Верхнеуслонский район

Верхнеуслонский район

  • Makariev monastery

    Location: Verkhneuslonsky district, Vvedenskaya Sloboda (see the map below

    The monastery is situated on the right bank of the river Sviyaga. Makariev’s hermitage consists of an ensemble of monastery buildings surrounded by a wall. The foundation of the monastery probably dates to the middle of the 16th century. Unfortunately, the original buildings have not been preserved. The monastery comprises the Ascension Cathedral (1829), the Consolation of All Sorrows Church (1866), the chapel, the monk’s quarters, icehouse, bakery, warehouse and the wall. In 1995 the monastery was given over to the Kazan Eparchy.

     

    Makariev monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Makariev monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism
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  • Peshchishchensky geological sections

    Location: Verkhneuslonsky district, surroundings of the Peshchishchi village

    The section represents a natural formation laying bare a classical section of the Permian formation in the east of the Russian platform. There are fossils of ancient creatures have been preserved, imprints of ancient fish, mollusks, water lilies and seaweed containing minerals; varieties of gypsum, calcium and quarts crystals, lumps of silicon, and fusions of chalcedony.

     

     

  • St. John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskaya) church

    Location: Verkhneuslonsky district, the Klyuchishchi village

    The church of 19th century with its four-tire bell tower is visible for many kilometres and in good weather from Kazan itself, while it attracts the attention of everyone sailing past the right bank of the river Volga. The church was built on the highest point of the village of Klyuchishchi. Badly damaged by wind and weather over the last several decades, it has however gamely held out, preserving its classic outlines and continuing to embellish the shore.

     

     

  • Verkhneuslonsky district and its sights and attractions

    The centre of the district is Verknyi Uslon. Area – 1306,5 square km. Population – 17,9 thousand people. There are few piers in the district.
    The village of Verkhnyi Uslon is situated on the bank of the Kuibyshev reservoir, 11 km to the west from Kazan. There is a pier. Population – 3,8 people.

     

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    Verkhneuslonsky district, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism

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