Velikiy Novgorod Travel Guide

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Velikiy Novgorod Things to Do

  • boat trip

    At the river next to the Kremlin it is possible to make a boattrip. On both sides they sell these trips. It takes one hour and you will the fortress of Rurik and several monastries and even a glimpse of lake Ilmen. You will have nice views. We payed 300 R each

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sophia, the...

    These gates were made in second part of XII century by German masters in the workshop of Bishop of Magdeburg Vichman according to order of Alexander the Bishop of Plozk (Plock) in Poland. How these gates appeared in Novgorod nobody knows. There are at least three absolutely different stories about how the gates appeared in Novgorod. Some...

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sophia, the...

    These gates were made in second part of XII century by German masters in the workshop of Bishop of Magdeburg Vichman according to order of Alexander the Bishop of Plozk (Plock) in Poland. How these gates appeared in Novgorod nobody knows. There are at least three absolutely different stories about how the gates appeared in Novgorod. Some...

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sophia, the...

    These gates were made in second part of XII century by German masters in the workshop of Bishop of Magdeburg Vichman according to order of Alexander the Bishop of Plozk (Plock) in Poland. How these gates appeared in Novgorod nobody knows. There are at least three absolutely different stories about how the gates appeared in Novgorod. Some...

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sophia inside.

    The Saint Sophia’s Cathedral was built between 1045 and 1050 inside the curtain walls of so called “Detinets” (the castle). It is one of the oldest stone structures of the North Russia. Its height is 38 meters. Originally it was two meters taller but for the past nine centuries the lower part of the building became concealed by the two meters thick...

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sophia of...

    The Saint Sophia’s Cathedral was built between 1045 and 1050 inside the curtain walls of so called “Detinets” (the castle). It is one of the oldest stone structures of the North Russia. Its height is 38 meters. Originally it was two meters taller but for the past nine centuries the lower part of the building became concealed by the two meters thick...

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  • Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Church

    Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Church 1207 one of the churches on the Market Place in Yaroslav Court has not been painted. It is unusual compared to the other Novgorodian churches in the area. The stone church replaced the wooden church which repeatedly restored.

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  • The Gate-Tower

    The Gate-Tower of the Gostiny dvor at Yaroslav Court was constructed at the 15th century. Gostiny dvor is a historic Russian term for indoor market (Wiki).

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  • The Belfry of St Sophia

    The Belfry of St Sophia is a monument of the 15th-17th centuries with five tiered tower rises above the Kremlin walls, on the ground displaying the heavy duty bells.

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  • St Sophia Cathedral the Holy Wisdom of...

    The five domed St Sophia Cathedral was built between 1045 -1050 by Prince Vladimir the son of Yaroslav the Wise. It is located inside the Novgorod Kremlin the historic centre of the city. It is the oldest practicing cathedral in Russia and popular tourist attractions.

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  • Russia Millennium Monument

    Novgorod Russia Millennium Monument, there are 109 figures in this bronze monument representing different periods of Russian history, it was constructed in 1862 to commemorate 1000 year anniversary of the founding of the Russian State. It is the work of Russian sculptor Mikhail Mikeshin.

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  • The Kremlin City Fortress

    The Kremlin in Novgorod is a city fortress stems largely from the 15th century. It is located on the left bank of the Volkhoy River. Like all Kremlin (Detinets) in Russia at the beginning it was a city fortress where the heart of settlement and the layouts of the city, where major events were held, where the Kremlin walls defended the City and the...

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  • Yurev Monastery

    The Yurev Monastery is outside Novgorod, but definitely worth the short bus ride to get there. It is a working monastery and was originally built in the 12th century (the Church of St George was built in 1119), although much of it is more recent - 18th and 19th century). According to legend says is older, dating back to 1030. Inside there are...

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  • Kremlin (The Citadel)

    Kremlin, refereced in the cronicles since 1044, was a religious, political and cultural center of Novgorod lands for centures. Here the Veche (People's Assambly) and the elections of Posadnik (city governor) were held, it was from here that the Prince Alexander Nevsky's Armed forces marched off for the battle with Swedens. The Kremlin walls guarded...

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  • Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture...

    The museum borrowed its name from an extinct village of the 19th centurt. This museum was founded in 1964 and it occupies the area of 33,4 ha washed from three sides by the Lake Myachino and the River Volkhov.

