Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, Nizhny Novgorod

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Rising above the streets and the river, Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God serves as a structure of high national importance and a solid example of Stroganov Baroque architecture. This 18th-century monument, often described as the town's most striking creation, features a red and white ornamented facade and domes of multiple colored tiles. Inside you'll see gilded details and numerous icons, including representations of Saint Nicholas and the Virgin Mary. A dress code usually applies at the site, especially during service times; it's best to dress modestly with your knees and shoulders covered when entering. Our Nizhny Novgorod trip generator makes visiting Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and other Nizhny Novgorod attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This church is notable for its pseudo-Russian gingercake style, later called Stroganov barocco, authentic and an excellent example of its time, built under Peter the Great by a rich merchant Stroganov...  more »
  • This is the place where you can stop. Think. See some more. City with 11 interesting Churches, and with the European atmosphere.  more »
  • Most beautiful church in the city! And one that is always well-maintained. Walk around the church to see a magnificent bell tower, and perhaps climb the hill to make some stunning photos. Inside the c...  more »

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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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