Tula is an ancient city, its history is closely related to the history of the development of the state. The religious formation of Tula went through all the difficult stages together with the country. The monasteries survived the reform of Catherine II to destroy monastic estates, the destruction of churches and temples during the Soviet era, devastation and desolation at the end of the 20th century. The restoration of the monasteries began only at the beginning of the 21st century. Shrines that were considered lost have been preserved by the parishioners.
The operating monasteries of Tula are large temple complexes. On their territory there are residential and household buildings, chapels, hotel houses for pilgrims. Beautiful gardens are laid out. Pilgrims from all over the Tula region come to venerate the relics of the holy martyrs, miraculous icons. Tourists may be interested in painting on the vaults of monastic temples and churches.
The most famous Orthodox male and female monasteries. List, photo with titles and descriptions!
Named in honor of the first abbot after the construction of the monastery, Abbot Anastasia. It was erected in the 16th century instead of a wooden church on the banks of the Upa River in the ancient city of Odoyev. In the 18th century, as a result of the reforms of Peter I, he became impoverished and began to perform the functions of an ordinary church. Completely closed in 1931. But since 2002, the reconstruction of the monastery has been underway, new elements have been added in the style of the "pre-Petrine" time.
This monastery is one of the oldest in the Tula region. Some sources say that this monastery was built during the first centuries of the spread of Christianity in Russia. Of the entire monastery, only the two-storey Nikolo-Assumption Church has survived. All its walls and vaults are painted with floral ornaments. There are many old icons in the monastery, some of them, such as “St. Elizabeth”, were created in the 18th century.
Address: Dedilovskie vyselki, s. Venev Monastery
Convent in the village of Kolyupanovo. It is considered one of the youngest monasteries in Russia - it was founded in 1995. It was erected on the site of a wooden church that burned down at the end of the 18th century. The relics of blessed Euphrosyne, buried in the monastery, are the shrines of the monastery. According to believers, the holy spring of blessed Euphrosinia near the monastery helps in curing even the most serious illnesses.
The Tula region is the land of warriors and craftsmen, the birthplace of great scientists and saints. The region has no high mountains, immense lakes-seas, most of the territory is covered with steppe, however, it also has its own diamonds, priceless riches that cannot be seen in any other corner of the country. Below are the best attractions and the most interesting places in the Tula region.
Many of the natural features of the area were created with the help of humans. In terms of tourism, the most valuable thing about the region's main attractions is their unique beauty and connection to great historical events.
A wide green field is valuable not so much from a biological point of view as from a historical point of view. It was here, in the Tula open spaces, that in 1380 the troops of Khan Mamai and Prince Dmitry Donskoy met in a decisive battle. In 1996, a museum dedicated to this significant event appeared on the field. Since 1997, a festive festival has been regularly held in the reserve, during which a reconstruction of the Battle of Kulikovo has been carried out.
Two churches rise on the field: the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and the temple in honor of the holy Reverend Sergius of Radonezh, who blessed the Grand Duke for battle. An obelisk to the blessed prince is erected nearby. Specialists protect not only objects created by people, but also dozens of natural monuments that have survived on the territory of the reserve.
Huge embankments appeared in the Uzlovsky region in Soviet times as a result of mining, in particular, brown coal. After the collapse of the USSR, coal mining in the region fell into decay and soon completely ceased.
Only the earthen mountains, which are also called Konduki, after the nearby village, remained from the violent activity of the miners. Over time, the hills were overgrown with trees and became an integral part of the local landscape.
The real pearl of the Romantsev mountains is the magnificent clear blue lakes that have flooded some quarries. For the stunning beauty of the landscape, the area is called Tula Switzerland. Mountains and bodies of water are quite popular with novice climbers and divers.
Tula Zaseki Nature Reserve