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St. Sophia Cathedral

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One of the oldest stone buildings in Russia, this magnificent cathedral is considered to be the symbol of the city, and was once the hiding place for Novgorod's treasury.
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Kremlin, 11, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This famous church on the area of Kremlin is fantastic inside, full of paintings, one of things you don't miss the outside door on the West side.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The name comes from the 6th century Hagia Sophia in Constantinople today Istanbul in Turkey. It was only returned to the Orthodox church in the late 90. It remains a museum since then.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and Cathedral in Novgorod. Located close to the Kremlin here. Lots of vendors selling souvenirs and a beautiful view of the waterside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank karen19020
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a working cathedral, and so we got to hear (difficult to see, the design is not convenient) a service. It was a very interesting cultural experience in a beautiful setting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Saw this yesterday. It is a very nice looking cathedral from the outside and very beautiful on the inside. Did find out it is one of the oldest churches in Russia and use to be made of wood. In all, very nice to see one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank princecharming37
Reviewed 21 June 2018

St. Sophia Cathedral is similar to many we have seen but apparently is the oldest one, so in some ways the others would be copied from this one ?. Inside needs some work and looks a big neglected but some details date back to the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 20 June 2018

St Sophia Cathedral is situated in the Kremlin. A very special old cathedral with a wonderful bronze door made in Magdeburg in Germany. Try to attend the holy mass on sunday.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eva1952
Reviewed 21 May 2018

An Incredible Church, Very old and Authetic Icons, and we were Lucky to listen to a Liturgy during our visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick and Stella D
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most unkept cathedrals we visited in Russia. Please do yourself a favor and skip this one.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 962AndrewY962
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice and worth visiting as it is inside the Kremlin. I guess it needs more funds for additional renovations

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ErSeiler
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