For the first time Izborsk was mentioned in the chronicles in 862, which means that the town is older than Moscow and Pskov. Marvellous nature and Old Russian architecture are combined here - lakes, rivers, bubbling brooks and numerous chapels; peculiarly ringing springs-waterfalls, so-called “Slovenian Springs”, the Izborsk Fortress; the Izborsk-Malsk Valley, the ruins of the Malsk Monastery and the large memorial stone cross that is believed to mark the grave of the legendary king Truvor.