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Gorge Maryam-Dere, Russia

From series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
Lenght: 2 km.

In the immediate vicinity of the Crimean city of Bakhchisaray there is the valley is named after Mother Mary - Maryam-Dere. Adherents of the Christian religion know the gorge because of the old Assumption Monastery that was founded in the 8th century. According to legend, it has been built by monks, who fled from Byzantium. The picturesque gorge reminded them of the home country, so they decided to start their abode there. According to another version, the monastery was built on the spot where shepherds have found the icon of Holy Mother. The latter is widely known as the Bakhchysarai icon.

Gorge Maryam-Dere, Russia Close to the place where the icon was found, the first cave temple was set. The monastery was founded later. Since its founding, the Assumption Monastery has been a special place. Even during the Russian-Turkish war it managed to avoid looting and destruction. Only in the post-revolutionary period, the monastery fell into disrepair. For several years, the neuropsychiatric boarding was situated there.

Amazing tours along the gorge are conducted for pilgrims and tourists. The length of the landmark is about 2 km. Besides the monastery, guests of these picturesque places will be able to see the wonderful mountain scenery, look at the once inhabited caves and see the remains of the rock art. Currently, the Assumption Monastery goes through another large-scale reconstruction. The renovated building looks incredibly impressive. There are lots of visitors in the monastery. All travelers can experience its unique relics and special historic atmosphere. Next - Cave City Mangup Kale

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Банкомат ПриватБанка' located in 8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Омега-Прокат' is located in 15 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Alvir' in 11 km
Supermarket: 'магазин «Грот»' in 9 km
Parking: 'Skalistyy' in 8 km
Apotheek: 'Цілодобова Аптека №5' in 8 km
Police station: 'Leninskoye RUMVD Ukrainy v gorode Sevastopol'' in 17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restoran «Prince»' in 7 km
Railway station: 'Sapunhirs'kyi Roz'izd station' in 11 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Simferopol Airport SIP - in 74 km
 »  Sinop Airport SIC - in 296 km
 »  Nikolaev Airport NLV - in 316 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Gorge Maryam-Dere

Rybatska Sloboda

Located in 7 km from Gorge Maryam-Dere
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Rooms: 28
All the classically decorated room at Rybatska Sloboda include a flat-screen TV and minibar. Slippers and a hairdryer are provided in the bathrooms. … More: photo, rates and booking
Fordewind Hotel

Located in 8 km from Gorge Maryam-Dere
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Rooms: 34
The bright, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-coloured interiors and classic-style decor. Each bright room offers a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 9 km from Gorge Maryam-Dere
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Rooms: 17
Rooms at the Hotel Dionis are air-conditioned and include an en suite bathroom. Some rooms overlook the pool, whilst others offer views of the … More: photo, rates and booking
Maksimova Dacha

Located in 11 km from Gorge Maryam-Dere
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Rooms: 12
Each room at Dacha includes classic-style décor and a TV. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower. Children's or diet menu are provided in the on-site … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Gorge Maryam-Dere - Sevastopol

On the territory of Sevastopol, there are a lot of preserved architectural monuments, some of which are aged over 200 years. Here, you can see fascinating mansions built in the 18th-19th centuries, walk along lovely winding streets, and admire the beauty of the nature. The city was significantly damaged in the period of the Great Patriotic War. The biggest part of its invaluable historical heritage was irrevocably lost. Due to the locals’ effort, the city was quickly restored after the war. The citizens still remember about the great deeds of the defenders of Sevastopol.

Sevastopol has long been the most visited resort city of Crimea. Each year, about 10 million people vacation here. From year to year, the tourist infrastructure of the modern city is being improved. There are all the conditions for interesting pastime and comfortable recreation of the guests of Sevastopol. Most of the tourists are fans of beach recreation. Besides, Sevastopol is very popular with fans of excursion tourism.
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