Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), Veliky Novgorod
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Designated a World Heritage Site, Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) represents some of the country's most significant architectural, historical, and cultural sites. This great citadel--the oldest fortress in Russia--was first chronicled in 1044 CE and was rebuilt and fortified by Ivan the Third in the 15th century. Nine of the twelve original towers still stand on the grounds, as well as several notable structures and monuments. Tour the St. Sophia Cathedral, reputed to be the oldest stone structure in Russia, and view the "The Millennium of Russia" monument, created by artist Mikeshin in 1862. Plan to visit Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Veliky Novgorod attractions using our Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary builder.
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  • We were on a weekday, people. So well walked. Trails are cleaned prior to asphalt. Liked it.
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  • Probably the best ancient fortress in Russia. At least from what I've seen. Ditch, big walls with towers, all restored. A large area. Highly recommend.
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  • A beautiful city, and for the Kremlin wall-silence, quiet, greenery, secret areas and old buildings. It seems to me that anyone can find a place to taste, see and paintings in the Museum, and fortifications, and cathedrals and other, even music to listen to. everything is very well kept, maintained lovingly.
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  • Local, not a tourist. Was in Novgorod at the end of may of the year 2015. Visited the Kremlin with a guide, so very happy. Without him I wouldn't have learned not only the remarkable history of the Citadel, but and Novgorod altogether. Appearance and atmosphere very startled me. One of the beautiful places ...:)
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  • Very beautiful place, all renovated, location order everywhere. There is a park, on the other hand the large beach, pedestrian bridge over Volkhov, waterbus trips along the River into the Lake Ilmen.
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  • Open until late in the evening, admission is free. On the night of the Kremlin very nicely illuminated. The inside is clean and beautiful.
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  • Very interesting, all steeped in history. Great place for a stroll.
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