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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 neat to see

Went with guide through the caves. Very neat and a lot of history. A definite must see in my opinion.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with guide through the caves. Very neat and a lot of history. A definite must see in my opinion.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From historical, cultural and holy place turned to a business facility. Ancient frescoes painted with the new-style icons, profit maximisation in full bloom - charging everyone for every step. Sanctimony in worst sense.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting, divinely place. We visited in the afternoon. Its very well maintained, and a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a huge complex. Esey to move around. The chapple inside is beautiful. The tour takes about 2 hours by wallkind and costs 20 uah (grivna). You dont need to take the tour with a special guide. Ther are 2 sites of cave. One at the upper level and the other at the bottem.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a very interesting visit, had some very old corpses inside the tunnels which coming from the UK we found unusual. However the tunnels were very low and you carry a candle through them. You must pay a lot of attention if you are walking behind someone and also if you are wearing a scarf (which is required to cover... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lavra is beautiful and you have to see it if you go to Kiev, the caves are interesting, but you don't need more than 5 minutes to walk through. It's not set up in the most logical way, and you have to pay less than a dollar to go inside and see the church, but it's SO beautiful! Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The huge complex consists in many different churches. It belongs to the Moscow partriarcate even if there is some rumors they want to separate. All the churches from the small to the big ones are impressive. Alone it makes worth a trip to Kiev

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire grounds of the Monastery is immense but did not have time to see everything. You must, go inside one of these magnificent Cathedrals!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the must see attractions in Kiev. Spent hours walking around the stunning buildings and exploring the catacombs complete with mummified priests in glass coffins lining the caves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Kiev, you have to see The Prchersk Lavra. It is very impressive and you can learn a lot from here.

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