Ermak Travel Guide

 

The World at your fingertips 

 

 

 

Feel free to leave your comments below. If you want to share your knowledge, additional information or experience in a particular place your input is more than welcome.

 

Holy Sophia (Wisdom) Church (Novgorod)

Holy Sophia (Wisdom) Church (Novgorod)

 

 

 

Tel. (8162) 77 35 56

Open: 10am- 6pm daily

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

Description of the Holy Sophia or Holy Wisdom Cathedral

Holy Sophia or Holy Wisdom Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church in Novgorod. It was erected in 1045- 52 on a site chosen by Ioakim Korsunianin, when the city was the capital of the Novgorod Republic. It was widely believed that the site previously served as a pagan temple, where ancient Slavs carried out their religious rituals and even performed sacrifices (including human sacrifices). Archaeological digs in the 20th century discovered medieval cemetery that date back to pre- Christian period, indicating that it is quiet probable that church does stand on the site of the polytheistic religious site. Medieval Slavs often buried their dead near spiritual or holy sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus