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Optina Pustyn Friary, Kaluga Oblast

(4.7/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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  • Were in the Optina monastery in during the Christmas holidays. Here lived, although there are abode hotel. On the site you can refine the locations and prices. I will not describe the religious component. Everyone knows about optinskih startsev, slain martyrs, sources. I'll write that I was pleased in the domestic sense (this is quite rare for domestic destinations). There is a huge parking lot, where refilling and toilet. There is a police post next to the monastery. When entering a room right at the tour desk. You can book a tour for 10 persons and more or wait when collected 10 pers. Conducting a tour of the monks, our father, in spite of the cold 2:00 enthusiastically talked about the history of the monastery, about brothers living here with us at the skodil monastery and the sources. A big thanks to him! In the monastery there is a refectory (entrance on the clock) and tea (there is possible at any time to drink tea with cakes, fruit candy and honey and is high-grade to dine). We take dumplings and chebureks with fish pies with cabbage and potatoes, meatless borshch. Tasty and cheap (5 Pax 600 rubles for all). There are several sources where you can recruit a key water source around the monastery water therapeutic sulphuric. Banks can buy in shops on the territory of the monastery. Vobschem trip, despite the cold, was very informative and comfortable.
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  • Wonderful place. Specially came on weekdays in late December, and people were a little. For the first time sang in daily service (Moleben Optinskim elders). It was nice to just walk around the territory, although it is not the greatest. Lived in the private sector in 5 minutes on foot from the monastery, outside a wonderful pine forest. I fell to my liking, such a measured life with church services several times a day. When you step out of the Church at 8.30 am after an early Liturgy (service and Communion), a feeling that has already done a great job and the day started right. Ready to even vacation there to spend, I'd like to come again.
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  • Everyone enjoyed it, great place. Wanting to know more can find information on the site of the monastery of Optina Hermitage.
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