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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery

Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery
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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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  • Average5%
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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is huge! But one of the highlights is the microminiature museum. That alone is worth the price of admission. Lots of amazing gold work, frescoes and art. The catacombs are a bit creepy, but fascinating. A highlight of Kyiv.

Thank YYC_Foodie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a must see in Kiev - I has real winter weathe rwith snow and crispy temperatures; in the evening just great with all the lights. But bring time with you - it does take a long while to take in all the sites

Thank bbneum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The main Ukrainian Orthodox centre in the country. I went there on a quiet cold Monday when there were few visitors. Entry price was remarkably cheap. There is a variety of buildings and sites to go into spread over a wide area. The good weather...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 1 week ago

These white-walled stone tunnels run underneath the Lavra and contain the remains of various saints. People come here to pray daily so all visitors must be silent and respectful as they pass through. A fascinating, if claustrophobic place. Staff / volunteers were very welcoming.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been several times in Kiev and I've always dreamed to visit this place. It's amazing church and the atmosphere is so magic and saint. I recommend this place all tourists.

Thank Tadbergfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located by the river on a slope of hillside, very large ground and a lot building above ground and a lot caves under ground. Churchs are beautiful.

Thank Lingang
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK once again not much English but if you get dropped off at the main gate above the church there is a small building with a sign saying English guided tours. We went in and got a private tour of the caves by a very...More

Thank Stukiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose you have to go if you’re visiting Kiev, but I certainly won’t be back a second time. We took a taxi there, so when you are done it is a downhill walk to the metro and you get to walk past spectacular war...More

Thank InTheDesert2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing historic and spiritual place. The churches and the monasteries are beautiful. The caves and saints there are one of the most spiritual places in the world.

Thank Dragomir A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place twice in seven days. Beauty of centuries history, architecture and all of its layers and differences. We payed tickets 70UAH for which we had included vistis to almost all of the many churches inside the monastery complex. For that price we...More

Thank danilodachac
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16 January 2018|
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Response from eitanh | Reviewed this property |
No need to reserve. Wait few minutes and you get your private guide from the monastery (not expensive at all).
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