Orthodox Torzhok - Unusual Excursions In Torzhok

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Orthodox Torzhok - Unusual Excursions In Torzhok
Orthodox Torzhok - Unusual Excursions In Torzhok

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This excursion combines the features of a sightseeing and a pilgrimage: you will not only learn about the past of the city, but also touch its spiritual heritage. We will visit the Borisoglebsky Monastery, look at the "sky" of the wooden church and admire the Empire-style cathedral. You will hear about the patron saints of the city and will be able to venerate the relics and miraculous icons. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 5 reviews RUB 2600 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants

What awaits you

Ancient monastery Perhaps the most famous landmark of Torzhok is the Borisoglebsky Monastery. It was founded in 1038 by the Monk Ephraim: you will learn how this saint is connected with princes Boris and Gleb. We will see the temples and buildings of the monastery, marvel at the grandeur of the main cathedral, the architect of which was the famous self-taught Nikolai Lvov. If you wish, we can look into the refectory for lunch - or go up to the observation deck of the Candle Tower, from where you can see Torzhok at a glance

Temples and their stories Then we will visit the amazing Old Ascension Church - a masterpiece of wooden architecture of the 17th century. Inside, its structure is clearly visible, and the preserved frescoes, including the only "sky" in the Tver region, amaze with their brilliance. And then we will go to the Transfiguration Cathedral, built in the Empire style by the project of the capital's architect Karl Rossi: I will tell the tragic story of the death of Princess Juliana Novotorzhskaya, the patroness of the city, connected with this temple

Torzhok shopping, guest For a full acquaintance with the city, we will examine two squares: on Torgovaya, where trade was conducted in the Middle Ages, you will hear about the merchant past of the city. On Palace Square, we will discuss how the construction of St. Petersburg and the Tsar's road influenced the development of Torzhok. Let's try to make out the Travel Palace in the thickets of the old park and see the Pozharskys' hotel: let's remember what royal persons and famous writers rested in these places. And let's also talk about the famous fire cutlets - you can taste them in all cafes of the city

If you are interested in museums in our city (Ethnographic and Gold Embroidery Museum), I will show you where they are, tell you about their expositions and give useful tips for visiting them.

Organizational details

  • The excursion can be carried out both on foot and in your car - then we will have time to see more. You can also take a tour in my car if you have a maximum of 4 people
  • Lunch in the refectory and visits to museums are optional and paid separately

Venue

The excursion starts at the Borisoglebsky Monastery. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.

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