Chkalov Monument, Nizhny Novgorod

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Monument Tourist Spot
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. Put Chkalov Monument at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary maker.
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  • What a great place to take pictures! Great views of the stairs, the Volga river and sunset views. Close to dozens of other attractions.  more »
  • The monument itself isn't anything special, but the story behind the Soviet airman V. Chkalov is very impressive. There is a legend that the statue has its back turned to Vancouver.  more »
  • You wanna go and check this statue because of the view. It's amazing. You can see the rivers and the walls of Kremlin. I liked this spot in Nizhny Novgorod.  more »
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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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