Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign (Znamensky), Veliky Novgorod

Beloved by visitors for its pure form, Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign (Znamensky) was originally built in the 17th century to house the icon it was named after, "Virgin of the Sign." Although this painting was moved to another church in the early 1990s, visitors continue to flock here to appreciate the building's architecture and frescoes covering the interior walls. Pay special attention to a foreboding painting called "The Last Judgment," which covers the entire western wall. If the opportunity arises, do not miss a chance to attend a music concert here--a memorable experience thanks to the building's nearly perfect acoustics. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Veliky Novgorod trip simple and quick.
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  • May 24, 2017
    Temple works which Museum, entrance fee 80 or 50 rubles, judging from the poster there are concerts. A lot of the frescoes inside! Powerful impression even at very bad condition of the temple and the territory. It is sad that such beauty in such a shambles.
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  • April 1, 2017
    Enough running outside and amazingly beautiful inside. The frescoes have been preserved (very large portion). Especially surprised and amazed "last judgement" on the west wall is completely safe and comprehensible even amateur fresco. In the courtyard you can safely and happily sit out.
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  • March 29, 2017
    One of the most beautiful, albeit obvedshalyj, Cathedral. Was built specifically to store icons Sign. Go, sit on a bench inside, consider the frescoes on the walls. After the obligatory stroll through streets around.
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Despite Veliky Novgorod's popularity as a tourist destination, it offers a somewhat limited selection of accommodations. If you want to stay in the center, choose from several mid-range hotels and a couple more luxurious options. Alternatively, explore the few hostels and guesthouses here, some of which are located in peaceful areas outside the city. Due to the limited options, be sure to reserve lodging ahead of time.
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