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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery
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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
80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 days 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!

Thank Tonytourist
Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Beefylover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must be properly attired to go i to the caves. Women this means no pants and no skirts above the knee. There are loner aprons at the entrance you can tie around yourself if you are wearing trousers or shorts or a short skirt....More

Thank meandros
Reviewed 1 week ago

be prepare to walk and walk.. up and down... and walk more... worthily the effort.... amazing to see this caves and the contents.. where monks will pray and spend there lives.... no much head room !!... great experience.. little to commercialized but still had the...More

Thank daniel p
Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't any words that adequately describe just how spectacular this place it. I visited this place 3 times and I'd go back again! Make sure to visit the bell tower; the views of Lavra and the city as marvelous.

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23 April 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
23 April 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
15 April 2017|
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Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember the price, but it is not expensive. In USD it may be between $3 to $5. The photo ticket is usually around $1 or less.