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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.
vul. Lavrska 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed yesterday

A quintessential Eastern European, one of the most important Orthodox Christian landmarks for every western person to visit. Within the walking distance there is also a number of various museums, including Memorial to Holodomor Victims, Ukrainian Treasures Museum, and even one of the world's deepest...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Virotica
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aim of this visit was to show my wife the caves and mummies I saw 40 years ago. I remember that I visited a mace of caves which were very interesting. On this visit there was this narrow passage approx 100m long with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim1307
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful both inside and out. Spectacular architecture and design. This is not to be missed. We loved it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracey V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time walking here, the structures are beautiful with the golden tops and there is a lot of ground to cover between churches and small museums within (definitely visit the miniature museum!).There is no need to take a tour for the caves, you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ohmtina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful and important site to visit. Pay attention since it is not so easy to understand the way of caves to visit. It is with to have a guide and spend at lest 2 hours over there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RodneiI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Kiev-Pechersk Lavra four years earlier in summer but this time came back and took relatively short tour with English speaking guide so had better comprehension of what I was looking at. This tour only included near caves but that was fine. Far caves are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth the visit even if you are not religious as Kiev does not have that many things or more impressive things to see. Religious orthodox village with many buildings, churches etc. Priests are quite angry telling you in Russian to wear off your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank durutti13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a fairly non religious person but thoroughly enjoyed my trip, gave an interesting insight into the orthodox church.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Max C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place full of history. Must see, when you visit Ukraine’s capital city Kiev. A place, where you get to know the locals and the history of the Ukraine.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ninivonruns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing church n cathedral. Unpreserved Mummies of monks in the catacombs, the reverence and devotion with which people of both Ukranian and Russian origin hold this 11th century monument is a sight to see. Beautiful and amazing are lesser words. Just before you enter the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from VAXEVANIS | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hrs
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Response from 786natalyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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Response from 786natalyn | Reviewed this property |
9am to 4 pm