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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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  • While you travel as a tourist, many people worship here. This makes the trip more impressive. It was a pleasure to mingate. We visited the summer when the sun was on the hill it was a little exhausting. But it's definitely worth it.
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  • Can be accessed from two sides. Entrance fee and you should first buy a ticket at the checkout. You can go to believe at an extra charge.
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  • The Perchersk Lavra is one of the best places I've ever seen! The monastery complex is huge and there is SO much to see. I would recommend seeing the main building, the caves and the folk and miniature art museum. It is all breathtaking and so beautiful. The caves are a wonderful experience, you don't have to be religious, just cover your hair and skin and remember to have some change to hand for your candle. This is a must see!! Oh and the bell tower offers spectacular views of the city!
  • Very good place to visit while in the area! The site itself is very large! Lots too see. Many buildings to in and have a look around. The main church is amazing and the bell tower (extra cost of 65uah) is worth the trip up to see the views over the city! Caves are good too see but does get a little crowded. Spend about a few hours here easily
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