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The Pokrovsky Cathedral

Universytetska vul. 8-10, Kharkiv 61003, Ukraine
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Kharkiv Landmark Church!

This beautiful church is one of the landmarks of Kharkiv, and one of the oldest churches... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Vulcan, Michigan
Very lovely place, and a great photo-op for ladies

One of the oldest places of worship, which was long neglected in Soviet times but now looks shiny... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Andrei T
Toronto, Canada
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Universytetska vul. 8-10, Kharkiv 61003, Ukraine
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This beautiful church is one of the landmarks of Kharkiv, and one of the oldest churches. Contained in a monastery complex the exterior is stunning, a photographers dream. While I have a personal policy, regardless of permission, to never take photos inside a church when...More

Thank michaelsteele1953
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the oldest places of worship, which was long neglected in Soviet times but now looks shiny and welcoming. I recommend an unique photo opportunity: Because this is a male monastery with rules on female "modesty", there is a rack near the entrance to...More

Thank Andrei T
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This church is located close to other sights and is well worth a visit. You cannot take photos inside. The architecture and beautiful interior are lovely and I'd recommend a visit.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This place is worth a visit. Beautiful interior. And it's centrally located downtown and can be seen from anywhere.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I love ceilings, and the ceiling in this church is very different from the ceilings I've seen in other orthodox churches. There are scarves and wraparound skirts to borrow, for women visitors who don't already have them.

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 8 January 2016

One of my favourite churches in the city and the oldest one! Very rare arkitecture of Ukrainian barocco and a very nice peaceful place! The location is great! Worth visiting!

Thank Onarollgirl
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I enjoyed checking this one out. Although the staircase that overlooks the interior was closed. It ws still nice and worth checking out.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located just behind (west) of Kharkiv Historical Museum, there is a small gate that leads to the cathedral garden. It is not as grand as other churches in Ukraine, but this is a gem in more intimate setting. You can take a little break from...More

Thank Sequoia2001
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This church like all Russian ones is very ornate and incredible inside, amazing place to visit and it is a must see.

Thank ionabars
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...More

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