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St. Cyril's Church

Kyiv, Ukraine
4.7 / 15
St. Cyril's Church is an incredible place filled with art and a gorgeous atmosphere. It's a must-see for anyone visiting Kyiv, especially for those interested in Ukrainian history, culture, or Christian religion. The church boasts preserved original fresco paintings from the 12th century, which are absolutely breathtaking. Additionally, it houses original paintings by Vrubel from the 19th century. Many visitors recommend taking a tour with a guide to fully appreciate the church's beauty. The second floor of the church is also worth a visit, as it offers a closer look at the Transfiguration painting on the ceiling. Despite its beauty and historical significance, St. Cyril's Church is often overlooked by tourists, making it a peaceful and calm place to visit. However, it is important to note that the church is located a little outside of the city center and requires a metro and trolleybus ride. Nevertheless, the journey is well worth it, as you will be greeted with a monastery and church that dates back to the Kievan Rus' period. The Ukrainian Baroque facade from the 18th century adds to the architectural beauty of the church. The staff and clerics at St. Cyril's Church have unfortunately received negative feedback for being rude and physically harassing parishioners. Finally, it is interesting to note that this unique church is situated in the middle of a mental clinic, adding to its unusual and intriguing nature.
Address:вулиця Олени Теліги, 12, Kyiv
Phone:+380 44 468 1126



Incredible place, fulfilled with art and gorgious atmosphere. Good to visit and spend anothe calm and peacefull half an hour.
Besides being a great place, the staff and clerics are rude and harass parish physically.
This church is very unique in many ways. It has preserved original fresco paintings from XII and they are absolutely gorgeous! I think I spent almost an hour slowly walking between those murals looking at ancient wall paintings. The church also has V.. Read more »
A must-see for anyone interested in Ukrainian history, culture or Christian religion. 12th century paintings and Vrubel’s works are breathtaking.
Great experience, unique frescos, make sure to visit second floor
Wonderful Church with Pictures painted from VRubel! Make The Tour with Guide!
Amazing, calm and spiritual place to make a stop and hear your inner voice and think about the life
This absolutely must see in Kyiv. The second most important historic and art sightseeing after St. Sophya cathederal.
If you want to browse one of Kiev’s exquisite churches without being jostled by tourists, this beautiful monument needs to be on your list. St Cyril’s is a little way from the centre of the city and requires a metro and trolleybus ride. .. Read more »
One of the most unusual churches in Kiev, situated in the middle of a mental clinic
Calm and quiet place in the beautiful park zone.
Mural artwork on walls in church ranges from exceptionally old to the 17/1800s... I believe. The older art is fragile or even only partially remaining in some cases as it might no longer exist due to decay, is in a state of rehab, or has been painte.. Read more »
Very underrated church, for tourists and residents alike. For a tiny fee you can see great architecture, and lovely art. Plus, the surrounding gardens are full of friendly cats...
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.. Read more »
Amazing atmosphere - more than 800 square meters of Vrubel paintings. This place is usually skipped by tourists because of not central location, but it is totally worth visiting! Go to Dorogozhychi metro (green line), then walk half an hour through B.. Read more »