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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)

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Address: Sofiyskaya Storona, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
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Definitely must see in Veliky Novgorod. One of the best Kremlins we've seen in Russia. Very interesting and just nice for walking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely must see in Veliky Novgorod. One of the best Kremlins we've seen in Russia. Very interesting and just nice for walking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained fortress by a lake in the old town of Veliky Novgorod. Not so far from St. Petersburg, but communications are slow. Best way to travel is by buss or private car. Travel time around 2,5 hours. Viliky Novgorod was an important town when the vikings ruled the countries around the Baltic sea. Vikings navigated their ships on the... More 

Thank Dag W
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with our exploration of Veliky Novgorod from this elongate high redbrick wall, that stretches along the left bank of river Volhov, the river that outflows from the Lake Ilmen. And the city of Veliky Novgorod itself, is situated just below this outflow from the lake. Perfectly to stand the first defence lines in those long time passed medieval... More 

Thank Oleg Y
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited the Novgorod Kremlin with a local tour guide and learnt that the site was originally the site of a pagan burial ground upon which a cathedral was built around 989 or so. The current fortress was built between 1484 and 1490. It is situated on the left bank of the Volkhov river. The Kremlin is a large oval,... More 

1 Thank Peter C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It is interesting old capital of Russia. The Kremlin is on the river bank and walking across the bridge shows how huge it is

1 Thank edwmagee
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Beautifully preserved buildings and peaceful compared to St Petersburg. The bell tower and walking the wall are worthwhile for 300 roubles (combo ticket). Nice views. St Sophia's church is beautiful inside.

1 Thank Vivien53606
St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Here you can spend hours in diverse museums, churches, yard...really interesting and well maintained and also suitable for children to learn about Russian history. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Holger B
St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The citadel,the place where she hid the children from enemies."The heart of Novgorod,its architectural landmark,a collection of museums,cathedrals,historical monuments from the ancient times.The monument to the 1000 anniversary of Russia,Saint Sophia Cathedral, the faceted chamber,the bells Champions.I recommend comprehend!

Thank Александр В
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Kremlin quite good to learn about the history of Kremlin the building quite big full of history for tourist and young generation

Thank Nacy J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect combination between historical sites and relaxing. There is a beach next to the Kremlin. Must see! I would recommend to go to the icon museum. Read a bit on the internet before you go because a lot of the info is only in russian. Have fun!

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