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Glebuchev ravine description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The ravine, popularly named by Glebuchev in honor of the Saratov governor - Mikhail Ivanovich Glebov, existed long before the founding of Saratov, and what more likely served as the main fact of the location when the city was transferred from the left side of the Volga River ... From the west, the city was surrounded by forests and an impenetrable swamp, from the south and southeast by the Volga, and from the northeast by the Glebuchev ravine, which prevented nomadic raids and made the location of Saratov more protected.
The first mention of the ravine and the Taibalyk river flowing along it falls on 1636-1639. on the maps of Adam Olearius traveling along the Volga. Coins found at the mouth of the Taibalyk River speak of settlements destroyed by Tamerlane in the 14th century. According to the maps of old Saratov of the eighteenth century, the Glebuchev ravine began from the Kolkhoz Square, where Taibalyk flowed into the Volga (now the Saratov Bridge begins at this place), bending at the foot of Sokolovaya Gora, ended almost at the Resurrection Cemetery (the source of the Taibalyk River). At the beginning of the twentieth century, small ships could enter the mouth of the river and the question of building a navigable canal was raised, but in 1960 the ravine was enclosed in a concrete structure and the river was turned into a city sewer.
Nowadays, a large remote from the historical center part of the ravine is filled up and built up, but it is easily recognizable in the city landscape. The first bridge in Saratov appeared in 1773 over the Glebuchev ravine, which still exists in a more durable form. In the area of the ravine there are many sights of the city: Trinity Cathedral on the Museum Square, the Sulfur Waters balneological hospital, local history museum and house-museum of Pavel Kuznetsov, historical temples, synagogue and mosque. In the ravine itself, not far from the Volga, adjacent to the source of hydrogen sulphide waters, there is a sports and recreation complex Zvezdny, complementing the already beautiful panorama from the bridge.
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