Pogankini Palaty, Izborsk and Pechory
Take a tour through Russia’s history by visiting the ancient treasures of Pogankini Palaty and ruined fortress of Izborsk. The gold onion domes of Pechory’s monastery are home to 12 churches and are surrounded by old, monastic hermit caves.
Founded in 1472, Pechory has an amazing cave monastery, one of the most famous and oldest still-functioning monasteries in Russia. Its building is a glittering array of gold onion domes, underneath which you will find ten churches. It is also possible to take a tour of the surrounding caves, which were first settled by local hermits.