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A very historic and impressive place. The monastery offers amazing views. A climb to bell tower was worth for a multi dollar view. Walk inside the caves was interesting. Our guide shared many stories/facts about the place and the people associated.
Such a beautiful and impressive place, but quite difficult to navigate. Not that many signs in English (only in Cyrillic) and the area is massive. We were able to find the "caves" eventually on our own at the furthest corner of the complex but then...More
Certainly worth a visit - I’m not one for churches , but this monastery has some spectacular gold work in the churches in the monastery. Caves really interesting - we had a short visit and were able to see several glass topped coffins one of...More
As an open minded atheist this was a special experience. The buildings were huge, beautiful and to my surprise it were separate buildings. On pictures, and far away views it seemed to me as one big total. But is wasn't.
Most of the visitors are...More
What you get out of visiting the Lavra will depend somewhat on your own personality, spirituality, and openness towards Eastern Orthodoxy, but whatever your beliefs you cannot leave untouched by the beauty of this place.
Those who come to worship are respectful. ‘Westerners’ who maybe...More
Undoubtedly the whole complex and its location is magnificent and, in a way, overwhelming. It was a bit overwhelming because the whole place was not very well signposted, and the map given at the ticket booth is not very informative. Both churches were quite magnificent...More
:,The highlight of my visit to Kiev is Lavra I had not imagined it to b such a remarkable place.
The entry fees is 30 UAH which is sufficient and the miniature exhibition and the caves are must visit. Entry to cave is free but...More