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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A large location with plenty to see, whether it's the beautiful overground churches or the atmospheric underground caves. It's slightly odd to see the touristic nature of the caves, etc, but it's still a worthwhile excursion.

Thank robfry1987
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went solo but met a new friend here . the Icons and gold leaf was impressive . You can walk for miles and visit several churches on site . shops near great wall of old Kiev is here that was breached by the Mongols in...More

Thank demetriusTesla
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really makes an impression. Old caves monasteries old monks bodies and golden churches. Frlt the smell of ancient cukrure

Thank mushroomski192
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing building from the 11c .. great church .. must see The squire out of the church also nice place to visit .. recommended in good weather (sunny days) ..

Thank Tamer K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everywhere you look it is a spectacular photo op. The golden onion domes are beautiful as are the other buildings. There are 150-200 monks still here. The caves were narrow and dark - not for the claustrophobic. You can buy a candle or use the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a unique experience. But be prepared, you have to walk down a huge hill and back up after. You walk through tight tunnels holding a candle because it’s dark. I have claustrophobia and did not have a problem. Highly recommend!

Thank ReneeS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are quite narrow and not high. it is not a place for the claustrophobic. However it is well maintained and impressive for the number of mummified saints there. I is not brightly lit so do take a candle in with you

Thank Graham J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect and nice location in Kyjev. I recommend to climb on top of the bell tower an look at this incredible complex from top. Entry into complex was 30 UAH and 60 UAH to Bell tower.

Thank Tomáš C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend showed me around the place, we went through the museums, around the courtyard and into the caves. The museums are very small but carry a few items of interest and beauty.. for some odd reason, you need to show your ticket at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see on a clear day! Be prepared to walk a lot and to pay extra to enter many of the museums.

Thank Velma P
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
Hi We saw everything, with a guide, in about two hours. Great value and amazing experience. Enjoy your visit.
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