Old Believers Cemetery Kyiv

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Old Believers Cemetery – Cemetery with a view

Tatarka is one of my favourite places. There is something mysterious about it and there are so many undiscovered spots here. Tatarka is like a small city, an enclave with its own architecture, nature and people. Here, you feel like you’re in a totally different place, at a different time. Small private houses, narrow winding roads which can lead you to some totally unexpected places.

One such place is the Old Believers Cemetery. I like this place for its unique out-of-this-world feel. Old Believers were Christians with their own traditions and rules who were persecuted and lived here in the 18-20th century. The cemetery is now closed and abandoned. There are gates, but they are usually open, so you can walk in and explore the narrow paths and graves dating from the 19th to the 20th century.

The territory is quite small and most graves are rather modest as people buried here were mostly commoners. The cemetery ends with a nice view point over lower Kyiv – Podil. Right next to the cemetery is the Muslim Mosque and old Muslim cemetery.

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Details about this spot



46, Lukyanivska str., Staroobryadnytske kladovyshche, Kyiv

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)