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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. And the history of these 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

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Veliky Novgorod

Bring your friends and relatieves tasty and useful souvenirs from Veliky Novgorod: ginger bread, honey, kvas (bread drink)!

A List of City and Region routes
We call your attention to the ideas for your independent routes around Veliky Novgorod and Novgorod region.
Modern Monuments & Sculptures in Veliky Novgorod

We invite you to take a walk down the streets of Veliky Novgorod to find luck! Cheerful mood and fulfilment of wishes is guaranteed!

Tourist Route №1. The Novgorod Kremlin

Walk along the Kremlin walls and count the ancient towers, reserved to our days! Walk up the Kokuy - the watch tower. Visit the oldest Russian temple - the St. Sophia cathedral in Veliky Novgorod.

Tourist Route №2. Yaroslav’s Court and the Ancient Market
The Trade Side offers a lot of sightseeing and interesting monuments! It is famous for its merchant history and goods trade.
Tourist Route №3. Sophia Side Sightseeing
The Volkhov River divides Veliky Novgorod in 2 sides - the Sophia Side and the Trade Side, both of which have different history. Find out more about sightseeing at the Sophia Side!
Tourist Route №4. Trade Side Sightseeing
Trade side is constructed with elements of the past and present. Here you will find churches which preserved the frescoes by Theophanes the Greek and modern sculptures of city art.
Tourist Route №5. At the Source of The Volkhov

Visit Vitoslavlitsy, the unique wooden architecture museum. Feel the greatness of St. George monastery which was founded by Prince Yaroslav and dive into atmosphere of the Peryn skete. 

А walking route Novgorodian Birchbark and the Monuments of the Nerevsky End

The aim of the route is to broaden the historical city centre for tourists and to offer a new theme route for an individual journey.

Tourist Route №6. A Journey to the Roots of Russian Government

Travel down the Volkhov river to the Rurik’s Hill Fort, to the Birthplace of Russian government. Visit ancient temples that preserve the unique murals.

Tourist Route №7. Orthodox Monasteries

Orthodox pilgrims from all over of Russia visit Veliky Novgorod to see the Christian relics which have been worshipped since the old times.

Route in Memory of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War
75 years ago one of the most tragic periods in the history of Russia — the Great Patriotic War — was finished. It took away lives of more than 20 million Soviet citizens. We offer to take a walk to the memorable War places.
Walking Route "Modern Monuments of the Sophia Side"
On your way you will see monuments to famous people as well as amusing sculptures of the cheerful and friendly characters!
Walking Route "Modern Monuments of the Trade Side"

Walk down the streets of Veliky Novgorod to look for interesting modern sculptures of the Trade side of the city.

Walking tourist route: the Pages of History
Have a walk through the city streets to find all the drawings.
Route: Veliky Novgorod – Staraya Russa resort town – Seliger Lake
Seliger is one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet!
Route: Veliky Novgorod – Valdayskoe Lake – Suvorov’s Estate – Gornaya Msta – Slavic village of the 10th century
Route: Veliky Novgorod – I.E. Kuznetsov’s Factory on the river Volkhov – Skiing Complex Mstinskie Gorki – Recreation in the Land of Wonders
Route: Veliky Novgorod – Staraya Russa Resort Town – Rdeiskiy Monastery
Route: Rurikov's Hill Fort – Shum-Hill – Slavic Village of the 10th century
Route: Veliky Novgorod – Korostyn (Shimsky district) – Staraya Russa
Route: Veliky Novgorod – Valday – Iversky Monastery
Water route: Rafting down the Msta river
The route “Rafting down the river Msta” contains elements of both active and cognitive tourism. Suitable for younger generations, family, children, corporate groups.
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