Ancient fortresses of Northern Russia – Day 4: Historical monuments on the way to Veliky Novgorod

Today we plan to leave Pskov and go to Veliky Novgorod. On the way we will have an opportunity to stop near some historical sights and go on fascinating excursions.
Ancient fortresses of Northern Russia

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

Ресторан отеля "Покровский"

Modern European Restaurants

In order to have breakfast, a cozy restaurant of the hotel "Pokrovsky" was quite suitable for us. For breakfast you can find here a lot of traditional Russian and European dishes. We remember most of all tar-tar of beef and squid with kimchi cucumber. There is also a very wide range of sushi and rolls. Good news for lovers of tea ceremonies: the choice of tea here is very worthy, there are both fruit and herbal, and classic lancer.

Монумент в память о Ледовом побоище

Monuments / Landmarks

Yesterday we managed to explore most of the famous Pskov sights, but we didn't have enough time for the famous monument erected in memory of the Ice Battle, so we will compensate it now. The first thing that strikes this monument is its incredible size, also from the mountain on which the monument is located, there are magnificent views of the city and the river.

Мемориальный музей-заповедник Н. А. Римского-Корсакова «Усадьба Вечаша»

History Museums

In the Pskov region there are many interesting historical sights, one of the most interesting among them is the Memorial Museum Reserve of N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov "Vecha Manor". Here the famous composer spent a lot of time composing his works, among them the opera Sadko and The Tale of Tsar Saltan. The estate is closed on Mondays.

Rachmaninoff Hotel


Modern European Restaurants, Cafés, Karaoke Bars

We decided to have lunch in Luga in a small restaurant Chaplin, which is located in the center on Uritsky Avenue. The atmosphere here is generally simple, but also cozy. There are a lot of different snacks in the menu, among which we remember the most potato croquettes in parmesan and baked cauliflower.

Храм Св. Николая Римско-католической церкви


There are not many places where you can see and visit the Catholic temple, and the city of Luga is one of them. The Church of St. Nicholas is a classic representative of the Neo-Gothic architectural style, and inside it there is a large church organ. For a long time the building did not function for its intended purpose, and only in the 90's the divine services started here again.

Набережная А. Невского


Having arrived to Veliky Novgorod in the evening, we did not hope to have time to visit any local attractions, so we just went for a walk along the picturesque embankment of Alexander Nevsky, which offers a stunning view of the Novgorod Child and St. Sophia Cathedral.


Russian Restaurants, Gastropubs

"ZavodBar" is a small stylish restaurant in the heart of Veliky Novgorod. This is where we decided to spend the evening after the walk. The menu here is very diverse, among the things we had time to try, we can mention chicken fillet fried in prunes with bacon, as well as pikeperch fillet with vegetables and bacon.