Staraya Ladoga Travel Guide

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Small village, situated on the southern shore of Ladoga Lake, in North-West Russia.

Staraya Ladoga (Old Ladoga) once was a first Russian capital, being founded in IX century. Nowadays its a fortress (XV-XVI century), well-preserved, cathedral of XIII century inside, two ancient monasteries, one of which have another XIII-century cathedral. One of the monasteries is under restavration.

Place is famous because of its history and because of the beautiful views from the fortress's walls on the river Volchov.

250 km from the Saint-Petersburg to the East, Route M 8, guided tours available.

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