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I've been told this is the most holy sight in Ukraine. If you choose to pay the extra fee to go up the bell tower the views over the whole area are lovely. I love the ceiling in one of the churches, and I love...More
Went here for the miniature museum and was surprised with all the other possibilities inside this compound. It was bitter cold that day but still took lots of pics - didn’t actually go to the caves. Big black birds nest in the trees there and...More
A very impressive monastic complex with ornately decorated churches and cathedrals.
Whilst photography inside the churches and cathedrals is not technically permitted, the rules are not strongly enforced.
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 11th century. It is a must-see in Kyiv. Get a guide, and try to see as much as possible of the complex which is composed of a cathedral, monasteries, and a cave structure with...More
This is a fantastic place to visit. It's a huge monastery, I'd say nearly a tow in the town with plenty of churches, a great walk, plenty of snow on Jan 1st there. You need half a day to do a proper visit.
Not many people know that on the territory of Lavra there is a museum of miniature works by Mykola Syadristy. Nowadays technology would probably easily allow you to do the same, but it should be mentioned that these works were created many years ago without...More
It is easy to get to this monastery just by using metro. Find a line which goes to Arsenalna station (deepest metro station in Europe as I was told by hotel staff). From there u have 10min walk to get to the monastery. Forget about...More