Izborsk fortress - the monument of defensive architecture of the North-West of Russia XIV - XVII centuries. It is a six imposing towers and high ramparts. All towers have their own architectural features. In the most famous tower, the Onion, it's possible to enter in and go upstairs to the observation deck. Here are scenic views of the old Izborsk. The Onion Tower was first built, in 1330, for the construction of five additional towers and fortified walls it took a whole century.
Natural-landscape Museum-reserve is amazingly beautiful for its views. Izborsk valley free of later buildings and has retained substantially the same form as 700 years ago. At the foot of the fortress hill, on the Western slope of the izborsko-Mal'skaya valley, beat the springs out of the earth - Slovenian sources or the sources of the Twelve apostles. Passing through the layers of sand, clay, limestone, water is filtered and cleaned. Slovenian water in the sources quite hard and contains many dissolved salts, the salinity is 200 — 340 mg/l.
Legends say that the sources have healing and cleansing properties. Among them there are sources of health, love, wealth, happiness, strength. All together they merge in the River of life
The ticket costs $ 100 (school - 30R).
But the tour is from 1000R to 3000r! The prices are crazy of course, better to take a guide...
Alas, the service at zero - no toilet no ☡
There is a cafe-Creperie.
If you go in Izborsk - are advised to take food with you.
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