Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kiev, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988. The spiritual and intellectual influence of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra contributed to the spread of Orthodox thought and the Orthodox faith in the Russian world from the 17th to the 19th century.

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3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Saint-Sophia Cathedral
  • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  • Church of the Saviour at Berestovo

Saint-Sophia Cathedral

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Church of the Saviour at Berestovo

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Ukraine 
Category
Cultural
Name
Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1990
Keyword
Cathedral, Monastery, Registered in 1990