St. Sophia Cathedral, Veliky Novgorod

Visit the oldest stone church in Russia, St. Sophia Cathedral. St. Sophia is home to an ancient icon of the Madonna that reputedly saved the city from siege in 1169. Prince Vladimir, the son of Yaroslav the Wise, built the five-domed church in the 11th century in place of the existing wooden church. See the three famous sets of gates. Head to the west entrance to get a close look at the largest, which are bronze and embellished with biblical scenes. Notice the portraits of the artisans in the lower left corner and the Latin inscription of their names. Visit the stone bell tower, which still holds a number of ancient bells. See St. Sophia Cathedral and all Veliky Novgorod has to offer by arranging your trip with our Veliky Novgorod route website .
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  • don't just look. but also to choose a time to participate in the service-very unusually rich history of Russia
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  • Not like many cathedrals in Russia, very nice inside, original frescoes. A mandatory place to visit.
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  • Sofia's Cathedral, the wisdom of God is the main Orthodox Church in Veliky Novgorod and one of the oldest in Russia, because it was built, just imagine, in the middle of the 11th century! The temple is huge, beautiful and majestic. It's amazing how such a creature might build in such times. On the West side of him adorn not less interesting than the temple itself, the bronze gates of Magdeburg with lots of high reliefs and sculptures. They look like a work of art. Open only on great holidays. Inside the Cathedral is decorated with a wonderful painting, referring to the end of the 19th century, though there are fragments of the beginning of the 12th century Near the iconostasis stands the mother cross the Cathedral, which had previously crowned its central dome. It is the lead figure of a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, oberegavshego city. A lot of old icons, relics of great Saints. Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod is one of the points of interest to visit necessarily. We were very impressed, very recommend. I advise you to take a tour of the Kremlin with a visit to St. Sophia Cathedral, it costs 240 and 310 USD. per adult, depending on the program.
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