Nizhny Novgorod

General information

Вид на Кремль в Нижнем Новгороде View of the Kremlin, photo

Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny-Novgorod) is a city in Central Russia on the banks of the rivers Volga and Oka, 400 kilometers from Moscow, a popular destination for excursion tourism (Nizhny Novgorod on the map of Russia). The lower is the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod region and Volga Federal district, which includes as many as 14 subjects. The city is quite large in terms of area (466 square miles) and population (more than 1 million 200 thousand people), the fifth in Russia. From 1932 to 1990 it was called Gorky.

Nizhny Novgorod played one of the most important values in the formation and development of the Russian state. The history of the city began in 1221 with the construction of Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich of wood and earthen fortifications, which over time became the current Kremlin. When the Kremlin to successfully execute its military and defensive function, the Bottom began to develop as an economic and cultural center. Thanks to the favorable location on the trade routes since the 19th century, was moved the large Russian Makariev fair, why Lower gained a historical nickname "the Pocket of Russia". Since then, the city started to develop rapidly, in 1847, there was built a water supply system, opened the first fountain. In addition to trade, began to develop industry.

Holidays in Nizhny Novgorod

Большая Покровская

Nizhny Novgorod attract tourists as an excursion destination. In the historic centre (tourist area) has preserved many architectural monuments, many of which are from the 15th century. The Central attraction is the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, around which was formed the city, and today there is a historic part of the city. In addition to the architectural and historical monuments, there are a huge number of museums and theaters. But attractions are not confined to the city itself: a lot of attractions scattered throughout the Nizhny Novgorod region.

For those traveling to the Bottom not only for the monuments and museums, the city offers many entertainments: night clubs, bars, a good promenade, in summer you can relax on the beaches. A lot of entertainment for children: several of the zoos, children's museums, children's railway, and even a cable car.

In addition samango Lower, also visit cities and attractions in Nizhny Novgorod region:

Attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

Технический музей в Нижнем Новгороде Technical Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

The main attraction is the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, where, in addition to the ancient towers and walls, there are several museums, a memorial with an exhibition of military equipment under the open sky, several monuments, a temple. With the Kremlin it is best to start exploring the city.

From the Kremlin originate two historic streets: walking the historic Bolshaya Pokrovskaya and Rozhdestvenskaya street. Both are interesting architecture and atmosphere, but most of the time tourists spend on the pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, which is the perfect place for an evening stroll. There is always something going on: the street performers, festive shows and promotions, and even rallies.

When you filled in the architectural beauty of the Bottom, you can go to one of over thirty museums. A must to visit at least one of three museums dedicated to Maxim Gorky, is a Museum-the Rukavishnikov estate, art Museum, technical Museum, Museum of Russian photography, etc.. With kids should definitely go to one of the two technical museums: the "Quarks" or "Einsteinium". And certainly children should go to a local modern landmark is the cable car across the Volga. Cm. read more about all of the attractions in Nizhny Novgorod.

Infrastructure in Nizhny Novgorod

Комната отеля, Нижний Новгород

In Nizhny Novgorod there is a developed infrastructure for a tourist stay. You can stay at one of the more than five hundred hotels, offers a lot of accommodation to rent short term (see more about hotels and accommodation in Nizhny Novgorod). In the tourist district, lots of cafes, restaurants, canteens. There are several international restaurants Mcdonalds, KFC, Burger King.

As before, today the city is the trading center, so shopping here won't be a problem. There are several giant shopping centers, in the pedestrian street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya are many tourist shops with Souvenirs, boutiques, branded stores.

Urban transport is well developed, the whole city can be viewed without the use of a personal vehicle or taxi (see transport Nizhny Novgorod, than to move on).

Weather, tourist seasons in Nizhny Novgorod

The best time to visit Nizhny Novgorod – summer, from June to August. It was on the summer accounts for the high tourist season and a big part of celebrations such as city day (June 12), music and theatre festivals, exhibitions.

In winter it is cold, even a little colder than in Moscow. But this does not mean that, except in the summer, to come here not worth it. Almost all tourist attractions and all the infrastructure work year-round flow of tourists never stops. A great time to travel in the winter holidays November 4 new year holidays on 1 and 9 January, 23 February, March 8, may holidays.

