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. Plan your visit to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kiev trip builder site .
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  • for those who go to kiev a visit here is the minimum wage, a wonderful place, you can feel the stunning views from the top of the Peace Tower ... that place! gorgeous!!!
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  • We were at Easter, when each Church was putting. We also visited the caves. Importantly, shoes should be comfortable, since the complex is large with awkward and often uphill streets.
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  • This monastery is close to mother land statue and great pateiotic war museum so you can visit all of these. Notes; A long distance walking is waiting you. Visiting three of this place takes 3~4 hours....  more »

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