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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  • You may end up a bit disappointed if you think you will see anything that can match with the Kremlin in Moscow. Most buildings are offices used by the government, with just one or two churches worth v...  more »
  • In Nizhny Novgorod, everyone should visit one of the main attractions of the Kremlin. It is important to know that the road to be difficult (you need to arm yourself with comfortable shoes). When climbing offers a very nice view of the city and river views! In the fortresses are worth ordering Guide, because without it is not particularly interesting. But still, I think that every tourist must visit this site!
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  • Nice place for a relaxing walk, despite the large number of tourists. Beautiful manicured lawns, flowerbeds.
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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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