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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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Very Impressive Cave Monastery Complex!

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a must-see site in Kiev! It's a big cave monastery complex, which includes several churches, monastery, numerous burials in the caves, and a museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a must-see site in Kiev! It's a big cave monastery complex, which includes several churches, monastery, numerous burials in the caves, and a museum.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ive been here twice and both times I felt unwelcome and almost hated. I get that its a monastery and people actually worship there but if they dont want tourists bothering them they really should stop selling tickets, postcards and tour guides for $40/hr. Theres really nothing interesting here that you cant get from a book except the mummified saints... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The whole area of Orthodox history, architecture and amazing scenery is so impressive, you have to be there at least once! The tower and the climb is a bit challenging but the view is amazing. Be there with someone that can tell you the history, far more touchy in that sense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

History and religion combined together for an unforgettable experience. Worth the time and the 3 hours walk. Both the frescoes and the old religious priests cloths and holy articles are worth seeing and admiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the most sacred places for the Eastern Orthodox believers, a mysterious cave complex begun in the 11th century. In this murky labyrinth down there I got lost and have never been seen since. To gain entrance, you must give a special offering to the gloomy gatekeeper granny with her musty kerchief stringently wrapping her wispy, silvery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

50 ukrainian whatevers to get in, very nice to walk around - especially on a sunday No one warns you that you arent suposed to wear shorts, and as a woman, cover your hair - so we got yelled at after like 1 hour which I feel like is a little unfair! If you have to decide between the Giant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Yes, it was nice to see and enjoy what Kiev had to offer, but wasn't so in to it, at all! Was nice to see/experience and say I have been there, but overall not wrapped in the place at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you realy want learn about the Ukraine beliefs, than you must visit the Lavra. I recommannd you to take a private tour into the caves under the Lavra. The tour is around 50 minutes. We (a couple) paid 14$ that are donated to the monastery. Anna our guide had great English and she was intersting. We learned a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This a great complex of religious and historical part of kiev actually whole ukraine.. Expanded on big are with a lot churches museums and even caves.. Dont miss but you need more than 2-3 hours for it. !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a classical location for all visitors to Kyiv to experience. It is the home of the Ukrainian Orthodox church. The buildings have been restored since the Soviet times and they are active churches. Please respect the worship and reverence that local people have when they visit these places. It is sacred to many people. It is a great... More 

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Address: 21 Lavrska (former Mazepy) Str., Kiev 01015, Ukraine
Phone Number: 80 44 280-30-71
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev

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