36 Sights in Veliky Novgorod, Russia (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 36 sights are available in Veliky Novgorod, Russia.

List of cities in Russia Sightseeing Tours in Veliky Novgorod

1. Дворцовая башня

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The Palace Tower is a quadrangular deaf (impassable) tower of the Novgorod Detinets. The tower in the plan is a "square" of 10.2 × 11.2 m. The height of the tower with battlements is 20 m, and the thickness of the walls at the level of the second tier is 2 m. Initially, the tower had six tiers, the vault of the lower tier was dismantled presumably at the end of the XVI century. There are 37 loopholes and trench openings in the tower. At the bottom of the tower there are two openings: a doorway on the side of the detinets and a gate on the side of Volkhov. On the façade, facing the source of the Volkhov, there are decorative elements: three round rosettes, a brick narrow strip of a runner and a semi-roller; several loopholes have preserved interior paintings. On the inside of the Kremlin, a stone extension of 1400 adjoined the tower, which was reconstructed on the basis of archaeological excavations.

Wikipedia: Дворцовая башня (RU)

2. Митрополичья башня

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The Metropolitan Tower is the cylindrical tower of the Novgorod Detinz, a monument of military-defense architecture of the 15th century. The round tower in the plan, deaf, diameter 13.6 m, wall thickness - 3.1 m, wall height - 16.3 m, missile foundations are laid to a depth of 3.5 m. It was erected in 1484-1499, possibly on an old basis. . The tower is crowned with a ten -meter tent, restored according to the inventories of the 17th century. The walls of the tower facing the moat are cut out by three tiers of vaulted loopholes of the 15th century. The tower of the tower is separated by wooden platforms connected by the staircase system.

Wikipedia: Митрополичья башня (RU)

3. Покровская башня

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The Pokryv Tower is the four -year tower of the Novgorod Detinz. Built at the end of the 16th century. Rectangular in terms of 16 × 10.5 m with six combat tiers. The height of the tower with teeth is 18 m, and the thickness of the walls at the level of the first tier is more than 3 m. A thirteen -meter tower is crowned by the tower, the tower protrudes outside the fortress wall by more than 9 m. The walls of the monument are cut through the boys - 55 embrasures. Of all the floors, the boxes of two lower tiers have been preserved. Ancient wooden ties are replaced by metal.

Wikipedia: Покровская башня (Новгородский детинец) (RU)

4. Church of the Transfiguration of Our Saviour on Ilyina Street

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The Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior is a former Russian Orthodox Church that stands on Ilyina (Elijah) Street in Veliky Novgorod just east of the Marketplace. The current building was built in 1374 and frescoed by Theophanes the Greek in 1378. Substantial portions of those frescoes still remain, including the Christ Pantocrator in the dome, a number of saints inside the south entrance, and The Old Testament Trinity in the western vestry, as well as others. The current building is now a museum, part of the Novgorod State Museum-Preserve.

Wikipedia: Church of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street (EN)

5. Veliky Novgorod

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Veliky Novgorod, also known as just Novgorod (Новгород), is the largest city and administrative center of Novgorod Oblast, Russia. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia, being first mentioned in the 9th century. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen and is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The city has a population of 224,286 (2021 Census).

Wikipedia: Veliky Novgorod (EN)

6. Княжая башня

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The princely tower is a four-legged deaf (impassable) tower in the southwestern part of the Novgorod Detinz. The tower in the plan is a “square” 9 × 9.8 m. The height of the tower with teeth is 18.5 m, and the wall thickness at the level of the first tier is 2 m. A ten -meter tent is crowned by the tower. Initially, the tower had six tiers, the first and third tiers rested on brick arches, now the ceilings were dismantled. The tower had exits to the walls.

Wikipedia: Княжая башня (RU)

7. Церковь Михаила Архангела на Торгу

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The Church of the Archangel Michael on Torg is a defunct Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod. Built in the XIV century, rebuilt in the XV and XIX century. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historical Monuments of Novgorod and the Surrounding Area". Modern address: Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, 4, at the intersection with Nutnaya Street. It forms a single complex and connects with the neighboring Church of the Annunciation.

Wikipedia: Церковь Архангела Михаила на Торгу (RU)

8. Златоустовская башня

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The Zlatoust Tower is a quadrangular blind tower of the Novgorod Detinets. The tower has four tiers, erected at the end of the XV century. on the basis of an earlier building. The name of the tower comes from the nearby church of John Chrysostom, built in the XIV century and existed until 1694. The tower is located in the western part of the Kremlin, to the west of the Building of The Present Places.

Wikipedia: Златоустовская башня (RU)

9. Церковь Петра и Павла на Сильнище (на Синичьей горе)

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Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Sinichya Gora (Russian: Церковь Петра и Павла на Синичьей горе, Tserkov Petra i Pavla na Sinichyey Gore) in Veliky Novgorod is one of Russia's oldest churches, dating from 1192. The church is located at the Saint Peter Cemetery, on the left (Sofiysky) bank of the Volkhov River, outside of the limits of the old city.

