St. George Monastery, Veliky Novgorod

(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Admire the remnants of medieval frescoes and learn about Russian history at St. George Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the country and the former center of religious and cultural life in an ancient town. The monastery was attacked during Soviet rule, and was closed in 1929 after five of the six churches on the grounds were destroyed the year before. During World War II, German armed forces occupied the buildlings, which were damaged yet again. Since its return to the Russian Orthodox Church in the 1990s, the property has been restored. The monastery is a source of important historical information on medieval Novgorod, given that the first references made to the main church on the property date back to the 12th century, when it served as the burial place of Novgorodian princes. Be sure to visit the various temples on the property, including the Church of Saint George, where the two sons of Yaroslav the Wise, Izyaslav of Luki and Rostislav, are buried. The monastery is easily accessible via public transportation. Dress warmly, as it is close to the lake and often gets chilly. For St. George Monastery and beyond, use our Veliky Novgorod trip builder to get the most from your Veliky Novgorod vacation.
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  • Beautiful, well-kept monastery on the banks of the river. Large area, 3 beautiful temple, is required to attend
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  • The ancient monastery restoration is required. The territory is not particularly well-attended. But the place pleasant and soothing with a small number of tourists.
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  • Visited the monastery in the evening when it was cool enough. Therefore, after examining the spehom territory, we looked in the current Cathedral, just in time for the evening service. Being tired from the day excursions, we note with great AWE listening service. Surprised that parishioners were quite a lot. The fondest memories from the service. And the monastery presented himself as such and all other monasteries.
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  • Very nice church.
  • A beautiful place. Entourage only spoils public beach within 5 minutes from the monastery. Yes, there are local pastries (=
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  • Come here not for the first time. Very beautiful place. Waiting for the end of the restoration of the Cathedral of St. George
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  • The ancient monastery
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  • Beautiful, light monastery!
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