St. Sophia Cathedral
St. Sophia Cathedral, Holy Wisdom of God Cathedral, St. Sophia in Kyiv is a Christian cathedral in the center of Kyiv. It is a monument of Ukrainian architecture and monumental painting of the second decade of the 11th (1011–1018). This is one of the few surviving buildings of the Kyivan Rus’ time. This is one of the most important Christian shrines in Western Europe, the historical center of Kyiv Metropolis.
About the Conservation Area
The background of the Conservation Area was even in 1919, when the nationalized buildings of the former Sophia monastery were partially transferred to Ukrainian national historical museum of religious worship. Also a variety of institutions, including Sophia commission of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, housed in these buildings. In 1929 the famous Ukrainian scholar and monument protector F. Ernst first suggested the idea to declare the homestead of St. Sophia Cathedral a Conservation Area.