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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, Kiev

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One of the region's most important epicenters for Eastern Orthodoxy and a World Heritage Site, Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra 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 Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kiev trip builder site .
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  • While you travel as a tourist, many people worship here. This makes the trip more impressive. It was a pleasure to mingate. We visited the summer when the sun was on the hill it was a little exhausting. But it's definitely worth it.
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  • Can be accessed from two sides. Entrance fee and you should first buy a ticket at the checkout. You can go to believe at an extra charge.
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  • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a source of appeasement and inspiration of Christian believers not only in our country. It is also a monument of architecture and a historical and cultural reserve. On the territory of Lavra is a monastery of men. Here in the lower and upper caves the relics of the Saints are resting. If you walk through the caves and worship the shrines, you can be forgiven for your sins. Of course, repenting!!! Petr Stolypin was buried on the territory of the reserve. Its main reforms: private ownership of peasant land plots, law on military-field courts, Zemstva-as a tool for the management of territorial communities.
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  • The Perchersk Lavra is one of the best places I've ever seen! The monastery complex is huge and there is SO much to see. I would recommend seeing the main building, the caves and the folk and miniature art museum. It is all breathtaking and so beautiful. The caves are a wonderful experience, you don't have to be religious, just cover your hair and skin and remember to have some change to hand for your candle. This is a must see!! Oh and the bell tower offers spectacular views of the city!
  • Very good place to visit while in the area! The site itself is very large! Lots too see. Many buildings to in and have a look around. The main church is amazing and the bell tower (extra cost of 65uah) is worth the trip up to see the views over the city! Caves are good too see but does get a little crowded. Spend about a few hours here easily
  • Perfect place to visit if you are interested in orthodox religion or to look for impressive feelings. There are great and magnificent athmosphe of orthodox spirit. It can be find both religion and cultural venue there as some complex of Churches and numbers of Govermental Museums are located here. It is the most powerful area of Ukrainian ancient heritage. The entire area is separated in two main part: for everyone visit on higher part and monastery part on lower area. Even short visit can take from 2 hours+ so plan it properly. It is very recommended to visit.
  • If you are in Kiew you should not miss a visit here. It's interesting and doesn't takee too much time. If possible book a tour, makes it better understandable. Women need to wear a skirt (can be lend at the entrance) and cover the hair/head to enter the caves.
  • Worthwhile visit. You must come and see this. The floor is very dark and not all the floor lights were working. Beware the path is steep and cobbled
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