Chkalov Monument, Nizhny Novgorod

Immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery and pay homage to the first man to fly directly from Europe to North America via the North Pole at Chkalov Monument. By flying his plane from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington, in 1937, Valery Chalkov pioneered the polar route, earning him the status of a hero in the Soviet Union. Chalkov was born in a town close to Nizhny Novgorod and after his premature death the city chose to honor him with an impressive monument on its kremlin. From the plateau on which the monument is located you can gaze over the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. Leading up to the site is an elegantly designed row of more than 500 steps, also dedicated to Chalkov. Make Chkalov Monument a centerpiece of your Nizhny Novgorod vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    The monument itself is not that interesting, but it is located on a prime spot with commanding views over the Wolga river. A jollyful woman sells excellent icecream!  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The area around St George Tower is Minin monument pilot Tester Valery Chkalov, our fellow countryman. Valery chkalov was killed December 15, 1938 year when testing new fighter, and December 15, 1940 year opened a monument to hero of the Soviet Union, Valery Pavlovich Chkalov in Gorky. The monument as a double: on top of a marble column stands a bronze statue of Chkalov, forthcoming for another take-off, and the column are drawn route for flights to the far East and across the North Pole in the United States (in Vancouver). The figure of the Chkalov powerful, ready to put on a glove and go to the waiting plane it forward to the new feats! The place itself, which is a monument to Valeryi Chkalov very beautiful-view of the zavolzhskuju catch, on the confluence of the Oka River in the Volga River. Here, on the pedestal of the monument, people come, sit on the stairs, go down the stairs Chkalovskoj at the lower Volga River embankment. There are a lot of people but nobody interferes. Will definitely visit this place! The only wish-don't believe the "40 years of October 6, Nizhniy Novgorod" is a mistake! Chkalov monument stands on the square Minina!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Everyone who was in this town sure did a photo on the stairs and at the monument. Join us! Look at the site of the widest. Panorama enviable. I am sure that here was a lot of proposals of marriage, here promised to return after a long absence, here have been meeting after a long separation and first dates. Is this place is not worth your visit?
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  • Very nice place to view. You can see Volga and Oka rivers
  • The best view in NN. Prepare your cameras, guys!!!
  • Perfect and nice view
  • You should know the "special place"
  • Conceived cool! At a steep cliff stands the hero back to the river! See the hero can only tourists who have visited the city. Travelers river ships, not wishing to climb the steep coast, remains a great illustrious test back to admire.
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One of Russia's most scenic cities and a must-stop on any cruise down the Volga, Nizhny Novgorod has huge tourist potential and a good selection of places to stay. You'll find many of the city's hotels close to the banks of the Volga and Oka, the two rivers flowing through its center. In addition to the hotels, Nizhny Novgorod boasts numerous hostels and apartments. While most accommodations are concentrated around the center of the city, you can also stay further away and use the city's subway and above-ground transportation network to easily reach all the sights.
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