Present-day Veliky Novgorod, or "Great" Novgorod, is a quiet, unspoilt place with its broad river and autumnal avenues. The surrounding countryside is easily accessible and is studded, like the town, with tall churches.Visitors who appreciate the beauty of simplicity are drawn to the whitewashed walls of these holy places. Inside, many of the old frescoes have been restored; outside, the flat marshlands, woods and water meet the sky.
The Kremlin City Fortress
Russia Millennium Monument
Novgorod Russia Millennium Monument, there are 109 figures in this bronze monument representing different periods of Russian history, it was constructed in 1862 to commemorate 1000 year anniversary of the founding of the Russian State. It is the work of Russian sculptor Mikhail Mikeshin.
Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy"
The museum borrowed its name from an extinct village of the 19th centurt. This museum was founded in 1964 and it occupies the area of 33,4 ha washed from three sides by the Lake Myachino and the River Volkhov. An impressive collection of wooden buildings has been assembled here. There are homes, churches, and a windmill on the grounds of this open air museum. It is a pleasant summer walk and you can go inside these buildings to learn about what life was like living in them. Since Novgorod is in a forest, woodworking was very important to the people who lived here. It was a great part of their livelihood.
Cathedral of St. Sophia
The St Sophia's Cathedral was built between 1045- 1050 inside the Detinets. It is one of the earliest stone structures of northern Russia, a senior contemporary of Notre Dame in Paris, and the cathedrals of Rheims, Amiens, Bamberg and Naumburg. Its height is 38 m. Originally it was taller, for during the past nine centuries the lower part of the building became concealed by the two-metre thick cultural layer. The cathedral was built by Prince Vladimir, the son of Yaroslav the Wise, and until the 1130s this principal church of the city also served as the sepulchre of Novgorodian princes. For the Novgorodians, St Sophia became synonymous with their town, the symbol of civic power and independence.