Vydubychi Monastery

Vydubychi Monastery

Vydubychi Monastery is an historic monastery in the Ukrainian capital Kiev During the Soviet period ot housed the NANU Institute of Archaeology.

The monastery was established between 1070 and 1077 by Vsevolod, son of Yaroslav the Wise. It was a family cloister of Vsevolod’s son Vladimir Monomakh and his descendants.

The monastery was continuously protected by Ukraine’s hetmans and aristocratic families. Hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1695 forbade the Vydubytskyi Monastery’s neighbors to “do injustice to the monastery” and placed it under the guard of Starodub Regiment Col. Mykhailo Myklashevskyi, who established the Baroque-style Church of St. George and new Transfiguration Refectory. Hetman Danylo Apostol subsidised construction of the monastery’s bell tower. In the 18th century the help of Hetman Kyrylo Rozumovsky‘s ensured the new properties for the Vydubychi



Vydubycka 40,Kiev


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