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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

Kyiv Monastery of the Caves

Duration: 2-3 hours
Type of Tour:
Walking Tour

Working hours of the Caves – 8.30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Important! When visiting the caves and churches of the Preserve, women must cover their heads with a shawl and wear long skirts covering the knees (although you may rent a skirt at the entrance to the caves for free if they are available). Also, wear comfortable footwear because the territory of the complex is not flat.

Monastery of the Caves

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the famous Orthodox 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.

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

Included

  • Meet you at your hotel 
  • English speaking tour guide

Exclusions

  • Admission tickets
  • Hotel drop off upon request

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BEST KYIV 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.