National Kiev-Pechersk Cave Monastery Historical and Cultural Reserve (without museums)5-7/29, T. Shevchenka Blvd/Pushkinska Street, Kiev 01004, Ukraine
Tel: +380 44 256 4204 Fax: +380 44 256 4641
The Kiev-Pechersk Caves Monastery (Lavra), which is situated on the pictorial hills of Dnipro River, is one of the most interesting architectural and historical monuments in Ukraine. This monastery is called Lavra as it looks like a small monastic city that is governed by clearly defined laws and procedures of monastic life. The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was founded in times of Yaroslav the Wise in XI century and is one of the most ancient monasteries in Old Rus. This Monastery was the centre of Christianity in the time of Kiev Rus.
Now the Lavra possesses a number of active churches and unique caves with the remains of Saints. The pearl of the Monastery is the Dormition Cathedral. Since 1992 the Lavra accommodates administrative buildings of Kiev Metropolia. The Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary, which revived their activity in 1989, also occupy several buildings.
Besides of panoramic tour in Kiev Pechersk Preserve you will visit caves with mummies of monks and Bell Tower. From the sightseeing place of the Bell Tower you will have an opportunity to admire with a beautiful view of the gold-domed monastery complex and banks of the Dnipro River.
Duration of the tour is 3 hours.
Kiev city tour can be provided on such languages: English, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Czech, Polish.
Car 1–2 pax — 1250 UAH
Minivan 3–5 pax — 1500 UAH
Included: transport and English/Russian speaking guide service.
Not included: entrance tickets.
Elit Turs, LTD, Tour Firm
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