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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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This place is vast complex of many buildings and has many hilly areas. Wear comfortable shoes as it can be quite a walk. It is probably one of the highest points in Kiev and from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place is vast complex of many buildings and has many hilly areas. Wear comfortable shoes as it can be quite a walk. It is probably one of the highest points in Kiev and from many lookout areas you can get great views of the entire city and river. Explore around and spend atleast 4-5 hours in there. Make sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I recommend a visit here. Beautiful buildings and the caves are quite an experience. Not recommended for anyone who feels uncomfortable in small spaces though. The caves get quite busy and often there is only room for one person at a time to get through the passageways.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Ukraine's rare wealthy toned place.. Gold green combination looks great in winter or in summer.. After checking out the place you can enjoy nice restaurants pretty close by as well..

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (Kiev Cave Monastery) is not only unique monastery complex but also oldest holy cathedral church (complex been started in 1051). This monastery complex is included in UNESCO world heritage list. It was visited by more than 43 millions of tourists from all over the world until today. Located in bank of Dnieper River with bountiful view into Kiev... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent Location and Old but Beautiful Building like old Palace. My overall Experience was extremely Nice..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Monastery complex includes the Great Lavra Belltower from 1731, fortified walls that resemble the Kremlin, lots of Ukrainian style churches, and underground caves dating back to 1051, and the mummified remains of monks. My personal favourite was joining a couple of Orthodox services with devout pilgrims and lighting a candle for luck.

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Peyia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stunning monastery with most interesting history and most delicious food served at the "canteen". Lovely place to spend a whole day, especially if you like history and religious outings. Clothing is important as it is a functioning monastery and women are requested to have their heads covered at all times. I would also suggest to read beforehand to learn where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are lot of boring places of worship in Kiev then there is this place. We hired an English speaking guide who was okay but the main attraction speaks for itself. Hundreds of people walking around this long cave network kissing glass coffins. You can still still bits (hands mainly) of the dead saints. I felt we were ants in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This complex is definitely worth a visit. If you have the luxury of being there in the spring on a sunny day, so much the better. I was there on a cold, gray, wet winter day and it was a bit depressing. I'd think the contrast of a beautiful day with the caves would be pretty striking. The caves are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of the oldest and largest monasteries and churches you can see. It is a must see if you visit Kiev. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 1. The complex is huge over 100 buildings 2. Pay the money get a guide for the caves and for the upper church part. 3. The complex is big guides will help... More 

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