Mirozhsky Monastery

Pskov, Russia

Mirozhsky Monastery is a 12th century Russian Orthodox monastery complex famous for its frescoes. It is located in The Christ's Transfiguration Cathedral. The name of the monastery is derived from the name of the Mirozha River, since the monastery is located at the place where the Mirozha joins the Velikaya River, on the left bank of the Velikaya. The catholicon of the monastery is one of the two pre-Mongol buildings which survived in Pskov, and contains the unique frescoes of the 12th century.

The exact date of the founding of the monastery is not known. Traditionally, it is considered to be the mid-12th century and is associated with the name of Nifont, Bishop of Novgorod. The monastery, located 20 minutes walk from the Pskov Krom, was one of the cultural centers of the city, comprising a library, scriptorium and icon workshop.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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мария максименко (46 days ago)
В Мирожском монастыре находится храм, который считается уникальным по количеству сохранившихся фресок 12 века. Вход в храм (музей) 100р. Рядом церковь 17 века, туда вход бесплатный (как и в сам монастырь). Внутри монастыря яблоневый сад, цветы... очень красиво!
Владимир Кудрявцев (48 days ago)
Очень древний храм. Можно увидеть фрески 12 века. Их в нашей стране сохранилось не так уж и много. Еще можно увидеть фрпски 11 века в Софийском соборе в Новгороде Великом. Монастырь стоит на берегу реки Великой. Не смотря на то, что это черта города, место очень тихое и спокойное. Напротив Покровская башня Окольного гоода. Рядом мост через Великую. Доведется еще раз побывать в Пскове, обязательно посещу этот монастырь.
Наталья Николаева (48 days ago)
Место для спокойного и умиротворяющего созерцания, для обретения душевной гармонии и равновесия. Фрески XII века впечатляют своей масштабностью. Отзывчивость и доброжелательность персонала на территории музея - на 5 баллов!
Анна Тесленок (2 months ago)
Монастырь знаменитый благодаря единственным на Руси по степени сохранности домонгольским фрескам. Испытывая глубокую скорбь оттого, что вера Христова зачастую уживается в человеке с языческими верованиями, святитель Нифонт приглашает лучших византийских мастеров для росписи стен Преображенского собора. При практически полном отсутствии грамотности среди населения раннего и позднего средневековья, изобразительный ряд сюжетов из Ветхого и Нового Завета, полностью покрывающий стены и своды собора, становится живописным Евангелием для многих поколений
andrey basenko (2 years ago)
Cathedral and internal fresco painting - 12 century
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