50 km from Orel, you will visit the former center of freedom-loving Vyatichi and see a place that kept the memory of the first attempts at Christianization. Hear about the most powerful citadel of the Oryol land that stood on Mount Samorod, and learn to which relics Leskov sent the heroes of Lefty. Let's also talk about the fate of the writers in patriarchal Mtsensk and the military glory of the city in the 20th century. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car 5900 rubles per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
The era of the mysterious Mtsensk Known since the time of Ptolemy, he, however, still has not revealed all of his secrets. At the meeting, we will talk about the disputes between historians and local historians around the toponym itself, about the times when the center of independent Vyatichi was here, the first attempts to baptize the tribe and the place that kept the memory of those events. I will show you the epic mountain Samorod with mesmerizing panoramic views of where the fortress stood, and I will tell you about the numerous attacks that the walls of the citadel withstood
City of St. Nicholas This is how Mtsensk, rich in temples and monasteries, was called in the old days. Today there are more than ten Orthodox churches of the 17th-20th centuries. You will see the Ascension and Peter and Paul churches. You will also learn about shrines, some of which are already about eight centuries old, and special relics, to which pilgrims came from the farthest corners of Russia in pre-revolutionary times
Literary Mtsensk The local chronicle preserves the moments when the fate of famous people in the literary community was decided here. You will learn that this city is also the riddles of "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district" that Leskov tried to solve, and shrines, to which the author sent the Tula masters to "Levsha" to worship. You will see monuments to Turgenev and Fet, historical sites, estates and buildings associated with the stay and work of these masters of the artistic word
Military glory of the city In the city of birth of the tank guard, you will visit the memorial to the First Guards tankmen, as well as other complexes, squares and monuments dedicated to the exploits of the defenders of the homeland in the Great Patriotic War
Spasskoye-Lutovinovo: Turgenev's family estate (optional) If you wish, you can independently visit the natural reserve and the memorial museum-estate of Turgenev. Here you will immerse yourself in the world of the writer's works, learn about his biography and see the original things that belonged to the writer and his family. And you will try to feel the atmosphere of that era, walking along the paths of the magnificent park.
Possible additional expenses - only for excursion tickets when visiting the Spasskoye-Lutovinovo estate museum.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.