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Kyiv Pechersk Monastery Tour

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Tour overview

Kyiv Pechersk Monastery, also known as Kyiv Cave Monastery, is one of the oldest functioning monasteries of Orthodox Christianity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this intimate tour, discover the humble origins of this monastery, its expansion, and turbulent history over a millennium. Clusters of golden domes, intricate art, underground labyrinths, and mummified monks – it's an experience that you will not forget.

Sights we visit

Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery (Lavra), Museum of Microminiatures

Type

Walking tour

Duration

2 hours

Languages

English, Italian, Polish

Group size

min 1, max 12

Price

Starting time

every day at 10 AM, 2 PM

Tour highlights

  • Explore the fascinating Kyiv Cave Monastery complex and learn about its history, art, architecture, and unique symbolism
  • Walk through the underground labyrinth with only a candlelit and see the mummified monks, some are a thousand years old
  • Visit the world-famous Museum of Microminiatures that holds the collection of incredibly detailed, tiny works of art, hand made by Nikolai Siadristy – a flea wearing golden shoes, a chess set on the tip of a needle, and more
  • See the massive Motherland Statue – one of the most remarkable monuments of the Soviet era
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