Monastery of St. Nicholas in Krekhiv

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Krekhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zhovkva district of the Lviv region, 35 km north-west of Lviv.

In 1612, an Orthodox monastery was founded at a distance of about 2 km from the village. In 1669, the monks built fortifications around the monastery and turned it into a fortress. Krekhiv Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

In 1672, the Turks besieged the monastery, but could not capture it. In 1698, the monastery was visited by the Russian Tsar Peter I.

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