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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)!

Desyatinny Convent of the Nativity of Our Lady
The early history of Desyatinny Convent is shrouded in a haze of mystery, there are a lot of guesses and assumptions in it. It is considered that the convent was founded in 1327.
St Anthony's Monastery
A seminary was established at the monastery in 1740 – it was one of Russia's first learning institutions. Now the building houses one of the departments of Novgorod State University named after Yaroslav the Wise.
Peryn Skete
Not far from St. George Cathedral, right next to the source of the Volkhov River, is the place of an ancient settlement of Peryn.
St. George Monastery
Located at the source of the Volkhov River and Lake Ilmen, this functioning 12th century monastery is a part of a magnificent natural panorama.
Holy Spirit Cloister
Nowadays, the refectory church of the Holy Trinity (1557) and the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (1892) are the only buildings that have survived in the cloister.
Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Zverin Monastery
The name Zverin comes from the word "Zverinets" - game preserve for princely hunting that existed here in 11th c. The Monastery is first mentioned in the chronicles in 1148.
St. Varlaam Convent of the Transfiguration of Our Savior in the village of Khutyn
This convent was founded in the 12th century by St. Varlaam, one of the most hallowed saints in the North of Russia.
St. Nicholas Convent in the village of Vyazhishchi
The marvellous architectural ensemble of the cloister is situated 12 kilometres (7 miles) north-west of Veliky Novgorod.
St. Michael Klopsky Monastery of the Holy Trinity
Located 23 km away to the south-west from Veliky Novgorod, at the Veryazha River. The monastery was glorified with a number of miracles by the Reverend Michael Klopsky.
Derevyanitskiy monastery
First mentioned in the Novgorod chronicles in 1335 due to the construction of a stone church in honor of the Resurrection of Christ.
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