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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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A unique experience

An interesting and unique walk in the crypt-laden catacombs of Kyiv. This experience is not to be missed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An interesting and unique walk in the crypt-laden catacombs of Kyiv. This experience is not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lavra is a beautiful glimpse into the Orthodox faith. Go on a Saturday evening to catch the monks singing the liturgy in one of the many churches...it is one of the most divine experiences you will ever have. Remember to dress appropriately to visit the caves. No shorts and women must cover their heads. They have skirt wraps for women... More 

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is actually an acting monastery so wear appropriate clothes (for women a scarf to cover their heads and a longish skirt and for men no shorts). You will not be allowed to enter the caves wearing something unsuitable. Lavra is situated on a steep hill so be ready to walk up at 20-30 degree angle on your way back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Attended a christening here and was blown away by the architecture and history. The baptistery was gorgeous and the grounds are astounding.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is one of the most interesting and old pleces in Kyiv. Picturesque views, old churches, caves and and even monastery food and tea are there. This complex of the Orthodox monastery located near the center of the city and within walking distance of other attractions.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good place for those who like history, architecture and seek sense of peace. Good location. Historic and religious place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must see if in Kiev, this is a UNESCO heritage site and there is plenty to see. With numerous exhibitions. The walk down to the caves is very steep so make sure you wear flat shoes and if you are female bring a headscarf you will need it for entry to some areas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the most recommendeds visits in Kiev, don't miss it. Monastery, caves and bell tower are a must

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This site was enormous and very cool! But I really didn't care to be badgered for my ticket every time I went into a new building. Is people sneaking into the site without paying a really big problem here? And why different prices at the entrance. And you have to pay for more tickets to go into other places at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Cons - little diner / food places are too full, food is bland and there are very few choices; people are looking so sad and depressed, may be it is just the mood in this place or they look like that out of respect but it was a bit weird to see everyone with a frown; you have to pay... More 

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