One of the most famous monuments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries - the Cathedral of St. Basil the Great on the Hill. The Church is located near the Oktyabrsky Prospekt on Vasilievsky hill, which is surrounded by green trees and is a kind of island among the marshes extensively. A sample of the middle ages represents the Pskov fortress. High thick walls located along the natural borders (the great and Pskov rivers). They once made the Pskov fortress impregnable. The fortress walls that originally occupied only five hectares, and over time began to cover more and more territory. There are five rings of fortress walls of Pskov, the fifth ring were able to include part of the territory Zapskovye. Fortifications consist of nine kilometres of walls and thirty-five towers. Pskov Historical and art Museum-reserve "pogankiny Palaty" is the largest Museum in Pskov. It is situated in the historical part of the city, in a stone building of the seventeenth century, near the walls of the Middle city. This building belonged to the merchant Sergei Pogankiny, after whose death the house was transferred to the Church. At the moment there is the exhibition, which includes objects that reveal the culture and life of the Pskov land from the Neolithic to the present day. The main Shrine of Pskov – Trinity Cathedral, which during its rich history was built four times. In the tenth century it was built of wood, but the fire burned. Then were erected there a stone Church, but later the building collapsed. In the fourteenth century, the Cathedral was rebuilt by the local architect, and only to the end of the seventeenth century had completely finished the construction of the Cathedral that you see today. In addition to the remarkable architecture of great value is the seven-tier gold-plated wood carved iconostasis of the eighteenth century, located in this temple. About the sights of the Pskov land, acquainting with the culture and history of Russia, I can speak a lot and very much. These extraordinary and sacred places decorated with Russian landscapes, create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. It is here that I want to listen to the silence, breathe and think only about the good. Be sure to visit Pskov and its attractions.
Advice 2: How to spend a weekend in Pskov
Weekends I want to spend so that positive memories will be preserved in memory. Someone goes on a hike to the museums, someone gets on the couch with a book, and someone has time over the weekend to visit a neighboring city, for example, Pskov.
Pskov – one of the oldest Russian cities, first mentioned in the literature, is dated 903 ad. In this city you can find a huge number of attractions that deserve the attention of tourists. These include the Pskov Kremlin, which has withstood a huge amount of attacks and still is one of the largest fortresses which existed in the period of Ancient Russia.
In ancient times the center of Pskov land was Trinity Cathedral, which happened all the most important Affairs of the Principality (the chamber, the ceremony of the ascension of princes to the throne, etc.). In the middle of the XIV-XV centuries there was even a cry of "Stand fast for the Holy Trinity!", was the call to arms of all the military men of Pskov. Now you can watch the fourth Cathedral that was built from 1682 to 1699 years on the basis of the three already existed before the temples.
Trinity Cathedral is one of the architectural structures comprising the Pskov Kremlin (Krom). Well as its components is called Dovmontov town, named in honour of the Pskov Prince, who lived in the XIII century and canonized; the First (front wall of the Kremlin); Sahab (strengthening to protect the gate); the bell tower, built in the XIX century; the clerks of the chamber; guest accommodation; cellars for gunpowder and the parish house.
If you are not interested in trips to memorable places in Pskov, you can visit the local theaters. Features of the Pskov academic drama theatre named after A. S. Pushkin, creative story which already has more than a hundred theatrical seasons. You can also watch the performances of local puppet theater, which offers performances not only for children but also for adults.
One of the prides of Pskov - the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Great, created in the mid-fifteenth century. The Church was originally constructed so that to visitors it seemed a small island in the center of a large swamp. This temple is considered the protector of the city and its citizens, because at the end of the XVI century it was his bell informed the inhabitants of Pskov on the offensive of the enemy.
If you are fond of mysticism and the paranormal, be sure to visit in Pskov Gremyachiy tower. It was created in the early XVI century on the banks of the river and is still one of the most beautiful places in the city. There is a legend that in one of the underground rooms of the tower eternal sleep sleeping beautiful girl, bewitched by an evil sorcerer. According to tradition, revive it can only be the man whose soul is pure and undefiled, and who will be able to spend at her grave a dozen days, performing all the necessary rituals.
Pskov has long been popular for filming in the city. It was here that directed such films as "the Second breath" "Pop" and the TV series "Saboteur. The end of war." Some travel agencies offer for the guests a special tour, during which you can visit the filming locations of certain films.
Also you can visit the Pskov state Museum-reserve, which includes several museums and architectural monuments, located in different parts of the city. You can get acquainted with the culture and painting of the XII-XX centuries, visiting pogankin chambers, Art gallery, Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral of Mirozhsky monastery and other sights. Detailed list of museums and monuments included in the Museum you can find on its official website - Museums.pskov.ru.