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Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra, Kyiv

Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra

Discover mysteries of Eastern Orthodoxy and descend into catacombs to see mummies of muchrevered saints on an excursion to the holy of holies for all eastern Slavs. Founded as a cave monastery in 1051, the lavra is filled with golden-domed churches, baroque buildings and orchards. Religious ceremonies take place in lavishly decorated, icon-filled interiors, accompanied by beautiful choir singing and attended by crowds of pilgrims and monks. There are great collections of Scythian gold, micro-miniatures and more in museums located on the premises.