Pochayiv Monastery

sights / Religious

Pochayiv Monastery information

Location
Pochayiv , Ukraine
Telephone
+380 612 18
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
grounds 24hr, excursion bureau 11am-4pm
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Its ornate golden domes rising up from the surrounding plain, Pochayiv Monastery is a beacon of Ukrainian Orthodoxy (Moscow Patriarchate) on the edge of a largely Ukrainian Catholic region. Indeed, it’s the country’s second largest Orthodox complex after Kyiv’s Kievo-Pecherska Lavra and was founded by monks fleeing that mother ship when the Mongols sacked Kyiv in 1240.