Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery, Sviatohirsk

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Donetsk Oblast
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The Holy Mountains Lavra of the Holy Dormition (Ukrainian: Свято-Успенська Святогірська Лавра, Sviatohirsk Lavra or the Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery; Russian: Свято-Успенская Святогорская лавра, Sviatogorskaya Lavra or the Sviatogorsky Cave Monastery) is a major Orthodox Christian monastery on the steep right bank of the Seversky Donets River near the town of Sviatohirsk in Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. The name comes from the surrounding Holy Mountains.

Today, the monastery forms the centrepiece of the Holy Mountains National Nature Park. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) proclaimed it a lavra in 2004.

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  • A very beautiful and special place. The history of this place is very sad. A lot of things happened there during the communist times. The guided tour in the Svyatogorsk Lavra was very interesting.....  more
    A very beautiful and special place. The history of this place is very sad. A lot of things happened there during the communist times. The guided tour in the Svyatogorsk Lavra was very interesting.....  more »
  • I have visited Ukraine many times and also lived not that far away from the Monastery of the Caves. The Monastery itself is for sure one of the most beautiful in Ukraine. In addition, you will find... 
    I have visited Ukraine many times and also lived not that far away from the Monastery of the Caves. The Monastery itself is for sure one of the most beautiful in Ukraine. In addition, you will find...  more »
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  • Great views and impressive churches. The tunnel tour is fun but our guide was not very informative
  • A very specific place in Eastern Ukraine. Beautiful nature composed by very old orthodox churches. It’s very important to have some excursions with some guides here.

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