Bakota

Image - The vicinity of the Bakota cave monastery.

Bakota [Бакота]. Map: V-7. Formerly a fortified town in the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, Bakota was first mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle under the year 1240. It is located in the valley of the Dnister River in eastern Podilia. It is now a village in Kamianets-Podilskyi raion, Khmelnytskyi oblast. Bakota has an ancient Orthodox cave monastery with frescoes and paintings dating back to the 12th-14th century. Near the village there is a paleolithic archeological site.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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