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

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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. Using our world travel planner, Veliky Novgorod attractions like Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign (Znamensky) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My group was very happy to see the beautiful Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign nice to see it The guide give us a lot of story the history if the church.  more »
  • The Znamensky cathedral was built on 1688 for the icon of "Virgin of the Sign". Typical monument of Russian architecture of the XVII century. Facade is decorated with mural paintings and tiled inserts...  more »
  • The church takes its name from an event in 1169, during the siege that the soldiers coming from the city of Suzdal helded around the city of Novgorod. This event was narrated in a large number of pain...  more »

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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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