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Veliky Novgorod

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia. Establishing himself in Novgorod in 862 CE, the legendary Prince Rurik effectively founded the modern Russian state, his dynasty ruling the country for the next seven centuries. A major trade center since its inception, Novgorod played an important role in the spread of Orthodoxy. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, the city center boasts a fortified complex of historical buildings, famed for containing the country's oldest church, palace, and clock tower. A popular weekend getaway for visitors from Saint Petersburg, the tourist-friendly city also serves as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. When using our Russia trip maker site, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Popular things to do in Veliky Novgorod

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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
World heritage site
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Millennium of Russia
Monument
Millennium of Russia
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
St. Sophia Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Veliky Novgorod

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St. George Monastery ©
Religious Site
St. George Monastery
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Historic Walking Area
Yaroslav’s Courtyard
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
Church
St. Basil's Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Veliky Novgorod

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Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik ©
Specialty Museum
Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Center of Musical Antiquities ©
Specialty Museum
Center of Musical Antiquities
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Paraskeva Church at the Marketplace
History Museum
Paraskeva Church at the Marketplace
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Veliky Novgorod

Iver Svyatoozersky Monastery ©
Landmark
Iver Svyatoozersky Monastery Valday
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum
History Museum
Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum Staraya Russa
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Muzey Kolokolov ©
Specialty Museum
Muzey Kolokolov Valday
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nicholas Vyazhischsky Convent
Landmark
Nicholas Vyazhischsky Convent Vyazhishchi
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Veliky Novgorod

Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse ©
Church
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Peryn skete ©
Church
Peryn skete
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church of Theodore Stratilates on the Brook ©
Architectural Building
Church of Theodore Stratilates on the Brook
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Veliky Novgorod

Na Torgu Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Na Torgu Gallery
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shopping and Entertainment Center Marmelad
Shopping Mall
Shopping and Entertainment Center Marmelad
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Manufactures' Store of Alkon Factory
Gift & Specialty Shop
Manufactures' Store of Alkon Factory
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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