Wikipedia: Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Novgorod (EN)

10. Костёл Петра и Павла

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The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is a Catholic church in Veliky Novgorod. Administratively, it belongs to the North-Western region of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God, headed by Archbishop Metropolitan Paolo Pezzi. An architectural monument. Located at: Bolshaya Sankt-Peterburgskaya, 12. The temple has a library of spiritual literature, charity organ concerts are held.

Wikipedia: Храм Святых Апостолов Петра и Павла (Великий Новгород) (RU)

11. Церковь Фёдора Стратилата на Ручью

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The Church of Theodore Stratilat "on the Stream" is an inactive Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod built in 1360-1361. A classic monument of Novgorod architecture and one of the outstanding architectural monuments of medieval Novgorod. It is located at the intersection of Andreevskaya Street and Fedorovsky Creek Street. The architectural monument is museumified and open to the public.

Wikipedia: Церковь Феодора Стратилата на Ручью (RU)

12. Церковь Николая Чудотворца

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The Church of St. Nicholas the White is a defunct Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod, the former temple of the abolished Nikolo-Belsky Monastery. Built in the XIV century, rebuilt in the XVII and XIX centuries. It is located on Bredova-Zverina Street, near the Zverin Monastery. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historical Monuments of Novgorod and the Surrounding Area".

Wikipedia: Церковь Николы Белого (RU)

13. Церковь Власия

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Tserkov Vlasovya is an inactive Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod, in the northern part of Lyudin end, 250 m from Detinets, Novgorod. It is located at the intersection of three streets - Meretskov - Volosova, Kaberov - Vlasyevskaya and Bolshaya Vlasyevskaya streets. It is a cross-domed, four-pillar, one-headed, one-story, square in plan building with a three-bladed completion.

Wikipedia: Церковь Власия на Волосовой улице (RU)

14. Знаменский собор

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The Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of God "Sign" is an inactive Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod near the Church of the Savior of the Transfiguration on Ilyina Street. It was founded in 1682 on the site of the dismantled temple of the XIV century - the Church of the Sign of the Mother of God. Now it is under the jurisdiction of the Novgorod Museum-Reserve.

Wikipedia: Знаменский собор (Великий Новгород) (RU)

15. Церковь Бориса и Глеба

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The Church of Boris and Gleb in Plotniki is a parish Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod, located in the northwestern corner of the Plotnitsky end of the Trade Side, on the right bank of the Volkhov River. It was erected in 1536 on the site of an older church, which had previously been dismantled. It belongs to the Novgorod Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Wikipedia: Церковь Бориса и Глеба в Плотниках (RU)

16. башня Кокуй

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Kokuy is a quadrangular deaf (impassable) tower in the south-western part of the Novgorod detinets, which differs from other towers in its peculiar shape and height. The tower is rectangular in plan, the area of its base is 8.5 × 10.4 m. The height of the tower with the dome is 38.5 m, the thickness of the walls at the level of the first tier is 2 m.

Wikipedia: Кокуй (башня) (RU)

17. Софийская звонница

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The star of St. Sophia Cathedral is an architectural monument of the XV-XVIII centuries in Novgorod Detinets. It is a multi-span wall-like puncture structure. For the first time in the chronicle it is mentioned in 1437, when there is information that during the flood the belfry fell into the Volkhov along with the fortress wall.

Wikipedia: Звонница Софийского собора (RU)

18. Магдебургские врата

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The Magdeburg Gate is a Romanesque bronze gate of the middle of the XII century, located on the western side of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, where the main entrance to the temple was located. Now they are opened only during the holidays, when the service is conducted by the Archbishop of Novgorod and Starorussky.

Wikipedia: Магдебургские врата (RU)

19. Софийский собор

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The Cathedral of St. Sophia is the main Orthodox church of Veliky Novgorod, created in 1045-1050, the cathedral of the Novgorod Metropolis. For centuries it has been the spiritual center of the Novgorod Republic. The earliest of the ancient Russian temples preserved in the modern territory of Russia.

Wikipedia: Софийский собор (Новгород) (RU)

20. церковь Иоанна Богослова на Витке

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The Church of Joanna The Theology on Vytke is an Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod, on the right bank of the Volkhov River, in the place of confluence of a small river of Vitka. Since 2001, it has been owned by the St. Petersburg and Tver diocese of the Russian Orthodox Old Believers Church.

Wikipedia: Церковь Иоанна Богослова на Витке (RU)

21. Вечный огонь

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The Great Novgorod's "Eternal Fire of Glory" monument is located on the territory of Novgorod Detinets, between Zlatoustovskaya and the now-defunct Voskresenskaya Tower. The authors are Leningrad artists and architects Ya. A. Svirsky, V. M. Skorokhodov, E. M. Rapoport, P. Yu. Yushkantsev.

