The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, Pechory

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The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery features 10 colorful churches, a stone belfry, and restored stone fortification walls with bastions. The monastery has never been closed, not even under the Soviet regime, and today you can see the monks working in the fields and stables. The 15th-century church built into the hillside houses the icon of the Dormition of the Purest Mother of God. The monastery is also famous for its children's choir. According to the dress code, women must wear skirts and cover their heads, and men must wear pants. Use our Pechory trip planner to visit The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery on your trip to Pechory, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The most beautiful monastery, which I happened to visit. The place calling appeasement. Necessarily agree with a guide, then in addition to the soulful harmony get plenty of information on the history.
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  • First trip to Pskov and in most beautiful monastery (Lavra). Firstly, fell in love with this city! Circle of flowers, to the same live, and not artificial wreaths, as in Volgograd. Secondly, people ... they are amazingly good and responsive. In the monastery all permeated with love and warmth. One novice just so entertained children chocolate)) and of course the boundless beauty of nature! The only thing this large-sized mosquitoes thick (((fly and bite they like bees. If there is the possibility, will definitely be back to this magical world.
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  • Live in Pskov, and try where possible to visit this monastery. Pleasure and harmony even walk on its territory.
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  • Really ancient and historic place, go and see and you will find a fantastic pittoresk monastir.
  • The place to be. Please touch base with the Visitor Service a day or two in advance, if you are planning to visit the caves. Hierodeacon Lazarus (Lazar) is the man in charge.
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  • Very beautiful monastery! It felt tremendous energy force when entering a gate you feel incredible AWE each cell of their transitory nikchjomnogo Taurus, when spuskaeshsja in the cave you realize how insignificant you are before God how strong was the faith of monks whose the relics are buried in this amazing place. This is one of the places of power on the map of our great Motherland. But unfortunately, for all its beauty and the Interior of the monastery when leaving the walls of this namolenogo place for centuries, you plunge into the harsh reality of the Russian heartland. There are no roads, dirt, even though this place is a place of pilgrimage for tourists not only from different parts of Russia, but also tourists from foreign countries. A large concentration of seeking alms, although not all of them need it, many it does not benefit and detriment. Souvenir shops where souvenirs are worth the same as shops along with calls. Amid all this grayness and gloominess highlights priests in their vivid beautiful outfits, slowly walking along the walls of the saints of the Holy Dormition monastery of Ascetics, which for centuries, prayed to God to our Lord in saving the world and Russian Mother. Its 5 stars I put St. Uspensky monastery and on the rest of it is not for me to judge, I only wrote his point of view.
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  • When approaching the monastery you will meet alkashi, and other nasty personality and very brazen to ask for money. If you dare them to sue, then another and say this is not enough, let us still. The monastery itself resembles a commercial project on the Orthodox making money literally everything. Looking at this all conjures up frustration with the difficulty can block the lust for architectural beauty ....
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