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Tourist Route №1. The Novgorod Kremlin
The Novgorod Kremlin, the Troitskiy Excavation Site (7 minutes away from the Kremlin)

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(информационный центр «Красная Изба»/Red Izba tourist information centre)


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Tourist Route №2: Yaroslav’s Court and the Ancient Market

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

Tourist Route №5: At the Source of The Volkhov

Download the map of the Novgorod Kremlin route (.jpg)

1. The Kremlin or Detinets, as it was called in ancient time, was founded by Prince Yaroslav, and it is the oldest Kremlin in Russia (the earliest records of its existence are contained in the chronicles of 1044).

2. Monument to the Millennium of the Russian Statehood was erected in 1862 to celebrate 1000th anniversary of Russia. It was decided to install the monument in Novgorod to remark its key role in creating the Russian State.

3. Faceted Archbishop Chamber is a unique example of gothic architecture in Russia, as well as the first stone secular building. There took place all the most important events such as sessions of the Novgorod Parliament, the Council of Seigniors, and the Episcopal Court.

4. Cathedral of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God, 1045-1050. This magnificent church, consecrated to St. Sophia the Wisdom of God, was founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, his son Vladimir and bishop Luka as the main temple in the town. In the southern gallery the most eminent Novgorodians (princes, bishops and governors) are buried.

5. The bell tower of the St. Sophia Cathedral, 15th -18th century. This grandiose construction that stands out over the Kremlin with its five arches in the upper part.

6. Novgorod State United Museum:

7. The Kokui Tower is the highest tower of the Kremlin. It was built in the 17th century, and it is now open for visitors during the warm season from 11 AM to 7 PM, with a break from 2 PM to 3 PM. Closed on Monday and Thursday. From its top it is possible to enjoy a great view on the Novgorod area.

8. Children's Museum Centre. Every week the centre organizes guided tours in the exhibitions for children and their parents.

9. Church of St. Andrew Stratilates, late 15th century – 17th century. The church was built in the south-eastern part of the Kremlin in the late 15th century replacing the stair tower of former gigantic Sts. Boris and Gleb Church, built by merchant Sotko Sytnich, a prototype of the epic hero Sadko from Novgorod.

10. FalconryThe exposition tells visitors about the history of falconry as a traditional activity in Russia and gives an insight into the most common species of birds of prey, either used for falconry or those just living on the territory of Novgorod region.

Tourist Route №2: Yaroslav’s Court and the Ancient Market

Tourist Route №4: Trade Side Sightseeing

Tourist Route №5: At the Source of The Volkhov

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