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 cable-car base station and around 2.5km east of the kremlin. Take any marshrutka or bus from pl Minina i Pozharskogo to pl Sennaya.

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2. Cable Car


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