Located in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, St Michael's golden-domed monastery was built in the 12th century. It's best known for its seven domes of bright gold, as well as its distinctive blue exterior, and is named for the city's patron saint.
The complex includes the rectory as well as the cathedral; both form a fully functioning monastery in the heart of the city.
The interior of the cathedral features works by local artists, and copies of mosaics and frescoes that unfortunately were painted over in the 18th century.
Just as impressive is the Rectory with its distinctive tower and exterior ornamental columns.