St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Church


St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv – a monument of history, architecture, painting of the 18th century of world importance.

It was built in 1747-1762 in the Baroque style by the famous architect F.-B. Rastrelli. The perfection of the lines, clear proportions, amazing harmony of forms and the surrounding landscape have earned its general recognition and fame. St. Andrew’s Church is one of the four monuments of Ukraine, included in the catalog “100 Wonders of the World”, published in Germany in 2002. It has long been a hallmark of the city and a role model in the construction of religious buildings.

Among the sacred monuments, designed by architect F.-B. Rastrelli, where the interiors have been partially preserved, and their original decoration has not been preserved at all, or came in small fragments, St. Andrew’s Church has preserved not only authentic architectural forms, the largest percentage of exterior decoration, but also fully conveyed its interior decoration, which is an unsurpassed example of the Orthodox church interior of the Baroque style.

Given the extraordinary value of the monument, our state has made proposals to include St. Andrew’s Church in the UNESCO World Heritage List.