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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

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Address: Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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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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Very unique place

The caves were really impressing. Not recommended for claustrophobics. For women i recommend coming in skirt if you don't want to use the bandanna there. The cabbage plate in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The caves were really impressing. Not recommended for claustrophobics. For women i recommend coming in skirt if you don't want to use the bandanna there. The cabbage plate in the pilgrims eatery tastes a bit funny :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most holy and important places to visit. Very clean and easy to get there. Very polite staff and guide that explain about the place..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure to get a local guide to understand all of the kegends and hustory behind every corner... A must see in Europe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the monastery in the early mornings and had the place for ourselves. It is a very clean and calm environment and the different churches are worth a visit. There are some museums, too with different topics therefore you can plan your entry pretty well ahead. The caves are "brighter" than we thought but impressive nevertheless because it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Reaching by metro and bus. The visit take approx. 3 hours. Dont miss the cave and the special museum in one of the buildings - miniature museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

White houses, nice views from the top of the tower and not many other things to see honestly. If you love this places you'd like it, if not you won't lose many things of you don't visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance to the monastery costs 20 UAH (~£0.60). When you get inside there is so much to see and do in there, including cafes, souvenir shops, museums, and the caves. The place is so beautiful and photogenic, and it'll take you a while to walk round the entire place, and once you've done that you can visit the museum's and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The main church, caves, and grounds are very nice. We just stayed about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The museum of miniatures was closed..on Tuesdays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lavra was beautiful itself, and definitely worth seeing, however it is disappointing how everything OPENLY comes down to money. A shop on every corner of the huge property, paid entrance to the property and more tickets required to enter certain sections. If you do decide to go, visit the miniature museum!! This is truly a once in a lifetime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent viewing, a photographic dream. A must viewing when in Kiev and be sure to see the caves whilst there.

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