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Dugin quarry, Russia

From series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Year: 16th century. Lenght: 5 km.

Quarries, which have been mined a few hundred years ago, represent a particular interest to fearless tourists. One of the oldest industrial mines on the planet is situated in the near suburbs of Moscow. Mining of the Dugin quarry has begun in the 16th century. It was mining of the so-called ‘white stone’, i.e. limestone, which was used extensively in the construction of Moscow. Old quarry strikes with its size, as its total length is more than 5,000 meters.

Dugin quarry, Russia Dugin's quarry hasn’t lost its special atmosphere for hundreds of years, and it seems that time has literally stopped there. You can find a lot of artifacts of different eras in the narrow passages built of stones; those are wall paintings, garments of workers, old burners used to cook food, and lots of other interesting things. While walking through the dark twisted corridors, you can see a lot of caves, some of which are equipped with real sleepers.

Just one thought that once people could live and sleep in these dark caves below day feels uneasy. It’s also worth noting that the structure of mines is quite complicated, so it’s very risky go for a walk through the subterrene without a map and an experienced guide. Despite being a terrible attraction, Dugin quarry doesn’t attract lots of visitors. In part, this is due to the unique atmosphere of the forbidden place that it has managed to preserve. Next - Wieliczka Salt Mine


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Sberbank' located in 19 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Evakuator v Butovo' is located in 18 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'lukoyl' in 0.99 km
Supermarket: '№17 Magazin Prodovolstvennyy' in 5.58 km
Parking: 'DMD-Parking' in 0.56 km
Apotheek: 'Apteka №13/4' in 5.47 km
Police station: 'UGIBDD GUVD Mo SPETsBATALYON' in 6.94 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Traktir Otrazheniye' in 1.82 km
Railway station: 'Pl. 32 km' in 7.15 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Domodedovo Airport DME - in 9 km
 »  Vnukovo Airport VKO - in 36 km
 »  Sheremetyevo Airport SVO - in 59 km
 »  Migalovo Airport KLD - in 196 km
 »  Yaroslavl Airport IAR - in 269 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Dugin quarry

Noy Hotel Domodedovo

Located in 1 km from Dugin quarry
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Rooms: 19
Featuring classic-style interiors with warm colours, the rooms come with a flat-screen TV, wardrobe and desk. The private bathrooms are equipped with … More: photo, rates and booking
Nabat Palace Hotel

Located in 2 km from Dugin quarry
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Rooms: 33
The elegant, air-conditioned rooms are decorated with rich fabrics and offer upscale Italian furnishings. Each spacious room includes a flat-screen … More: photo, rates and booking
Grigorchikovo Resort Hotel

Located in 3 km from Dugin quarry
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Rooms: 46
The bright, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-coloured interiors and modern décor. Each room includes a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a balcony and … More: photo, rates and booking
Yuzhny Dvorik

Located in 4 km from Dugin quarry
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Rooms: 18
An American-style breakfast is provided at the Yuzhny Dvorik hotel. European and Caucasian meals are served in the restaurant with rooftop terrace. … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Dugin quarry - Moscow

One of the capital's most recognizable religious sights is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century soon after the end of the Patriotic War of 1812. The construction of the temple lasted more than forty years. In the post-revolutionary period, the cathedral was completely destroyed, and it was decided to erect the Palace of Soviets on its site. The city authorities began the reconstruction of the religious monument in 1994, and in three years the cathedral was finally open to the public.
Moscow and its environs accommodate several interesting historic monasteries, the oldest of which is Novodevichy Convent built in 1524 by order of Vasili III of Russia. Outwardly, the monastery looks like an impregnable medieval fortress. This historic convent is shrouded in many mysterious legends. Today, tourists visit it to see beautiful old frescoes as well as to hear incredible stories about members of royal families who spent the last years of their life here.

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