St Sophia’s Cathedral – Ukraine Travel The walk between St. Sophia's Cathedral on Sofiyska Square and St. Michael's Monastery on Mykhaylivska Square is possibly the most spectacular in Kiev. Emerging from the entrance of either building you get a clear line of sight to the entrance, towers and glistening domes of the other. Stepping into the gardens of St. Sophia's Cathedral in Kiev is like diving into an ocean of calm. Under the trees in the cathedral grounds you will find several benches for quiet reflection, interrupted only by the ringing of the bells and the performances of traditional artists.