The Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

It is hard to imagine Kiev without such a beautiful and magnificent architectural complex as the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. If you have ever been to Kiev and didn't see Lavra, then you haven't seen Kiev. The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is the Holy Virgin's domain, cradle of Russian monkhood and a sanctuary of the Orthodox.

The architectural ensemble of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra had been forming during almost nine centuries, and every historical period left its signs here. The name of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is derived from the Russian word which stands for caves, from which the Lavra had begun, and the word "Lavra" itself is an honorary name given to large and important monasteries.

There are many museums and expositions in the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, for example with the precious collection of historical values of the Kiev Rus period you may familiarize yourself with in the Museum of historical jewels of Ukraine.

Metro Station: Arsenalnay
Address: 17-25 Ivan Mazepa St (Ynavarskogo Vosstanya St.)

The Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra