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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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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed today via mobile

This Unesco listed church complex is a must to Kiev visit. Its series of cave churches in the lower level of the complex is one of the world’s unique if not creepy ones given it has hundreds of coffins containing many monk corpses in their...More

Thank Suwatss
Reviewed today

The Cave Monastery is set in 28 hectares of grassy hills above the Dnieper River. The first half of our tour consisted of the monastery cluster on the upper levels including the stunning St Sophia's Cathedral, one of the best known landmarks. There are several...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed yesterday

This lava gives you the experience to feel the orthodox church, only one recommendation, don't go with small kids to the caves, air is low and they may have a problems.

Thank husakj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The grounds of this huge complex is exceptional. Different building can require different tickets. The inside of the main Cathedral is spectacular. After seeing the upper level move down past the WC through a gate to the long narrow covered passage to the lower level...More

Thank jwhitehouse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a bit out side the city centre but it’s great to walk also around the area as you can feel the real Ukraine culture and people. The monastery it’s beautiful be prepare to be ask to wear scarf if you going to the church....More

Thank infofer04
Reviewed 3 days ago

The expansive site is definitely worthwhile- the upkeep is impeccable and every place you enter is full of gorgeous icons. It is very pious with most people there praying and kissing the mummies and icons so be careful to prepare, as some places require head...More

Thank NotDisney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, although I’d recommend taking a guided tour in English (or your own language) if available, as otherwise you’ll miss out on understanding the history. Even without that, there are some beautiful buildings to see here, as well as the caves containing...More

Thank Leacroft
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful monastery with a lot of churches, mystics underfrund, relics and I highly recommend to take a guide.

Thank Roman S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Green Tour was great. The way down to the caves was too steep, guide spontaneously took us to the Miniature Museum at the same site and that was a terrific experience as well. Got to meet the master himself, Mykola Syadristy, Very wonderful tour company....More

Thank joankoff
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sight turned out to be a major disappointment for me. The first thing of note is the confusion the pricing causes. There is a board on the ticket collection booth with about 20 options of different prices for all the different tasks at the...More

Thank Meowy
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
Hi We saw everything, with a guide, in about two hours. Great value and amazing experience. Enjoy your visit.
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Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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27 January 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
9am to 4 pm
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