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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, Kiev

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One of the region's most important epicenters for Eastern Orthodoxy and a World Heritage Site, Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra offers an array of historical fortifications, churches, tombs, and ornate buildings. Wander the grounds of this extensive religious complex, which was originally founded in 1051 as a humble network of underground tunnels and living quarters. The cave system features hallways, relics, chapels, and homes. An on-site museum here houses an extensive collection of religious artifacts and artwork. Join a guided tour to see the catacombs and the tombs of Orthodox saints. Climb to the top of the 97 m (316 ft) bell tower for a panoramic view over Kiev. Plan your visit to Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kiev trip builder site .
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  • Beautiful site, the only one we went to with English explanations of historical background so very thankful for that! Looks to have been recently developed for tourists with signs and pathways...  more »
  • Quite a walk from the centre of kiev but a nice walk, we had a look around the churches and exhibitions before taking a guided tour of the caves, well worth it and very interesting, glad we made the.....  more »
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  • Highly overrated tourist attraction. Yes the athmosphere is cool when you walk in and experience the darkness in the caves. But there are a ton of tourists who have semi-descent behavior. Plus they tell you to buy a candle on top of the entrance fee. Wouldn't recommend anyone to go here to be honest
  • Amazing place to visit. Spent most of the day here with family wandering around taking in the wonderful architecture both inside and outside of the buildings. So wanted to lie on the floor of several of the churches to gaze at the amazing artwork on the ceilings. Highly recommend
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