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Top Choice Cathedral in Pskov

Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

The Unesco-protected, nonworking Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is the highlight of the Mirozhsky Monastery. Its 12th-century frescos are considered to be one of the most complete representations of…
Top Choice Grill in Pskov

Pozharka Tavern

Although no longer in its riverside location, Pozharka still draws the crowds for its carnivore-pleasing menu that stars grilled meat and various treats prepared in the tavern's own smokehouse. The tender and juicy …
Top Choice Museum in Pskov

Pskov National Museum of History, Architecture & Art

As you can guess from its name, this museum, spread over several buildings, includes history and art exhibitions. The architecture bit comes from the museum’s key sight outside – the Pogankin Chambers (Поганкины пал…
Top Choice Church in Pskov

Trinity Cathedral

This blindingly white 72m-high structure, with its top dome shining gold, can be seen from miles away on a clear day. Consecrated in 1699, it’s the fourth version of a church to have stood on this spot since the ear…
Top Choice Russian in Pskov

Rusakov

Sitting on the riverside, plush upmarket Rusakov does classic Russian cuisine with a side of up-close kremlin and Trinity Cathedral views. Sink into comfy armchairs and peruse the menu of excellent dishes, such as p…
Historic Site in Pskov

Kremlin

Rising from a high narrow cape on the banks of the Velikaya River, Pskov's mighty kremlin (also known as the Krom) is the most complete portion of a fortress that once had five layers, 37 towers, 14 gates and an ove…
International in Pskov

Grafin

Grafin bills itself as a steakhouse, and while it does a mean mignon (R1300), there's plenty more than beef on the menu. Classics such as pork, lamb and chicken get a good workout, as do specialities such as rabbit …
Russian in Pskov

Hansa

This medieval-themed basement restaurant stays on the right side of kitsch with huge wooden chairs, exposed brick, lamp lighting and wrought-iron light fixtures. The menu features hearty comfort food, from Bavarian …
Middle Eastern in Pskov

Kinza

In the basement of a residential building is this bright, sophisticated spot with exposed brick, Persian rugs and warm lighting. The menu features Middle Eastern fare from shashlyks (meat kebabs) and salads to pita …
Russian in Pskov

Trapeznie Palat

Part of the Dvor Podznoeva complex, this top-of-the-line restaurant occupies a re-created colourful interior of a 17th-century merchant's home. It serves traditional local dishes; soak them up with vodkas flavoured …