Riddles and Mysteries of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

2 hr, 30 min

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We will try to solve the riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine.
We will try to penetrate the little-known history of LAVRA CATACOMBS which hold the imperishable relics of 122 monks. I will share with you the stunning results of medical experimens on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened here throughout centuries.
In addition, we will attend...
We will try to solve the riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine.
We will try to penetrate the little-known history of LAVRA CATACOMBS which hold the imperishable relics of 122 monks. I will share with you the stunning results of medical experimens on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened here throughout centuries.
In addition, we will attend 3 churches, including the ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL, and try to decipher the symbolism of images which adorn their walls. I will teach you how to read Ukrainian orthodox architecture and to interpret it through the prism of color science.

We will visit ONE OF KIEV'S BEST OBSERVATION DECKS which offers a mind-boggling view of the monastery architectural ensemble.You will begin to understand that there is a reason for every little detail you come across in the monastery grounds and that these details all too often go unnoticed.
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Stop At: Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, vul. Lavrska 21, Kiev 01015 Ukraine

During this tour we will try to solve mysteries and riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - the Monastery of the Caves, or KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine. Founded in the middle of the 11th century it is rightly considered the cradle of Ukrainian Christianity and as such is often compared with the Roman Vatican.
We will try to penetrate the little-known depths of history of the MONASTERY CATACOMBS, which hold the imperishable relics of 122 saintly monks and holy persons sating back to the 11 century and onward. I will introduce you to the stunning results of medical experiments repeatedly performed by Soviet scientists on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened in the Monastery holy grounds over many...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, vul. Lavrska 21, Kiev 01015 Ukraine

During this tour we will try to solve mysteries and riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - the Monastery of the Caves, or KIEV-PECHERSK LAVRA, which is the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine. Founded in the middle of the 11th century it is rightly considered the cradle of Ukrainian Christianity and as such is often compared with the Roman Vatican.
We will try to penetrate the little-known depths of history of the MONASTERY CATACOMBS, which hold the imperishable relics of 122 saintly monks and holy persons sating back to the 11 century and onward. I will introduce you to the stunning results of medical experiments repeatedly performed by Soviet scientists on these remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened in the Monastery holy grounds over many centuries.
In addition to the Catacombs, we will attend 3 churches, including the ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL, and try to decipher the symbolism of icons and paintings that adorn their walls. I will teach you how to read the Ukrainian orthodox architecture and how to interpret it through the prism of color science.
We will visit ONE OF KIEV'S BEST OBSERVATION DECKS which offers a mind-boggling view of the monastery architectural ensemble, which consists of some 20+ golden-domed churches.

Last but not least, under my guidance you will begin to understand that there is a reason for every little detail you come across on the monastery grounds and that these details all too often go unnoticed.
COME JOIN MY TOUR AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Great Lavra Bell Tower, Lavrska St, 13/81, Kiev 02000 Ukraine

At 95.6 meters, the Great Lavra Belltower dominates the Monastery grounds and has a number of terraces at various levels, which offer a terrific view of the surroundings, Kiev left bank and the Dnipro River on which Kiev stands.

Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Not Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Lavra Bell Tower
Departure Point
Arsenalna Station, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
3:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.