The Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the most ancient and precious monument of Kiev having a great religious, historical and cultural importance. It has been the place of pilgrimage and one of the major shrines for Orthodox Christians from all over the world for many centuries.
Kiev became a centre of Christianity since the Kievan prince Vladimir at the end of the tenth century had performed a christening in waters of the Dnieper River for all Kiev people. From that time, Christianity has started to make its way on lands of the Kievan Rus.
Nowadays, if you turn around, you will see the golden domes of churches almost in every corner of Kiev. Pilgrimage tour is the way to discover one more side of this mysterious city, to feel its spirit, to see its beauty, to understand its culture. Churches in Kiev have not only a religious significance but also a great cultural and historical value. Each one has its own story, full of pain, sufferings and at the same time faith, love and compassion. Deep caves that were found underneath one of the biggest and well-known monasteries of Kiev Pechersk Lavra still keep their secrets.
So, while archaeologists and scientists are looking for answers how saint people, monks, priests and even heroes from our legends became mummies in those caves, thousands of people come to this holy land, to the remains of these Saints with prayers in hope for a miracle.
Thank you for the educational and very heartful tour around the Kiev-Pecherska Lavra. I felt the powerful energy of this place and enjoyed its beauty. Many temples, the golden domes, the blue sky, the splendid view on Dnieper and greenery around! I have got an unforgettable impression of the caves. Polina has told many stories about Christianity, the culture and history of these places. It’s apparent that this is a special place for her, her telling was very hearfelt! I would like to thank her personally – she’s a true professional of her craft!
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