"Pecherska Lavra" Pechersk Lavra Tip by iwys

Pechersk Lavra, Kiev: 27 reviews and 51 photos

Pecherska Lavra is possibly the greatest Christian monastery complex in the world. It was founded nearly a thousand years ago, in 1051, when the first cave chapels were excavated by Orthodox monks in the hills on the right bank of the River Dnieper. Over the centuries, magnificent churches, monastery buildings and belltowers were constructed above the network of cave chapels.

The main attractions of the Lavra are the Great Lavra Belltower and the Dormition Cathedral, both badly damaged in World War II, but now fully reconstructed. Other churches and cathedrals of the Lavra include the Refectory Church, the Church of All Saints, the Church of the Saviour at Berestove, the Church of the Exaltation of Cross, the Church of the Trinity, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, the Church of the Conception of St. Anne and the Church of the Life-Giving Spring. The Lavra complex also contains the St. Nicholas Monastery, the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary and the Debosquette Wall

Today this is one of only four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ukraine.

Address: 25 Sichnevoho Povstannya, 01015 Kiev
Directions: To get there, take the Metro to Arsenal'na. Turn left out of the station and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes down the main street. You will see the entrance to Pechers'ka Lavra on your left.
Phone: 80 44 280-30-71
Website: http://www.lavra.kiev.ua/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2008
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