Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

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most ancient and honorable monastery of Kyivan Rus


Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra — most ancient and most honorable monastery of Kyivan Rus.

Supposed to be second most important place for all religious people in the world after Jerusalem.

Set on 28 hectares of grassy hills above the Dnipro River, the monastery’s cluster of gold-domed churches is a feast for the eyes, the hoard of Scythian gold rivals that of the Hermitage, and the underground labyrinths lined with mummified monks are exotic and intriguing.

No doubt, one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyiv.