Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev.

Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery complex is considered a separate national historic-cultural preserve (sanctuary), the national status to which was granted on 13 March 1996. The Lavra is not only located in another part of the city, but is part of a different national sanctuary than Saint Sophia Cathedral. While being a cultural attraction, the monastery is currently active. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on 21 August 2007, based on voting by experts and the internet community.

Currently, the jurisdiction over the site is divided between the state museum, National Kiev-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy) as the site of the chief monastery of that Church and the residence of its leader, Metropolitan Onuphrius.

  • les Dômes de la Laure des Grottes de Kiev
  • Dans le domaine de la Laure des Grottes
  • Kiev: Laure des Grottes et vue sur la rive opposée du Dniepr - (Pechersk Lavra and view on the opposite bank of the Dnieper).
  • Visitando el monasterio. Посещая монастырь.
  • Дорога к Храму... Церковь Рождества Пресвятой Богородицы. Киево-Печерская Лавра
  • Kiev - Pecherska Lavra
  • Братские кельи на Ближних пещерах
  • Colours of the Lavra - white and green / Barwy ławry - zieleń i biel
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  • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Holy Dormition Cathedral
  • Нижня частина Лаври. Lower Part of Lavra
  • Bell tower of Pecherska Lavra
  • Киев. Успенский собор Киево-Печерской Лавры. Трапезная палата / Kiev. Assumption Cathedral of Kiev Pechersk Lavra and the Refectory Chamber
  • Kyiv. Lavra.
  • лавра ночью
  • Киево-Печерская лавра


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    Lower Lavra of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

    Lower Lavra it is the current monastery where monks are living and adoring like a thousand years ago. There are Near and Far underground Lavra Caves located in Lower monastery.

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    Upper Lavra of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

    Upper Lavra it is the territory of the National Historical and Cultural Reserve of national importance, it is the museum of history, culture and religion of Kyiv Rus.