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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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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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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, worth the visit. Highly recommend! There is opportunity to get a tour with the guide. Nearby is museum of the miniatures.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastic complex is enormous and a really great place to visit when in Kiev. We spent several hours exploring the complex. The caves are interesting and it's worth having a guide to explain it to you. This is a place of significance for locals...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a most fascinating complex of churches and caves. I would recommend getting a tour guide to take you into the caves. In them You get to see the mummified bodies of monks from long ago. They are all in glass coffins and are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fascinating complex and the mummies are great. When you are in the caves, take the way for „the praying people“, since the other walk is short and you will only see a few mummies.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place must be on the to do list. Easily reachable, this place is steeped in history. The monastery, the architecture, the caves are just a treat and trip down history. Kids would love as well due to the open spaces. Would love to go...More

1  Thank Arkodeb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend I was in kyev Maybe some people knows Kiev is very green city all over the Europe Yesterday I was sitting city hotel roof view was perfect

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lavra is amazing, so much history, solemn contemplation and sights in the one place. Photos are frowned upon when you are indoors, but I was clicking away when outside. My only concern is that us well meaning, interested and respectful outsiders will overwhelm the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kiev Pechersk Lavra also known as The Caves of Kiev The word Pechera means cave and the word Lavra used to describe high-ranking male monasteries for monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Now an UNESCO World Heritage site ,a monastic complex famed for its buried monks, spiritual atmosphere, and unique...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to visit. Church and convent. A bit far from city center. You should take Uklon or Uber to go there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see in Kiev! A huge monastery complex of the Orthodox churches with underground caves and lots of sanctuaries. Really special energy. There are organized excursions around the monastery and caves.

1  Thank Владимир К
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Hi We saw everything, with a guide, in about two hours. Great value and amazing experience. Enjoy your visit.
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