Attractions

Viewpoint in Plyos

Resurrection Hill

For a bird's-eye view over Plyos, head up the hill from Torgovaya pl to the wooden stairs on the right. Climb to the top (there's a handy resting bench halfway up) and follow the path to the right, where you'll see …
Museum in Plyos

Levitan House Museum

Art by famed Russian painter Isaac Levitan is displayed in the riverside house where he and painters Alexey Stepanov and Sofia Kuvshinnikova lived for three summers, from 1888 to 1890. Levitan produced some 200 work…
Museum in Plyos

Landscape Museum

The Plyos landscape has inspired many painters to capture it; many such works from the mid-19th to early-20th centuries hang in this museum, housed in a former mansion at the far eastern end of the embankment. Nearb…
Square in Plyos

Torgovaya Ploschad

The oldest part of town is along the river, as evidenced by the ramparts of the old fort, which dates from 1410. Central Torgovaya pl (Market Sq) has long been the town's mercantile heart, with rows of trading stall…
Church in Plyos

Church of the Resurrection

Dominating Torgovaya pl is this green-roofed neoclassical church with five golden domes, built in 1817 in honor of the 1812 victory over Napoleon. During the Soviet era the church was closed and fell into disrepair;…
Church in Plyos

Church of St Barbara

On a hillside with a commanding view of the Volga is this working church built in 1821 and restored to its former glory in the 1980s. Painter Isaac Levitan portrayed it in his masterwork Evening: Golden Plyos (1889)…