If you could only see the magnificent view from the observation platform of the monastery! Amazing!
Turn around to see the ancient Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour and Vvedensky Church, the old wall of the monastery, and the Church Over-the-Gates of Saint Alexius of Moscow.
Here it is, the gem of the Belyov land!
Belyovsky Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour was founded as long ago as in 1525, i.e. 145 years after the battle of Kulikovo! Imagine what history the walls of the monastery saw? This place was burned to the ground many times but revived in an even more inimitable form!
For almost two centuries, Belyovsky Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour was under the yoke of attacks from the Tatar hordes from the South.
One of these fires severely damaged the monastery's facilities in 1681. At that time, it was decided that the richest monastery of the Tula land should survive in stone through centuries!
Now we may see the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, the Vvedensky Church, and the Church Over-the-Gates of Saint Alexius of Moscow that have been preserved since that time.
For many centuries, Russian autocrats, Ivan Vasilyevich Grozny, Mikhail Fedorovich, Alexei Mikhailovich, Fyodor Alekseevich, Peter the Great personally supported the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour. The tsars have long issued charters to the monastery.
The first school in Belyov opened here! The Optina and Zhabyn Pustyns, which have already developed, go into independent life from this monastery.
By the 500th anniversary of the Tula Kremlin and the Big Zasechnaya Cherta (part of which is the city and the monastery), the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour was restored to its former grandeur. A pilgrimage center was built.
You do not even have to know the address of the monastery because you will see it seven kilometers before approaching the city. This is the place for fantastic pictures.
Please come! Welcome to the Holy Land!