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Main page / Museums and sightseeing in Veliky Novgorod / Tourist route №5. At the Source of The Volkhov
Tourist route №5. At the Source of The Volkhov
Address:
Veliky Vovgorod, Jurievo village, Novgorod district, Novgorod region

Telephone:
+7 905 290 86 86

WWW:
http://visitnovgorod.ru

Working hours:
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Working hours can be found on pages of sightseeings.

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Tourist Route №2: Monuments at the Sophia Side of the City

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

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

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Description:

1. Church of Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin is the earliest in Novgorod sample of new church building type, which would become canonical in the last quarter of the 12th – the early 13th cc. According to the chronicles, Archbishop Ilya and his brother Gabriel set the wooden Church of Annunciation and established the monastery in 1170. Monastery of Annunciation was one of the largest and richest in Novgorod.

2. Peryn Skete - According to the legend, after adopting Christianity the Peryn idol was thrown down into Volkhov and on a place where it stood a wooden church of the Nativity of Our Lady was built in 995.

3. St. George Monastery Even today the complex of St. George monastery seems grand; it includes the belfry 52 meters high, and five corpuses: Eastern (with prison cells), Southern (with the church of Our Lady of the «Burning Bush»), Archimandrite's (with the cathedral of Our Saviour, under which both Archbishop Fotiy and Countess Orlova-Chesmenskaya were buried), Northern and the cathedral of the Rising of the Cross (1823).

4. Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture «Vitoslavlitsy» - Vitoslavlitsy is famed for folk and trade festivals, Christmas fortune-telling and the International Bell Ringing Festival is annually held there.

5. Museum of Iron in Vitoslavlitsy - A unique collection of irons composed of two hundred and fifty pieces of XVIII-XX centuries from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Thailand, England, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Scandinavia.

6. Troitsky Excavation Site - Theatrical displays of history run through the seven meter deep cultural archeological excavations. It was there that unique items of high archaeological value were found perfectly preserved. The oldest Slavic book made of waxed tablets, Novgorod Psaltyri (Book of Psalms) of the early 11th century, more than 400 birch bark letters, over 20 mansion houses of the 10th -15th century, including the 12th century Studio of the painter Olisey Grechin are among the famous findings.

Tourist Route №2: Monuments at the Sophia Side of the City

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

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

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