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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

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Address: 21 Lavrska (former Mazepy) Str., Kiev 01015, Ukraine
Phone Number: 80 44 280-30-71
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Description: Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy...
Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy place in the Ukraine. The caves on the property serve as burial grounds for monks.
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The Lavra seems the most impressive historic monument in Kiev, comprising two sites ( upper and lower ) and is essentially a large monastic religious complex largely dedicated to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Lavra seems the most impressive historic monument in Kiev, comprising two sites ( upper and lower ) and is essentially a large monastic religious complex largely dedicated to the training of novice priests. There are catacombs in the caves where well oreserved bodies of expired holy men can be seen ( missed that - arrived too late ! ).... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

ı was there many times alone and this time ı bring there with my friends wonderful church the best.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

s must to vision any trip to Kiev. There are several churches to see and the caves themselves where in history monks sealed themselves into small cells so they could live out their lives in prayer and contemplation. It is a place t take time and refresh your inner self

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you're ever in Kiev, you must visit this historic place. It's beautiful. Be ready to walk a bit and steep in some places

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you will visit Kiev - must see this. Go to all churches and cathedrall you can (some may be not open for visitors), and, anyway - go underground to old christian caves - they are incredible. But remember: thats sacred place, be careful and tolerant. If come to caves - must do all the Priest will say to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You can find a lot of orthodox churches on this place. It is really nice to see the culture of the orthodox churches. There is also nice view on the Kiev and the river Dnepr!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a complex of monasteries of great architectural value of spiritual and galleries built above caves in which they lived and prayed over 120 Orthodox hermits .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful monastery with a rich history. Make sure you see both the upper and lower parts. The caves are very cramped (low ceilings) and it's hot in the summer (many candles, no windows), it wasn't that bad, but always good to be prepared. Also, ladies wear a long skirt or dress, no knees of any kind are allowed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

On 14 July 2015 I visited the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, or, Caves Monastery. This monastery began with monks worshiping and living in caves which can be entered (if your candle is not in proper hand, may be yelled at), there are still underground churches and many monks and holy men are still there, being visited by Russian Orthodox pilgrims. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are ok with crowding yourself into a narrow walking tunnel where two bent over people can barely pass one another...and descending into the earth....this is an experience well worth the time. hold a candle as your main light source and walk by glass caskets holding the bodies of?? not sure, but they are shown reverence by many who... More 

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