Botanical Gardens, St. Michael's, and St. Sophia

Visited the botanical gardens, St Micheal's, and St Sophia. The botanical gardens are very nice and large. St. Michael’s Cathedral is located opposite St. Sophia’s Cathedral. The original, built by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108, was destroyed by the Soviet regime in the 1930s for having “no historical value.” The reconstructed cathedral was completed in May 2000. Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus'. The cathedral is one of the city's best known landmarks.
One of the bigger botanical gardens in Kiev is the Grishko Botanical Garden of the Ukrainian Academy of Science, also known as the Central Botanical Garden. It…
The Central Botanical Garden was established in the year 1936 and over the years it has grown to include a spectacular range of approximately 13,000 species…
This is the central alley of the gardens. The building in the photo is used to host events at the gardens.
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens. The vegetation was incredible.
In the center of the photo you can see the greenhouse of the gardens.
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens. This photo is of the central alley looking towards the entrace of the gardens.
Botanical Gardens
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens. It was so peaceful to just walk around and take your time without any worries.
Botanical Gardens
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens.
Botanical Gardens
Holy Trinity Monastery Ioninsky.
Botanical Gardens
Holy Trinity Monastery Ioninsky. Side view.
Botanical Gardens
Bells of the Holy Trinity Monastery Ioninsky.
Botanical Gardens
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens.
Botanical Gardens
Grishko Central Botanical Gardens.
St Michael's
St Michael's
St Michael's
Looking at the Bell Tower of St Sophia's Cathedral from the entrance to St Michaels Cathedral.
St Michael's
St Michael's
St Michael's
St Michael's