What a huge and impressive complex - I wasn't really expecting it to be so big and intricate. The caves are pretty unique as well!
About Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery
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The church looks nice, but I did not find it stunning! It is not organised nicely and it is difficult to walk in the church compound because the way in which the pavement is put together. You don't need more than 1 hour to see...More
Interesting and very beautiful old monastery. From the place you have an outstanding view of Kiev. In the monastery most of the information in Ukrainian, it is also hot and crowded inside where the remains of mummified monks are. Definately worth a visit!
These grounds are massive. From inside the church to the surroundings areas to the caves all the way down almost to the river. A lot of beautiful flowers and architecture to see. I think it's recommended women wear head scarf and men where pants out...More
The grounds are expansive, so be prepared to stay a while. Also, be advised that general admission does not include access to all of the sights nor does it allow you to take pictures inside certain monastic buildings. It's a fully-functioning monastery, University, and museum...More
If you visit Kiev you are bound to visit this orthodox religious architectural complex. It's a real wonder. The place has a magical atmosphere and you will need 3 or 4 hours to visit it properly. It's important that you wear proper and comfortable clothing...More
I am just sorry I cannot give more than 5 stars.Just one of my favourite places on this planet. Art and spirituality glued together in a place incredible and impossible to be described. 4 hours at least for exploring this beauty.
Very nice old place. Must see in Kiev. Visit the upper Lavra first, than te lower one. Caves aren't that impressive, but fun to see.