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Museum ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
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Plan of museum
ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
Narthex
Architecture and murals
- Plan, Ground floor
- Mosaics
- Frescos
- Graffiti
- other details
Sarcophagus of Yaroslav the Wise
North cloister
Towers
Lofts
- Plan, First floor
ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS OF THE 18TH CENTURY
Bell Tower
Seminary
Cells of the Cathedral Elders
Metropolitan's Residence
Refectory
Consistory
South Entrance Tower
Zaborovsky Gate
First Rus library
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First Rus library

Before the main entrance into the St. Sophia cathedral (is on the west) stands a memorial stone in honour of the St. Sophia library founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century. Designed by I. Kavaleridze, sculptor, the memorial was put up in 1969. The frontal surface of the stone bears a portrait of Yaroslav the Wise and a citation from the chronicle A Tale of Bygone Years: "The year 6545 (from the creation of the world - Tr.). The said Yaroslav, son of Vladimir, filled the hearts of the faithful flock with words from books. Man derives great benefit from reading books."

Memorial stone in honour of the first Rus library:

St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev





  •  Mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral IN KIEV




    Virtual tour around the museums grounds of Saint Sophia Cathedral

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    National Historical Reserve "St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev"
    Address: Vladimirskaya Str. 24, Kiev Ukraine
    Underground station "Golden Gate".
    Hours: 10:00 - 17.30
    Closed: Thursday