Walking route through the historical center of Pskov

Dear friends! We offer you a walking route through the historic center of Pskov.

Our walking route we will start near the Pskov Republic, built in 1494., Church of St. George with Vzvoz, located near Embankment of the great river. On it (on this embankment), not far from the Church of St. Nicholas, there is a cafe in which before you go on a journey, you can eat. After a few miles on St. George street, we will see the Church of the assumption with Polonia standing on the intersection of two oldest streets – St. George and the assumption, now named after M. I. Kalinin. This Church acquired its modern appearance in the early 19th century, when with the permission of the Holy Synod it was rebuilt at the expense of the grandmother of the Decembrist M. I. Nazimov Anna Lukinishna Shishkova in the Mature style with some features of early classicism.

A little more walking along St. George's street and the road crossing the street Soviet, we get to the street named after the Russian poet Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, which is located attracting special attention of tourists objects. Among them, the Pskov United historical-architectural and art Museum-reserve, inaugurated in 1876 Initially, it was located pogankiny Palaty, and currently includes 13 facilities in Pskov and 5 branches in the area. Near the Pskov Museum-reserve, on Komsomolsky lane, from the side of the wall of the Roundabout city, is Blacksmith's yard, otherwise called the house of the Priest and included in the complex of the mentioned Museum-reserve. The second name of this monument drevnerusskogo stone residential architecture of the XVII century. was in the second half of the XIX century on behalf of the Abbot is located close to Catholic parish of the Holy Trinity Priest Witkowski, possession of which is then moved in the building. On the opposite side of the Blacksmith's yard, on the Museum lane, is a Museum in memory of prisoners of concentration camps, opened July 23, 2014 on the day of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pskov from Nazi invaders. There are more than 300 exhibits, including personal photos, diaries and literary works of former prisoners of German concentration camps.

Returning to the street. N. Nekrasov, follow the Administration of the city, and going round the city Duma building out into the street October the lane leading to the Children's Park. Near the house of the state Councilor A. S. Valuev, later acquired to live in it Pskov Governor, is monument dedicated to the heroes of the novel VA Kaverin "Two captains" - San Grigoriev and Ivan Tatarinov.Now through the Children's Park will head to the standing in its North-Western point of the three-meter the monument to the Holy equal to the apostles Princess Olga born on the Pskov earth. Next to it on a cylindrical pedestal also stands the figure of the little Prince Vladimir – the future Baptist of Russia.

North-East, near the Kutozov garden, is built in the early XX century. donations of citizens Academic drama theatre. Of A. S. Pushkin, who in 2012-14 has undergone an extensive restoration. Going on a pedestrian crossing of the October prospectus, in the theater you can get on the street to them. Of A. S. Pushkin.

Then along Sovetskaya street, through Oktyabrskaya square, the Church of archangels Michael and Gabriel, square them. V. I. Lenin, head to erected in the place of merging rivers of Pskov and the Great the Pskov Kremlin. In front of its walls we are met by the so-called Dovmontov city – an artificial defensive structure erected in the XIII century by the Pskov Prince Dovmont (in Holy baptism – Timothy) for additional protection of the Kremlin. Originally, its territory was about a dozen and a half later destroyed the temples, signifying the areas of the ancient city of Pskov.

The main structure of the Pskov Kremlin is towering at an altitude of 78 meters Holy Trinity Cathedral, according to legend, founded at the behest of Princess Olga. Four times rebuilt, this Cathedral acquired a modern appearance in 1699

After crossing the river Pskov on the Troitsky bridge along the ancient street Zvonnica, now bearing the name Leon Pozemskogo, head to the Church of St. Varlaam, the founder of the Khutyn monastery. The history of this Church dates back to 1466 in 1615, when Swedish invaders led by king Gustav Adolfo came to Pskov. She saved the citizens who took refuge in it. Also, in the parish archives are kept testimonies of miracles performed by prayer in front of the ancient image of the mother of God in her vestibule "joy of All who sorrow". Not far from the temple is an Inn where you can eat.

Our acquaintance with the sights of the city will end with a visit Monument in memory of the ice battle, located in the Pskov region near the villages of Hotitsa and Sokolica. Its height is 75 meters. In order to get to it, sit on the street them. Leon Pozemskogo 118-e taxi.

Thus, having made the proposed route, you will get acquainted with the famous sights of Pskov, immerse yourself in its rich cultural life, learn its glorious history.


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