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Why Visit Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

With an 8-century-long history, the charming city of Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most prominent Russian cities in terms of cultural heritage.

Nestled on the banks of the gorgeous Volga River, Nizhny Novgorod boasts some truly outstanding sights, including the 16th-century Kremlin. The imposing site is home to the Monument to Heroes of WWII and the beautiful Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, dating back to the 17th century. In addition to that, you can actually walk the walls surrounding Kremlin, which is a great way to explore the monument, as well as some beautiful sceneries of the city.

Another great way to admire the landscapes during Nizhny Novgorod sightseeing is a cable car ride taking you above the Volga River. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque views along the way from a different perspective. After the fun experience, make sure to visit the Pechersky Monastery nearby and take in the postcard-like images of the monument, as well as the surroundings.

Nizhny Novgorod tour also provides a number of museums and galleries for you to discover, such as the National Centre of Contemporary Art featuring a display of modern art by numerous Russian artists. The Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum is also worth your while with some of the pieces of art dating back to the 14th century. 

Your Nizhny Novgorod travel itinerary may also include a walk down the historic Chkalov Stairs towards the embankment which offers simply amazing panoramas over the longest European river, the legendary Volga.

Best Things to Do in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

  • Check out the historic Novgorod Kremlin
  • Take in the views of the gorgeous Volga River
  • Visit one of the many Nizhny Novgorod museums
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