Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Russia. It is a city with an aura of mystery and beauty. It is called a museum city under the open sky.
Magnificent architectural ensembles on the banks of the Volkhov, monumental painting masterpieces of XI-XVII centuries attract thousands of tourists from around the world.
The historic center of Novgorod is a unique monument of ancient Russian culture and architecture of global significance. Heart of the city - Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), is located on the Volkhov River. The Kremlin was built as a fortification and the first mention of it relates to the XI century - this time with his son Vladimir Yaroslav the Wise has laid wooden Detinets. Currently renovated stone- built Kremlin has the appearance of the XV century. During the tour you take a trip to the Kremlin, see Sophia Cathedral - the main Novgorod temple, built during the period of 1045-1050 years, Episcopal yard, Sofia belfry, Facets (Episcopal) Chamber - treasury of ancient art, etc. The famous monument "Millennium of Russia" built in 1862 is also located in Detinets’ yard.
One of the most fascinating museums of Novgorog is "Vitoslavlitsy". So formerly known existed in the twelfth and eighteenth centuries near the village of St. George Monastery.
The citizens of Novgorod were called carpenters in old times. They could cut bowls, buckets, spoons, combs, but also cut down the walls of fortresses erected seigniorial mansions, cottages, churches of wood. The visit to the museum of wooden architecture is especially interesting for European tourists, because in European countries the tradition of this craft wasn’t developed as much as in Novgorod.
There are 22 monuments of wooden architecture in Vitoslavitsy in total.