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Fortress in Stary Izborsk


Inside is the small 14th-century Church of St Nicholas and a stone tower (Башня Луковка, R40) with a viewing platform at the top. A path behind the fortress leads to the tranquil Gorodishchenskoye Lake. The locals t…
Museum in Stary Izborsk

Izborsk Museum

This museum houses a one-room display of local archaeological finds and explanations, in Russian, of the town’s rich history. Various cultural and sightseeing tours are run from here. The museum website has informat…
Russian in Stary Izborsk


Beyond the kremlin walls, near the Church of St Sergius, is this sweet little cafe boasting ‘Izborskian’ bliny. The outside area is ideal for an afternoon beer.