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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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  • Walked the grounds and visited the buildings - the stairs up the bell tower are worth the view!!! It is best to see in the summer time but a wonderful place.  more »
  • Was in kievo-pecherskaya Lavra several times. Especially fine in spring, Easter, or Palm Sunday. Unforgettable holy place.
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  • Very majestic Orthodox complex! It is worth to visit the more unambiguously towards Rodin-maetri! Great Lavra Dnieper!
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