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    Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    • Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra$$
    • 9:00-19:00 (зимой 9:30-18:00) 
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      religious building, XI-XII centuries.

      Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - the oldest monastery of Russia, the main center of Russian Orthodoxy, the object of world cultural heritage under UNESCO protection. Founded in 1051 Venerable. Anthony of the Caves as the cave monastery (territory of present Far caves). In 1062 appeared the first above-ground structures, in 1070-80-ies - Complex Upper Lavra. Home relic - the power of the holy fathers. Here is buried epic Ilya Muromets. Assumption Cathedral (1073-89 biennium, Rebuilt in 2000) - an ancient stone structure Laurels. Great Lavra Belltower (1731-45 years) Height 96.5 m - the highest point of Kiev (374 steps, open to the public). Trinity Gate Church (1107) Summary of the means of Prince Svyatoslav Davidovich (Nicholas hypocrites), preserved wall paintings XVIII century. Are open for Near and Far Caves, where the relics of the Lavra ascetics who lived in the period from the XI to XV century. On the territory of the monastery there are several museums: the Museum of miniatures N. Syadristogo, Museum of Historical Treasures, Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art Museum books and publishing, the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema (tickets sold at the entrance to each museum). At the entrance to the monastery is located a tour desk selling guides in different languages. Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - the current Orthodox monastery of the UOC-MP. When visiting temples and caves women should be below the knee skirts and cover their heads (at the entrance to the cave, you can take a skirt for hire).

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