Excursion «A walk around Nizhny Novgorod»
Excursion «A walk around Nizhny Novgorod»
During this excursion you will visit different parts of the historical centre of Nizhny Novgorod and walk along legendary streets such as Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. It is located in the historical city centre and connects 4 main squares – Minin and Pozharsky, Theatre, Gorky and Lyadov. It became the main street of the city by end of the 18th century and until 1917 it was considered as “the noble family”.
After the revolution the street was named by the revolutionist Y.M. Sverdlov and was commonly called “Sverdlovka”. Until the 1980s it was a roadway and later became a pedestrian street. Then, after the Soviet Union’s collapse the street was returned the name of Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. In 2004 it was completely reconstructed – tiled with paving stones and adorned with installed bronze sculptures along both sides. The most popular sculptures are «Funny Goat» (in front of the Drama Theatre) and Monument to Policeman (on Minin and Pozharsky Square). Nowadays this street has turned into a real museum – it is full of cafes, restaurants, shops, ancient mansions and estates. The bronze Monument to Policeman invites tourists to enjoy all the beauty of the city.
Rozhdestvenskaya Street is one of the oldest and most sublime streets in Nizhny Novgorod. There are many large and unique stone houses, the history of which begins in the middle of the 18th century. According to official sources, there are about 35 architectural monuments. The main attraction is the Christmas Church. Rozhdestvenskaya Street is the second most important street of the city after Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. Actually, Rozhdestvenskaya Street and Markin Square are the most popular places if you want to visit luxurious restaurants, cafes and enjoy nightlife of Nizhny Novgorod. Moreover, this street connects National Unity Square, that is in front of the Kremlin, with the square in front of the Annunciation Monastery.
The price list:
The cost for 2 people – 7,000 rub.
The cost for 4 people – 9,000 rub.
The cost for 8 people – 12,000 rub.
The cost for 15 people – 15,000 rub.
The cost for 30 people – 20,000 rub.
Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 at the confluence of two famous Russian rivers – Volga and Oka, by the Grand Duke George Vsevolodovich. Since the 7th of October in 1932 the city bore the name of the writer Maxim Gorky, however on the 22 of October in 1990 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR decided to return the historical name – Nizhny Novgorod.
Our city is the capital of the Volga Federal District and of the Volga-Vyatsky economic region and the centre of all surrounding regions.
For over than 25 years Nizhny Novgorod regularly receives guest and tourists from different countries. Its sister-cities are Tampere (Finland), Linz (Austria), Philadelphia (USA), Jian (China), Essen (Germany), Kharkov (Ukraine), Matanzas (Cuba), Suwon (Korea), Novi Sad (Serbia), Minsk (Belarus), Sant Boi de Llobregat (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Da Nang (Vietnam). Our partner cities are Bologna (Italy), Brno (Czech Republic), Leipzig (Germany).
In Nizhny Novgorod there are many preserved unique historical, architectural and cultural monuments, that have given UNESCO the basis to include Nizhny Novgorod in the list of 100 cities of the world, which represent world historical and cultural value.
The Chkalov Staircase is one of the largest in the world. The Strelka has always been a symbol of Russia, actually it is the place of confluence of two great rivers – Volga and Oka. The Kremlin is the only fortification in our country that was included in the list of 14 Wonders of Russia. Churches in Nizhny Novgorod are considered to have a special value and here are some of them: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Cathedral of the Annunciation, Spassky Sobor, Transfiguration Cathedral, Stroganov Church, etc.
The history of Nizhny Novgorod exists for around eight centuries. The city preserved the beauty and the glory of old houses and also wonderful views, that everyone can enjoy from the riverbanks. They say that each city has its soul, that you can feel walking along the streets. Then if so, Nizhny Novgorod has the soul of an entrepreneur, who has a lot to show his guests.