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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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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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I lived in Kiev in the Salut hotel, which is just a few steps from the Lavra and my first chose was to visit it. It is simply beautiful monastery. A must go place in Kiev

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I lived in Kiev in the Salut hotel, which is just a few steps from the Lavra and my first chose was to visit it. It is simply beautiful monastery. A must go place in Kiev

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Thank Petr H
Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place in late January 2016. Interesting place, even for an ateist like myself. My company is orthodox and had a bit different experience, but all in all worth the time.

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Thank ChristianSmeby
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to see, highly recommended but make sure you respect the signs banning food, photography etc in certain areas.

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Thank hatayar111
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very intersting place to know. Beautiful architeture and a very peaceful place. Walking trough the caves hearing the prayers is a awsome expirience!

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Thank RaissaBB
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most impressive location in Kyiv or even in whole western Europian part. Huge scale spiritual place you should see. To visit all museums and galleries placed there, you'll need one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge - like a city within the city. I would say it's a must visit if you are in Kyiv, even if only for a few days. There is much to see here, and the architecture of the old churches alone is worth it. There are some cave like passages here as well that one can go... More 

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Thank Josh A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you cannot possibly come to Kiev and not see this place. The buildings are beautiful and the whole experience amazing

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Thank 66luk
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is UNESCO patrimony, and I guess that could be everything you need to know :) Very well preserved, with lots of places to see and to do. There is couple of museums on its territory, which I strongly encourage to visit. For example, the museum of miniatures, museum of folk art, museum of book and print history and museum... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the church in a cold sunday morning which there were a marriage ceremony,and it means we(my friend & me) paid 30 greven and could enjoy the great ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get a local private guide / translator to take you. From the outside to the inside and including underground, is one of the places I recommend to visit.

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