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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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  • A beautiful historic site full of history with a tour of many tombs of saint a must-see during your stay in Kiev
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  • This attraction costs 20 ukr to enter the territory only and extra for the other exhibits. Totally worth the 2 hrs spent wandering around. The views and architecture were totally amazing and I loved w...  more »
  • Cold weather is always a very enjoyable though, although trouble ambience. Splendid frescoes of the Church, in the city where the underground Church were made for worship in a small city ... Must-see ...
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