St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

The golden-domed monastery of St. Michael is the cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Built in 1108-1113, the building was rebuilt in a Baroque style in the 18th century. Demolished by the soviets, the church did not reopen before 1999.

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St Andrew's Church

According to the legend, the foundation stone of St. Andrew's Church was laid by the apostle Andrew (1st century). In 1112, Prince Mstislav I had the wooden church of the Exaltation of the Cross built here, which stood until 1560. After that, the site remained empty and served as a rampart for the nearby fortress. Empress Elisabeth of Russia (1741-1762), during her visit to Kyiv in 1744, ordered the construction of a court church on the site of the cross in honour of the Apostle Andrew, who was also the patron saint of the Tsarist Empire. After its consecration in 1767, the church was renovated several times, but no significant changes were made. Because of its lightness and plasticity, the church is called a "flying church". Its artistic expression and originality make St Andrew's Church one of the masterpieces of Ukrainian architecture of the 18th century.

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Cathedral Church of St. Alexander

St. Alexander's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church built on a cruciform plan with a dome at the intersection of the naves in the classical style. It was built between 1817 and 1842, under the direction of Vincenzo Beretti, to celebrate the victory of Tsar Alexander I over Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1937 the church was closed by the Soviet authorities and between 1952 and 1990 it was used as a planetarium and historical library, for which the altars were removed. In 1990 it was returned to the Roman Catholic community, restored until 1994 and rededicated on 7 October 1995.

New Synagogue

The New Synagogue in Khust was built in the mid-19th century with a simple rural Baroque facade. It was built with a twin synagogue beside it, but the twin was destroyed under Soviet rule. The interior is notable for the impressive ceiling painting and it is an example of a nine-bay synagogue built around a four-pillar central Bimah.