The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, Kyiv (Kiev)

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One of the region's most important epicenters for Eastern Orthodoxy and a World Heritage Site, The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra offers an array of historical fortifications, churches, tombs, and ornate buildings. Wander the grounds of this extensive religious complex, which was originally founded in 1051 as a humble network of underground tunnels and living quarters. The cave system features hallways, relics, chapels, and homes. An on-site museum here houses an extensive collection of religious artifacts and artwork. Join a guided tour to see the catacombs and the tombs of Orthodox saints. Climb to the top of the 97 m (316 ft) bell tower for a panoramic view over Kiev. Plan your visit to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kyiv (Kiev) trip builder site.
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  • This is an interesting place to visit. The catacombs and the churches in the area. Set aside at least 3h if you aim to see everything. The area is divided into more or less 2 areas. One area with the....  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral, big area and you can walk around this place for hours . You would get a lot of photos from this place as you could see the whole city on top of the cathedral. Amazing …  more »
  • It seems to be a complex of church and holy place- i just describe my experience. there was many priest i think it is kind of university for them as well. again i just describe my conclusion. The whole are is so big there was a amazing wooden bridge with nice view - the place had such a relaxing environment - there was a entry fee (very little) to the main churches, it was a underground type with no light. you could buy some candle as a donation and use it to light the inside church cus it was dark. It was near a museum and motherland statue. so you can visit both at once.
  • This is one of the best examples of Orthodox church architecture. A must to visit. Come better not on big Orthodox holidays. A little past in the center of Kiev. To get to know Kiev just right - took all friends and relatives

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