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Uspensky Cave Monastery, Bakhchisaray
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  • It's interesting how people adapt themselves to the life in the rocks. Nature fantastically beautiful and the air is stunned!
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  • I'm not devout, but faith is what warms somewhere deep in the soul and gives hope. By faith given to each. I thank the universe for what do I have in this life, my plans for the lovers and relatives nearby, behind all the possibilities that are in my hands. I accept, and let be all religions in my heart. I have always been interested in religion as culture of peoples and the philosophy of history, as a combination of and the sanctity of knowledge. Hence the desire to travel to holy sites. In such places, napolnjaesh'sja force, gain peace and purity of soul, udovletvorjaesh' his inquisitive and seeker of knowledge the mind through touch to the story. In whatever place we go, our itinerary will always be designated a holy place. In the Crimea became a place Holy assumption monastery, situated in the Gorge Maryam-Dar (the Gorge of Saint Mary) near bakhchisarai. This is one of the most ancient monasteries on the peninsula, built inside the cliff! It also called "Cave Temple Monastery was founded probably in the 8th century Byzantine monks. There are many legends about the founding of this site. According to one of them, on the Assumption the rock in an incredible way was a miraculous icon of the Hodegetria. No matter how many times people don't take her, she reappeared at the same site. People took this event as a sign from above, and decided to build a temple. I am amazed of the architectural idea and don't attach any works cost the people create the hands of such a miracle. The sheer huge rocks polished by hand from the outside, inside they carved caves. What's inside the caves to tourists don't show: monastic cells, outbuildings, cellars, you can only guess. On the left side of the monastery you can see picturesque Gorge. At the bottom there are small houses, outbuildings and garden plots. Here live, and lead a modest life of monks and people who come to work for the benefit of the monastery. At the monastery there is a hotel, where you can stay for a few days. After a few meters of the climb the steep road along the cliffs look opens the snow-white uspensky the temple is carved in the rock. The main entrance leads to the majestic staircase. On the left wall are pictures of monasteries and temples from around the world, each of which establishes the little Ark, which store the land of the Holy places. Inside the walls of the monastery are painted with images of Saints. I was struck by the ancient icons and different styles of writing. The main shrine is an icon of the Virgin. Pilgrims from all over the world come to bow down to her and ask for "sacred". I am sure that everyone finds his solace and joy in the walls of the monastery.
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  • Trip to Bakhchisaray, must end with a basic climbing a flawless shape-Hale through the Holy Dormition monastery. I must say, if you are by car, drive safely to Bakhchysaray bus terminus (one straight Street) and ignoring the parking pad drive through slowly rising people up (disband) there you will stumble on a small parking arranged by the rock. Next, your path will be higher and higher, one word will not go wrong, there is no other way. On your way to appear the network paid toilets with very cute Grandma that very devotedly rubs "slul'chaki" after each visitor (long watched the process, waiting for when it "scores" for this process), by the way she had at this tourist ascent were cheap souvenirs, magnets and all sorts of fees. Facilitating soul follow on ... On your route you will come across a solitary guides-private traders, who for a fee of 500 to 1000 rubles would try to impose their services, be smarter, pribivshis' to tour tour. When you see the colorful uncle with a lash in the hands-it means you've reached the monastery. then everything just climb the stairs up, admire the cartouches on the wall, and here, many women are afraid to follow next TC have no Capes on the head, you know, when you log on to the temple itself stands a box of scarves and skirts, unless you brezglivy. Main room itself has a low shelves, and a huge turn to church shop, located in the same place. Average price per icon your holy will be 700-900 rubles, although you can find, and more expensive, but it's your deal. This is all available ends. A pleasant bonus this visit can be considered equipped Holy source. Say this, I first saw the holy water not spraying the key and plumbing faucet with income. Yes and its temperature does not seemed to be key. Near Holy source is Church collapse, where you can buy all sorts of authentic stuff, from the Byzantine to the local church incense, honey, that's only when you read it, you realize that he's not from apiaries monastery, and harvested from plantations of local farmers))). And so recommend fleetingly beautifully fundamentally.
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