Top things to do in Pechory

Monastery in Pechory

Pechory Monastery

Founded in 1473, this monastery sits in a ravine full of hermits’ grottoes. With all the high ground outside, it’s an improbable stronghold, but several tsars fortified it and depended on it. A path descends under t…
Cave in Pechory

Burial Caves

Pechory Monastery's eerie burial caves house some 10,000 bodies, bricked up in underground vaults. The only way to access the caves is on a tour led by one of the monks (in Russian only); you'll need to prearrange t…
Cafe in Pechory

Old Tower Cafe

Housed in an old brick water tower, this charming modern cafe offers simple, classic meals, such as pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli typically stuffed with meat) – veg options also available – and hearty soups.