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Main page / Museums and sightseeing in Veliky Novgorod / Tourist Route №1. The Novgorod Kremlin
Tourist Route №1. The Novgorod Kremlin
Address:
The Novgorod Kremlin
the Troitskiy Excavation Site (7 minutes away from the Kremlin)

Telephone:
+7 905 290 86 86

WWW:
http://visitnovgorod.ru

Working hours:
6:00 – 0:00/ 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Entrance Fee:
Вход на территорию Кремля – бесплатный
Entrance is free

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Tourist Route №3: Yaroslav’s Court and the Ancient Market

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

Tourist Route №5: At the Source of The Volkhov

 

Download the map of the Novgorod Kremlin route

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Description:

1. The Kremlin or Detinets, its ancient name, was built by prince Yaroslavl, and it is the oldest Kremlin in Russia (earliest records of its existence are in the chronicles of 1044).

2. The Kokuy Tower is the highest tower in the Kremlin. It was built in the 18th century, and it is now open for visitors during the warm season from 11 AM to 7 PM, with a break from 2 PM to 3 PM. Closed on Monday and Thursday. From its top it is possible to enjoy a great view on the Novgorod area.

3. Cathedral of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God, 1045-1050. This magnificent church, consecrated to St. Sophia the Wisdom of God, was built by prince Yaroslav the Wise, his son Vladimir and bishop Luka as a city church. In the southern gallery eminent novgorodians are buried: princes, bishops and governors.

4. Faceted Archbishop Chamber is a unique example of gothic architecture in Russia, as well as the first stone secular building. There took place all the most important events such as the assemblies of Novgorod “parliament” , the Soveta Gospod (Council of Lords) and of the Supreme court.

5. The Millenium of Russia monument was erected in 1862 to celebrate Russia’s 1000 years anniversary. It was commissioned to be built in Novgorod in order to remark its leading role in the creation of the Russian State.

6. State Federal Culture Institution Novgorod State United Museum:

7. The bell tower of the St. Sophia Cathedral, 15th -18th century. It is a majestic building that stands out over the Cremlin with its five arches in the upper part.

8. Children Museum Centre. Every week the centre organizes guided tours of the exhibitions for children and parents.

9. Church of St. Andrew Stratilates, late 15th century – 17th century. The church was built in the south-eastern side of the Cremlin in the late 15th century replacing the stair tower of former gigantic Saints Boris and Gleb Church, built by Sotko Sytnich, a merchant prototype of the epic hero Sadko from Novgorod.

10. The theatre of time: Troitskiy excavation. A journey in the past. Only in the Troitskiy excavation both tourists and novgorodians can experience a journey back in time, from the 21st century to the Middle Age, to see with their own eyes how the city's past that has been frozen in the layer of the older city and be a spectator of  the play of time.

Tourist Route №3: Yaroslav’s Court and the Ancient Market

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

Tourist Route №5: At the Source of The Volkhov

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