Kiev Pechersk Lavra. 3 d tour

Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine is one of the oldest monastery in Kievan Rus. The first monastery was build in 1061 and during next centuries the territory of Pechersk Lavra increased by new buildings.

Lavra is the highest degree of Orthodox Church.
Pecherska came from ukrainian word pechera wich means cave where monks used to live.

The number of buildings is amazing. Most of them were build in the architectural style of Ukrainian Baroque. The territory contains not only churches, an underground cave system, tower but also several museums: Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art, the Museum of Historical Treasures, the Museum of Microminiature, the Museum of theatrical, all of them are protected by UNESCO as objects of world cultural heritage.
It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on August 2007.