St. George Monastery, Veliky Novgorod
(4.7/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Were in the winter, on a weekday. Quiet, cold, deserted. Churches in need of repair. Wanted to put a candle, but stopped the behaviour of local sluzhek. Before our very eyes, people placed a candle, but once out of the temple, it was immediately extinguished and removed. Always impressed by this strange rudeness and stinginess in churches. In general you can only admire views, yes architecture
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  • Abbey was, in one of Russia's oldest monastery that he many believers in large-sized buses, and praying. George Church was built in the 12th century is tourism. Internal frescoes were splendid, but repair work 真ttadanaa in, didn't look so good. 7 A bus ride from the city, the conductor simply yuriev and tell you off the bike and getting. And very beautiful views around the monastery and the Volkhov River and Lake.
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  • Situated on the outskirts of the city on the Bank of the Volkhov River near Istok, near Lake Ilmen. ...
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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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