Ivangorod and the trip to Lake Ilmen – Day 3: We study the cultural heritage of Veliky Novgorod.

Today will be entirely devoted to visiting various sights in Veliky Novgorod. We will visit the most interesting museums, as well as take a walk through the most important historical places.
Ivangorod and the trip to Lake Ilmen

Trip duration: 5 days

Egor Zhuravlev

Дом коромыслом


You can have breakfast in one of the most cozy city cafes called Koromyslom House. Very warm and authentic atmosphere is recreated inside, the interior is made in an original and memorable style. It is worth trying steaks with vegetable salads, and you can also pay attention to the first course.

Музей деревянного зодчества «Витославлицы»

History Museums

One of the most interesting museums of the city - Vitoslavlitsa - is situated not far from the lake Myachino. It is a real monument of Russian architecture, all buildings on the territory of the museum are built in accordance with the canons of architecture of Tsarist Russia. Visitors here will find a rich exposition of carved wooden products, as well as household items.

Владычная (грановитая) палата

History Museums

The Lord's Chamber is one of the oldest monuments of architecture in Veliky Novgorod. Experts believe that it was built around the mid-fifteenth century. Inside the Chamber itself, visitors will find numerous wall frescoes, as well as various items of applied art. When planning your visit here, you should remember that the museum is closed on Mondays.


Russian Restaurants, Gastropubs

After spending a lot of time on the excursions, it is worth taking a short break and going to lunch. Restaurant ZavodBar is perfect for us. In lunch there is quite calm atmosphere, the interior of the restaurant is made in the best traditions of Irish pubs. There are also quite a lot of various snacks, as well as meat and fish dishes in the menu.

Novgorod Kremlin (Новгородский Кремль)

Historic Sites

The Novgorod child is perhaps the second most important monument of the military defensive architecture of Russia after the Moscow Kremlin. Historians and archaeologists believe that the present form of the fortress was erected in the fifteenth century. Today this majestic monument is not only a cultural site of federal importance, but is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Набережная А. Невского


After the walk along the Novgorod Kremlin it is worth to go to the opposite bank of the Volkhov River on the embankment of A. Nevsky, which stretches from the Kremlin Bridge to the Church of Boris and Gleb in Plotniki. Stunning views of the Kremlin and other architecture await the tourists on their way, as well as paths decorated with small original sculptures.

Cafe La Chatte

Restaurants, Cafés

Cozy establishment Cafe La Chatte is a perfect place to finish your day. Here you can enjoy various dishes of national as well as Western European cuisine in a comfortable and calming atmosphere. Many visitors also note the excellent choice of desserts and coffee.