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Vydubychi Monastery, Kiev

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Vydubychi Monastery is an historic monastery in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. During the Soviet period ot housed the NANU Institute of Archaeology.HistoryThe monastery was established between 1070 and 1077 by Vsevolod, son of Yaroslav the Wise. It was a family cloister of Vsevolod's son Vladimir Monomakh and his descendants.The monastery, and the neighbourhood in present-day Kiev where it is located, was named after an old Slavic legend about the pagan god Perun and the Grand Prince Vladimir the Great of Kiev. The word "Vydubychi" comes from the word Vydobychi → Vydobych → Vydobech (Видобичі → Видобич → Видобеч) which means "to swim up", "emerge from water".The legend has it that Vladimir ordered the wooden figures of Perun (the Thunder God) and other pagan gods dumped into the Dnieper River during the mass Baptism of Kiev. The disheartened Kievans, though accepting the baptism, ran along the Dnieper River calling for the old gods to emerge from water (Перуне выдуби!). Accordingly, the area down the river stream where Perun emerged was named Vydubichu or Vydubychi in modern Ukrainian. Using our online itinerary creator, Kiev attractions like Vydubychi Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I walked into Vydubychi Monastery from the neighboring botanical garden which made for a great sightseeing pairing. The monastery sits against a forested hill/ravine which makes for cool photo...  more »
  • St. Michael's Vydubychi Men's Monastery is beautiful. Rose gardens on the premises. The 11th century St. Michael's Cathedral and Monument to Vladimir Vetsu are located there as well. There isn't many....  more »
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