Veliky Novgorod is not accidently called a city-museum of Old Russia - no other place has preserved that number of great monuments of architecture and monumental painting.
Here it is hard and sometimes impossible to define where the city ends the musium begins. About 50 valuable monuments became a part of a modern city living structure. Here you can touch a rough wall and see an ancient fresco. The history of Novgorod churches, monasteries, fortifications is ful of amazing as well as tradgic pages.
Online City Guide of Veliky Novgorod: maps, tourist routs, practical information.
Functioning cathedrals and churches of Veliky Novgorod.
Bring your friends and relatieves tasty and useful souvenirs from Veliky Novgorod: ginger bread, honey, kvas (bread drink)!
The heart of Veliky Novgorod has always been the Kremlin, or Detinets, as they called it in old times.
During the governing of Vladimir Yaroslavich and Mstislav Vladimirovich (11th – 12th centuries) the Kremlin expanded and reached today’s size. Since that time we have giant ramparts, on which at the end of 15th century were built stone walls and towers of Italian standard.
The installation represents 3 episodes from the military history of Novgorod.
The highest tower of the Kremlin is Kokuy Watch Tower (41 m). From its top opens a great view on Novgorod lands many kilometers away.
A monument dedicated to Russia’s 1000 year anniversary was commissioned to be built in Novgorod, thus returning focus to the city’s key role in the foundation of the Russian State.
This five-tier construction towers of the Kremlin walls like a white monolith.
This is an ensemble of valuable 12th – 17th century architectural monuments located on the right bank of the Volkhov River, right opposite the Kremlin.
In June 2009 the International Convention on Culture and Economy “The 29th Hanseatic Days of the New Time” was held in Veliky Novgorod.
S. Rachmaninoff was one of the greatest musicians of the 19th – 20th cc., whose life was closely connected with the land of Novgorod.
Erected on the Catherine’s hill in remembrance of the victory of the Soviet Union over the fascist invaders.
Granite ten-meter column, topped with the emblem of Russia, is placed in the centre of the square, close to the cinema “Rossiya”.
As a fortified settlement of the Viking Age it has been located at the source of the Volkhov River right on the trade route “From the Varangians to the Greeks”. There was a residence of Rurik the Prince who started the first Russian ruling dynasty.