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Name : Kiev Pechersk Lavra

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On the high hills of the right bank of the Dnipro river rises majestically crowned with golden domes Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra - the inheritance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the cradle of monasticism in Rus and the stronghold of the Orthodox religion. According to legend, the Apostle Andrew, preaching the Word of God in the Scythian land, blessed the hilly bank of the Dnipro river and said to his disciples: "On these hills, the great city, and many churches in glorification of Holy God will be."

One of the most famous sights in Kyiv was founded in 1051 by a monk Antoniy. Co-founder of Pechersky Monastery was one of the first disciple of Anthoniy - Theodosius.

Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra’s complex includes Near and Far caves, the Church of the Saviour at Berestove, the Gate Church of the Trinity, the St. Nicholas Monastery and the Great Lavra Belltower, the highest in Ukraine (96,6 m), as well as completely renovated Dormition Cathedral.

In the Near and Far Caves of Lavra incorrupt relics of the saints of God lie. There are also over a hundred burials of laity in the Lavra (for example, the tomb of Pyotr Stolypin). Caves are separated by a ravine. In the Near caves there are the relics of 80 saints, in the Far caves of 45. At the present time, the Lower Lavra is run by Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), and the Upper Lavra is administrated by the National Kyivo - Pecherska Historical and Cultural Reserve.

When you visit Lavra, you can also visit the museum of jewelry, micro miniatures museum, the museum of typography, as well as climb the 374 steps to admire the panorama of Kiev from the Great Lavra Belltower.

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