Attractions

Historic Site in Staraya Ladoga

Staraya Ladoga Fortress

Towards the southern end of the village, and with an excellent view along the river, the 7m-thick walls and stout towers of this fortress are slowly being rebuilt. Inside the grounds you’ll find the small stone St G…
Monastery in Staraya Ladoga

Nikolsky Monastery

This attractive walled complex dates to the 12th century and is still in the process of being rebuilt following its decommissioning during the Soviet years. The main church and bell tower now look quite handsome. Ne…
Monastery in Staraya Ladoga

Svyato-Uspensky Devichy Monastery

The women's monastery on the main road in Staraya Ladoga is a remarkably atmospheric place to wander. The small brick church, with its 900-year-old frescoes, is only open on weekends during summer; at other times yo…
Museum in Staraya Ladoga

Historical-Architectural & Archaeological Museum

Displays an interesting retrospective of the area’s history, including a scale model of how the fortress once looked and items found on archaeological digs – with explanations in English.
Church in Staraya Ladoga

St George’s Church

The small stone St George’s Church is only open May to October in order to protect the remains of the delicate 12th-century frescoes still visible on its walls.
Church in Staraya Ladoga

Church of John the Baptist

Marking the north end of the village, this green onion-domed church dates from 1695 and is pretty as a picture, with a colourful iconostasis and frescoes.