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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  • Fun climb to the monument at the bottom of the embankment. "Dialing" height. And be sure to learn the history of why the monument stands on this site
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  • Monument to Valeryi Chkalov is one of the main attractions of the city. Down from the monument to the majestic staircase, Chkalovskaya descends left towers one of the towers of the Kremlin (George). From the observation deck for a beautiful panorama of the river. It is one of the most favorite places for visits and meetings among residents of Nizhny Novgorod, as well as the traditional place to visit among honeymooners. This monument is famous and another comic mystery about which knows every city dweller. In order to solve it, just need to get up from the back of the monument, on the right, on the third rung from the top.
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  • A large monument is located in a very beautiful place. Visiting the Kremlin you can walk to the monument and make good photos
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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!!!
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  • Perfect and nice view
  • You should know the "special place"

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