50 Amazing Churches From Around the World

St. Sophia Cathedral

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Architect: Unknown

Year Completed: 1037

St. Sophia's was built in 1037 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, who is buried on location. The building is also Kyiv's oldest standing church, constructed in the 11th century. St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the major edifices representing the culture of Eastern Christianity, and the ancient monastic foundation plays a very important role in Russian spiritual and intellectual life.

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