Having looked Lykov hydroelectric station in the Oryol region, we smoothly moved toVoronezh and Rostov regions. Since we are supporters of unhurried travel, and at best, in general, “life in travel”, we traveled 200-300 km a day. Before Voronezh, we had to spend the night in a motel train, as some drunken local shastali were near the tent, and we had to film and leave. But in the motel there was 3G, I could write an article there.
The content of the article
- 1 We are going to the Rostov region
- 2 Stanitsa Migulinskaya
- 3 Migulinsky caves or Migulinsky cave monastery
- 4 Video review
- 5 On the map
We are going to the Rostov region
Rostov region is quite differentfrom Voronezh lack of forests. But despite this, we spent the night in such a pleasant place - an oak-tree, a view of the hills and fields, no one is near, full of firewood. And the next day we went to the Migulinsky caves, or it would be more correct to say to the Migulinsky cave monastery. Although local, as I understand it, they are simply called caves, large and small.
The route of our trip and its concept can be seen here: We participate in the project "Russia for 365 days"
Stanitsa Migulinskaya is located in the northRostov region, its population is gradually decreasing, but so far life is still in full swing. The former head of the district met us on a modern scooter, and showed where the cave monastery is located on the banks of the Don. They say that there is even a passage leading to the other side of the river.
Migulinsky caves or Migulinsky cave monastery
In the last century, a monk lived in the Migulinsky cave, butToward the end of the century in his old age, he came to the people, and safely left in another world. Nobody remembers who dug the tunnels under the ground, and therefore these man-made caves are not even listed in the register of attractions in the area. According to the Head, in addition to a couple of journalists and speleologists over the past five years, no one came. The locals, having been there many times as a child, do not see any special reason for getting under the ground, although by the number of inscriptions on the walls you cannot tell about it.
Unfortunately, the entrance to the main cave was overwhelmed,as the breed constantly settles, and we had to be content with a small one. Differences only in scale and the presence of some interesting things. In a large cave, there is still a well and icons on the walls, and in a small cave there are only passages and rock paintings and the spirit of the past.
The entrance to the Migulinsky caves is a manholeseveral meters long and forty centimeters high. Claustrophobic people will most likely have to wait outside. I, too, are not comfortable in cramped spaces, but from the point of view that the entire thickness of the rock may collapse, and precisely in a narrow place, this is felt most clearly.
The walls inside are almost perfectly smooth, andthe vaulted ceiling is all smoked. A network of corridors connects several small rooms. Periodically there are faces and niches under the candles, a lot of inscriptions, most of which are modern. Only in a couple of places we saw painted crosses on the walls and prayer.
Once again, I wonder how many wonderful places we have that we usually pass by and do not even know about them. Thanks to the Internet there is an opportunity to learn about such sights.