Old and New Ladoga – Road.Travel

 Old and New Ladoga

Road Trip Route. Old Ladoga Fortress, Gorchakovshchino Waterfall, Burial mounds of Prophetic Oleg.

You will visit Ladoga - one of the most ancient cities, the first capital of Russia, where several years Rurik ruled, and where, according to ancient Novgorod chronicles, Prince Oleg the Prophetic was buried on a 10 meter high mound. Here you'll visit the walls of the ancient Old Ladoga fortress, enjoy the beauty of Gorchakovskaya waterfall, visit Nikolsky male monastery, visit the burial mound where Oleg the Prophetic was buried and enjoy local landscapes!

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Saint Petersburg

Eugenia Laputina. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: To the first capital of Russia.

In the first half of the day you will visit the Old Ladoga Fortress, picturesque Gorchakovskiy waterfall, St. Nicholas male monastery and have lunch in a Russian restaurant with a real stove. And after lunch you will go to the mounds of Prophetic Oleg and see the place where he is buried.

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Old Ladoga castle (Староладожская крепость)

The first point of your trip will be the main attraction of the Old Ladoga. The fortress is located along the Volkhov river bank. Upon entering the fortress, you will plunge into the atmosphere of the past and feel how and what people used to live in these places. On the territory you can also visit museums: historical and local history museum and two churches. To order a tour you can call by any of the phone numbers +7 (813) 634-90-70 or +7 (911) 272-27-50. The fortress is open daily from 9:00 till 17:00.

Горчаковщинский Водопад

The next stop will be a very picturesque place. Gorchakovsky waterfall is the highest in the Leningrad region. Its height is about 5 meters. Here you can get great pictures even in winter! It is better to leave the car on the road and walk to the waterfall on a snow-covered field.

Никольский Мужской Монастырь

Visit one of the oldest monasteries - Old Ladoga Nikolsky Monastery. It was founded by Alexander Nevsky in 1240 after the victory over the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva. The monastery is dedicated to Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Древняя Ладога

It's time for lunch. The interior of the cafe is decorated in Russian style with a real stove. Here you can taste delicious borscht, pelmeni, cheesecakes and much more! Cozy atmosphere and polite staff will allow you to have a good rest and enjoy your meals!

Курганы Вещего Олега

A mysterious place surrounded by legends. There is a legend that the mound connects to the Old Ladoga Caves and that there is a secret passage leading to the Old Ladoga Fortress and monasteries. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area of Staraya Ladoga: fields and the Volkhov River.

Олегова могила

Another historical place. According to the ancient Novgorod chronicles, it was here, on the highest mound, that Prince Oleg the Prophetic was buried.

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