The steep ramparts of the High Settlement guard the secrets of the ancient Toropets. It is as if time has stopped here, and from the 21st century to the 11th century there is one block, one street, one turn.
Four lakes surround the city, the largest of them is Solomeno. The Toropa River flows out of it, embracing Krasny Island with two branches. Looking at this landscape, you can feel the breath of ancient Russia. Where residents and guests of the city are now walking slowly, there used to be a wooden fortress - the capital of the Slavs-Krivichi Krivitesk. Oak on Krasniy Val is a seedling of the famous giant oak, which lived for 739 years: according to legend, it was planted by Alexander Nevsky with his young wife Alexandra Bryachislavna. Here is the birthplace of Yuri Pavlovich Semenov, the designer of the Buran spacecraft and the Mir space station, and Pyotr Ivanovich Rikord, “the most peaceful admiral” who saved Russia from three wars. In this region, as if in a reserve of time, many more interesting stories await you!