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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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  • The place is just amazing. We went on a Wednesday morning and there were hardly anyone. We went around 9 and bought the tickets. Unfortunately there arent any signs or boards jn English so it would be...  more »
  • Spent hours seeing the churches of upper and lower Lavra, plus the museums and Bell tower. Historical and beautiful. One of the few that I recommend a definite "Don't miss"!  more »
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  • 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
  • Very beautiful churches and views. The caves close at 4 30-- definitely worth seeing if you go there. The priests love their Audis and Mercedes. Kind of makes you question where church money is going.
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