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Kiev: Secrets of Lavra Monastery 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a complex of monasteries established in 11th century and now on the UNESCO world heritage list. This incredible site is famed for the golden domes of the main church and its fascinating network of caves.
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the Ukraine's most holy places
  • Marvel at the incredible baroque architecture
  • Explore the ancient caves and crypts beneath the cathedral
  • Visit the secret roof with an outstanding view
Full description
The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery is the center of christianity in the Ukraine and home to one of the biggest and most incredible cathedrals in Kiev. It is also home to a network of mystic underground caves that hide mummies of monks and saints, much like the pyramids of Egypt. This fascinating site was voted one of the 7 wonders of Kiev, and is absolutely a must-see for any visitor to Kiev.

Founded by monks in the 11th century and laying on the picturesque Dnieper hills, the Monastery complex is a truly holy place for all Orthodox Christians in the Ukraine. It is home to many majestic churches built in the Byzantine and Baroque style. Within the monastery complex you will also discover many museums, including the museum of Historical Treasures and Jewellery, the Museum of Ukrainian Decorative and Applied Art and the Museum of Miniatures. Lavra is also famous for its caves with ancient crypts, which you will explore during your visit.
Includes
  • Kyiv Pecheesk Lavra Monastery and Monastery Caves
  • Candles to put in the churches
  • Entrance to the Secret Roof
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation

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Meeting point

Main Entrance to Lavra Monastery, Lavrska St, 15, Kiev, Ukraine, 01015

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From US$ 75 per person

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Product ID: 20773