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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

21 Lavrska (former Mazepy) Str., Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Ranked #5 of 402 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Monastery is on a beautiful location. All the buildings are renovated, beautiful paintings everyver. Takes time, but it is worth to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I went in this place during winter. It's a beautiful place, the churches and museums are so beautiful and rich of history. The caves are full of faith.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the day to visit this historic and spiritual sight so that you can find peace & harmony for yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A large church complex which was built around 1100ad. Plan to spend at least 1/2 day to see most of the buildings. Like many church complexes, the art work and gold trim (lots) is pretty amazing. Some of the smaller, outlying buildings contain many beautiful pieces and art. The caves (burial chambers) are somewhat interesting but not as scary or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A very interesting look at Ukrainian religious history and fascinating caves. One of the places that you should visit when in Kiev

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very unusual and very attractive! Highly recommended for history fans and religious people. Choose non-weekend days for visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You can easily spend 3 hours (or more) in it as there are so many fantastic cultural attractions in it... Main ones include the catacombs of course but also the different exhibitions all included in the main ticket. Other interesting museums with separate charges also available if you have time. Do not hesitate to go down and outside to view... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lavra is obviously the n.2 attraction in Kiev after the 3 churches in Sofinska square. But Lavra it's huge and includes some amazing churches and museum (miniature and treasure worth visiting). the monastery requires a rather long detour and you walk in tunnels observing dead monks. Interesting but maybe if you dontn have much time better to spend in other... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been there in May atmosphere was amazing, but it was very crowded. The place without a line to come in was Tower, and when you go up there you can have great view of the Kiev hills and beautiful church roofs! Thad is my favorite spot in Lavra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

really breathtakin to visit the caves, very narrow and deep down in the ground with thombs of most important religious people dating back to XI centure - must see

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