St Andrews Church
SAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH KYIV
One of the most beautiful churches in Kyiv
Part of the experience of visiting this church is walking up the old and historic Andriyivs'kyi Uzviz, Kyiv's answer to "Monmartre" in Paris. It is an integral part of the old Kyiv, and one of the oldest streets in Eastern Europe. At the top of the street you will find the beautifully majestic St. Andrews Church. The architecture is breath-taking and inside seems a lot bigger than outside.
It was built by Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli between 1747 - 1754 and is arguably the best example of a baroque church in Ukraine. Saint Andrew's Church overlooks the historic region of Podil, the historic old town of Kyiv.
Saint Andrew's Church was built in honour of Saint Andrew who is widely recognized as the first Apostle Andrew. Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Ukraine, Scotland, Russia and Greece. The Council of Kyiv (Kiev) proclaimed him Apostle of Ukraine in 1629. In memory of St. Andrew’s prophecy, the citizens of Kyiv built permanent churches on the legendary site, the hills at the Dnipro River. Give yourself a whole morning or afternoon to visit so you can take in all the other sites in the street. Lots of cafe's, art galleries and museums to discover and the crowning glory will be a visit to the hugely impressive St. Andrews Church.