St. Michael Cathedral of Golden Domes
From its foundation till the years of 30 of XX century, the holy relics of Saint Barbara - an early Christian saint and martyr - were kept in the Cathedral.
In XIX century, St. Michael monastery was the second most important in Kiev, after Pechersk Lavra. There were: lodging for travelers, library, church school, sacristy etc. Thousands of pilgrims came to the monastery every year.
In 1936, due to a construction of administrative area for Soviet leaders, at the order of communist power, St. Michael Cathedral was blown up.
At the turn of the centuryXX-XXI, Kiev city got its new-born Saint Michael Golden Domed Cathedral, which is an important religious center of today.
During Euromaidan events, the Cathedral gave support and housing for peaceful demonstrators violently dispersed by Yanukovich order. It was temporary transformed into a hospital, reporting unit, issuing point of products, warm clothes and medicaments.
At the time of general sightseeing tour or walking tour in Kiev, you are welcome to see the beauty of St. Michael Cathedral.