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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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vul. Lavrska 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You much visit this amazing place. Remember to go to the caves ( maybe not for claustrophobic people ..)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Traveller-Maimou
Reviewed 5 days ago

It snowed hard during my visit so the view was a lot less than it would have been! I would really recommend this attraction.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The compound spreads over several hectares of space and the caves are actually almost 30-minute downhill walk from the Main Bell Tower. Easily spend half day for this monastery but 8 actually opted for a quick 2-hr walk thru. The caves are dimly lit and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sunsun69s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thought there were only 1 set of caves, but we discovered there where many others. Advise, but a candle because some parts of the caves are really dark. Don't have claustrophobia because some caves are so small to walk through. (I'm 2 meters and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank marcusm881
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very stunning montesary to go around. Dont forget to check out miniatiures museum. Caves are worth to visit but dont be surprised by crowdy tiny tunnels full of religious people,very hot and not the best air condition around here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank blacknikie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic site in Kyiv that cannot be missed. Entering the ornate gate, one is immediately impressed with the beauty and statuesque Church, and then the historic and beautiful grounds. We had a private tour guide that took us around the sizable grounds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a vast monastery, where you can buy an area ticket or something more. I could not see all, because I had only an area ticket. The area has been renovated and the churches are nicely painted. However, inside there are visible only Small...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Timo K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The complex of the Pecherska Lavra is definitely worth of a visit. We visited in the time when sakuras bloom. It was pretty nice.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AustejaBalta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit... Once entering the caves you are hit with the heat of the people holding candles. There is enough room to walk single file, but the sense of claustrophobia is immense as there are so many people walking through the narrow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved climbing the bell tower and wandering the grounds. The caves were confusing without a guide, and we often weren’t sure where we were allowed to go as four non-Orthodox tourists, so I think a guide would have been a great addition to the experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
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776garenk
May 5, 2018|
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Response from VAXEVANIS | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hrs
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Response from 786natalyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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January 26, 2018|
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9am to 4 pm
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