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Built by Kiev monks back in 1051, this striking building is the most holy place in the Ukraine. The caves on the property serve as burial grounds for monks.
Lavrska vul. 21, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
80 44 280-30-71
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, beautiful place, fascinating history. Lot’s of other attractions close by as well as the caves.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zuribob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j_travels_1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit to Kyiv we visited Kiev Pecher beautiful building the interior well looked after giving a special atmosphere

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 311melvynm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great place to value and very affordable. Shame woman in the gift shop did not get off her phone though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roam755426
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OksanaKyiv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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May 5, 2018|
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Response from VAXEVANIS | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hrs
February 3, 2018|
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Response from 786natalyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every religion welcomed ))
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Response from 786natalyn | Reviewed this property |
9am to 4 pm