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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

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Address: Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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80 44 280-30-71
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Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy...

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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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery
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3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Kiev

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Took my teenagers here to see the mummified monks still perfectly preserved in the caves. These monks mummified naturally due to the environmental conditions in the caves and the... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my teenagers here to see the mummified monks still perfectly preserved in the caves. These monks mummified naturally due to the environmental conditions in the caves and the place is considered holy by most of the local residents.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see!! If you like architecture this place is for you! Inside and out it's beautiful! You'll find original walls still preserved! Don't miss the bell tower. You have some stairs to climb but it's worth it! You'll get an amazing view from up there and it's breath taking!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to get some exercise in while on vacation, so I walked across the city to visit here. In October, Kiev in many places isn't super crowded. The morning I arrived here, it had been overcast, but the clouds gave way to a beautiful sunny day. It was cool, but perfect weather. The golden domes are mesmerizing on a... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting place. The buildings are beautiful, and a good place to visit for a few hours. The true symbol of Kiev.

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Too cold for us to hang around but enjoyed a brisk walk around. Definitely worth a visit while in Kiev.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest and most attractive religious and historical object / huge territory , great for walking , visiting churches , unique caves ( better with the guide ) , museums and exhibitions , souvenir shops . all year round

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it is very unique place. I have never seen underground chuches. So for me it was surprise. Beautiful churches and view over Kiev.

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This is a must see, particularly in winter so you can get out of the cold! There are a number of churches and cathedrals in the complex which are very beautiful. The museum of miniatures is also here and is way better than it sounds. You must buy a photography ticket for 200 UAH if you plan to take pictures.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most historic place for the entire Ukraine. If you ever coming to Kiev you must visit this place. Very historic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with Green Tour and their guide Katerina. We would strongly recommend them if you want to get the most out of this attraction. There is not very much information in English and it is a big place with lots to see.

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