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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

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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A must see!!! Excellent wonderful buildings

Very interesting beautiful architecture people were wonderful and very respectful ! Excellent western beliefs !!

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marcus j
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting beautiful architecture people were wonderful and very respectful ! Excellent western beliefs !!

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Aurora, Illinois
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Visit the caves. You won't regret it. Women can borrow an apron if necessary to cover up. I highly recommend a guide or tour.

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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If you wanna hear some informations about old Kiev and some historical facts this is the great place. Caves are something special but everything is really wonderfull.

Thank Dragan C
Jerusalem, Israel
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A huge monastery, still an active place. Has many churches, collection, cave, shops. Entrance is only 25 Grivna, but higher if you join a guided tour, or museum/collections visits for

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've not visited underground caves before but it was quite bland narrow passages ...former wine sellers from the ancient past that Christians converted to cells for monks to live out their lives praying locked up! The upper Lavra with churches far more intresting and also free.

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Heraklion, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very beautifull place to walk around, to admire the Ukranian Churches and the panoramic view! One of the most beautiful monasteries where you can walk thgrough the catakombs and feel like living hundreds years ago.

Thank Emmanouil P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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This cathedral dominates the local area and it it well worth the visit. Was confused as to where we should pay and some parts of the complex are free. The caves were interesting and eerie. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The place itself is simply stunning and is a must see.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting this monastery remains the history and amazing architecture. Interesting to think about ways of construction while building this complex. Place is well maintained but some additional services be good to have. Enter fees reasonable. Not enough places for drinks, food and souvenirs shopping.

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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The churches were ok but not particularly impressed with the caves. It's spread out over a large area and not well signposted in English. I visited twice as I thought I'd missed the best bits but the first time - but I realised I hadn't!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends in Kyiv took me here. We went through the caves. If you just walk down the road, you will find them and can go through for no charge.

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