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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place for awesome pictures and spiritual, emotional feelings. I think, if you are in Kiev, you should come and see it.

Thank austejak1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place, but you have to pay even for entering the monastery. The basic ticket price includes only walking around, basically seeing nothing.

Thank Mil Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited mainly for the underground cave tour. I hired a guide which cost 280 UAH (about £7.50). My guide was very pleasant and informative. Take a guide if you want to know what/who you are looking at as otherwise you will just be wandering...More

Thank Miguel B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great area. Some wonderful views. Make sure you climb the tower to see view over the whole city. Caves are OK but over very quickly really. Interesting but if you skip it your not missing much. Expect a long day it’s a...More

Thank craig t
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sacred orthodox monastery, pilgrimage center. Saints orthodox monks buried at the caves, 1000 years old place worth to experience while in Kiev

1  Thank hectormejico
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staggering in sheer size and scale overlooking the Dnieper River. It easily deserves a full day to properly visit and explore and definitely make the effort to visit the tombs. They are remarkable.

Thank Damian120
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great historic site with a tragedy from World War II. Highly recommend the tour guide. It’s not for those afraid of tight spaces. A great value. It’s not appreciated by the small children. Picture taking is not allowed. A must see in kiev.

1  Thank billyx222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much bigger, grander and more colourful than expected. Interesting to go into the caves, but be respectful when entering, its a place of worship not for children to scream and run around in

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is on the way to the war memorials so we stopped here. you have to pay a fee to go inside the area . the buildings are nice and all , but overall I do not think it is worth paying the entrance fee

Thank Laci K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place ! A bit confusing if you can’t read Russian but it’s worth a visit. Architecture is amazing and a nice view.

Thank edubimonte
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Mats S | Reviewed this property |
some part yes and some parts no, the streets are not the best and some parts are really downhill! but the upper part with a lot magnificent parts should be fine but contact them for best answer.
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26 October 2017|
Response from SurgeVron | Reviewed this property |
You came to the wrong place for this info. Please type the following text into google, hopefully you can find what you are looking for there: tourist voucher for a visa in Ukraine it will direct you to the Ukrainian... More
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Nesligul D | Reviewed this property |
This is a site for reviews by tourists like you. Nobody can send you a voucher for a visa from TripAdvisor.