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What to see in Veliky Novgorod?

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What to see in Veliky Novgorod?

Veliky Novgorod is one of the most ancient cities of Russia, which can acquaint you with the culture and history of our state.

In this article we will tell you what to see in Veliky Novgorod.

Novgorod Kremlin

The main attraction of the city - Novgorod Kremlin - the oldest surviving Kremlin in Russia. The first mentions in the annals of the Kremlin date back to the 11th century! On the territory of the Kremlin, there are a lot of museums, but even without visiting them, you can get great pleasure from a simple walk between the ancient majestic buildings.

Sophia Cathedral

The cathedral, like the Kremlin, was built in the XI century and is the hallmark of the city - a majestic snow-white structure with five domes, symbolizing the helmets of ancient Russian soldiers. It is noteworthy that the domes are multi-colored: one is golden, the others are silver. The interior of the temple also deserves all praise.


Vitoslavlitsy is a huge open-air museum located not far from Novgorod. The museum consists of buildings from the time of wooden architecture: peasant huts, temples, mills ... - the museum allows you to feel the real spirit of antiquity.

Kremlin park

As you probably guessed, the Kremlin Park is adjacent to the Novgorod Kremlin - a pleasant place with a concert venue, a cafe and a tennis court. Of course, in the summer there are attractions, and on holidays there are various interesting events.

Monument Millennium of Russia

The monument was created in 1862 in honor of the millennium of the proclamation of Rurik by the prince of Russia. This is an unusual, very beautiful and impressive monument, definitely worth a look.

How to do everything?

All the main sights of Veliky Novgorod with a great desire can be seen in just a day. You should start, of course, with a tour of the Kremlin, and then take a walk in the adjacent park. Next you should see the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Millennium Monument of Russia, well, then go to Vitoslavlitsy. How to get to Vitoslavlitsy? Very simple! Bus number 7 from the bus station of Novgorod quickly takes you to the sights.

We recommend you pre-specify the schedule of the Vitoslavlitsy museum, since it depends on the time of year.


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