Top things to do in Stary Izborsk

Fortress in Stary Izborsk


The ruins of this ancient stone fortress are among the oldest in Russia, and from its ridge location it overlooks a beautiful slice of countryside. Inside is the small 14th-century Church of St Nicholas and a stone …
Russian in Stary Izborsk


Just steps from the kremlin walls and fortress entrance is this sweet little cafe boasting ‘Izborskian’ bliny. There's also light meals such as pelmeni and potato fritters. Look for the big garden and dark-wood gate…
Museum in Stary Izborsk

Izborsk Museum

This museum houses displays of local archaeological finds and explanations, in Russian, of the town’s rich history. The museum website has information on village festivals.