Veliky Novgorod has a centuries-long history and unique monuments of medieval Russia, which attract tourists from all over the world. You can visit the historical part of the city and its Kremlin, an ancient defensive structure dating back to 1044, where public assemblies (veche) were held, posadniks (governors) were elected, chronicles were written, and books were copied. There is also Cathedral of St Sophia (15th century), the spiritual heart of the Novgorod Region.
Explore outside the city with a trip to St George’s (Yuriev) Monastery (11th century) and St George’s Church (12th century), the centre of religious life in the Novgorod Republic. Visit the unique ethnographic museum of wooden houses, Vitoslavlitsy (16th -19th centuries). Tour the village and its houses to learn about the life, customs and traditions of villagers.
A cruise on the Volkhov River offers panoramic views of the city and its landmarks.
- The Kremlin, including the Cathedral of St Sophia (15th century), the Likhud Block, the Clock Tower (Chasozvonya, 1673), the Bell Tower of the St Sophia Cathedral (15th century), and the Millennium of Russia monument.
- St George’s (Yuriev) Monastery (11th century)
- The Church of St George (12th century)
- The Vitoslavlitsy museum of wooden architecture (16th -19th centuries)
Estimated cost upwards of 870 roubles per person
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