Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk
Constructed in the 16th century, the striking Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk is located in the historical old town of Podil. The church is one of a number of temples built in honour of St. Nicholas, known in Ukrainian legend as a saviour of the needy and poor. Resultantly, St. Nicholas is now one of the most respected and celebrated Orthodox saints in the country.
Located just metres from the Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk, the central Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil is within easy walking distance of numerous city attractions, including St. Andrew's Church Kiev and the Andriyivskyy Descent.
Explore the Church of St. Nicholas, Kiev
Although the exact date of construction is uncertain, the beginnings of the Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk can be attributed to a Kiev merchant known as Zaliznyi Grish - or the "Iron Grosh". Built in replacement of an old wooden church that inhabited the site, the merchant funded the building of the brick temple in honour of St. Nicholas.
With a long and eventful history, the Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk has been renovated several times throughout its life, with the last extensive restoration taking place in the 1990s. The green domed roof of the church stands out in Podil's Maidanchyk square, making it a favourite architectural sight for visitors to Kiev.
Stay in the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil when visiting Kiev
Located just a stone's throw from many of Ukraine's most famous sights, this upscale Kyiv city hotel is the perfect base for those wishing to visit the capital's cultural gems, such as the Church of St. Nicholas Prytysk. With 164 upscale guest rooms and suites and a number of premiere amenities, the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil is ideal for business and leisure guests alike.