Sofievsky Cathedral [Izomaterial] = Cathédrale de S-te Sophie: species photography. - Kiiv, [the beginning. XX century.]. - Phototype; 28x19.5; 19.5 13.13. - (Views of Kiev). - From the photograph of Gudshaon and Gubchev. - The image is vertical. - View of the architectural complex, including the St. Sophia Cathedral (in the background on the right), the bell tower (in the center) and the southern entrance tower of the XVIII century. (in the background on the left) from the side of Sofia Square
1. St. Sophia Cathedral (Kiev, city, Ukraine) - Photographs. 2. Territory of Russia (collection). 3. Architectural photographs.
1. Cathedral. 2. city. 3. Phototype. 4. The bell tower
St. Sophia Cathedral is a world-famous monument of history, architecture and monumental painting of the first half of the 11th century. It was built during the heyday of Kievan Rus during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise in honor of the victory over the Pechenegs in 1036. It was built as the main metropolitan temple of Rus. For a long time it remained a public and cultural and political center of Kievan Rus, but for a long history has undergone many destruction and rebuilding. At the end of the ХVІІ - the beginning of the ХVІІІ century. the cathedral acquired the features of Ukrainian baroque, the territory was fenced with a stone wall, a bell tower was erected. Now all these monuments are part of the National Historical and Cultural Reserve "Sophia of Kiev."
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