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Riddles and Mysteries of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra provided by Free Kiev walking tours with Natalia

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We will try to solve the riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine. We will try to penetrate the little-known history of LAVRA CATACOMBS which hold the imperishable relics of 122 monks. I will share with you the stunning results of medical experimens on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened here throughout centuries. In addition, we will attend 3 churches, including the ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL, and try to decipher the symbolism of images which adorn their walls. I will teach you how to read Ukrainian orthodox architecture and to interpret it through the prism of color science. We will visit ONE OF KIEV'S BEST OBSERVATION DECKS which offers a mind-boggling view of the monastery architectural ensemble.You will begin to understand that there is a reason for every little detail you come across in the monastery grounds and that these details all too often go unnoticed.
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You'll start at
Arsenalna Station
Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000We meet at the entrance to Arsenalna Metro Station near the monument topped by a cannon.
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    Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    During this tour we will try to solve mysteries and riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - the Monastery of the Caves, or KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine. Founded in the middle of the 11th century it is rightly considered the cradle of Ukrainian Christianity and as such is often compared with the Roman Vatican. We will try to penetrate the little-known depths of history of the MONASTERY CATACOMBS, which hold the imperishable relics of 122 saintly monks and holy persons sating back to the 11 century and onward. I will introduce you to the stunning results of medical experiments repeatedly performed by Soviet scientists on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened in the Monastery holy grounds over many centuries. In addition to the Catacombs, we will attend 3 churches, including the ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL, and try to decipher the symbolism of icons and paintings that adorn their walls. I will teach you how to read the Ukrainian orthodox architecture and how to interpret it through the prism of color science. We will visit ONE OF KIEV'S BEST OBSERVATION DECKS which offers a mind-boggling view of the monastery architectural ensemble, which consists of some 20+ golden-domed churches. Last but not least, under my guidance you will begin to understand that there is a reason for every little detail you come across on the monastery grounds and that these details all too often go unnoticed. COME JOIN MY TOUR AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
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You'll end at
Arsenalna Station
Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000We meet at the entrance to Arsenalna Metro Station near the monument topped by a cannon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arsenalna Station, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Exclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Lavra Bell Tower
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Best tour ever
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Very Knowledgeable and Friendly Tour!
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Excellent tour / would
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Natalia Kiev tour.
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