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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Address: 21 Lavrska (former Mazepy) Str., Kiev 01015, Ukraine
Phone Number: 80 44 280-30-71
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Ranked #3 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
Owner description: Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy place in the Ukraine...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A series of beautifully preserved religious buildings forming this monastery complex. The bell tower was constructed at the same time as St Paul's Cathedral, London. I did not get a chance to explore the caves and catacombs this time. The religious Icons in the main church are stunning. Truly a worthwhile place to visit when in Kyiv.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This UNESCO site is the highlight of a trip to Kiev. Stunning churches, interesting grounds and buildings and the cave network make this a very unique site and the photos showing the history of it make for fascinating viewing. Recommended

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Fife
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit. Going way underground to visit the religious people entoombed there. This is also a very spiritual place for the Ukrainian public so please respect there customs. It is something i have never seen in the uk so i found it very interesting. If you have the time it is worth a visit.

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Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A unique experience into the history of Slavic soul. Plenty to see, do get in discussions with the local monks and admire the Russian orthodox art, icons and other artefacts, and visit the caves!!! Best in May for the wonderful Gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of the most empressive monuments in Kiev ! Lots of churches one next to the other. The gold rooftop are really big and amazing !

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not that expensive but like most Monastery you have seen them all their is nothing fantastic their you can walk up the tower and have a great view over the city but I am not one who thinks you should pay to go inside a church but you do their. And then their are the stalls inside the area who... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a unique venue like we have never seen before. So many ornate buildings with such history. The Motherland statue was breathtaking in size and location. One thing to mention is that if you do not like confined spaces then you may find the caves a little uncomfortable A must see when you are in Kiev

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good place to visit and see a little of the history of the city of Kiev, access good, if you do not like being in enclosed spaces the tour underground may not be for you as some of the passages can be a little small. Enjoyable way to an hour or two.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This a unique, compelling experience - especially if you're into history or are religious. Well, even if you're not, it's well worth a visit to have a look-back and to experience the odd/moving feelings Lavra invokes.

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ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went there last July , and had a English speaking tour guide , but so much to learn in a 2 hour tour you may need to do return visit , very religious and historical place , and complete tour at walking pace at your leisure and the guides too.

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