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Top Ten Attractions  

1

Nizhny Novgorod Fair

Originated in 1524 as Makaryev Fair and moved to Nizhny Novgorod in 1817, this exhibition complex includes a bank, hotel, restaurants, cafes, shopping mall, and exhibition and conference halls.

2

MiGs Over Russia

Fly a real military jet fighter from Nizhny, Russia's third largest city and the only place in the world where you can arrange a flight in a MiG-29 or MiG-31. Flights take place at the Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant Sokol.

3

Kremlin

With 13 gated towers and 2 kilometers of walls up to 22 meters high, this medieval fortress hosts city, regional and legislative authorities, and memorials, and is close to.Mikhaylo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral, Eternal Flame, and more.

4

Churches and Cathedrals

During the Soviet era religion was largely suppressed, but a few churches have been preserved and are now being restored to their architectural splendor. Some of the Kremlin towers are named for nearby churches: Dmitrovskaya (the central one), and going westwardly, Kladovaya, Nikolskaya, Koromyslova, Taynitskaya, Severnaya, Chasovaya (a watch-box tower with clock), Ivanovskaya, Belaya, Borisoglebskaya, Zachatskaya, Georgievskaya, and Porohovaya.

5

State Art Museum / Nizhny Novgorod Art Gallery

Founded in 1894 and opened in 1896 timed to coincide with the XVI All-Russian Industrial Art Exposition. A rich and diverse 12,000-piece collection of paintings, graphics, applied and decorative art, and popular art.

6

Museum of Volga People’s Architecture & Culture

An open-air museum in a woodland setting, with seasonal celebrations of singing, dancing and rituals originating from Slavic paganism.

7

Other Galleries, Museums and Exhibitions

A plethora of museums exhibiting arts, science and industry, local lore and memorials.

8

Volga and Oka Rivers / Upper Volga River Embankment

Two rivers converge on Nizhny Novgorod. Take a cruise or stroll the embankments and parks.

 9

Nizhny Novgorod Universities and Academies, Research Institutes and Laboratories

Go back to school to see beautiful architecture at institutions of higher learning.

10

Volga Chkalov Staircase

Over 1,500 steps, considered the longest flight of stairs on the Volga shores and a city landmark, connecting the city center with the Nizhny Volga waterfront.

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