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Address: Vydubytska vul. 40, Kiev 01013, Ukraine
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I first visited this Monastery in 2004 and have returned to it on many occasions when I am in Kyiv. My 2016 visit was just as spiritual and awesome as my first visit. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Amazing to see the underground catacombs of this monastery. Excellently preserved and freely accessible.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I first visited this Monastery in 2004 and have returned to it on many occasions when I am in Kyiv. My 2016 visit was just as spiritual and awesome as my first visit. Beautiful grounds encompass several internal monastery buildings. The holiness of the place is simply amazing. My 2016 visit was luckily timed to a day before Orthodox Easter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Well worth a quick visit ..... very nice & unique interior. Watch out for the scary Babushka guarding the front entrance, who was growling at me, for taking pictures :-))

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I liked this one. It is a little out of the way, being on the backside of the Botanical Garden. But it is worth seeing. I would recommend it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Not the most beautiful church but the simplicity of this 1070 church and the serenity of the monastery make it worth visitong

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Although Vydubychi is much smaller than the Lavra, and without the catacombs and huge churches, it is my favorite monastery in Kiev. It has none of the crowds or commercialism of the Lavra, the old original church is a treasure and the grounds are beautiful. If you are looking for a spiritual experience, some here. A bit hard to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

Acting Orthodox monastery is open to tourists. Women entering must wear headgear headscarf. One-dome Orthodox Church built in 1070 AD. In the interior are the oil paintings of the late 19th century. There is a picture of the Last Judgment, size 9 x 9 feet. Central church in the Ukrainian Baroque style, the interior modern acrylic mural: Entry of Christ... More 

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