Velikiy Novgorod – one of the oldest cities in Russia, located on Priilmenskoy Lowland, 6 km from the lake Ilmen in 552 km north-west of Moscow. The history of Novgorod is closely linked to all key stages of life Russian state. Twice in the middle of the IX century and the end of the XV century, he stood at the cradle of Russian and Russian statehood. Novgorod – the birthplace of Russian democratic and republican traditions, an important spiritual stronghold Orthodox Russia. As one of the most important centers of education and Europe's largest art center, the city over the centuries it has been a reliable stronghold in the northern and western borders of Russia.
Closely acquainted with the history and monuments can be during the excursion to Novgorod. Novgorod has always attracted the attention of a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. None of the cities of our immense Homeland is not kept so many beautiful monuments of architecture and monumental painting XII – XVII centuries. as Novgorod. And it is rightly called a museum city Ancient Rus. The main attraction is the Kremlin. Kremlin (or Detinets) – it is a cultural and tourist center. Here are the main exhibits of the museum, its funds, restoration workshops, a library, concert hall, art school and art school.
St. Sophia Cathedral (1045-1050 gg.) – One of the oldest stone buildings of Russia. Cathedral was founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, his son Vladimir and Luke Bishop as a city-wide church. Monument "Millennium of Russia" is located on the Sofia area. His height (15 m) and scale form will allow the neighborhood to sustain the ancient and more modern architectural constructions. St. George active monastery – founded by Prince Yaroslav of Novgorod at the beginning of XI century. Located 4 km from the Great Novgorod on Lake Ilmen and much more.