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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  • In winter you can take a walk and see the Kremlin. Of course much has yet to be repaired. Are advised to visit the Hagia Sophia. Poprosites' on the 2nd floor, there are interesting elements of walls and old graffiti.
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  • Definitely must see in Veliky Novgorod. One of the best Kremlins we've seen in Russia. Very interesting and just nice for walking.  more »
  • Plunged into the story in our history! The tour spent this guide! Pretty much where it was and who had heard, but this is the first time! This excursion takes place posadnikom Sbyslavom. Usually holidays organises it, here's the US and managed to get it! And nary a donated! Children especially those who study the history of ancient Russia will be well so interesting! Yes and more so for adults! Interestingly Sbyslav like-though reads the text and smoothly presents everything so interesting and accessible language, just incredible! Duration of 2:00! To get on the tour, you must come to the tourist centre that is located near the entrance to the Kremlin, on the right side. 2-storey red building! All advise, for sure you will not regret!
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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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  • Load audio guide! It will be interesting to
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