Divnogorie in the Voronezh region - cave temple and steppes expanses

How long have I wanted to get to Divnogorie, and thisfinally done! I remember, I drove past 2 times and there was no time to drop in. Therefore, on the last trip I initially laid this point on the route, and for which I am now very happy. We still got there at a wonderful time, when the heat was already asleep, and the autumn had just begun. Yellow expanses of the steppes - this is something! However, I think, from the top point of the plateau from the chalk divines at any time a beautiful view opens. I wonder how it looks in winter.

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Divnogorie

Museum Reserve Divnogorie

Not to say that there is a “spectacle” in Divnogorie, althoughamong the cave objects, it is the most popular and famous. Still, for many the place does not seem super interesting. In my case, if I’m going to look at something not for the sake of a blog, but by mood, I really like it there. So it was this time. We have not been out of the city for a long time, left the bad weather in Moscow, but arrived in the summer and on the nature, came at the moment when we needed it. But okay, let us omit these moments, tell you what good is in Divnogorie. In fact, they are chalky divas, a cave temple, a canyon and steppes around. It is best to take a desire to take a walk so that the trip makes sense.

Upon arrival, we specifically bought a tour toget into the cave temple, which is hollowed out inside the chalk divas (the place is called Big Divas). The excursion route starts from the parking lot. You need to climb the high stairs to the temple and the intermediate platform. Pilgrims in the temple are definitely worth a visit, hear a story about the Sicilian icon of the Mother of God (now a copy there) and how it saved many people in the 19th century from cholera. There is even an underground religious procession inside! And the church itself, though not owned by the ROC, but a museum-reserve, but still it holds services a couple of times a year.

Ticket office of the museum-reserve Divnogorie

Ticket office of the museum-reserve Divnogorie

The beginning of the tour route

The beginning of the tour route

View from the stairs

View from the stairs

Big Divas and the church inside

Big Divas and the church inside

Go inside the church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

Go inside the church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

I see a copy of the icon under the thick glass

I see a copy of the icon under the thick glass

List of Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

List of Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

Very wet, all the icons in the mold

Very wet, all the icons in the mold

Underground procession

Underground procession

The kitchen room is the brightest, since with the window

The kitchen room is the brightest, since with the window

View from the monastic kitchen on the second floor

View from the monastic kitchen on the second floor

The wall is covered in mold

The wall is covered in mold

We looked at the temple as idle touristswe were interested in the construction itself. Not every day you will meet the temple, carved into the chalk remnants of bizarre shape, and even two floors in size. By the way, Big Divas reminded me of something Cappadociaonly the scale is different. They say before the outliers were much more, but thanks to the builders of the railway.

The view of the diva from the hotel is very beautiful!

The view of the diva from the hotel is very beautiful!

After visiting the temple you need to go even highera hill with views of the surroundings. Upstairs on the plateau is Mayak Fortress (Mayak Archaeological Complex), or rather only the rampart, overgrown with grass. It is necessary to strain imagination very strongly in order to imagine what was here before. At this place the tour ends. But we went further to the fields. Not immediately true, first settled in the hotel, and then closer to the sunset returned again. We walked alone in the city and, believe me, there is something! And what a beautiful canyon is there ... It’s a pity the photos don’t convey a variety of colors at all. I recommend to get to it. Somewhere in 40-60 minutes, you can make a temple-fortress-canyon and go back to the parking lot, both on the same path and along a dirt road, closing the circle.

Climb up the stairs

Climb up the stairs

Hence the view is even more beautiful

Hence the view is even more beautiful

The whole reserve in the plates

The whole reserve in the plates

Path leading to the Mayak Fortress

Path leading to the Mayak Fortress

Scheme of the Mayak Fortress

Scheme of the Mayak Fortress

Family

Family

Top view of the surroundings

Top view of the surroundings

Go ahead - geological exposure

Go ahead - geological exposure

Geological Exposition

Geological Exposition

Grand Canyon in Divnogorie

Grand Canyon in Divnogorie

By the way, it's good about the temple and at night in the dark. The special atmosphere ... It has to think. But not heavy. And if the moon comes out, then you can also make cool photos. I, however, did not succeed, I left the tripod at home, and on the new camera I still can’t put an application for shooting longer than 30 seconds.

Divnogorje at night

Divnogorje at night

Sketches from the railway

Sketches from the railway

Photo of Divnogorie and surroundings

Below are some photos of the village and its environs on the way to it. Honestly, the villages in the Voronezh region are not in the best condition.

Temple on the way

Temple on the way

A lovely illustration that may neatly be made with small forces.

A lovely illustration that may neatly be made with small forces.

And the next house is like this, as if for contrast

And the next house is like this, as if for contrast

We are almost approaching Divnogorie

We are almost approaching Divnogorie

We are almost approaching Divnogorie

We are almost approaching Divnogorie

Shop in Divnogorie

Shop in Divnogorie

See what a beauty, as if from the conveyor

See what a beauty, as if from the conveyor

In the village of Divnogorie

In the village of Divnogorie

Strange construction with a whirling and moaning wheel

Strange construction with a whirling and moaning wheel

Country Sketch

Country Sketch

Video

I didn’t have any idea how to photograph Divnogorie, so just a sketch from the hotel, if anyone is interested.

Information to visit

Cost and other nuances

Hotel in Divnogorie one, read the link post about it.

The visit to the reserve is free and at any time.even at night (and there is something in it). But if you want to take a tour, they are strictly every 2 hours, starting at 10 am and the last at 4 pm The cost of the tour is 250 rubles per person, small children are free. Actually, it would be possible not to take an excursion, but without it not to get into a cave temple. In addition, it is interesting to listen to what the guide will tell.

Carriage to take with you on a tour is not worth it,have to drag her up the high stairs. But if you continue your way to the canyon, then you can go there with a carriage. Only the road is uneven, a wheelchair with bigger wheels is better suited.

No problems with parking. You stop at the ticket office, buy a ticket and, or you can leave the car near it, or drive another 100 meters and get up at the very end of the parking lot, there is closest to the beginning of the route.

Official site

How to get there by car

In no case should not go, as suggestedYandex Navigator. And it may well be that other navigators also lie. Apparently one of the roads in the maps is designated as the best, and in fact, it was killed, so many who go to Divnogorie, sweat afterwards (several such people were on the tour). I looked in advance at the map and immediately figured out how best to go.

So, we turn from M4 to Liski, then the navigatorall right shows. But then we go through Kovalevo (Kolomytsevo-Popasnoe-Pukhovo-Kovalevo), because Yandex suggested that I go completely wrong. Or if you go from Voronezh through Ostrogozhsk, then you should go in the same way through Kovalevo, and not through Korotoyak or Dolzhik-Krinitsa on dirt roads.

Along the way there will be pointers, if there are any, you are on the right track.

Along the way there will be pointers, if there are any, you are on the right track.

On the map

Map of the Museum-Reserve Divnogorie

Map of the Museum-Reserve Divnogorie (clickable)

Museum Reserve Divnogorie

Museum Reserve Divnogorie
In Divnogorie worth a trip. There and the cave temple, hollowed out in limestone, and the views from above, and steppes cut by canyons.

In Divnogorie worth a trip. There and the cave temple, hollowed out in limestone, and the views from above, and steppes cut by canyons.

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