Welcome to the Pearl of Russia- Valdai Ilyina E.V.School N 515
Contents Where is Valdai?Тне соат of armsThe sightseeings of ValdaiValdai is a counrty of lakesTourism in ValdaiDo you know Valdai well?
Where is Valdai? Valdai is situated in the North-west of Russia.This ancient town is in the very centre of Valdaihills,on the coast of Valdai lake.
The coat of armsThe draft of the XIX centuryThe Soviet coat of arms
The historic coat of armsA shield cut in two by a perpendicular line An empire crown on the furA green hill showing mountainous grounds of Valdai
The sightseeings of Valdai
Martur Katherin churchIt was built in 1793. It was a road palacechurch for Katherine II. It is near the mainRoad Moscow-St.Petersburgh.Now it is Bells museum.
Iverskiy monasteryIt was founded in 1653 by patriarch Nicon.It was on fire many times.The monastery was closed in 1927and opened in 1997.There are 5temples in the monastery.The monastery is on one of thepicturesque islands of Valdai lake.Every summer it is visited by a lot of tourists.
St.Trinity cathedralThe cathedral is in Svoboda Square. It was the first brick building in Valdai in1694 .It was the House of Culture during Soviet times.In 1993it was on fire but was rebuilt.Many bells werebrought.The bell weighs 250 kg!
Jakob Borovochskiy s chapelIt is situated near the road not far from the centre of Valdai.It is on alofty hill at Katherine church.Now there is a religious bookshop.
Museum of a chief townIt was opend in 1998.It is in the centre of Valdai and in the two-storeyed mansion of the XIXcen.There you can see a lot of portraits,things,letters,postcards dealt with the past of Valdai and its people.
St.Peter and Paul`s churchThis church was built in 1853.It is a stone one.TheChuch is attracted by itsunusual structure.
Enjoy your visiting Valdai !Every summer a lot ofTourists come to Valdai !Everyone who will see themarvellous Valdai landscapes for the firsttime ,will exclaim:« Paradise is on the sky,butValdai is on the ground!!!»
What is it?Iverskiy monasteryMuseum of a chief townSt.Trinity cathedral
Your homework1. Make up a dialogue about Valdai2.Write a letter to your friend about Valdai3.Find more information about the town
Used sources1. Сайт города Валдай режим доступа: http://valday.com/ 2.Живой GIF. Режим доступа: http://www.livegif.ru 3.Путеводитель Валдайского национального парка, Тверь ,изд-во ООО НТИФ,,2005.
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