Migulinsky caves (cave monastery) - a narrow hole in the past

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.

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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"

The tent is hiding in the oak

The tent is hiding in the oak

Views of the Rostov open spaces

Views of the Rostov open spaces

Bright Flax Fields

Bright Flax Fields

Stanitsa Migulinskaya

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.

Stanitsa Migulinskaya

Stanitsa Migulinskaya

Beautiful Don runs away

Beautiful Don runs away

Slogans in the villages

Slogans in the villages

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.

Entrance to the big Migulinsky cave

Entrance to the big Migulinsky cave

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.

Entrance to the Migulinsky cave

Entrance to the small Migulinskaya cave

Videographer at work

Videographer at work

Photographer at work

Photographer at work

The light of freedom in the distance

The light of freedom in the distance

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.

Long corridors

Long corridors

Crosses on the walls

Crosses on the walls

Prayer on the wall

Prayer on the wall

Candles candlesticks in niches

Candles candlesticks in niches

Inscriptions of the last century

Inscriptions of the last century

Inscriptions of the last century

Inscriptions of the last century

Someone is very confused by making a deep inscription

Someone is very confused by making a deep inscription

Water drips in one of the corridors

Water drips in one of the corridors

Water drips in one of the corridors

Water drips in one of the corridors

Strange growths on the walls

Strange growths on the walls

Crosses on the walls

Crosses on the walls

Faces on the walls

Faces on the walls

Faces on the walls - in the mouth gobies

Faces on the walls - in the mouth gobies

Faces on the walls

Faces on the walls

Walk along the corridors

Walk along the corridors

Vaults all in soot

Vaults all in soot

Monastic cells

Monastic cells

Dead End - work stopped

Dead End - work stopped

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.

Kidding with a tripod

Kidding with a tripod

Little ghosts underground

Little ghosts underground

Little ghosts underground

Little ghosts underground

Happy and satisfied at liberty

Happy and satisfied at liberty

Video review

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