Seasons in Nizhny Novgorod months, when is the best time to go

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Useful tips about Nizhny Novgorod

  • Parking. If you come to Nizhny Novgorod on your car before ordering rooms/reservations please check the availability of Parking nearby.
  • Supermarkets. Along the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street is full of canteens, cafes, restaurants, but almost no shopping.
  • Shopping. In a tourist area developed tourist shopping (Souvenirs, local speciality products) in small shops. If you need major shopping centers and markets, you will have to go to another area of the city.
  • The day of the city. The city day in Bottom coincides with the day of Russia – June 12. It is a big celebration in town and a great time for a tourist trip.
  • Time. In the Lower time coincides with Moscow time. The time difference with some of the towns: Samara +1; Ekaterinburg +2; Novosibirsk +3; Vladivostok +7
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
pampushka 18 Dec 2016, 14:54
Thanks for the info, very convenient to everything you painted. Only tell me, should I go to the Bottom for the new year. Food with the kids, so you need to have something to look at, and the children were interesting. Two children, 5 and 7 years. ...
admin 19 Dec 2016, 18:58
Hello! Only a month ago was at the Bottom with two children 5 and 7 years . If there is interest, then why not take a trip. In the new year at the bottom was not, but I'm sure there will be the most fun and will do. Children certainly will not be bored, if they led to different places. Museum of technology and one of the science museums just visit, they are to leave does not want. And of course the zoo is reduced, if not in Limpopo, at least one of the contact zoos. But for myself here's our list of sights to see beginning - ... lnosti.phpand define what you're wondering. There will be more specific questions, ask. ...
Matthew 22 Mar 2017, 07:30
Good day! Went with a friend in Nizhny Novgorod, I liked everything: the Waterfront, the temples are very beautiful, the architecture in General is awesome, lots of museums and have a place to rest the youth.
Pedestrian street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya is very much interesting always happens there, staying in a hostel "European Night" in the center. We have a lot of impressions from Nizhny Novgorod, from the girls even had an offer to move from Tula)) ...
35eg35 22 Mar 2017, 13:51
Wrote "Fortress of faith". It's about the Nizhny Novgorod region, her little-known history.
Maybe someone will be interested...
(Report is an excerpt from my book, which first saw the light in the last days of 2016.) ...
admin 22 Mar 2017, 18:57
Books????? ...
35eg35 23 Mar 2017, 09:13
Yes, why not?
500 pages, 300 pictures and only two years of work...

Of course there is not only about the history of health care. The topic of Patriarch Nikon I could not get around because he was born in our district. As, however, and the topic Panskogo slaughter, as little-known pages of history of our country. ...
admin 24 Mar 2017, 06:15
In both ! I suspect that you are not simple reports to write, painfully, you have the writing style is foldable, do as articles or books. ...
BorisVoronin 09 Jun 2017, 12:00
In this city I haven't been once - only read interesting information on the Internet and in Newspapers. And my girl was in Nizhny Novgorod when she was 15 years old, during a tour of the school. Don't know, here's something interesting in this city. I think at the end of July to take a tour to Nizhny Novgorod and to go there with a girl, she showed me this place: ...
35eg35 10 Jun 2017, 09:32
Nizhny Novgorod
... today is very diverse. Of course, old town attracts tourists. Finally, the Conception of the restored tower of the Kremlin.
A kind of unfinished since Soviet times. Today, this place looks attractive, very presentable .
The Kremlin remains the main attraction of the city and not only because he is handsome. In my opinion it is much prettier Kazan (be not offended at me the Tartars, nothing personal)
First drew attention to the location of the building. The banks of the Volga made him a symbol of the city and a favorite place of Nizhny Novgorod. I can not believe that the Soviet government had intended to demolish it.
The Kremlin
The Kremlin is beautiful in any season and at any time of the day. ...
Walker 13 May 2017, 21:31
Lower a very different city in terms of architecture. Here, white-haired old man still not everywhere broken, and Stalin's houses enough, well, forty to sixty without comment, but a young architecture from the local "nuggets" are very curious sometimes. In the Lower architectural University and one of the most famous of its alumni.
The city had seven or eight times and not only on the notorious Pokrovka. There is something to see. ...