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Sightseeing in Plavsky District

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The sights of Plavsk are the best tourist spots for studying pre-revolutionary urban architecture in Tula Region. Over a hundred years later, these buildings combine historical and practical values. Let us tell you briefly about the best of them.

One of the extraordinary landmarks of Plavsk and Tula Region is the All Saints Cathedral Church. The five-domed church was built in the Neo-Russian style in the 1880s. What makes this temple unique is the covered gallery around the main nave. The gallery’s brick arches are supported by white stone blocks with half-columns carved into them. If the edifice looks like a fairy tale tower in its ruined state, you can imagine what a piece of architectural art it was before the revolution.

Not far from the All Saints Cathedral Church is the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It had been here even before the Village of Sergiyevskoye appeared in 1671, renamed Plavsk in 1926. In 1774, a stone church was built. This ancient temple has been the heart of Plavsk since its foundation.

The Gagarin dynasty that lived in these parts for four generations was involved in the construction of churches and the town as a whole. All the sights of Plavsk are the trail left by the Gagarins and the merchants of the village of Sergiyevskoye. You can learn about the history of the construction of a school, hospital, shopping arcade, and merchant houses not only in the streets of Plavsk, but also at the local history and lore museum, located at Kalinina St., 3.

To collect impressions and photos, you can use two travel arteries that have fed this trading town for over a hundred years: the Moscow-Kursk railway or the M2 federal highway.

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