The Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod

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. Put The Kremlin and other Nizhny Novgorod attractions into our Nizhny Novgorod trip maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Heard this is one of the earliest Krelims in Russia (dated back to 1500s). The castle is very well preserved and is certainly a must-see of the city.  more »
  • Worth to walk around! In good weather, provincial, but charming! Beautiful view to the city, museum and gallery, close by to main waking street! Worth to spend Saturday afternoon or so to walk around ...  more »
  • Worth it! You can walk about 1km of the wall. Excellent site. Clean toilets. Helpful staff. The best thing we saw in Nizhny.  more »
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