Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour
Duration: 2 hours
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Working hours of the Near and Far Caves – 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Kiev Monastery of the Caves
Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the famous Orthodox monastery, one of the oldest and most important Old Russian monastery, the main place of religious worship for Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox, a unique architectural ensemble. It has been on the UNESCO Register of World Heritage since 1990. The territory of the complex occupies 28 hectares of grassy hills above the Dnipro River. Kiev Pechersk Lavra caves are the system of the underground tunnels — Far and Near Caves.
In the caves are buried relics of the Lavra monks-ascetics who lived in the period from the XI till XV centuries. It is with the Far Caves, where the relics of 49 saints are kept, began the history of the monastery. At the end of the XVII century in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was held a grand stone construction.
Lavra played a major role in the cultural history of Russia and Ukraine. More than once the Lavra buildings were destroyed (in 1718 a horrible fire devastated the monastery, and then during the Nazi occupation of 1941-1943), but every time the Lavra rose from ashes.
Attractions visited on Kiev Pechersk Lavra tour
- Near and the Far Caves
- Holy Dormition Cathedral
- Great Lavra Bell Tower
- Gate Church of the Trinity since 1106-1108
- The Refectory Church
- Church of All Saints
- Meet you at your hotel and bring you back
- English speaking tour guide
- Kiev travel adviser
- Meals, drinks
- Admission fees
BEST KIEV GUIDE invites you to dive into the history of the oldest and most important Old Russian monastery, the main place of religious worship for Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox, a unique architectural ensemble.