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Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Kiev Monastery of the Caves)

15 Lavrska Str., Kiev, Ukraina

The Orthodox monastic complex Kiev Pechersk Lavra was founded in 1051 by pilgrim Antojin. He dug deeper cave and that´s why the monastery got a name “Pechersk” (Pečera means in Ukrainian a cave). The complex is divided into lower caves, where you can visit museums, and upper Lavra caves, which is the seat of the Church. In the 18th century after a devastating fire was reconstructed. The World War II. and the Communists meant for Lavra bad times. In 1988 the monastery was returned to the monastic community. In 1990 the Lavra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

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