Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one of the most well known Christian Orthodoz monasteries. It's situated in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Founded in the 11th century as a cave monastery, it's considered the most important Eastern Orthodox monastic structure in Eastern Europe. The site consists of several different buildings, which are jointly managed by a museum commission and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one of the top tourist attractions in Kiev.