How to spend a weekend in Pskove


Pskov is one of the oldest cities in Russia, first mentions of it are found in literature 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 number of attacks and is still one of the largest fortresses that existed during the period of Ancient Russia.


In old times, the center of Pskov land was Trinity Cathedral, in which all the most important affairs of the principality took place (veche, ceremonies ascents of princes to the throne, etc.). In the middle of the 14th-15th centuries even there was a clich: “Let us stand for the Holy Trinity!” , which was a call to fight all the men of Pskov. Now visitors can observe the fourth cathedral, which was built from 1682 to 1699 on the basis of three pre-existing temples.


Trinity Cathedral is one of the architectural structures that comprise the Pskov Kremlin (Kroma). Also its constituents are called Dovmontov city, named after the Prince of Pskov, who lived in the 13th century and was assigned to the face of saints; Pershu (front wall of the Kremlin); Zahab (fortification for protection of gates); The bell tower built in the 19th century; the houses; the guesthouse; the cellars for gunpowder and the house of printa.


If you are not interested in hiking in the memorable places of Pskov, you can visit local theaters. At your service Pskov Academic Drama Theatre named after A.S. Pushkin, whose creative history already has more than a hundred theatrical seasons. You can also see the performances of the local Puppet Theatre, which offers performances not only for children, but also for adults.


One of the prides of Pskov is the church of St. Basil the Great, created in the middle of the 15th century. Initially, the church was built to make visitors it seem like a small islet in the center of a large swamp. This temple is considered the protector of the city and all its citizens, since at the end of the 16th century it was its bell that informed the inhabitants of Pskov of the attack of the enemy.


If you are fond of mysticism and paranormal phenomena, be sure to visit the Gremyachy Tower in Pskov. It was established at the beginning of the 16th century on the banks of the river and is still one of the most beautiful places of the city. There is a legend that in one of the underground rooms of the tower sleeping a beautiful girl who was conjured by an evil sorcerer. According to legend, it can only be revived by that man whose soul is pure and immaculate, and who will be able to spend a dozen days at her coffin, while performing all the necessary rituals.


Pskov has long been a popular city for film shoots. It was here that films such as “Second Breath”, “Pop” were shot, as well as the TV series “Saboteur. End of War.” Some travel agencies offer special excursions for guests of the city, during which you can visit the filming locations of certain films.


You can also 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 by visiting the Pogankins Chambers, the Picture Gallery, the Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral of the Mirozhsky Monastery and other attractions. For a detailed list of museums and monuments included in the museum, you can find on its official website –

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