Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities – Day 4: Museums of Veliky Novgorod

Today's day will be entirely devoted to exploring the historical sights of the city. We will visit its main museums, as well as walk around the famous Novgorod Kremlin.
Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

Дом коромыслом


The cafe with the original name "House of Koromyslom" was perfect for a cheerful start of the day. The interior is furnished in the style of pre-revolutionary taverns with all the appropriate attributes. For breakfast usual European dishes are served: omelette with meat and fries, various salads and pastries. It's open Monday through Saturday.

Музей деревянного зодчества «Витославлицы»

History Museums

One of the most interesting places to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Veliky Novgorod is the museum of wooden architecture of Vitoslavlitsa. His exposition is divided into several zones, each of which tells about a separate aspect of our ancestors' lives. Here you can find out how holidays were held in Russia, how weddings were celebrated, what is peasant life in winter and much more.

Владычная (грановитая) палата

History Museums

Today we begin to explore the sights of the Novgorod Kremlin, and the first of them will be the Lord's Chamber, a museum, whose building is one of the oldest in the fortress. Here you can learn more about the history of the princes who ruled here and the life of the city population, see a variety of archaeological finds and much more. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday.



"Telegraph" is a small cozy cafe, located on Ludogoshcha Street right next to the entrance to the Kremlin. This is where we decided to have lunch. Among the dishes on the menu you can find Asian, Italian and native Russians. We took a taste of lasagna, as well as a few pancakes with cottage cheese and dried fruits and were satisfied.

Музей изобразительных искусств

Art Museums

The next place we went was the famous Novgorod Museum of Fine Arts. In its vast halls there is an exposition devoted to the Russian art of XVII-XX centuries. Here you can see a variety of artistic miniatures, drawings, sculpture portraits and much more. Before you go here, it is worth clarifying your schedule, as the museum is closed on Mondays.

Novgorod Kremlin (Новгородский Кремль)

Historic Sites

Well, after a fascinating and long excursion we decided to just take a little walk around the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin and get a better idea of its architecture. From the reign of Ivan III to the present day, many impressive buildings have been preserved, including most of the towers, as well as the St. Sophia Cathedral.

My Kitchen

Eastern European Restaurants, Cafés

A small atmospheric restaurant is perfect for spending the rest of the day here. Facility's interior is home-like and cozy, popular European and Italian dishes are cooked here, including classical lasagna, salads with meat and fish, and a lot of light snacks.