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Vossoyedineniya St. 8, Pochayev 47025, Ukraine
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

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 itself is not quite impressive and only the sacred...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 local houses - they are very ethnic - or...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is not just an old site (founded in the 12th century), but also a living breathing church so there are a lot of people here. I was lucky enough to see a mass and to participate in a small way in the main church...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank matthow
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I did not like the Pochaev Lavra tour within the local group. Or at least do this tour as part of a foreign group. There were too many demands to me and my daughter. The dress must be below the knees, the shoulders and head...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It truly is an amazing place. About 1h drive from Ternopil. Easy to combine with Kremenets. We rented skirts at the main entrance for 30 hrvynia. We parked at the big parking lot. But for the rental of skirts you have to use the main...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Renée M
Reviewed 22 November 2015

It's an amazing place. Very holy! It has innocent energy which will fill you with God's blessing, you just need to open your heart!!

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Lera2013
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Definitely worth visiting for the Orthodox chanting, the architecture, and art. The cafeteria was decent and inexpensive.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Nina J
Reviewed 24 September 2013

It's really unique. The main temple is richly decorated and very impressive. There are also a couple of smaller churches and chapels to see in the complex. But for me the religious life going on was the most interesting. Hundreds of people, concentrated on nothing...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Mackoo13
Reviewed 27 October 2012

This is my second visit. I just wanted to add, that from kiev, near the metro station vokzalna, and the central train station kyiv pass, you pass the mcdonalds at your left, and if you walk for 200 meters or less, down the road, you...More

1  Thank Chris m
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I visited Pochaev lavra in 24 july 2012. it is an unforgetable experience. The place there is blessed. You can venerate the place where Mother of God stood at her apparition, the holy icons and drink from the holy water coming from the rock where...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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I visited this summer and we did have an english speaking guide from the monastery but this was arranged in advance by my own guide direct with the monastery, to be honest I am not sure if you could just turn up and reliably... More