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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...

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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Hear are separated 2 side one is free and another one is payment 50 UAH if want take photo and sight seeing sure of choice payment section much better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hear are separated 2 side one is free and another one is payment 50 UAH if want take photo and sight seeing sure of choice payment section much better.

Thank George W
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This monastery is huge, & you will definitely want to employ one of the guides. (Tours are available in English.) This place is huge, so it takes a couple of hours at least. The caves are the main attraction. They contain the burial niches of numerous monks. There's no lighting or ventilation in there, so be prepared. Everyone carries a... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, peaceful area of golden domed churches, parks and views of the Dniepr. Did not visit the caves. Go there by Metro to the Arsenalna station and experience the worlds deepest located metro station.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here in November. The grounds are extensive and you can spend a lot of time exploring. The caves are very interesting as well. I also climbed up to the top of the bell tower for an additonal fee.

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Cetinje, Montenegro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is very big and has lots of interesting churches and museums to visit. If you are not claustrophobic visit a cave. Intersting!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Metros are very cheap in Kiev. Being an Indian, when I say cheap... it means cheapest ;). Jokes Apart, We took metro from Olympisky and reached Arsenalna station. Arsenalna station is the deepest station in Kiev. I have been in Moscow, I think there is metro deeper than this. Once at Arsenalna, I started walking towards to Mother of Fatherland.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a weekday at the prompting of a friend. I didn't expect much but it is worth the 50UAH (approximately 2EUR or 3$). The actual area is a series of churches within the compound with an upper Lavra and the lower Pechersk. This upper area is beautifully decorated with typically orthodox Church structures and ornate gilding and golden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautifull area and church inside and outside in this litle park with two litle chapel down with fountain and the tradition is to take ltle water from each one to clean your face and drink some to clean from bad spirit and make you ready and lucky for futur its cool

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consider the Lavra layout in two sections. The upper section, paid entrance, has pretty buildings and the bell tower. Unfortunately, there is very little English. As a whole, the site is important, but there is not an individual building or artifact particularly intriguing to us. The lower section (free entrance is to the east of the paid entrance) is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a complex of churches, monasteries, museums, caves (crypts). There are lots of different religious architectural examples and several exhibitions of related art as paintings and tapestry. Very detailed explanation on restoration work may be found in some of the galleries. Very intriguing the crypts were bodies of holy man are kept in glass coffins. It is a religious... More 


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