Nizhny Novgorod is an old Russian city located 400 kilometers from Moscow, on the Strelka - the confluence of the Volga and Oka. Today it is the largest economic, cultural and tourist center in the Volga region.
The pride of the city is the Kremlin
The Oka River divides it into two parts: the upper one is historical, where offices, offices, administrative institutions are located, and the lower one is industrial. Despite the proximity to the capital, the city is provincial, distinctive, which is good.
There is a lot of antiquity in it, which they did not have time to modernize or demolish. Founded by Nizhny Yuri Vsevolodovich - Grand Duke of Vladimir in 1221. At the beginning of the 19th century, the largest fair in Russia was opened on the left bank of the Oka, thanks to which the economic prosperity of the city began. Over the years, the Nizhny Novgorod fair has had periods of ups and downs; today it is a modern exhibition complex that has everything you need to hold exhibitions, conferences, and congresses.
There are more than 600 historical and architectural monuments in Nizhny Novgorod. The most famous is the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin - a historical center, a fortress that was built for 15 years, from 1500 to 1515 to protect the settlement. Almost all trips around the city begin with the inspection of this sight. On its territory, the Archangel Michael Cathedral, a building of the 16th century, has been preserved.
Tourists will be interested in the main cathedral church - St. Sophia Cathedral, built in the XI century. Having visited it, pay attention to the famous miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Sign". According to old-timers, she repeatedly saved the city from various misfortunes.
Curious people in this wonderful city will find a lot of interesting things for themselves - there is a museum dedicated to the life of the Russian intelligentsia of the 19th century, not a single city tour is complete without visiting the Nizhny Novgorod prison, the only prison museum in Russia. In different years, well-known political figures, revolutionaries were in custody here: Y. Sverdlov, M. Gorky and others.
The Stroganov Church, a monument of Russian architecture, attracts attention with its colored domes and a red-and-white silhouette. The Chkalovskaya Staircase is considered to be the hallmark of Nizhny; this grandiose structure has 560 steps. It connects Minin and Pozharsky squares with the Nizhnevolzhskaya embankment.
From Minin Square and Pozharsky Square to Lyadov Square, you can walk the busiest city street - Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. The old street is a favorite walking place for residents and guests of the city. The pedestrian area is always full of tourists, street musicians, artists and souvenir sellers.
In the list of what to visit, what to see, there must be the Assumption Church, the Annunciation Monastery, the Church of the Myrrh-Bearer. You can create your own travel plan or choose a ready-made route and go on an excursion.