Pozharsky and Minin Square, Nizhny Novgorod

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Walk around Pozharsky and Minin Square, a venue for major festivals and events in the city, and admire views of the historic fortified complex at the center of the city. Devoted to Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and the Russian merchant Minin, who both became national heroes when they led Russian forces against Polish invaders at the start of the 17th century, the square is a convenient starting place from which to explore the main attractions of the city. Walk along the embankment to enjoy panoramic views, go souvenir shopping, and stop for a meal at one of the nearby restaurants or cafes. Go online to see an updated schedule of festivals and events being held in the square. Plan your Pozharsky and Minin Square visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nizhny Novgorod using our Nizhny Novgorod trip builder.
Create a full Nizhny Novgorod itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nizhny Novgorod

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nizhny Novgorod by other users

12 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Russia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Russia BY A USER FROM NEPAL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Russia BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Russia BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nizhny Novgorod BY A USER FROM RUSSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nizhny Novgorod BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM GEORGIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In this square is constantly ride bus and buses that ply the main areas of the city. The square also offers beautiful views of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.
    View original
  • Minin and Pozharsky square-an important place for Nizhny Novgorod. Near the Kremlin, Tower 1, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street, Fountain (didn't work), monument to Minin, from here you can walk to the monument Anatoliy Solovianenko, stairs and verhne-Volzhskaya embankment. If you go out into the middle of enormously wide carriageway (this is also a kind of continuing square), leading to the Volga River, you can start street view vpechatlit'sja georgievsky descent, large-scale monument Anatoliy Solovianenko, which seems to be that nothing more (after the descent to the river). Here is a place to recommend.
    View original
  • Very beautiful place! Grandly looks on the background wall. Highly recommend to visit!
    View original
Google
  • Beatiful view of river and kremlin from the square. Kindly a better place to visit in all seasons and it is also an city center. Can visit there an historic musium of nizhny novgorod.
  • Good place to visit if you are guest of the City of Nizhny Novgorod
  • I suggest you buy a ticket and explore fortress wall top passage. You may see both Oka and Volga rivers, downtown and fortress yard.
  • Beautiful square and amazing view of the river.
  • Quite historical place