Tourism navigation will appear in Pskov.
As the Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Culture of Pskov Oblast Vladislava Vishnevskaya said, three pointers has already been installed on Lenina and Pushkina streets, these will tell which objects of cultural heritage are within tourists’ walking distance. 16 billboards will be assembled in the nearest future, they will place not only posters, but also useful information for tourists.
The first billboard of this kind has been installed in front of the central pharmacy. Posters are placed on it if you look from Oktyabrsky Prospect, and if you look from the pedestrian zone on Pushkina Street it has information for the visitors of the city. Besides, starting from next week the clock on Pushkin Street and movement-restricting devices on Lenina Streeta – bollards – will operate. The bollards will be used only in order to close the street during some events. In the future Lenina Street may be closed for traffic on a regular basis.
Pskov is one of the oldest Russian cultural centers and has a lot to offer both to those who are interested in discovering fascinating sightseeing and to those who are searching for picturesque natural sites. Pskov is the regional center and it is undoubtedly among the major tourist attraction. The heart of the city is the Pskov Kremlin, or Krom. This ancient fortified citadel is situated on the cliff at the confluence of the Pskova and Velikaya rivers. Inside the Kremlin’s walls one can find the main shrine of Pskov, the Trinity Cathedral. The first wooden Trinity Cathedral was built here at the X century. By the XII century this construction was substituted with a stone one. Actually, the cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt several times and what we see now is the Trinity Cathedral built in 1699. This magnificent white edifice is covered with carvings and crowned by five domes. For centuries it was the place where Pskov’s princes were anointed for ruling. Nowadays, the Cathedral has preserved its significance as the center of spiritual and cultural life of the city. The Kremlin’s ensemble also includes the Trinity Cathedral bell-tower, fortification towers, Dovmont's Town and the Administrative Chambers. Name of Dovmont's Town, a medieval center of the town’s life, is connected with the Lithuanian prince Dovmont, who built the second fortification belt around the Kremlin. The Administrative chambers were built in 1692 – 1695 and served as the main local administrative institution.
Outside the Kremlin territory there is a great number of architectural and historic monuments. Pskov is well-known or its ancient church buildings, like those of the Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel (1339) and St. Basil's Church of the Hill (1413). But special attention deserves the Transfiguration Cathedral in the Mirozhsky Monastery. The building is one of the oldest in the city and dates back to the XII century. However, it is famous not only for that reason but also for unique ancient frescoes and icons. The monastery is on the UNESCO list of world heritage. Surrounded by parks and gardens, estate exhibitions of the Pushkin museum-preserve are aimed at creating an atmosphere in which A. Pushkin was brought up, lived and created his world-famous masterpieces.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina