Great Pskov

Great Pskov is part of the Tentative list of Russia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Germany - 03-Feb-19 -

Great Pskov (T) by Nan

Part of my Russian experience was to ride a night train once. I did some digging and found that Pskov was a good destination on my way from Moscow to St. Petersburg as it also allowed me to visit Novgorod along the way. Admittedly, the experience was rather boring as all the Russians on board of the train wanted to sleep and I ended up drinking the beer I bought on my own.

In any case, I made it to Pskov and found a pretty Kreml (or Krom as they call it in Pskov). The weather was gorgeous and I had a nice time visiting and wandering around the city.

Not to be missed is the Mirozhsky Monastery on the other side of the river. The 12th century artwork by a Greek/Byzantine artist in the chapel is astonishing and survived the Mongols. To me these together with those in Suzdal were the best wall paintings I have seen in Russia.


This would be yet another Russian Kreml plus orthodox monasteries. But maybe it's the clear Baltic influences on the Krom or the good state of preservation: I actually think this should be inscribed. It may not be Talinn, but it certainly is nicer than nearby Mir Castle. And the artwork in the Mirozhsky Monastery is just stellar outshining nearby Novgorod easily.

Getting There

I took a night train from Moscow (I think Kalanchovskaya). We arrived in the morning at the train station on the outskirts of town and I walked into town. From Pskov I continued on by bus to Novgorod in the afternoon. There are also direct buses to St. Petersburg.

Another option is to cross into Estonia. I think there are direct buses to Tartu where you can visit Struves home university.

While You Are There

Around Pskov on the border with Estonia you find Lake Peipus and the Pechory Monastery. The Pechory Monastery is known for its "eerie burial chambers". I did not make the trip.

Full Name
Great Pskov
Nominated for
2018 Incomplete - not examined

As Monuments of Ancient Pskov

2017 Incomplete - not examined

As 'Monuments of Ancient Pskov'

2002 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Great Pskov

The site has 18 locations

Great Pskov: Church Georgiya so Vzvoza (St. George near the river descent), 1494 (T)
Great Pskov: Church Nikoly so Usokhi (St. Nicholas from the dry place), 16th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Dormition s Paromenya (near the ferry) with a belfry, 1521 (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Koz?ma and Damian s Primostya (near the bridge) remains of the belfry, gate, fence of the 15th-17th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Old Ascension, 15th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Peter and Paul s Buya (at the burial place), 16th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Pokrova (Intercession) ot Proloma (at the breach in the wall), 15th-16th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of the Archangel Michael with a bell tower, 14th century (T)
Great Pskov: Church of Theophany with a belfry, 1489 (T)
Great Pskov: Church Vasiliya na gorke (St. Basil the Great on the hill), 15th century (T)
Great Pskov: Complex of fortress buildings of the Outer Town: Gremyachaya Tower, 16th century (T)
Great Pskov: Complex of fortress buildings of the Outer Town: Pokrovskaya (Intercession) Tower, 15th century (T)
Great Pskov: Ensemble of the Kremlin: the Administrative Chamber, 17th century (T)
Great Pskov: Ensemble of the Kremlin: the Trinity Cathedral with a bell-tower, 17th century, 1830 (T)
Great Pskov: Ensemble of the Snetogorsky Monastery: The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God, 16th century (T)
Great Pskov: Ensemble of the Spaso-Mirozhsky Monastery: the Transfiguration Cathedral, 12th century (T)
Great Pskov: Pogankin Chambers, 17th century (T)
Great Pskov: The Cathedral of Ioann Predtecha (John the Precursor) of the Ivanovsky Monastery, 1240 (T)
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