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The Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod
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The region's cultural and political center, The Kremlin occupies a prominent hill in the historical city center of Nizhny Novgorod. Built in the 1500s as part of the country's eastern defenses, the impregnable fortress' 2 km (1.2 mi) long wall originally featured 13 watchtowers, 12 of which survive to this day. Once home to a permanent military garrison, this complex of historical buildings now houses mostly government offices. Inside the 12 m (40 ft) high walls, you can visit a small cathedral dedicated to the Archangel Michael and famous for containing the tomb of Kuzma Minin, a national hero who made his name defending the city against a 17th-century Polish invasion. Arrange to visit The Kremlin and other attractions in Nizhny Novgorod using our Nizhny Novgorod vacation trip planner.
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  • From olden times only the walls remained. Inside the Kremlin, in addition to the Cathedral, mostly office buildings, including the administration area, Philharmonic Hall, an exhibition of military equipment, the art museum. Admission is free. Even in off-Monday-only museum was closed, and the area is open for walking. Car parking inside the Kremlin Administration: all rooms AAA series-but the number visible "rating" servants of the people. By the way for tourists in the administration building opened very cheap Kremlin canteen (weekdays until 17.00) Descend to the monument to Minin and Pozharsky on the ladder could not, as warning that hanging the ladder in disrepair. And besides, it was filled with snow, and the descent to the bottom of the embankment from the monument to the southern suburbs. Nobody cleans. Around places not cleared, slippery and even dangerous. So just walked around the Kremlin: beautiful evening lights. Wanted to bring home as a tasty souvenir of woodcarving, gingerbread. Neither the supermarket didn't have them, and at the gift kiosk opposite the Kremlin-fresh and abundant (departing home, saw the gingerbread and the airport kiosk, but less fresh, although costs the same) so a visit is worthwhile in any case, at least out of curiosity. Although it is not the Kremlin in comparison with Moscow, Novgorod, or is defeated
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  • From the Kremlin walls and left a small temple. Everything else the newly Soviet period. The place is very beautiful, on the high bank, seen the merger of the two rivers.
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  • Fortress in the middle of the city. There is a possibility to go inside and walk there. Inside the exhibition of tanks, aircraft and military vehicles that can climb (especially interesting for children). Territory, naturally, well groomed and beautiful. You can stroll down to the eternal flame, where you will look on the Volga and Bor, ropeway.
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