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“On the river, near the Novgorod town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. George Monastery

St. George Monastery
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Novgorod Small-Group Tour from St Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Four blue domes cap the cathedral of this striking, walled-in Russian monastery dating back to the 12th century.
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“On the river, near the Novgorod town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This monastery is not well known even in Russia. But this monastery is one of the oldest in Russia.
There are several temples on the yard. Main and the oldest is St. George cathedral. In 19th century during restoration old paints of 12th century was almost compleatly destoyed. Original murals only in slopes of windows in upper part of stair tower. If you can find someone how can show it - do it!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“take a look”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Church of Sain George is outstanding. Very peaceful and beautiful place. Frescas on the wall woth to see.

Visited August 2012
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Israel
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“Typical example of ancient Russian Monastery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Come to wander and soak the atmosphere of spirituality. Go around to look at wonderfully romantic landscapes. Come to watch the cathedral with main iconostas still missing after it was dismantled by communists.

Visited July 2012
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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“Well worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Be carefull of the guardians who seem all to be ladies of a certain age. Much to see if this is your bag, if not why were you here

Visited August 2011
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Tranquil and calm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

I was a little worried when our Novgorod guide took us away from the main sights of Novogord to what I was starting to worry was going to be a real tourist trap. I couldn't have been more wrong!

Instead we ended up at this monastery and found it a very tranquil and inspiring place. There was only a handful of visitors in addition to us and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was a really calming experience and a welcome break from the bustle of the Nogorod Kremlin and Sophia Cathedral.

It is a little bit out of the way, but it is well worth a visit despite some parts of the monastery being in obvious need of repair and restoration. Which is ongoing incidentially, and I am sure this is going to be an even better place to visit once it is completed.

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