Ermak Travel Guide

 

Kozelsk

Kozelsk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

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 monastery - Optina Monastery, which is located in close proximity to Kozelsk.

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.
Kozelsk travel and excursion bureau, B.Sovetskaya str., D.66. k_tour@kaluga.ru

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Kozelsk

Church architecture
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.
Civil architecture
Well-preserved numerous stone urban buildings, merchant mansions of the XIX century.

Park 3 heroes, City Garden, Stela
Kozelsky local history museum, st. B. Sovetskaya, d. 75.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there
By train
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).

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Hotel "Kars", Kolkhoznaya street, 19A. kars-hotel@mail.ru ☎ +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. hostal-kzk@mail.ru ☎ +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 multi-bed rooms
At the monastery of Optina Pustyn there are pilgrim guest houses and the private hotel“Shelter of pilgrims”.

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cafe Kozelsk.
Cafe Vstrech
Cafe Raduga
Cafe Apelsin
Cafe Fantasia
Sushi bar

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips