What to see in Nizhny Novgorod in 3 days

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The Director of the Department of Tourism Development and Folk Arts of the Nizhny Novgorod Region spoke about the New Year's regime in the region and what changes await tourists in 2021 in terms of recreation opportunities. The official event took place as part of an info tour organized by the department and TUI Russia.


The Nizhny Novgorod region is one of the most popular destinations that TUI Russia clients choose as part of the weekend tours offered by the tour operator, the company said. Travel agents who took part in the TUI info-tour in the Nizhny Novgorod region and personally tested the route, reported that they predict an increase in demand for travel in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

“The destination is multifaceted, giving tourists a kaleidoscope of impressions in a couple of days. And all this for relatively little money, ”travel agents say. A two-day tour (1 night) can be bought for 9.3 thousand rubles. As a reminder, the tour operator offers ground handling on weekend tours.

In the case of Nizhny Novgorod, the road from Moscow will take about 3.5 - 4 hours on the Swallow. Ticket price - 550 rubles. one way. You can get there by plane in less than an hour. And those who go by car should lay about 5-6 hours on the road.


“Convenient logistics is only part of what attracts tourists to the Nizhny Novgorod region. The popularity of the region is largely due to its versatility, its ability to give vivid emotions to all categories of tourists, ”said Mr. Yakovlev.

Connoisseurs of cultural and educational tourism will appreciate iconic historical and cultural sites, such as the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and the most ancient Cathedral of Nizhny Novgorod, Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky, which houses the remains of Kuzma Minin. You should definitely visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a real decoration of the architectural appearance of the ancient city.

The mining museum in the village of Peshelan near the city of Arzamas temples is very interesting to visit. This is the only museum in our country in an underground mine of an operating gypsum plant. A fascinating excursion to the museum costs 1200 rubles. Children under 14 years old are not allowed to visit the museum.

Active tourists and lovers of eco-recreation are delighted with the biosphere reserve "Nizhegorodskoe Zavolzhye", the Martian landscapes of the Ichalkovsky quarry, popularly called the "Nizhny Novgorod Grand Canyon", caves and karst dips of the Ichalkovsky pine forest, walks near Lake Toskanka and fishing. There are underwater caves at the bottom of this lake. Their depth reaches 40–45 m, and their length is up to 100 m.

Tourist life in Nizhny Novgorod will change in 2021

A city with a long history, old churches, merchant houses, industrial factories and picturesque Volga views - all this is about Nizhny Novgorod. The large Volga center is one of the most popular destinations for domestic tourism. It's easy to get here, but there really is something to see.

Nizhny Novgorod in 3 days can be learned from different angles by visiting popular tourist places and quiet old streets. You will visit different banks of the Volga and Oka, you will see the confluence of two rivers. You will have plenty of time to walk around the best viewpoints and appreciate the museum collections, as well as travel to nearby noteworthy cities and surroundings.

First day

A walk around the city should start from Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street, which is half pedestrian. On both sides you will see charming mansions, including the Central Bank building, which looks like a small castle. This street is home to various shops and cafes, as well as a museum of the history of arts and crafts.

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya will lead you to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin - the central architectural and historical complex with ancient structures. The entrance to the territory is free. Having bought a ticket, you can climb the fortress walls and enter some of the towers. Walk around the territory and look at buildings from different centuries, go to the Archangel Michael Cathedral, where the remains of K. Minin are kept, pay tribute to the memory of those who died in the Great Patriotic War at the memorial with the eternal flame. If you are a lover of Russian art, visit the Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum, which houses the works of N. Roerich, I. Repin, I. Aivazovsky, I. Levitan, V. Vasnetsov, K. Malevich, A. Rodchenko, etc. The Kremlin now houses the authorities, there are monuments on the territory, military equipment is displayed at the walls. It is worth laying about 3 hours for a detailed examination of the Kremlin with the premises of the museums.

Then go to the Minin and Pozharsky Square, inspect the buildings located on it and go to the Chkalovskaya Stairs, from which stunning views of the Volga are opened. Go down the stairs to the Nizhne-Volzhskaya embankment and walk along the river, looking at the mansions of past centuries located here. Then, near the Kanavinsky Bridge, go upstairs and walk in the opposite direction along Rozhdestvenskaya Street. Here you will see architectural monuments of the 19th century. - tenement houses and merchant mansions, cafes and restaurants are also located on the street. The dominant feature is the Stroganov Baroque Christmas Church with lush white stone decor and colored domes tops.

Rozhdestvenskaya Street will lead you to the National Unity Square, where a monument to Minin and Pozharsky, who led the people's militia against the Polish invaders, is erected. The Church of John the Baptist was also restored here, near which Minin called on the people to unite and liberate Moscow.

You can meet the sunset on the Fedorovsky embankment, which is a 10-minute walk from the Narodny Unity Square. Despite the name, this embankment is not located by the river, but runs along the slope parallel to the Volga, revealing a picturesque view of the water and the historical buildings standing below. The area is equipped with viewing platforms with benches.

