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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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  • The tulips added so much to an already great visit to the Kremlin. Between the flowers and the great view of the Volga river, it was a great photo opportunity.  more »
  • The Kremlin is well worth a visit as it gives you an opportunity to view stunning vistas. The walk around the ramparts is not for the unfit as it has many high steps to negotiate but the walk gives yo...  more »
  • The Kremlin would disappoint you if you are looking for any comparison with the Kremlin at Moscow. But, in a place like Nizhny Novgorod, it is worth visiting once...since there are not many sightseein...  more »
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  • The main sightseeing of the city, center of its old history. Have a paid toilets and free drinking water spots. Exhibition of ww2 weapons included, with couple of museums and art-spaces. Mostly used for touristic and city management functions. There quiet inside!
  • I love this place, is nice to walk around and feel the history of the city. There is also a nice view from the top, up to the river. And is also nice to take a boat and watch the Kremlin from down the river
  • The kremlin is huge, with lot of buildings inside. Also you can get the great views to the Volga river here. The entrance is free, you should pay only for access to the museums
  • Spectacular views on the golden hour.
  • Nice fortress to see and walk in. For first time buy a ticket to walk inside fortresses wall. You can see downtown, two rivers and bridges outside and a fortress yard inside when you walk on the covered top of the wall. There are historic exhibitions in the corner towers.

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Where to stay in Nizhny Novgorod

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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