Izborsk State Museum Preserve, Izborsk

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#1 of 26 in Museums in Pskov Oblast
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Learn about the origins of Russian statehood and the development of ancient towns at Izborsk State Museum Preserve. The museum features nearly 200 historical and cultural monuments, including a medieval fortress and a memorial estate devoted to the small Finnish and Ugric people of Setu. See household utensils, furniture, and clothes that belonged to merchants, craftspeople, and peasants. Admire the collection of Setu necklaces and broaches. As you explore the preserve, also stop at the sacred springs, 17th- and 18th-century churches, and the 2.5 m (8 ft) tall stone Truvorov cross. The audio pen guide on the maps will give you more information about the sites. Plan to visit Izborsk State Museum Preserve and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Izborsk attractions using our Izborsk family vacation planner.
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  • The Fortress has lasted well despite of the wild past. Its walls impress … Not only by dimensions and sense of strength and impregnability, but also that they have borne the brunt of many fights and b...  more »
  • Traveling in the Pskov region, be sure to visit Izborsk. Ispohablennaja restorers from Central Asia, the fortress is still good. Walk down to the Slovenian keys, drink from each, and you will be happy. Do not forget to buy bread for a lovely swans Gorodische Lake. Necessarily buy smoked bream, in the village of vkuuusno can be not bad to eat in a restaurant, especially of souvenir pottery. Solyanka and many more. Even arrange horseback riding, shorter won't be bored!))
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  • Very beautiful places, high far seen from the fortress. Excellent Lake with it into the keys. The water is pure and very tasty. Swans and ducks. Very quiet place, you can even stay on a night that will not be in a hurry and all show.
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