From St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod – Day 2: Novgorod Museum-Reserve

Today we will visit the Architectural and Ethnographic Museum, which allows us to get acquainted with the traditional folk culture, which is located near the Svyato-Yuryev Monastery. After that we will take a walk in the historical center of Veliky Novgorod.
From St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod
Travel distance by car: 40 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod, Volkhovskiy

Trip duration: 3 days

Anastasia Baklanova

Кафе-кондитерская ХочуТорт


Quick breakfast with coffee and cakes - it's hard to imagine a better start to the day!

Музей деревянного зодчества «Витославлицы»

History Museums

The Architectural and Natural Reserve of Wooden Architecture is located on the shore of Lake Myachino near the Yuriev Monastery. The museum displays a village smithy, a stable with the exposition "Vehicles of Novgorod province", a barn with a riga with seasonal expositions "The Hummer of early spring", "Drying and threshing of grain crops", "Cleaning - collective processing of flax (mint)", a barn, a bath with the exposition "Bath. Washing". In winter you can ride from the ice slides and sleds. In summer Vitoslavlice hosts festivals and folklore groups from all over the region. On the playgrounds children and adults can learn "stilts", "giant steps" or play "ruffles" and "dough". Be sure to visit Izbu Tsarova and the Iron Museum, which has a unique collection of irons from two hundred and fifty exhibits of XVIII-XX centuries. The museum works without weekends. From May to August - from 10.00 to 20.00. September and April - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From October to March - from 10.00 to 16.00.

Cafe La Chatte


They promise to make you feel at home here. Indeed, cozy interior and courteous waiters will make your stay as pleasant as possible. A great bonus will be delicious food and democratic prices.

Gazpromneft filling station #72

There's a gas station ahead! Make a comfortable stop, buy water and goods on the road.

Novgorod Kremlin (Новгородский Кремль)

Historic Sites

The Citadel of Veliky Novgorod. The Citadel of Veliky Novgorod is located on the left bank of the Volkhov River. The first annalistic mention of it dates back to 1044. The ensemble of the Novgorod Kremlin is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. In the Kremlin there are: the oldest Russian temple St. Sophia Cathedral (1045-1050), the Lord's (Faceted) Chamber (1433) and other monuments of XV-XIX centuries.

Памятник Тысячелетию России

Monuments / Landmarks

The monument to the Millennium of Russia stands in the center of the Kremlin. It was erected in 1862 and is the only monument to the state. The monument reflects the history of the state from IX to XIX centuries in faces. State officials, military men and heroes, enlighteners, writers and artists are represented here, 129 figures in total.

Церковь Спаса Преображения


The temple was erected in 1374 and its value lies in the frescoes that belong to the famous icon painter Theophanes the Greek. The painting was made in the late 1370-ies and has no analogues in the world.

Парк 30-летия Октября


Want to take a walk in the park before dinner? The Park of 30th Anniversary of October is located on the Trade Side, it was opened in 1947 in the southern part of the former Antonievskaya Sloboda, which was completely destroyed during the occupation of the German fascist troops. There are also attractions for children in the park.

Gallery (Ресторан Галерея)

French Restaurants

Not far from the park there is a great restaurant with a stunning panoramic view of the Volkhov River. Here you can find dishes of several kinds of cuisine: Russian, European, Pan-Asian.

Berloga-City Mini-Hotel

Time to go back to the hotel. Have a good night!