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Museums and sightseeing in Veliky Novgorod


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 full of both amazing and 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)!

Clock Tower and Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh
The almost 40-meter (130-foot) tall structure is a combination of a belfry and a clock tower. Next to the tower there is the Church of Sergius of Radonezh, the only building in the Russian northwest constructed over a gateway that was preserved till these days.
Church of St. Andrew Stratilates
Built in the south-eastern part of the Kremlin in the late 15th century, the church was erected replacing the stair tower of former gigantic Sts. Boris and Gleb Church.
Church of St. Parasceva the Friday on the Marketplace
The church was built in 1207 with the money of foreign merchants and consecrated in the name of St. Parasceva the Friday, because she was believed to be the patron saint of trade.
The Church Of St George In The Marketplace, 1356, 18th c.
This church was built in 1356 replacing a wooden church with the same name. The lower part dates back to the 14th century.
Church of the Dormition in the Market Place
Founded by Prince Vsevolod in 1135 after Novgorod troops were defeated by the warriors of Suzdal.
The Church of St. John the Baptist on Opoki
The church included a Merchant Court that heard litigation on various commercial issues. The standards of weights and measures were also kept there.
Myrrhbearers Church
Due to an amazing temple acoustic in a concert hall, the church is perfect for holding classical, academic, sacred concerts and folklore programs.
Church of St. Procopius
Stylized, yet graceful architecture of this building includes a distinctly Moscovite decorative pattern on its facade.
Church of Saviour's Transfiguration on Ilyina Street
It is the only church in the world that has managed to preserve the frescoes by Theophanes the Greek who painted about 40 churches.
Churches of St. Philip the Apostle and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
The two churches were built in 1526 on Noutnaya Street by Novgorod and Moscow merchants on the site of an older, 14th century church.
Church of St. Theodore Stratilates on the Brook
This remarkable monument of Novgorod architecture was built by a nobleman Simeon Andreevich. The building served as a model and inspiration for the next generations of architects.
Church of St. Theodore Stratilates on Schirkova Street, 12th – 17th cc.
This marvellous church has a distinctive mature architectural design. It is a fine example of the architecture of the early 15th century.
Sts. Peter And Paul Church In Kozhevniki, 1406
This is a marvellous church which is distinctive for the mature architectural design.
Church of St. Simeon the God-Receiver At Zverin Convent, 1467
The two-tier miniature Church of St. Simeon the God-Receiver (1467) is located on the territory of the former 12th century Zverin cloister.
St. Blaise Church (1407)
The Christian cult of St. Blaise ("Vlasiy" in Russian), the patron of cattle, is the evolution of the ancient pagan cult of god Volos or Veles. It is likely that in pre-Christian times the place where the church is today was the site of an idol of Volos.
Church of the Twelve Apostles on the Abyss (1454 - 1455)
Nowadays the small church with exquisitely fine proportions is one of the finest examples of 15th-century architecture. 
Church of St. John the Divine on Vitka, 1383 – 1384
The church was erected on a hill at the Volkhov River, close to the Middle-age rampart. Sunset’s dying glow reflects in the water and flames the church walls thus reviving the past time when the church was erected.
Church of Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin, 1179
Built in 70 days, by order of Novgorod Archbishop Ilya. The church didn’t belong to Arkazhsky monastery that arose later. The name appeared due to the nearby village Arkazhi.
St. Nicholas church on the Island of Lipno, 1292
According to the legend, in the 12th c. the icon healed Mstislav the Prince who later on ordered St. Nicholas Cathedral – the prince’s cathedral in Yaroslav’s Courtyard - to be built.
Church of the Nativity of Our Savoir at Red Field (1381-1382)
The monastic church of the construction typical in the 14th c. The original look of the church and unique frescos of the 14th c. have been preserved till these days.
Church of the Dormition of Our Lady on Volotovo field
The church got world-wide renown not only for its architectural merits, but also for the unique frescos of 1363.
Church of Saviour's Transfiguration on Kovalevo Field
The church was built in 1345 by the order of Novgorod boyar Ontsifor Zhabin and for a long time it was the cathedral (main) temple of the Cloister of the Transfiguration of Our Savior in Kovalevo. It was frescoed in 1380. 
Church of Saviour's Transfiguration on Nereditsa Hill, 1198
This world famous church is the only extant building of the former small Nereditsky cloister, where there is the village of Nereditsa today.
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