Granovitaya Palata - The Faceted Chamber

Author: Maria Mushtrieva (on 04 May 2016)
You will easily find it: it is the only building in the Detinets built in Gothic style.
Prince palace and Faceted Chambers in Novgorod - photo by Дар Ветер /wikicommons
German architects built it in 1443 as a part of the Prince Palace and the main court of Novgorod was holding the sessions there.
Once, Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacked the city and sacked it. Most of the nobles managed to hide their money and as the Tsar Ivan couldn't find it, he invited the best people of Novgorod to the feast in Granovitaya palata and killed everybody who refused to give him their money.
Faceted Chamber in Novgorod - photo by Дар Ветер / wikicommons
So it is a kind of cursed place. Nowadays there is a museum of Russian arts and crafts in the building, with a nice collection of icons from the northern regions.
Opened: 10.00 - 17.00, day off wednesday and the last friday of the month. 


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