Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Russian Federation
Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century. Surrounded by churches and monasteries, it was a centre for Orthodox spirituality as well as Russian architecture. Its medieval monuments and the 14th-century frescoes of Theophanes the Greek (Andrei Rublev's teacher) illustrate the development of its remarkable architecture and cultural creativity.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Veliky Novgorod", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.