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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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  • It is a holy place to visit for sure. When you are on the territory of the monastery, you forget about all the problems. You can also immerse yourself in your own thoughts and nobody will disturb you.
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  • wuideent there with a friend whos ukraine so she could explain too me what the guild was saying loved the caves its just a beautiful place 
  • I liked. Interesting. Informative. Chustvuesh stranoe sense. ETO neperedat' words. All advise.
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