History mysteries - highest points of the history of Nizhny; eight centuries in one day

Nizhny Novgorod is one of the oldest and most beautiful Russian cities. Founded in 1221 on the confluence of the Volga and the Oka, it has been witness to many dramatic episodes of Russian history. Nizhny was a fortress in Middle Ages, then a prosperous merchant city and an industrial giant (and a top-secret object closed to foreigners) in Soviet times, but it has never been a capital. So if you wish to see 100% Russian city, but not to overflow with exotics, Nizhny is a good starting point. 

Making a tour of the city we will see the Kremlin – a mighty tour, one of the best preserved medieval citadels in Russia; immense Orthodox Christian cathedrals; the Old City kept intact since19th century; breathtaking river views; the “Broadway” on Nizhny – Bolshaya Pokrovskaya pedestrian street.We will learn much about Russian history, everyday life of a modern Russian metropolis, Russian traditions and habits, as well as the mysterious Russian soul.

Walking tour

Duration - 2 or 3 hours 

We will see

During a 2-hour tour:

Roukavishnikovs’ Manor – the most fashionable house of Nizhny in 19th century 

Sirotkin’s Manor 

The Solpe – the landscape park on the high bank on the Volga river 

Chkalov monument – the view over the confluence of the Volga and the Oka and the titanic Chkalov staircase – 560 steps 

The Kremlin – medieval fortress of 16th century 

In the Kremlin: 

City Governor’s house 

Open-air exhibition of military vehicles of the World War II 

Michel the Archangel Cathedral – the tomb of national hero Kozma Minin 

The monument of the Eternal Flame – the view over the lower part of the city 

During a 3-hour tour also: 

The Yoke tower 

Dmitrievskaya Tower 

The central square of Nizhny – Minin and Pozharsky square, Minin Monument 

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street - the main promenade of Nizhny 

The Drama Theatre (1896) 

The State Bank (1913)