Spaso-Preobrazhensky Mirozh Monastery

Mirozh Monastery - the repository of ancient frescoes

Frescoes of Spaso-Preobrazhensky CathedralThe Mirozh monastery is located in Zavelich'e, outside the walls of Pskov, on the Velikaya left river bank. Its territory includes Stephan Church, Brethren’s building, Rector’s Complex, Gateway Bell Tower and Brethren’s Cells.

There can also be found the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour - officially it is not a church, but a museum - which holds divine services only in the feast of the Transfiguration of Lord. The cathedral was built in Greco-Byzantine style and is famous for its amazing Mirozh frescos of the mid-XI century - magnificent wall paintings by Greek artists that have no analogues in Russian and Byzantine painting of the XII century. These frescoes depict scenes from the life of Jesus Christ and his disciples. This temple is one of the few pre-Mongolian churches, survived in Russia, and it is not yet fully investigated.
The Mirozh Monastery is better to visit during a daytime, to enjoy fully the extraordinarily beautiful frescoes of the cathedral.