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St. George Monastery

Yuryevskoye Hwy., 10, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
+7 816 277-30-20
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Four blue domes cap the cathedral of this striking, walled-in Russian monastery dating back to the 12th century.
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Yuryevskoye Hwy., 10, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
+7 816 277-30-20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Monastery with 3 churches situated on the shores of Lake Ilmen. If you are an Orthodox Christian this place is a must. The Monastery was completed in 1031 AD making it one of the oldest monasteries in Russia. As a member of the Russian...More

Thank Snickerbilly
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is out of the city and near to the museum of wooden architecture so worth combining both to make the trip worthwhile. Nice enough monastery with frescos on the walls but a smaller than others you are likely to see on your trip. Public...More

Thank sasalan999
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The church on the hill next to the monastery is incredible, with its painted walls and tombs. (It is also a good vantage point to take pictures of the monastery). The earth around the church has risen about 6 feet since it was originally built,...More

Thank Luusmeitli
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest monastery in Russia. The 2nd sight of Novgorod after Kremlin with St.Sofia cathedral. 15 minites by car or bys from city center. Museum of wooden architecture in within walking distance. Nice surroundings of Volkhov river and huge Ilmen lake.

Thank Maxim-Maxims
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Saint George Monastery south of Novgorod can easily be reched by local bus. It IS worth seeing. The real geam, however, is not the church with the blue roof and the golden stars on it - though they give a nice foto. No the...More

1  Thank Petra P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I really enjoyed this monastery as I was in the area for the Vitoslavitsy Museum and was thrilled to find that the monastery is only a quarter mile from he museum. Both are worth visiting! The monastery is free to enter and has multiple churches...More

1  Thank nccarraway
Reviewed 2 March 2017

For this very old russian orthodox monastery, we had to go down to the south from Veliky Novgorod. It is located very near to the source of river Volhov and its outflow from the lake Ilmen. We had taken the bus from the bus station...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I had planned to go straight to Vitoslavlitsy Museum but when the bus stopped, I got off at the monastery. And I don't regret it at all. It's a peaceful nice place with several beautiful churches. St George's cathedral dates from the 12th century and...More

1  Thank fufaita
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The most ancient monastery of Russia.Near Novgorod the Great, Orthodox monastery.St. George's Cathedral impresses with its grandeur.The combination of Byzantine and Russian architectural schools.

1  Thank Александр В
Reviewed 9 September 2016

You can combine this monastery with the visit of Vitoslavlitsy park, it is just a 15 minutes walk down the road. Idyllic situated at the embankment of the Ilmen lake. There is a beautiful beach behind the monastery, ideally for a shashlik picnic with superb...More

1  Thank Holger B
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