Cathedral of St Dmitry
The grand building between the Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of St Dmitry is known as the Palaty and contains a children’s...
Construction of this white-stone version of Kyiv’s brick Byzantine churches began in 1158 – its simple but majestic form was adorned...
Across the small street from the Palaty, this museum displays many remains and reproductions of the ornamentation from Vladimir’s two...
Here is a friendly, cheapish and blissfully unauthentic pseudo-Irish pub, its walls adorned with insignia of obscure teams from obscure...
One of two side-by-side establishments on the main drag. Choose from the cosy bar, the elegant dining room or, if the weather is fine,...
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Cathedral of St Dmitry information
A quick stroll to the east of the Assumption Cathedral is the smaller Cathedral of St Dmitry, built between 1193 and 1197, where the art of Vladimir-Suzdal stone carving reached its pinnacle.
The attraction here is the cathedral’s exterior walls, covered in an amazing profusion of images. The top centre of the north, south and west walls all show King David bewitching the birds and beasts with music. The Kyivan prince Vsevolod III, who had this church built as part of his palace, appears at the top left of the north wall, with a baby son on his knee and other sons kneeling on each side. Above the right-hand window of the south wall, Alexander the Great ascends into heaven, a symbol of princely might; on the west wall appear the labours of Hercules.