Things to do in Pskov

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Things to Do in Pskov

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  • norgeva
    St. Petersburg, Russia1,051 contributions
    Pretty cool place to walk around and enjoy the sunshine. Definitely worth a visit. Nice views of the river here.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Vladimir R
    Moscow, Russia553 contributions
    A huge monument on the outskirts of the city. Fascinates with the scale of the building. It can be seen that it was Connected. We were in a car and drove in on purpose, I really can't imagine how to get there without a car. A wonderful view from the hill to the city and surroundings.
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain9,529 contributions
    Holy Transfiguration Mirozh Monastery is probably the most important monastery located in Pskov, a city 300 km South-Western far from Saint Petersburg. The monastery is surrounded by walls and it is located in the opposite bank of the Velikaya River than the most important place in the city: the Kremlin. In fact, from here you can see fantastic views of the Kremlin.
    Inside the Monastery, you can see two important religious buildings: the Transfiguration Cathedral and the church of Saint Stephan, which you can visit. They are very interesting and they are well decorated orthodox-style. Wonderful and very traditional visit.
    Written 29 September 2019
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  • Michel W
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands106 contributions
    Very beautiful, seven layer iconastase, beautiful cuples, inside the also beautiful Kremlin walls. Bell tower is being restored at the moment.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Kalistrat
    Tulsa, OK339 contributions
    A very old building of a local nobleman that has been restored and turned into a local museum, Pogankin Chambers offers an interesting glimpse into the history of Pskov, and displays an interesting collection of historic items, which are definitely worth seeing. I recommend visiting the place if you like history.
    Written 5 August 2016
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  • ErrandVega
    Pskov, Russia85 contributions
    It is located outside of town near acting military unit so be carefull: don't wear american flag and don't scream :)
    Written 23 June 2016
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain9,529 contributions
    Pskov State Reserve is a museum complex, where you can see walls of the Kremlin, which are wonderful, especially Vlasevskaya Tower (you can go up and see very beautiful views of surroundings) and Pokrovskaya Tower (the biggest one). Also, if you go to the Holy Transfiguration Mirozh Monastery, you can see the best views of the river and walls.
    Also, if you enter to Kremlin, you can walk around the complex, see the walls and visit the Trinity Cathedral and Administrative Chambers. Wonderful!
    (see also Pskov Kremlin)
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • Vladimir M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
    Particularly revered was considered the place on the left bank of the Great River, opposite the Kremlin, where the blessed princess, in memory of the wonderful vision, put an oak cross. Later, Olgin's cross was transferred to the Trinity Cathedral, and in ancient times, the chapel of St. Olga of Russia was erected on the precipice of the steep zavilitsky shore. A transparent fount, called Olgin's well, was knocked out from under it.
    This chapel, for several centuries, was repeatedly renewed and rebuilt, survived many wars.
    In 1935, the chapel was closed. In the 1960s, it was not restored and demolished.
    The revival of the chapel became possible in 1999-2000. It is located on the left bank of the Great River opposite the Kremlin. Placed on an artificial platform, built into the steep bank of the Olginskaya embankment in the alignment of ul. Paromenskoy. The solemn consecration of the chapel took place on July 24, 2000.
    Written 23 May 2019
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  • Vladimir M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
    The glorious pages of the history of our Fatherland are connected with the Church of the Intercession and Nativity of the Mother of God: the victory over the troops of Stephen Batory in 1581. In honor of this event, the Church of the Nativity was built by Prince Shuisky, next to the Church of the Intercession.
    The temple consists of two without pillars of churches, each has one apse and a porch. Chetveriki churches and porches have common walls. The ceiling of the church, based on the southern wall of the Intercession Church, and on the north, Christmas.
    The middle wall bears the arches of the two churches. Between the ceiling arches are perpendicular arches to the middle common wall. The common wall speaks of the one-time construction of the entire complex. In connection with this, the conclusion about the construction of the complex after 1581 suggests itself.
