Kyiv catacomb monastery or Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

2011-05-18-20-14-37_061This place has several names – Kyiv catacomb Saint-Dormition monastery, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, or simply Lavra of Kyiv. Old, impressive, and unusual. Even if you are not a religious person or belong to the other faith or confession, do not miss it. Founded in the 11 ct., the monastery became the most important place later on, during the 17-18 ct. Golden-domed churches embellished with moldings and baroque paintings were constructed at that time. Continue reading