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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy place in the Ukraine. The caves on the property serve as burial grounds for monks.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing buildings, steeped in history and well worth a visit. However, we opted for a guided tour and, with the benefit of hindsight, would have been better choosing to visit and wander at our own pace. Guide was well informed and her English was certainly...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A marvelous complex of beautiful churches. You should enter the caves where the saints lived it is an interesting experience. The entrance is with a guide who works in the church complex, our guide was an exalted lady in her late 40's she explained somewhat...More

Thank talravitz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful side, caves are free to visit, the entrance for the side is 30 uah! Dont miss it! Also its close to nice parks and military museum.

Thank Цветомира М
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And very much alive. You feel the history when you walk the area. People who lived here, the 1000s of people who were enslaved to keep it running, the fights with russia about religious domination. And then you enter the church during service and is...More

Thank frankolsendk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, if you're looking for nice pictures, there is a problem. At first no pictures are allowed, second the place is crowded (with tourists like me), narrow and difficult to observe the culture of this religious place. The mass is pushed through the holy place,...More

Thank Ker65
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The English speaking caves tour was 280 UAH for one. A very softly spoken lady, I missed 50% of what she said but the stories of the sacrifices of the monks are incredible. I am 192 cms and the ceilings are very low, I would...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We located the Lavra whilst on a hop on hop off bus tour and made our way over to explore. It was Orthodox Easter Day so understandably busy, but it didn’t feel packed as it is spread over a wide area. The buildings were beautifully...More

Thank Andrew N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picturesque complex. For large format cameras you need to pay 200 Ukrainian hryvnia - about US 8. Mobile phone cameras are free. It’s the richest monastery in Ukraine. All the monks travel in luxury in the latest model of Mercedes. Pilgrims from the neighboring orthodox...More

Thank Akhil B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever goes to Kiev and wants to do something cultural should go there. The entire complex is very old and extremely beautiful. I highly recommend to arrange a tour so that one of the monastry brothers show you around and explains to you everything. The...More

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The buildings are aesthetically gorgeous (both in the Upper and Lower Lavra), the caves themselves are free (just follow along the walls outside to the right rather than than entering the main gate) and the intense devotion of pilgrims in the caves is fascinating....More

Thank genibre69
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Fa a
4 February 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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Nicknak87
27 January 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
9am to 4 pm
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melindabwc
16 January 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
Usually in the hotel you can ask concierge to book a trip for you, however, you can go there directly and they will provide with English speaker guide
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