Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Majestically overlooking the slopes of Kiev’s Dnieper River, as it has done so for over a thousand years, is the magnificent Kiev Pechersk Lavra. Also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, this ancient complex was once the most important centre of Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe.
Today, the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Saint Sophia Cathedral and a must-see when visiting Kiev.
From your Kiev accommodation, make your way to the Kiev Pechersk Lavra and be overwhelmed by the intriguing story, beautiful architecture and ancient religious relics of one of Ukraine’s holiest sites.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra: One of Kiev’s largest Ukrainian Museums
The origins of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra go back as far as 1015, when the monastery came to the caves on the hillside. The following centuries saw the monastery’s authority and size flourish. After being devastated by the Mongols and the Tatars, Kiev Pechersk Lavra was completely rebuilt throughout the 17th and following centuries, hence the presence of ancient, Baroque and classical architecture.
Enter the Kiev Pechersk Lavra through the gates of wide fortification walls as the glorious Trinity Church looms above. Spend hours within the monastery grounds exploring the Great Lavra Belltower, the Dormition Cathedral and more. Guests can even delve deeper into the ancient origins of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra in the catacombs of the Far and Near Caves.
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