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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  • Almost on the border with Estonia, in a beautiful location, situated The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, got its name from the underground caves in which the first pustnynniki settled...  more »
  • We was very lucky because of tour guide Vyatcheslav from monastery tour office. He is very professional and operates historical facts and no fairly tails. Next day I was very unhappy because grotto...  more »
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  • There are ten churches in the monastery. It is in the oldest gold-domed Dormition church that one can see and venerate the miracle-working icon of the Dormition of the Most Pure Mother of God and the relics of the Holy Martyr Cornelius. Currently the monastic community numbers over 90. Fantastic place to visit!
  • A beautiful and holy place where there are burried a lot of Saint people. The monaster is very old but in good shape. You can visit the caves from sand where monks are burried.

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