St. George Monastery, Veliky Novgorod

(4.7/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Located just outside the city, the place is very beautiful, near the river bank, where you can stay and relax. The monastery itself is small, and, unfortunately, poor-so all lightweight desolation and requires repair. There is something to see, where believers pray, shop, refectory. How many times was never met any novice. Very many tourists always.
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  • Here you can come back and come back. Quiet and cozy place on the Istok Volkhov. From it emanates from antiquity. St. George's Cathedral amazes with its Majesty, as you build a thousand years ago? Located near the beach, so that in the summer don't forget to grab your swimsuit ☺
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  • See the frescoes of the 12nd century-unforgettable! We came to the monastery in the morning and studied it virtually alone, which further reinforced the impression of spiritual power. All the churches of the monastery in excellent condition, area neat and tidy. Be sure to walk down to the beach to enjoy the beauty of the Magus Llmen and contemplate the most Rjurikovo city-a place where Russ was born.
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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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