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Velikiy Novgorod Restaurants

  • Great big pizza's

    We had a big pizza for two for 700 R. It was tasty, but you can also have sushi in this restauarnt pizza

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  • eating in a tent

    We had great food for a reasonable price at this central located restaurant with the funny name Nice people restaurant home made lemon lemonade

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  • Restaurant in Hotel SADKO

    This is nice hotel's restaurant. We had there a kind of goodbye supper as it was the last night of our trip. The food was ok, they served us a champagne, and because our guide was a singerin she gave as mini concert there.

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Velikiy Novgorod Nightlife

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    by thuule Written Oct 10, 2003

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    You should go out to a parks in the evenings to see guljanije - a traditional walking. It was still popular on year 2000 when I visited Novgorod. Young cuoples in the streets or parks... Romance in Russian way. But maybe you even can see older people near the fontains singing and dancing folk songs.

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Velikiy Novgorod Transportation

  • bus to wooden open air museum

    To go to the wooden open air museum you take bus 7 or 7A from the bus station or Sennaya square. It stops at the monastery after 20 minutes and the next stop is the museum. From the museum back into town you go from exactly the same bus stop, it is a loop. The timetable of the bus you can see at the picture. One is from the busstation, the second...

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  • Day-Trip from St. Petersburg w/o $tour:...

    You can day-trip from Saint Petersburg by bus on your own for $14 one-way for 3 1/2 hour ride one way leaving bus station at 7:30 am and return on 7:30 pm bus with plenty of time to see Novgorod city Kremlin, Yuriev Monastary, Museum of Wooden Architecture, and have dinner before returning.Tricks:1. This is Veliky Novgorod World Heritage site, not...

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  • Day-trip from Saint Petersburg wtihout $...

    You can day-trip from Saint Petersburg by bus on your own for $14 one-way for 3 1/2 hour ride one way leaving bus station at 7:30 am and return on 7:30 pm bus with plenty of time to see Novgorod city Kremlin, Yuriev Monastary, Museum of Wooden Architecture, and have dinner before returning.Tricks:1. This is Veliky Novgorod World Heritage site, not...

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Velikiy Novgorod Shopping

  • Local handicraft outside Kremlin

    Local handicraft outside Kremlin. You can get almost all there is to buy in terms of local handicraft from the Novgorod region and also other handicrft from the rest of Russia. Lots of this stuff are really for bad taste people I think. many of these little things are so ugly hehehe.

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  • People's crafts market

    Just across Vitoslavitsy Museum entrance there is a small spontaneous market, where one can buy a lot of crafts made from birch tree. It's a specialty of Novgorod region.

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Velikiy Novgorod Local Customs

  • Russian way of life

    There are of course many ways to earn money but everyone doesn't feed a family by searching Viking era ceramics from river like that Russian man did near Volhhov!

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  • Bells of Novgorod

    Russia is, among other things, famous for its bells. Novgorod is not an exeption. Better still, it's a bright example of this :))Come at round hours to the Kremlin of Novgorod -- more specifically to the bell-tower with several bells (of different sizes and ages) on it to listen to a veritable concert!Bsides, bells hold a special significance for...

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Velikiy Novgorod Off The Beaten Path

  • Churches in Novgorod

    All around Novgorod youll find lots of churches like this one. In almost everystreet you have something realetd to a church either small chappel or a small monastery. This one on the picture is located on the road heading Moscow.

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  • Vyazhishchi monastery

    St. Nicholas Cathedral of the Vyazhishchi monastery is just wonderful to see.This monastery is located a few kms north from Novgorod sightly to the left off the road to St. Peterburg. This is a relly off the beaten path as it is actually located inside a old and enourmours still active factory complex. You have to ask permission to this gate guard...

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  • Dachas

    Perhaps you were wondering what is like to live in the Russian countryside? A dacha is a typical residence that you will find in this region. They lined the road between Novgorod and St. Petersburg. Some of them are beautifully painted. Each of them presides over a plot of land used for agriculture. Most of them had a garden.

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Velikiy Novgorod Favorites

  • Novgord - a true Russian Town

    Novgord has it all - present, past and the future. But mostly past as it was one of the centres in Old Russia. Must see it's churces - you can find at least 10 cathedrals in old part of town.

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  • St. Sophia's Cathedral

    It's the oldest stone cathedral in Russia and is not to be missed. It is situated within the kremlin.

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  • Churches on the market place

    On what used to be the market place in the old days there are many churches to be seen which doubled a storage rooms for the traders.More pictures of Novgorod in the travelogue! Here I ate the best ice cream I ever had in Russia. It was from a street vendor and I have no idea of the brand name.

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