"The St Sophia's Cathedral" Velikiy Novgorod Things to Do Tip by johnsakura

Velikiy Novgorod Things to Do: 70 reviews and 107 photos

  novgorod russia
by johnsakura

The St Sophia's Cathedral was built between 1045- 1050 inside the Kremlin. It is one of the earliest stone structures of northern Russia, Its height is 38 m. Originally it was taller than it is now. 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.

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2005
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