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. Plan your visit to The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pechory vacation builder.
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  • This place is a masterpiece. Not only for it's beauty and for its cultural value for Russia, but greatly for the value for the orthodox Christian believers. The fact is that not so many churches and o...  more »
  • a mysterious place with all-knowing elders. The monastery takes its origin f​​rom a cave-church and now it houses a large cave complex 215m long, where monks, government leaders and dukes are buried. ...  more »
  • In my opinion, this is one of the best convents in Russia. It is very beutiful itself, look at the photos! But the most interesting thing is the cave. You walk there using the light of candles and loo...  more »
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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.
  • Super !
  • 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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