St. Sophia Cathedral, Veliky Novgorod

Visit the oldest stone church in Russia, St. Sophia Cathedral. St. Sophia is home to an ancient icon of the Madonna that reputedly saved the city from siege in 1169. Prince Vladimir, the son of Yaroslav the Wise, built the five-domed church in the 11th century in place of the existing wooden church. See the three famous sets of gates. Head to the west entrance to get a close look at the largest, which are bronze and embellished with biblical scenes. Notice the portraits of the artisans in the lower left corner and the Latin inscription of their names. Visit the stone bell tower, which still holds a number of ancient bells. See St. Sophia Cathedral and all Veliky Novgorod has to offer by arranging your trip with our Veliky Novgorod route website .
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  • Among the Nobgorod Kremlin, the main building of the Nobgorod Kremlin was built in the 11th century. It is the oldest church in The oldest city in Russia, Nobgorod, and one of the oldest churches in Russia. When Nobgorod was captured by Nazi Germany during World War II, it was severely damaged and valuable treasures were brought up.
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  • The cathedral was very pleasant. It's an interesting story, and when we went inside, it got goosebumps. I recommend visiting.
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