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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  • Everywhere you go in Russia, there is history. Yet another phenomenal place to see that has a special vibe.  more »
  • ... where you feel history, take your time when walking through, enjoy the view, where Wolga and Oka come together, look down the steps of Valerij Ckalov and like the beautiful flower arrangements bef...  more »
  • Must see, better with a guide. Ours was quite knowledgeable, yet, dedicated too much time to the monument to the Russian State.  more »
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  • Came to Novgorod on holidays with your family, are very satisfied. Nice, informative, clean, cute and very provincial:) Got a lot of positive impressions.
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  • Beautiful kremlin
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  • In the dark, the territory of the Kremlin is fascinating. Something mesticheskoe and wonderful to eat at this place.
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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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Where to stay in Veliky Novgorod

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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