Eco-tour of Transcarpathia is a unique and unforgettable trip, during which you will be able to see the traces of the Knights Templar and hear the secret of the ruined castle; to visit the 460-year-old “home” of wine and taste its best samples; to get acquainted with the monastic life and taste natural Italian cheeses in the monastery; to get acquainted with the gypsy settlement in the mountains of Transcarpathia and its unusual inhabitants.
Eco-tour of unusual places in Transcarpathia takes about 7 hours. Travel by bus for an average of 20 minutes. Visits 4 locations: 460-year-old wine cellars – Templar Castle – monastery cheese factory – Gypsy settlement. Some of them are located in the foothills of the Carpathians, others – in the Middle Danube Lowlands.
– Departure from Uzhgorod.
– Overview of the ruins of one of the most mysterious castles in Ukraine (XI-XVI centuries) – the Templar castle. Secrets of the fortress and its former inhabitants.
– Visiting the legendary historical wine cellars. The most interesting tour and tasting of vintage wines.
Serednyansky wine cellars are one of the oldest in Europe, their total length is more than 4.5 km. They were cut down in 1557 by captured Turks in a solid rock – tuff. Today, the cellars belong entirely to the Serednyansky winery, at one time, repeatedly won prizes in international competitions. The most famous vintage wines of the plant are “Rose of Transcarpathia”, “Pearl of the Carpathians”, “Serednyanske”, “Promeniste” and others.
Today you can see the historic cellars, and taste some of the products in them.– Visiting the Holy Intercession Monastery, acquaintance with the monastery, Christian shrines, the monastery’s farm and cheeses made here using Italian technology.
– Visiting a gypsy settlement. Acquaintance with its life and traditions, economy, priorities and philosophy of settlers.
– Return to Uzhgorod.
Uzhhorod is an exceptionally attractive intertwining and center of various European cultures. Here coexist the brightest aromas and tastes, national traditions and religious denominations. Here you can discover the unique charm of ancient architecture and touching mini-monuments. Then, thanks to the diversity of culture and the proximity of other countries, before going on a trip you can visit the cozy cafes and restaurants, where it is recommended to enjoy delicious food and delicious coffee.
Serednyansky wine cellars are one of the oldest in Europe, their total length is more than 4.5 km. They were cut down in 1557 by captured Turks in a solid rock - tuff. Although the cellars were originally for military-strategic purposes, they soon became the ideal housing for wine - cellars or cellars. In these cellars in barrels were stored and royal wine, and wines of magnates, and wines of ordinary peasants. Today, the cellars belong entirely to the Serednyansky winery, at one time, repeatedly won prizes in international competitions. The most famous vintage wines of the plant are "Rose of Transcarpathia", "Pearl of the Carpathians", "Serednyanske", "Promeniste" and others.
Today you can see the historic cellars, and taste some of the products in them.
On the territory of Transcarpathia there are the remains of the only Templar Castle in Ukraine - the ruins of a medieval fortress in the Middle, built on the principle of Roman fortifications on the Danube. The ruins retain a number of architectural features used by the Templars in buildings, as well as a number of legends associated with this extinct Christian order (for example, the Holy Grail). Today it is quite difficult to consider its former greatness, and yet it attracts historians, researchers, treasure hunters and just travelers.
Monastery with. Rakoshino is one of the centers of Orthodox pilgrimage in Transcarpathia. The date of its foundation can be considered 2001, although the monastery was opened on the basis of a church built in the early 20th century by the Czech priest-martyr Vsevolod (in monasticism Andrew) Kolomatsky in the Old Russian style and in the form of a cross. During the Soviet era, the temple was turned into a museum of atheism, and later completely abandoned. And so, in a dilapidated condition in 2001 by the decree of Bishop Agapit (Bevtsyk) of Mukachevo and Uzhhorod, the Holy Intercession Monastery was founded on the basis of the church.
After the trip it is best to inhale the aroma of linden and sakura, relax on the embankment of Uzhgorod, walk towards the forest of UzhNU. Ungvar, who celebrated his millennium, gives everyone a sense of uniqueness. Therefore, after visiting the city, the traveler gives him his whole soul forever. And the memories of a unique tour will remain in your memory for a lifetime.