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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, Kiev

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I had been here before in a group, several years ago, now I had a chance to come back alone and experience this as a "pelgrimage" of sorts. They offer English speaking guides, but I preferred to immer...  read more »
  • The true symbol of Kiev. Being proud Kiev citizen not always bring here guests to visit, but just have some coffee admiring the architecture on my own. My favorite places here are: the bell tower, the...  read more »
  • Largest and most famous complex, integrating the city with Lavra and vice versa cross place. Me as a person not religious was curious and interesting but without fanaticism. Seen similar constructions and earlier. Not sure that marketing with the relics was aligned with the deceased during his lifetime. It is not very correct I think. The place is beautiful.
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