Wikipedia: Вечный огонь славы (мемориал, Великий Новгород) (RU)

22. Церковь Димитрия Солунского

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The Church of St. Demetrius of Solun is a parish Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod, near the intersection of Fyodorovsky Ruchey and Bolshaya Moskovskaya streets. It belongs to the Novgorod Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the immediate vicinity of it is the Church of Clement.

Wikipedia: Церковь Димитрия Солунского (Великий Новгород) (RU)

23. Никитский корпус

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The Nikitsky Korpus is a historical building on the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin, built in the XV-XIX centuries. It is located in the north-eastern part of the territory of the Vladychny Dvor, from the fortress wall in the direction of the St. Sophia Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Никитский корпус (RU)

24. Церковь Параскевы-Пятницы

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The Church of the Parasques Pyatnitsa for auction is an invalid Orthodox temple in Veliky Novgorod, which is part of the architectural complex of the Yaroslava Courtyard. It is a cross -domed, three -nave, four -stage building with one chapter and three apsides.

Wikipedia: Церковь Параскевы-Пятницы на Торгу (RU)

25. Церковь Иоанна на Опоках

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The Church of St. John the Baptist in Opoky is a defunct Orthodox church on the Yaroslav Court in Veliky Novgorod. It is located to the west of the Church of St. George on Torg. The main altar of the church was consecrated in honor of John the Baptist.

Wikipedia: Церковь Иоанна на Опоках (RU)

26. Церковь Георгия на Торгу

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The Church of the Great Martyr George on Torg is located in the northern part of the Yaroslav's Courtyard in Veliky Novgorod, at the intersection of Bolshaya Moskovskaya and Ilyina streets. In the immediate vicinity is the Church of St. John on Opoki.

Wikipedia: Церковь Георгия на Торгу (RU)

27. Воскресенская арка

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The Voskresenskaya Arch, a passageway arch on the walls of the Kremlin in Novgorod, was built in the early 19th century on the ruins of the destroyed Voskresenskaya Tower. The arch is the entrance to Kremlin territory from the side of Sophia Square.

Wikipedia: Воскресенская арка (RU)

28. Церковь Успения на Торгу

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The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Torg is an inactive Orthodox church in Veliky Novgorod on the Yaroslav Court. Built in 1458 on the foundations of the temple of the XII century. Nearby is the Church of Paraskeva-Pyatnitsa.

Wikipedia: Церковь Успения на Торгу (RU)

29. Monument Millennium of Russia

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The Millennium of Russia is a bronze monument in the Novgorod Kremlin. It was erected in 1862 to celebrate the millennium of Rurik's arrival to Novgorod, an event traditionally taken as a starting point of the history of Russian statehood.

Wikipedia: Millennium of Russia (EN)

30. Белая (Алексеевская) башня

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Alekseyevskaya Tower is the only surviving stone tower of the Okolny City of Veliky Novgorod. It was built in the XVI century for the defense of the city from the south. It was named after the wooden church of Alexis the Man of God.

Wikipedia: Алексеевская башня (RU)

31. Novgorod Kremlin

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The Novgorod Detinets, also known as the Novgorod Kremlin, is a fortified complex (detinets) in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. It stands on the left bank of the Volkhov River about two miles north of where it empties out of Lake Ilmen.

Wikipedia: Novgorod Detinets (EN)

32. Стела Город Воинской Славы

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The monument-stele "City of Military Glory" is a monument created to commemorate the awarding of the honorary title of the Russian Federation "City of Military Glory" to the city of Veliky Novgorod. It was opened on May 8, 2010.

Wikipedia: Стела «Город воинской славы» (Великий Новгород) (RU)

33. Пречистенская арка

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Prechistenskaya Air - a travel arch in the wall of the Novgorod Kremlin, built at the beginning of the 19th century at the site of the destroyed Prechistensky tower. The arch serves as an entrance to the Kremlin from Volkhov.

Wikipedia: Пречистенская арка (RU)

34. Кордегардия у Петербургской заставы

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The Cordigate at the St. Petersburg outpost is a room for the guard, which marked the boundaries of the city of Novgorod from St. Petersburg. Located on Bolshaya St. Petersburg Street in the Line of Okolnoye City.

Wikipedia: Кордегардия у Петербургской заставы (RU)

35. Пантелеймоновская церковь

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The temple of Panteleimon the healer is an Orthodox temple in Novgorod, at the Nerevskiy end on the Sofia side. Belongs to the Novgorod diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, assigned to the Pokrovsky temple.

Wikipedia: Николо-Кочановская церковь (RU)

36. Зверин монастырь

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The Zverin Monastery is a monastery in Veliky Novgorod, located on the left bank of the Volkhov River, north of the Kremlin. This is one of the oldest Russian monasteries, founded before the 12th century.

Wikipedia: Zverin Monastery (EN)

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