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
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 to the Bottom, also visit cities and attractions in Nizhny Novgorod region:
- G. Gorodets
- Village Diveevo
- G. Semenov
- The Lake Svetloyar
- Macarius monastery and the village makarievo
Attractions 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
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.
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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