Andrew the First-Called Square

Andrew the First-Called Square is located at the intersection of the Park Road, the Dnieper Descent and the Alley of the Heroes of Krut. As a nameless square, it has existed since the 2nd half of the 19th century. The current name is from 2001. In 2000, a monument to the Apostle Andrew the First-Called was erected on the square and a temple-chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called was built. Opposite the square there is Askold’s Grave Park and Church of St. Nicholas, and if you go up the alley of Heroes of Krut, you can see Monument to Leonid Bykov (military pilots). You can continue your walk in Kiev after walking a hundred meters from the monument to Bykov and being in Park of Eternal Glory, from where a beautiful view of the right-bank slopes and the left bank of Kyiv. Next to the Park of Eternal Glory is Holodomor Museum, which is adjacent to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra – as you can see, your promenade can take a whole day!

Church-chapel of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called

Built at the expense of the public fund of St. Andrew the First-Called in honor of the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Christ. The consecration of the church took place on December 13, 2000. The church was built in the Ukrainian baroque style. External icons of the church are made in the technique of ceramic painting. The Church of St. Andrew the First-Called is designed as a vertical dominant – a small church at the base of 6×6 meters rises 18 meters high.

Monument to St. Andrew the First-Called

The monument is made of a solid granite block, which was brought from the Uman quarry. The pedestal in the upper part is stylized as clouds, which emphasizes the Holiness of the apostle. The monument was built at the expense of the public fund of St. Andrew the First-Called. The opening took place on December 13, 2000.
The full-length figure of the Apostle Andrew, carved from light gray granite, is mounted on a high dark gray granite pedestal. The saint is depicted with his right hand raised for blessing. The left, pressed to the body, rests on a long stick. The apostle is wearing a long tunic and a cloak falling in heavy folds that diversify the silhouette and give it dynamics. The plastic solution of the sculpture is marked by conciseness and generalization. The high pedestal is an irregularly shaped granite block, which should remind of the mountain from which the apostle preached in Kyiv. The name of the person depicted is engraved on its front side. The monument is set on a natural hill, to which a staircase and a path paved with paving stones lead. The background is green slopes and a low retaining wall made of blocks of natural stone, in the niches of which lamps are placed. Bronze plaques with annotation inscriptions are fixed along the wall. Located at the intersection of transport and pedestrian routes, the monument provides several viewpoints from which its composition is fully revealed.

Where is the square of St. Andrew the First-Called located?

Andrew the First-Called Square