Second day

Three days in Nizhny Novgorod is enough time to get to know different parts of the city in detail. Therefore, we propose on the second day to explore the streets of the historical district, go to the other side, to the Strelka, or take a ride on the cable car and visit the churches and monasteries that appeared here many centuries ago.

Strelka and Zapochainye

First-hand news

Sports and Tourism in our country are gaining momentum every year. And if you have not yet joined this interesting, and most importantly useful pastime, now is the time to discover new tourist destinations and modes of movement, as well as more active types of recreation such as sports tourism.

Types of sports tourism

Sports tourism is a type of tourism based on competitions on difficult routes. These include overcoming categorical obstacles in the natural environment: passes, peaks (in mountain tourism), rapids (in sea tourism), canyons, caves and at distances created in the natural environment.

Sports tourism is also divided into types. We will tell you about the main types that you can start practicing this summer.


Hiking involves mainly walking on the tourist route. The main task of hiking is to overcome obstacles on the terrain and landscape on foot, for categories of high difficulty - in areas with difficult terrain and climatic conditions. For hiking, of course, you will need good equipment, sportswear and shoes.

Tracksuits and hiking kits will make your hike more comfortable and more enjoyable.

Mountain tourism

Mountain tourism or trekking in the mountains has the main task - to go through mountain passes, climb to the top, cross mountain ranges. The right athletic shoes are essential for mountain climbing. Good running shoes will not only help you conquer the peaks faster, but also keep your feet from injury and damage. On our site you can find a large selection of new discounted sneakers.

Water tourism

Water tourism on rivers using rafting facilities (ships), as a rule, in mountainous areas, involves overcoming water barriers formed by the relief of the river bed and the peculiarities of its course.

On the eve of the 800th anniversary, Nizhny Novgorod has become especially popular among tourists. In order for the guests of the city to have the opportunity to travel to iconic places, the editors of the Nizhegorodskaya Pravda website have compiled an informal guide called Nizhny in his Pocket. Earlier, we have already talked about the main museums, attractions, street art and monuments, extreme entertainment and ways to relax on a trip with children. And this time we offer you to get acquainted with the main factories that shape the image of the city and glorify Nizhny Novgorod abroad.

You've probably already heard about the companies that will be discussed in this article. But it is with them that our city has lived for many years. Their products are in demand in the Nizhny Novgorod region and on the world market. And they create a special atmosphere in different districts of Nizhny Novgorod.

Krasnoe Sormovo

Sormovskaya machine factory was founded in 1849 by a joint-stock company. From the first days of its existence, the plant was one of the main arsenals of the country. It received the name "Krasnoe Sormovo" in 1922.

Many technical innovations and achievements of the domestic industry are inextricably linked with the history of the Nizhny Novgorod enterprise: here appeared the world's first diesel-electric ship, the first open-hearth furnace in Russia, the first domestic tanks and hydrofoils, as well as a series of high-tech dredging vessels of the TSHD 1000 project. Currently, the plant produces dry-cargo motor ships and oil tankers, barges, dredging vessels.

On February 23, 1930, the first diesel submarine "Komsomolets" of the project "Pike" III series was laid down on the "Krasny Sormov". Submarines were built here until 2005. Also produced rescue underwater vehicles pr. 837 "Prize" and "Bester" and other equipment for work under water.

With the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, a number of workshops of the plant had to be reequipped in a short time. The plant began to produce T-34 tanks. By the way, about 12 thousand of them were made. Metallurgy was also rebuilt, artillery shells and jet armament hulls began to be produced.

After the war, the plant switched to serial production of cargo-passenger ships for the Volga basin. The Sormovichi succeeded in introducing a large-section method of building river vessels using a continuous casting plant. This was the beginning of a new technological process in metallurgy.

Nowadays, it is not uncommon to find ships with the “Krasnoe Sormovo” brand on river and sea routes. The shipyard has become a leader in the number of built vessels of the RSD59 project among domestic shipbuilding enterprises. In 2020 alone, he handed over 22 dry cargo vessels of this project to customers.

In addition, last year the shipyard started building fishing vessels for the first time. In May, a keel-laying ceremony was held for five KSP01 crab fishing vessels for the companies participating in the North-West Fishery Consortium. Under the contract, all ships must be built by November 2024.

Let us remind you that in September 2020 Krasnoye Sormovo launched the four-deck cruise ship Mustai Karim for the first time in 60 years. The site "Nizhegorodskaya Pravda" published a photo report of the historical event.

Anyone can find a large number of ship models and other products of the plant, documents and historical photographs in the museum of the plant, created in 1967. Every year it is visited by thousands of people from all over Russia, from near and far abroad.

Since September 28, 2020, the museum has been closed for renovations. But online you can visit the plant itself as part of the project of online excursions from the Nizhny Novgorod Tourist Information Center. From this video, viewers will learn what functions the mechanical repair shop of the plant performed at different times, and how it is related to Maxim Gorky.

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