Ryazan Region has one of the most favourable conditions for tourism development. The following kinds of tourism are developed in the region: recreation in the natural environment, cultural and cognitive tourism, health resort treatment, active and ecological tourism, pilgrimage.
Ecotourism is one of the most promising directions of regional tourism. The region possesses 103.5 ha of specially protected natural areas, including Oksky State Biosphere Reserve, National Natural Park “Meshchyorsky”, 47 wildlife reserves, 57 natural monuments.
Recreation centers provide excellent opportunities for active tourism: horse riding, cycling, walking, hunting, fishing, diving, free-diving. Water tourism down the small rivers and lakes of Meshchyora enjoys popularity.
Ryazan Region has unique monuments of church architecture, manor complexes, service buildings, merchant mansions. About 1,200 architectural monuments and over 2,200 archeological monuments are found in the region. The most famous tourist attractions are Ryazan Kremlin, Reserve Museum of Sergey Yesenin, Oksky Biosphere Reserve and St.John Evangelist monastery.