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Holy place of Ukraine-Rus - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

You are welcome to visit the holy sanctuary of Ukraine-Rus the monastery of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. This ancient sacred place is called the Jerusalem of Rus, Ukrainian Vatican, and Orthodox Mecca. Pilgrims from many countries walked to this place to be purged of sin and to get blessing. Even kings walked through the holy gates on foot only, leaving their carriages. It is believed that being here itself purifies and gives enlightenment. This is the highest place in historical part of Kyiv. You can admire the unique architectural complex of Kyiv Lavra, see legendary domes of 20 temples and hear crystal sound of the bells. In caves of Lavra you can touch the imperishable hallows of ancient hermits that may miraculously heal and assist in everyday life. Lavra museums give an opportunity to get acquainted with tangible and spiritual culture of Ukraine of thousands of years. You will visit the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, where you will see legendary gold of the Scythians; you will marvel at Ukrainian popular craftwork items in the Museum of Decorative Arts and even will see a shod flea at the exhibition of micro miniatures.