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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

3,735 Reviews
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vul. Lavrska 21, Kyiv (Kiev) 01015 Ukraine
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DniproKiev Metro11 min
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance for this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
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Natalya N wrote a review 13 Jan.
Paris, France16 contributions14 helpful votes
A very special place. The guided tour in theKyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra was very interesting, the guide professional. The cost 100 hryven= 2,90 € for the visit duration of 3 hours. I felt unsure in the caves on the beginning. It was very dark. But after a while i we get used to go true the narrow passages. The guide tours are available in Ukrainien language (which i,ve joined), in Russian, and English. Maybe additional languages in the summer. It wasn't busy, i suppose it is only in winter and during this corona time. Normally there are the thousands of tourists and faithful peoples from everywhere in the Lavra.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Vasya S wrote a review Aug. 2020
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine9 contributions
Went to put flowers on the grave of sherbakivsky, some angry old lady scowled at me and through the flowers in the trash, I was told to speak Russian, seems there is a strong anti Ukrainian group of people there, don't recommend, very unfriendly
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Inga wrote a review Jul. 2020
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I was very impressed by the quality of this tour, excellent value. My guide (Taya) was remarkably well informed, detailed and humorous. There is much to learn, see and experience on this tour. One passes other sights apart from the grounds of the monastery, including the Holomodor museum with its symbolic monuments. In the opinion of many people, the Holomodor genocide is the most horrific tragedy of the 20th century, and yet remains mostly unknown in our modern history, which is itself no small tragedy. Yes, this is a great tour !
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tim F wrote a review Jul. 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia7 contributions
This is not just a nice old cathedral. This is a HUGE complex of several cathedrals, chapels, dormitories for monks, and CAVES !! It's actually called the Monastery above the caves. It's about 1,000 years old, started by a couple of monks who lived in the caves along the Dnipro river, and it grew into this HUGE monastery complex that will take you ALL DAY to walk around and still only see half of it ! You can even go through tours of the many caves that are under it, where the monks used to live and do whatever monks do. The Cathedrals are ornate beyond belief....the carvings, the gold leaf, the size.....is incredible and breathtaking. I wasn't really excited about going to it, but my friend insisted, and I am very happy I went. It is called the Vatican of Eastern Europe, but I think it is bigger ! You won't believe this place. It is not boring. We saw a wedding being performed, monks walking around, etc. Also, the cafe is nice and a good place to try some authentic Borscht.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ashleigh J wrote a review May 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom92 contributions46 helpful votes
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra is a must-see for any Kyiv itinerary. First built in 1051, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important holy grounds in the whole of the Ukraine. The baroque architecture and golden dome roofs are breath-taking, and the full 28-hectare complex is a marvel to explore. Visit the underground cavern system with only a long beeswax candle to light your way and discover the naturally embalmed mummies of some of the monasteries' most important religious figures, kept in glass coffins and wrapped in tapestries. A true eerie and fascinating experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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