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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mummified monks” (27 reviews)
“large complex” (15 reviews)
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Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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80 44 280-30-71
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"mummified monks"
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"cover their heads"
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"large complex"
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"orthodox christians"
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"miniatures museum"
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"head scarf"
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"caves monastery"
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"holy place"
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"kiev pechersk lavra"
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"bell tower"
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"main church"
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"interesting place"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"guided tour"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So, if you're looking for nice pictures, there is a problem. At first no pictures are allowed, second the place is crowded (with tourists like me), narrow and difficult to observe the culture of this religious place. The mass is pushed through the holy place,...More

Thank Ker65
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The English speaking caves tour was 280 UAH for one. A very softly spoken lady, I missed 50% of what she said but the stories of the sacrifices of the monks are incredible. I am 192 cms and the ceilings are very low, I would...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We located the Lavra whilst on a hop on hop off bus tour and made our way over to explore. It was Orthodox Easter Day so understandably busy, but it didn’t feel packed as it is spread over a wide area. The buildings were beautifully...More

Thank Andrew N
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Picturesque complex. For large format cameras you need to pay 200 Ukrainian hryvnia - about US 8. Mobile phone cameras are free. It’s the richest monastery in Ukraine. All the monks travel in luxury in the latest model of Mercedes. Pilgrims from the neighboring orthodox...More

Thank Akhil B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever goes to Kiev and wants to do something cultural should go there. The entire complex is very old and extremely beautiful. I highly recommend to arrange a tour so that one of the monastry brothers show you around and explains to you everything. The...More

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The buildings are aesthetically gorgeous (both in the Upper and Lower Lavra), the caves themselves are free (just follow along the walls outside to the right rather than than entering the main gate) and the intense devotion of pilgrims in the caves is fascinating....More

Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing is indicated in English except at the main entrance and they don't even give you a map (and it's a huge complex!). Many things that should have been open were closed without explication. And like everywhere in Kiev it was impossible to find someone...More

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit , so many things to see spread over quite a large area, to visit the caves you need to be entering before 4 30 we almost missed that as the only notice is on the doors to the caves. Allow lots...More

Thank GavinBC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old ladies in those little shacks are just as rude as it goes! not helpful, not pleasant. Isn't place like that should be holly?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for a private English tour which was an hour long. The lady took us around the monastery but spent the most time under ground in the caves. Women had to cover their heads with a scarf and wear knee length skirts (aprons provided...More

Thank Persypie
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Fa a
4 February 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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Nicknak87
27 January 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
9am to 4 pm
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melindabwc
16 January 2018|
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Response from Nataly N | Reviewed this property |
Usually in the hotel you can ask concierge to book a trip for you, however, you can go there directly and they will provide with English speaker guide
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