Must-see attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

  • Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin at sunset.


    Nizhny Novgorod

    Built on remnants of an earlier settlement, Nizhny Novgorod’s magnificent kremlin dates to 1500–15 when Italian architect Pyotr Fryazin began work on its…

  • Balcony of Museum-apartment of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Academician Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, who lived here during his exile from 1980 to 1986.

    Memorial Apartment of Andrei Sakharov

    Nizhny Novgorod

    The nondescript flat where dissident scientist Andrei Sakharov, father of Russia's hydrogen bomb, spent seven years in exile after protesting the 1979…

  • Manor of Merchant Rukavishnikov on the Verkhne-Volzhskaya Embankment, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

    Rukavishnikov Mansion

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This exhibition space is located inside a 19th-century mansion once belonging to the Rukavishnikov merchant family. You can wander through the rooms on…

  • Nizhny Novgorod Cable Car.

    Cable Car

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Connecting Nizhny Novgorod with the unattractive settlement of Bor across the Volga, this cable car offers a spectacular 13-minute ride. In winter there…

  • Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum

    Nizhny Novgorod

    The former governor’s house inside the kremlin houses the Russian collection of the vast Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum. Exhibits range from 14th-century…

  • Western European Art Collection

    Nizhny Novgorod

    The Nizhegorodsky State Art Museum's collection of Western European art is exhibited a short walk from the kremlin along Verkhne-Volzhskaya nab, an…

  • Pechersky Monastery

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This 17th-century monastery, overlooking the Volga, is perfect for a tranquil stroll in small but picturesque grounds. It's located about 500m east of the…

  • Dmitry Tower

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Squat Dmitry Tower, topped in green, is the main entrance to the kremlin and is visible for the length of pedestrianised Bolshaya Pokrovskaya ul. The…

  • Children’s Museum at the Merchants

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This replica of a 19th-century schoolroom offers classes in the making of Gorodets-style animal-shaped clay penny whistles. The permanent exhibition…

  • House of the Countess Panina

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This museum re-creates the atmosphere of the 19th century. The countess Panina was the last of the residents in the mansion, where the mainstay is a large…

  • Museum of Samovars

    Nizhny Novgorod

    The largest collection of tea-making equipment in Russia, with around 500 samovars on display in various styles and sizes.

  • Annunciation Monastery

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Set at the foot of attractive parkland, the 13th-century Annunciation Monastery, above Chernigovskaya ul, is one of Nizhny Novgorod's oldest buildings…

  • Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod Diocese

    Nizhny Novgorod

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

  • Cathedral of the Archangel Michael

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This small church within the kremlin walls is the oldest surviving building inside the complex. It dates from the middle of the 16th century and it was…

  • Gorodets Regional Museum

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Exhibits on the history of Gorodets and the region include the Virgin of Feodorovo icon – a curious three-dimensional depiction of Jesus creating a…

  • Monument to Heroes of WWII

    Nizhny Novgorod

    On the river side of the kremlin is a large monument and eternal flame dedicated to the fallen soldiers of WWII.

  • Pilot Valery Chkalov Monument

    Nizhny Novgorod

    This stirring monument and photo-op overlooks the Volga near the kremlin. It honours the memory of Soviet test pilot Valery Chkalov, who made historic…

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