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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we visit this complex of churches ,museums and the monastery in 4 years . A lot more tourists there now , of course it is nice for the country , but this a big money machine for The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). We...More

3  Thank Trondoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want go in Kiev you should visit here too. But if you go earlier than 14.00 you can visit caves with interpreter. Bad luck I went there after 14.00 and I could not visit caves. But so nice so big place

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen thousands of otrthodox churches before, these here ste really nice, but rather too flamboyant for my taste. Unless you are very religious and from the Ortodox church, you will find the caves uninteresting.The lack of explanation in english is painful. Entrance fees...More

1  Thank marcos r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours at this complex of churches and caves. Thee are several churches on the main site (I say that because some are obviously cathedral size but I'm not sure if the others are churches or chapels). We decided not to hire a...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were bowled over by the number of ecclesiastical buildings; both above and below ground at this location! There is a bell tower which is well worth the climb for the interesting views of the city. The caves were so unique and the fact that...More

Thank DorsetJayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have the impression that in this Lavra, many things are due to tourism. A huge Easter egg, for example, as a disco ball in a sacred place. I think that the monastery is a place for believers and if you come as a tourist,...More

Thank jelena40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful churches, murals, and interesting catacombs. The view is wonderful, domes impressive and the art in the cathedral is truly amazing.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves were a real highlight. When the lady gives you a candle when you go in, don't put it on the stand as you will need it to find your way!

2  Thank Tonytourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only historically very interesting but still a very much alive part of Ukraine society as you will notice when strolling around.

Thank lukemathesonmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is spectacular. The decoration inside the monasteries is ostentatious and elaborate in the best traditions of the Orthodox Church. I'm not particularly religious but enjoy going around churches and this place is on the 'must see' sights of Kiev. It's still a working...More

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noropin
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
Good idea on the candle!! Also they are made there by the monks from bees wax!! They are very inexpensive and you will be surprised at how many people back home like them! I bring at least a dozen or so back from each... More
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noropin
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Yuliya S | Reviewed this property |
Hello ! Sorry I don't know your arrangements. If you booked a private tour usually you chose the time
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michellefisher2002
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Ieva S | Reviewed this property |
Access to territory: 25 UAH (less than 1GBP) Access to the Cathedral of the Dormition Bell Tower (1 adult): 50 UAH Access to «Microminiatures of Mykola Siadrystyi» Exhibition (day off – Tuesday) (1 adult): 50 UAH Amateur... More
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