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St. Sophia Cathedral

Kremlin, 11, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
+7 816 277-35-56
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One of the oldest stone buildings in Russia, this magnificent cathedral is considered to be the symbol of the city, and was once the hiding place for Novgorod's treasury.
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Kremlin, 11, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

St. Sophia Cathedral is similar to many we have seen but apparently is the oldest one, so in some ways the others would be copied from this one ?. Inside needs some work and looks a big neglected but some details date back to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

St Sophia Cathedral is situated in the Kremlin. A very special old cathedral with a wonderful bronze door made in Magdeburg in Germany. Try to attend the holy mass on sunday.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Incredible Church, Very old and Authetic Icons, and we were Lucky to listen to a Liturgy during our visit.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most unkept cathedrals we visited in Russia. Please do yourself a favor and skip this one.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice and worth visiting as it is inside the Kremlin. I guess it needs more funds for additional renovations

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We really loved this historic Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Almost 1000 years old and in beautiful condition. The decoration is spectacular.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Taking the Eucharist here was one of the highlights of my Orthodox pilgrimage to Russia. Beautiful church. The choir was Angelic. Many miracle working icons to venerate and relics of the Holy Saints. I hope to return here again in the future.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Avery interesting Russian cathedral with a lot of history inside. A lot of original decor to view and dome very old pieces to admire

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful, unique and unforgettable object of old Russian architecture and spirituality. You will find there unique icons of XII century!! Definitely spend a few minutes to review the souvenir shops inside!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Saint Sophia is a gem. Old, pure, full of tradition. It is not a touristic church. Locals do go and pray and attend services. I just loved this church!

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