Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery
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.
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.