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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.