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St. Nicholas church on the Island of Lipno
Veliky Novgorod

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Working hours:
Май - Сентябрь: 10:00 - 17:00
Выходной: Ср, Чт
Октябрь - Апрель: открыта по заявке

May - September: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed: Wed, Thu
October - April: open by request

Посещение церкви возможно только с экскурсией.
Бронирование: +7 921 207 37 70,

Visiting the temple is possible only with an excursion.
Booking: +7 921 207 37 70,

Entrance Fee:
C 1 марта 2023:
150 р. – взрослый, 100 р. – учащиеся, дети до 14 лет — бесплатно
(оплата билетов только наличными)

Church attendance by appointment

250 RUB – adults, 150 RUB – students, children under 14 – free (cash only)

58.44861100, 31.34888900

Built in 1292 by order of Novgorod archbishop Climent. Being unique for its unique solidity and unity, the church has partially adopted the Western-European architecture that proves the fact of artists’ contacts of Novgorod with Western Europe. It was erected right on the place where the icon to St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker had been founded. According to the legend, in the 12th c. the icon healed Mstislav the Prince who later on ordered St. Nicholas Cathedral – the prince’s cathedral in Yaroslav’s Courtyard - to be built.

The church sacred image was borrowed from the icon to St. Nicholas of Myra (1294) by master Aleksa Petrov. It was one of the first signed icons preserved till these days. The icon can be seen in the exposition “Russian Icon of 11th – 19th centuries in the collection of Novgorod State Museum”

The church is on the island of Lipno, an island of the Msta River. To get there take a boat or a motorboat

St. Nicholas church on the Island of Lipno from Hippo on Vimeo.

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