There are may enchanting sights on the boat tour of Lake Ilmen and the Volkhov river: Peryn - the site of the pre-Christian heathen temple; visiting Lipno island with one of the few preserved architectural specimens of the 13th century - the Church of St. (Palace of Facets) You are always welcome at the expositions and exhibitions of one of the most ancient and richest museums of Russia - Novgorod State United Museum, that offers visitors a unique collection of historic, cultural and art relics. These are indicative of a unique and striking (for medieval times) level of literacy among ancient Russians and also of a highly organized system of state control.
Nicholas, decorated with frescoes of the same period. The unprecedented rich collection of archaeological relics provides a basis for one of the best Russian historic expositions - the one called "Great Novgorod.
Theodore Stratilates on the Brook, admiring the beautiful clergical wall calendar of the 15th - 17th centuries in the Church of St. You will, no doubt, be happy with a visit of the Kremlin of Novgorod - the oldest in Russia.
Simeon The Godreceiver: and studying wonderful mural compositions of the late 17th - early 18th centuries in The Virgin of The Sign Cathedral. This fortress was mentioned in chronicles as early as 1044.
The only time in its history when Novgorod suffered military damages was in the course of World War II: for over two years the city, being at the front line, was bombed and shelled by both combating armies.
Turned into ruins, this city on the Volkhov River was brought to life again by the restorers who managed to revive the old architecture. You will be able to visit a unique complex of ancient Russian architectural monuments of the 11th - 17th centuries. Ustinia" (church of Our Saviour on Nereditsa) First of all you will be fascinated by the cathedral of St.
Fresco "Apostle Peter" The adoption of Christianity at the close of the tenth century turned Novgorod into a powerful ecclesiastical center.
Yaroslav Court, with its non-suviving wooden palace of Great Prince Yaroslav The Wise, was widely known since the middle of the 8th century as a site of the international Trade-yard, the oldest in northern Europe. Yuriev Monastery Of a special interest is the Museum's archaeological collection, comprising all relics excavated from the soil of Novgorod in the archaeological research that has been carried out for more than 60 years. It is displayed in the Kremlin's former Yuriev Monastery world-famous Novgorod Museum collection of Novgorod school of icon painting covering the 12th - 15th centuries. Sophia Cathedral (15th century), panagia of Archbishop Pimen (16th century).
Wrap "Wirgin of the Sign with Selected Saints" Shroud of Christ "Entombment". A visit to Novgorod usually leaves guests with unforgettable impressions of the inimitable and majestic Novgorod landscape. The archaeological finds include such world-famous items as a great number of birch-bark scrolls and lead seals dating back to the 12th - 15th centuries. Yaroslav's Court and Ancient Torg The open-air architectural-ethnographic museum "Vitoslavlitsy" provides a whole complex of genuine folk wooden architecture, including ancient churches of the 16th - 18th centuries and peasant houses of the 19th - early 20th centuries, exhibitions of folk art and everyday life items of Novgorod peasants of the same period.
As far back as in the 30-s of the 11th century, by the will of the great Prince Yaroslav The Wise, Novgorod saw the first school to train three hundred children at a time.
Medieval Novgorod was one of the greatest art centers of Europe.