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Address: Vossoyedineniya St. 8, Pochayev 47025, Ukraine
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Magor, United Kingdom
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Magor, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 and this was quite an emotional experience. There is a also a new church they... More 

Thank matthow
Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 are covered, the teen-child has to be wrapped up from head to foot. Securities at... More 

1 Thank Rita K
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 entrance which is not at the parking lot. Be sure to stop alongside the road... More 

1 Thank Renée M
Kiev, Ukraine
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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!!

1 Thank Lera2013
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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2015

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

Thank Nina J
Krakow, Poland
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14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 but prayer, singing all at once in a huge temple. This is a thing to... More 

1 Thank Mackoo13
Nicosia, Cyprus
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 find a bus station. Here every day there are many buses that go to pochaev... More 

1 Thank Chris m
Nicosia, Cyprus
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 she appeared. i went there through ternopil with train 143 21.00pm from kiev. the problem... More 

1 Thank Chris m
Moscow, Russia
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87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

this place worth to visit all people.i can recommend to visit for all travellers

Thank valeriy350
Lviv, Ukraine
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2011

The primary attraction in the city of Pochaev (alternatively spelled Pochayiv or Pochaiv) is Svyato Uspensky Pochaev Lavra, one of 3 Lavras (Extremely Prominent Monastaries) in Ukraine. Largely considered the second most important religious center in Ukraine it is at least 500 years old and has been at the center of the back and forth between the Greek Catholic and... More 

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