Having looked Lykovskaya HPP in the Oryol region, we smoothly moved to the Voronezh and Rostov regions. Since we are supporters of leisurely travel, and at best, so in general «travel life», then we drove 200-300 km a day. Before Voronezh we had to spend the night in a motel-train, as some drunken locals were running around the tent, and we had to take off and leave. But the motel had 3G, I could write an article there.
The content of the article
- one We go to the Rostov region
- 2 Stanitsa Migulinskaya
- 3 Migulinsky caves or Migulinsky cave monastery
- 4 Video review
- five On the map
We go to the Rostov region
The Rostov region is quite different from the Voronezh region in the absence of forests. But despite this, we spent the night in such a pleasant place - an oak grove, a view of the hills and fields, there is no one nearby, full of firewood. And the very next day we got to the Migulinsky caves, or more correctly, to the Migulinsky cave monastery. Although the locals, as I understand it, call them simply caves, large and small.
The route of our trip and its concept can be seen here: We are participating in the project «Russia in 365 days»
The village of Migulinskaya is located in the north of the Rostov region, its population is slowly decreasing, but while life is still in full swing. The former head of the district met us on a modern scooter, and showed us where the same cave monastery on the banks of the Don is located. 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 Migulinskaya cave, but towards the end of the century, in his old age, he came out to people, and happily left for another world. Nobody even remembers who dug the passages underground, and therefore these man-made caves are not even included in the register of the area's attractions. According to the Head, in addition to a couple of journalists and cavers, no one has come over the past five years. The locals, having been there several times in childhood, do not see any particular reason to crawl underground, although you cannot say about this by the number of inscriptions on the walls inside..
Unfortunately, the entrance to the main cave was blocked up, as the rock is constantly settling, and we had to be content with a small one. The differences are only in the scale and the presence of some interesting things. In the large cave, there is also a well and icons on the walls, and in the small cave there are only passages and rock paintings and the spirit of the past.
The entrance to the Migulinskiye Caves is a manhole several meters long and forty centimeters high. Claustrophobic people will likely have to wait outside. I am also not comfortable with cramped spaces, but from the point of view that the entire thickness of the rock can collapse, and it is in a narrow place that this is felt most clearly.
The walls are almost perfectly flat inside, and the vaulted ceiling is all smoky. A network of corridors connects several small rooms. From time to time there are faces and niches for candles, there are a lot of inscriptions, most of which are modern. Only in a couple of places did we see painted crosses on the walls and a prayer.
Once again, I am surprised how many amazing places we have that we usually pass by and do not even know about them. Thanks to the Internet, it is possible to learn about such attractions.