Kiev's Golden Domes
Beautiful Golden Domes and Stunning Churches
No trip to Kiev (Kyiv) is complete without a visit to the Pechersk Lavra, or as it is also known, the Kiev monastery of the caves. It was founded during the Kievan Rus period in 1051. For Orthodox Christians the Kiev Pechersk Lavra has become the third most important religious site in the world after Jerusalem and Holy Mount Athos.
The Pechersk Lavra is the birth place of orthodox Christianity and the site of the most famous and sacred monastery in Eastern Europe. The golden domed monasteries and cathedrals of the Lavra have unique cultural and historical status recognised by UNESCO and is now a protected world Heritage site. Religion and spirituality run deep in Ukrainian culture, and you can find many beautiful monasteries, cathedrals and churches all around Kiev.