Podolsky Athos – so often called Lyadovsky rock monastery.
The majestic shrine, like a thousand years ago, silently rises in a rocky massif above the Dniester at a height of 150 meters.
Therefore, in order to touch a unique historical place, to pray, enjoy the beautiful panorama, peace and quiet, you will have to climb up a normal dirt road.
The monastery survived more than one destruction, the last time the Bolsheviks in the 30s laid an explosive device and destroyed churches, as well as a 15-meter bell tower.
Today in its place stands a new bell tower.
The restoration of the monastery began relatively recently – only 20 years ago.
Construction work does not stop to this day.
Perhaps the special place of the shrine is the cell of the founder of the monastery, St. Anthony of the Caves, which, according to church documents in 1013, when he returned to Kiev from the world-famous Greek Athos, he decided to stay here.
His heart and soul conquered the local landscape, peace and tranquility.
As a result, he carved a cell in the rock, which today looks exactly the same as it did 1000 years ago.
Almost every day dozens of pilgrims come here from the local neighborhood and far corners of Ukraine to visit the place where the Monk Anthony once prayed and lived.
It is important to note that on the territory of the monastery there is a miraculous source, the water of which has healing properties.
You can just drink it, so plunge.
Monk guests have a small pool for swimming.
It’s not difficult to get to the rocky monastery. It is located just 10 km from the cozy town of Mogilev-Podolsky. Very often among the pilgrims you can meet the residents of Moldova, since here pass the border line between Ukraine and Moldova.