Andrew Church resembles a luxurious palace. Its halls are decorated with paintings, the walls have a lot of fretworks, also saved hundreds of years old carving.

The cathedral has placed in a quite complex geological area. Because of that there were made a lot of rebuilding works. Movement of ground waters is the reason of splits in walls. Landslides can also make a number of damages for the church. The cathedral was a victim of thunderbolts, cupolas were partly destroyed by it. The last large renewal was in 1978-1979. Several years ago, the religious monument was closed for renovation. Next - St Basil Cathedral


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Nearest airports:
 »  Zhuliany Airport IEV - in 7 km
 »  Boryspil Airport KBP - in 29 km
 »  Krivoy Rog Airport KWG - in 331 km
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UKR Apartments on Independence Square

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Decorated in classic style, rooms at UKR Apartments on Independence Square are air-conditioned. They feature a fully equipped kitchen, washing … More: photo, rates and booking
Home Hotel Apartments on Zoloti Vorota

Located in 1 km from St Andrew Church
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Featuring classic-style interiors, the apartments come with a TV, wardrobe and sofa. Guests can cook their meals in the kitchen, and various cafes … More: photo, rates and booking
V&V Apartments

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The air-conditioned apartments offer a balcony and fully equipped kitchenette. The bathroom comes with a bath, slippers and free toiletries. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Zatyshok

Located in 3 km from St Andrew Church
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All rooms are simply decorated and come with a TV, kettle and fridge. Some rooms are equipped with private bathrooms. Guests are welcome to visit the … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around St Andrew Church - Kiev

On this day, people avoid doing hard physical work and lay the table to spend the day with loved ones. On this holiday, it is also customary to please the “Dvorovoi”, a spirit who is responsible for the courtyard and domestic order. To do this, one needs to leave it a glass of milk and a treat. Many of those who observe this ritual today note that by the morning the amount of milk in the glass is significantly reduced, which is a good sign.
Some of the most splendid celebrations and interesting entertainment are traditionally held in Kyiv on the days of Maslenitsa (Butter Week). The main symbol of this holiday is pancakes, which embody the sun and the long-awaited advent of spring. A large part of Maslenitsa's entertainment programs takes place in the open air.

Gastronomic festivals are organized on the squares, artists and musicians wearing beautiful national costumes perform on the streets, and the main final stage is the burning of Lady Maslenitsa. Besides public festivities, it is customary to observe some spiritual traditions on this day. On a holiday, people ask for forgiveness from loved ones, as well as clean away all bad thoughts.
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