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Pochayiv Lavra, Pochayev

#1 of 29 in Historic Sites in Ternopil Oblast
Religious Site · Architectural Building
Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra (Ukrainian: Свято-Успенська Почаївська Лавра, romanized: Sviato-Uspenska Pochaivska Lavra, Russian: Свято-Успенская Почаевская Лавра, Polish: Ławra Poczajowska) is a monastery in Pochayiv, Kremenets Raion, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine. The monastery belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). For centuries, it has been the foremost spiritual and ideological centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. The monastery tops a 60-metre hill in the town of Pochayiv, 18 km southwest of Kremenets and 70 km north of Ternopil.

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  • While this monastery and church complex is the second most important to Urainian people after Pechersk Lavra in Kiev it is quite far and the road to this place is not in good condition. The church...  more »
  • The atmosphere in town is really holy. You can visit all churches for free of course, only pay for food in restaraunt. monasterial food is extremely delicious and cheap You can stay to live either at....  more »
  • One of the best Christian monasteries globally. Very impressive unforgettable experience. Not possible to see anything like this in Western Europe. Everyone in our group felt very grateful that we were able to stay over for a few days. Well worth to go the extra distance for a stay or visit.
  • An awesome place for tourists. Churches are very big and attractive 👍
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