5 best places and attractions in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is not only the capital of the Volga region, but also one of the largest cities in Russia. Being in this city, you can look at both ancient architectural structures and sights, as well as modern multi-storey buildings.
In general, traveling around Nizhny Novgorod is a pleasure, because the city has museums, unusual streets, monuments, exhibitions, entertainment centers and much more.
1. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
The existence of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin began in the 16th century, it has been preserved since those times and is still in good condition. It used to serve as a defensive fortress, but now it is used as a tourist site. The place is really well preserved — only one of the 13 towers was damaged.
- The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin has a length of just over 2 kilometers, and the height of its highest towers reaches 30 meters in height. Each tower has its own name and purpose — the Koromyslov tower is used as an observation deck, Zachatskaya is a museum of ancient archaeological finds, and exhibitions are regularly held in the Dmitrievskaya tower.
- Also, the Kremlin has an unusual location — it is located at the confluence of two large rivers: the Oka and the Volga.
There are many sights on the territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, for example, the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the concert hall of the Kremlin, the Alley of Love, the Arbitration Court and other interesting objects that are also recommended to look at.
2. Fedorovsky embankment
In this place you can walk and admire the incredible beauty of the city, look at the Volga and nearby architectural structures. This place is important to visit twice — in the afternoon and late in the evening.
When it is light from here you will see the surroundings of Nizhny Novgorod, and at night you have the opportunity to admire the city, perfectly lit by lanterns at night.
The Fedorovsky embankment was equipped by order of Nicholas 1. It is thanks to him that the embankment exists at the moment and serves as a great place for a walk.
3. Limpopo Zoo
The Limpopo Zoo was opened recently — about 15 years ago. In this zoo, you can see many animals from all over the world, such as zebras, ostriches, elephants, giraffes, tigers, bears, as well as various types of birds and other animals.
The most important thing is that they are monitored and cared for by professionals, thanks to whom the life of all animals is as comfortable as possible and is very close to their real habitat. A well-planned complex of enclosures and cages makes visiting the zoo more convenient and comfortable.
In addition, everyone can stroke and feed the inhabitants of this place. This is real thanks to a special contact zoo.
4. Cable car
The cable car is used by many residents of the city as early as 2012. It was built for comfortable movement from the small town of Bor straight to Nizhny Novgorod. But after some time, the lifts became so popular among tourists that they forgot about their intended purpose.
This is not at all surprising, since passengers along the way can admire charming views of the Volga and the city itself. The ticket price is small, so it is more profitable to travel by cable car than by car or other means of transport.
5. Christmas street
And the last place in Nizhny Novgorod, which every tourist and traveler should visit, is Rozhdestvenskaya Street. She is considered the most beautiful in the whole city. Many historical buildings and structures have been preserved on its territory, which will definitely appeal to lovers of ancient architecture of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
It is on this street that you can see the preserved estate of the landowners Stroganovs and Golitsyns. The Stroganovs were the richest landowners, and the Golitsyns had the title of a full-fledged prince and could manage settlements. This fact makes the street truly unique.
- From the abundance of old multi-colored houses with colorful domes, as well as amazing monuments, you will surely be surprised and impressed.
If you ever want to travel in Nizhny Novgorod, be sure to visit all of the above places and attractions — they deserve your attention.