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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  • The core of the city, it is best to start a tour of this beautiful city. 1000-anniversary of Russia, St .Sophia's Cathedral, Bell Tower, etc.
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  • Been there many times and really love this place, like the city itself! Here is a very beautiful, everything is thought out for walks and pleasant pastime. Near the Kremlin is a wonderful large park where you can sit on the benches and bicycling, as well as cozy private yacht in the shade of the trees on the lawn for easy picnic.
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  • Made a sightseeing trip at the tour desk. Really enjoyed the tour guide Anna. Were on a sightseeing tour, excursions in the Cathedral of Sofia and part of the market town of Volkhov River. With all the weekend tickets for 2 adults and 2 children (5 and 8 years old) cost 1700 for 1.5 hours. Very interesting. In the Kremlin have prefabricated excursions. Photo.
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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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