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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Георгий Титов (4 years ago)
Actually, the second most famous and important sight of the city.
Oleg Naumov (5 years ago)
Monastery was founded in beginning of XII century. It's Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Savior was built in 1125-1150. This cathedral is full of splendid frescoes painted unknown Byzantine masters in second half of XII century. New Church of Mirozhsky Monastery was built in second half of XVII century. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Andrée Reusens (5 years ago)
Beautyfull monastary along the river in Pskov. Quite place.
Jean-Francois LECLERCQ (5 years ago)
Wonderful wall frescoes
TGN (5 years ago)
Cool and quiet place. It's the best place in Pskov to have a rest.
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