Hotels, motels and where to sleep
Restaurant, taverns and where to eat
Cultural (and not so cultural) events
Interesting information and useful tips
Description of Kozelsk
Kozelsk is located in the Kaluga region. Old
Russian legendary city is located few dozen kilometers south of
Kaluga. It is quite a popular tourist destination, connected not so
much with the history of the city, as with the no less famous
Optina Monastery, which is located in close proximity to
Kozelsk is an ancient Russian city known since 1146.
He became famous for his heroic defense in 1238 from besieging
Tatar-Mongolian troops, who captured the city and burned it to the
ground. Last defenders formed an army and exited the main gate of
the town. They attacked the Mongolian troops, but were all cut down.
Most of citizens of the city were killed. Few either escaped or were
sold into slavery.
The administrative center of Kozelsky region.
and excursion bureau, B.Sovetskaya str., D.66.
Travel Destinations in Kozelsk
The city has a preserved cathedral and the
Church of the Annunciation, but the widely known monastery Optina
Pustyn has the greatest interest.
Optina desert. Holy
Vvedensky monastery is located two kilometers from the city.
Well-preserved numerous stone urban buildings,
merchant mansions of the XIX century.
Park 3 heroes, City
Kozelsky local history museum, st. B. Sovetskaya,
How to get there
There are trains
going once a week through Kozelsk station: Brest - Karaganda
(year-round) and Kaliningrad - Chelyabinsk (summer) (in the 2014
schedule, all trains go on weekdays, at 8.35 in the east direction
and at 17.30 in the west). On other days, you can get here only by
commuter trains from Sukhinichi (a large junction station in the
Kiev direction from Moscow; 2 per day) and Belyov (from which there
are no trains in other directions at all; 3 per day).
Hotel "Kars", Kolkhoznaya
street, 19A. firstname.lastname@example.org ☎ +7 (48442) 2-64-64, +7 (48442)
2-64-44. The hotel also has a restaurant with 130 seats.
Guest house "Kozelsk",
Chkalov Street, 90. email@example.com ☎ +7 (910) 864-95-52.
Vityaz Hotel, Oktyabrskaya Street, 2. ☎ +7 (48442) 2-1591. Belongs
to the unit, located on the territory of the military camp, only
At the monastery of Optina Pustyn there are
pilgrim guest houses and the private hotel“Shelter of pilgrims”.