The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, Pechory

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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  • Come to look at the monastery. The tour does not. Watched fortress, trawled within, admired the architecture. The water at the source is very tasty. Interesting legends, including about the famous Abbot Cornelius, whom Ivan the terrible "personally cut off the head". Actually the head executioner chopped and not innocent. Abbot Cornelius really well plotted treason, pass livoncam and lands of Pskov region even have documents, letters the Cornelia. Pechora monastery fortress have never managed to take the world by storm!
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  • An extraordinary place. It is better to go there in the summer when blossoms this piece of Eden on Earth (on the Assumption, 28 August-risky, too many pilgrims and tourists). This was my third visit to the monastery (previous were at times strong USSR and reconstruction), and each time this place seems to me to be better. After reading the book "Everyday Saints ' Monastery of skeptics and atheists as well. At the checkout when buying tickets we were offered a tour guide-this was the highest-level tour for two families with children for an hour and a half, watched the monastery with two viewing platforms and walked around the territory. Fortunately, now the history of the monastery illustrate objectively, without notes and stamps.
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  • Visited the monastery with his family, an interesting walk turned out. Took a tour in the tour (tour guide was telling interesting), but I note that it was in the monastery of need that would tour led monk, by all means try to latch on to any slave group a monk. God put in the cave were recorded in advance for two weeks just to get there. The temperature there is already no no +5 and all degrees 10. Deep believers in these caves to behave like a herd of sheep .... Rod on a break, pushed .... That would get the uspensky Cathedral of the need to attend the morning service to 5-6 am in 6-30 it closes. I recommend to all travelers.
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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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  • Place Of Power. Each visit is a special mood and special experience. Very strengthens and sobering. Bastion of faith and courage. Wrestling with demons here particularly brutal-and any temptation to try to pull you off balance. Please be patient. Oh and not to get upset about that somewhere is not hit, still sign up in advance
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  • Most beautiful monasteries of Russia. The gods placed the cave. The miraculous icon of the Mother of God Usypenija. This place is a must visit every Orthodox.
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