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Top Choice Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum

The former governor’s house inside the kremlin is now the Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum. Exhibits range from 14th-century icons to 20th-century paintings by artists such as Nikolai Rerikh and Vasily Surikov.
Top Choice Historic Site in Nizhny Novgorod

Kremlin

Built upon remnants of an earlier settlement, Nizhny Novgorod’s magnificent kremlin dates back to 1500–15 when the Italian architect Pyotr Fryazin began work on its 13 towers and 12m-high walls. Inside, most of the …
Top Choice Cable Car in Nizhny Novgorod

Cable Car

Connecting Nizhny Novgorod with the unattractive settlement of Bor across the Volga, this cable car offers a spectacular 13-minute ride. In winter there are views of dot-sized figures fishing on Volga ice below, and…
Top Choice Gallery in Nizhny Novgorod

National Centre of Contemporary Art

Situated in the former arsenal on the right after you enter the main gate of the kremlin, this top-ranking gallery has changing exhibitions of international and Russian contemporary artists. From early 2015 the comp…
Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

Sakharov Museum

The Sakharov Museum is in the flat where dissident scientist Andrei Sakharov spent six years in exile. The Nobel laureate was held incommunicado until 1986 when a KGB officer came to install a telephone – when it ra…
Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

Rukavishnikov Mansion

This exhibition space is located inside a 19th-century mansion once belonging to the Rukavishnikov merchant family. You can wander through the rooms on your own or join one of the hourly 40-minute excursions in Russ…
Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

Museum of Volga People’s Architecture & Culture

The open-air Museum of Volga People’s Architecture & Culture has a pleasant woodland setting and a collection of traditional wooden buildings from Russian and Mordva (a Finno-Ugric people) villages. The museum i…
Gallery in Nizhny Novgorod

Western European Art Collection

This fine gallery is just a short walk from the kremlin along Verkhne-Volzhskaya nab, an attractive street lined with restored 19th-century buildings. Inside the art gallery you find a collection of mostly anonymous…
Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod

Annunciation Monastery

Set at the foot of attractive parkland, the 13th-century Annunciation Monastery, above Chernigovskaya ul, is one of Nizhny Novgorod's oldest buildings. Most of the churches themselves are from the 17th century and a…
Museum in Nizhny Novgorod

Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod Diocese

Located inside the Pechorsky Monastery, this small museum has a moving exhibition on Bolshevik repressions against the church and a floor with changing exhibitions on religious themes.