Sophia Cathedral is a landmark of the history and architecture of Ukraine, located on Sophia Square in the city of Kyiv. It was built in 1011–1018 by Prince Yaroslav of Kyiv. Named after Saint Sophia. It had the status of a cathedral. Intermittently it was the residence of the metropolitans of Kyiv. St. Sophia Cathedral is the best proof of its high historical and spiritual mission. It preserves excellent ancient architecture and the most complete in the world ensemble of original mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century – 260 square meters of mosaics and 3000 square meters of frescoes. They are true masterpieces of the world art.