    Along with the legendary Intercession tower they are recovered and restored in the 1956-65 as an architectural ensemble. Two twin churches, a rare reception in ancient Russian religious architecture.
    Here you can always meet tourists.
    Written 22 May 2019
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  • Vladimir M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
    The tower stands at the edge of the water, tightly resting on the coastal cliffs. It is not known when the tower began to be called Gremyachey, on behalf of the neighboring one, long since destroyed. Upon construction, in 1525, she was named Kozmodemyanskaya - this name was given to her by the church that stood nearby.
    The tower is not very large in size. Height - 20, diameter at the base - about 15 meters. Gremyachaya tower quite picturesque. The proximity of the fast in this place of the river, a wide plain under the mountain, the lack of modern buildings in the neighborhood, all this creates a special mood when viewing the tower. The tower has five tiers.
    Many legends are associated with it. According to one of them, the chronicle describes the construction under the tower of the cache.
    Written 26 July 2019
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  • Vladimir M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
    In a certain distance from the city, beyond its northern outskirts, a picturesque rock towers above the Great River, which has been called Snetnaya since ancient times. The name was given to it by a snetok (whitebait) — a small commercial fish that went into the wide bend of the Great near the steep shores of this limestone mountain in shoals. Here, in a convenient and beautiful place, already in the XII century there was a large monastery. In the XIII century domes of churches climbed one of the richest monasteries of Pskov - Snetogoskij.
    The main temple of the monastery, is the Cathedral of the Nativity, built in 1311, well enough preserved to this day.
    Frescoes are of great artistic value. The paintings decorated almost all the surfaces inside the cathedral and the niches of its facades. The fate of the picturesque heritage of the ancient Pskov masters in the Snetogorsky monastery is similar to the fate of the paintings of the Mirozhsky murals: in the 16th century, after fires and destruction, the colorful wall images were whitened, and partly covered with plaster, and until now have been hidden under multilayered lime films. Randomly discovered, opened and cleaned fragments of frescoes with great force convey the character of the Pskov monumental painting. Now in the cathedral there is an active restoration of the frescoes.
    To the north of the cathedral are located the ruins of the Church of the Ascension with the high octagonal bell tower above it, which dominated the whole district.
    Written 27 July 2019
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  • Michel W
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands106 contributions
    Not so popular (read: crowded) but very nice small cathedral. Rural surroundings, nice to walk around.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Vert1
    Moscow, Russia66 contributions
    The monument is not so good as it could be. … Hands look too heavy. Strange feeling of nonconformity.
    Written 21 September 2014
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  • norgeva
    St. Petersburg, Russia1,051 contributions
    Nothing really amazing, but definitely a very old church worth a visit. Located right in the downtown. Very accessable.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Vladimir M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
    Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the cathedral of the Ivanovsky monastery stands on the banks of the Great, just opposite the mouth of the Pskov River. You can walk to it either along Krasnoarmeiskaya Embankment or along Maxim Gorky Street, at the northern end of which there is a temple of one of the oldest Pskov monasteries. He is mentioned in the chronicles of 1243. The monastery church was built at the beginning of the XIII or even at the end of the XII century.
    According to legend, the monastery was founded by the monasticism of Princess Efrosinya Rogvolodovnaya, the aunt of the famous Pskov Prince Dovmont. Traitorously murdered, at the behest of her husband, Prince Yaroslav Vladimirovich, Euphrosyne (who was the first abbess of the monastery) was interred in the monastery founded by her. Many other princesses of Pskov were buried in the tomb of the cathedral.
    The last few centuries Cathedral of St. John the Baptist stood distorted by numerous adjustments, overgrown with later additions, completely lost its original appearance. Close to the original form returned to him the restoration, carried out after World War II.
    Looking around the cathedral, and the territory adjacent to it, it is worth remembering that it was here during the siege of Pskov by Gustav-Adolf in August 1615 that the Swedes arranged one of the fortified towns from which the enemy’s artillery fired at the Kremlin towers.
    Written 27 July 2019
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