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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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A must see when in Kiev

It is difficult to explain the debt of history and religious experience in the monastery that goes back over ten centuries. It is well worth your time to not only to take the... read more

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

It is difficult to explain the debt of history and religious experience in the monastery that goes back over ten centuries. It is well worth your time to not only to take the catacombs experience but to stroll the awesome grounds and the gold domed churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is complex of churches and monasteries. Locals go here for pilgrimage. If you are interested in such places - no doubts is worth to come here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular site to visit. Do set aside enough time to visit, as the property is sprawling. Although I gave this 5/5, major improvements are needed. Without knowledge of the language, it is so difficult to figure out what type of admission ticket to purchase, and to locate different sites on the property. For instance, we had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to admit that I had never heard of this place but my fiancée being Ukrainian, had visited many years before. We pick a beautiful day which certainly helped show off the exterior of the monastery to wonderful effect. We chose to take one of the tours which was extensive and very informative. You certainly need a good pair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a private tour of the Lavra with an English speaking guide. Honestly I wished I had read a little more about orthodox religion first so I could ask more pertinent questions. Women are expected to wear dresses and cover their heads, it shows respect for this culture so I had no problem following protocol. It is beautiful inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In this huge complex you´ll find many beautiful churches and monasteries.There are lots of tourists but also many local who go there to pray. It´s very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is THE center of religious places in Ukraine eventhough I am not christian there is something strong in this place faith of people few tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Top tourist place in Kyiv. Visit to Lavra Pechresk will take you to beautiful landscape which will include wonderful churches, museums etc. Must visit place on visit to kyiv.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this!! It was very busy on a Sunday in July but well worth it! Sunday service was taking place and it was lovely to see all the locals taking communion. The caves were moving and lovely. Ladies please remember to wear/bring a scarf for your head and wear a skirt. I had a monk yell at me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess my experience was tainted by the rain. When I entered the caves they are so crowded that people could not move - was not enjoyable at all.

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