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“Beautiful, very peaceful place (built in the 17 century)”

The Pokrovsky Cathedral
Ranked #12 of 201 things to do in Kharkiv
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I love to visit this built in the 17 century Pokrovskiy Monastery Complex (also known as the Holy Shroud Monastery). It located right in the center of the city, across Historical Museum. Despite that it right at the busiest area (metro Istoricheskiy Museum and metro Sovetskaya) it feels so peaceful there, especially on the back where they have a small rose garden and you can rest in the shade of the trees. Beautiful architecture. They require for women to cover their heads and pants, but scarfs and skirt-like wrappings provided at the entrance. Church bell rings beautifully every hour.

The Monastery has it's own very popular bakery for small pies and bread. You can buy those on the monastery territory or outside, on the left where locals artists sells their paintings.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

A beautiful cathedral, small but intimate, just a walk across from Historical Museum. If you like a quiet moment for a bit of meditation late in the autumn afternoon, this is a perfect place. Highly recommended. Don't bring a big tour though.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

I've been inside this cathedral at Christmass. The main hall is so small than tall people have to bend down in some places. But it is very great from outside and I like to watch its domes going by.

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

The group of buildings of Holy Shroud Monastery includes the Holy Shroud Cathedral, the Church of Holy Virgin Lady of Ozeriana, Kharkiv Diocesan Administration, Theological Seminary, Brotherly Department

Holy Shroud Cathedral was constructed in the style of Ukrainian Baroque skillfully combines the traditional forms of Ukrainian National cult architecture and the techniques and details of Russian Architecture. The authors are unknown but it goes without saying that they were skillfull masters.

It was constrcuted in 1689, it is the oldest stone monument of national importance

Really recommend you to have a look at this architectural masterpiece

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