ST. MICHAEL’S GOLDEN-DOMED MONASTERY
St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery - built in 1108-1113 years by Prince Sviatopolk Iziaslavich based on St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral. It is cross-dome six-storied monastery with three nephes and one gilded dome. The walls of the cathedral were decorated with mosaics and frescoes. It was one of the largest monasteries of Ancient Kyiv.
St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery was completed in 1113. It is the first monastery in Kievan Rus with gilded domes.
In 1934-36 the buildings were destroyed because of the construction of government quarter. Before the dismantling, almost all frescoes and mosaics were dismantled and taken to Russian museums.
After the restoration in 1998, there is a functioning church and monastery museum with unique exhibits.
During the Revolution of Dignity on 11 December 2013, its bells rang in alarm for the first time since the Mongol invasion in 1240.
- There are days when you can ring the bells of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery. It is a unique opportunity!