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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, Kiev
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One of the region's most important epicenters for Eastern Orthodoxy and a World Heritage Site, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery offers an array of historical fortifications, churches, tombs, and ornate buildings. Wander the grounds of this extensive religious complex, which was originally founded in 1051 as a humble network of underground tunnels and living quarters. The cave system features hallways, relics, chapels, and homes. An on-site museum here houses an extensive collection of religious artifacts and artwork. Join a guided tour to see the catacombs and the tombs of Orthodox saints. Climb to the top of the 97 m (316 ft) bell tower for a panoramic view over Kiev. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kiev holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you are visiting Kiev, you have to see The Prchersk Lavra. It is very impressive and you can learn a lot from here. 
  • This was a very interesting tour. I had a private tour guide named Olga arranged by JC Tours and Olga was fantastic. Her knowledge was exceptional and she was able to determine what I wanted to see an...  more »
  • Every Ukrainian I met asked if I had seen Lavra, so I joined my friends from Kyiv to see the monastery.... It was spectacular! Larger than expected and alot of walking. There is a musuem on site (whic...  more »