Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod - photo and walk

In Nizhny Novgorod, I was only once and wrote about your impressions of the cityI will not repeat. Most of my day was taken by a walk in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and the surrounding embankments. All this is the city center, fairly well maintained, with beautiful views to the other side of the river. Great place for walking, I recommend.

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Walk through the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

If you are thinking of seeing Nizhny Novgorod, thenone way or another you will find yourself in the upper part of the city, where the Kremlin is located, it is worth a walk here. First of all, for me personally, the Kremlin turned out to be valuable not because of its history and culture, but because of the exemplary urban environment inside and around it. Here, indeed, it is pleasantly located: lawns, flowerbeds, paved paths, everything is clean and licked. And what a view from the high bank! Yes, just for the sake of him here you can come every weekend for a walk. Okay, I already wrote about the view in my post about Nizhny Novgorod.

From the observation deck offers stunning views.

From the observation deck offers stunning views.

Exhibition of children's works dedicated to May 9

Exhibition of children's works dedicated to May 9

Below you can see the fortress wall

Below you can see the fortress wall

View of the Volga at the confluence with the Oka

View of the Volga at the confluence with the Oka

Great place for a photo

Great place for a photo

Great place to think.

Great place to think.

View from the Kremlin to Nizhny Novgorod

View from the Kremlin to Nizhny Novgorod

Observation deck outside the Kremlin

Observation deck outside the Kremlin

The Hill of Poets and the Bird

The Hill of Poets and the Bird

Zelensky Congress

Zelensky Congress

Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod

Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod

The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin was well restored, and one of the walls was built almost from scratch, as a result of which it was completely closed again. I remember here Kolomna Kremlinwhere, on the contrary, only one wall remained. In Nizhny Novgorod, you can walk along the Kremlin wall by making an incomplete circle (further closed). And at least some special types of you will not open (exactly the same types are opened and not from the wall), but so you can touch the story a little. Perhaps unusual seems that the Kremlin wall repeats the landscape, going down the hill to the Volga. Therefore, on your way along the wall will meet the steps of gigantic sizes, and you will have to return to the starting point, either the same road along the wall, or across the territory of the Kremlin, but also up.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

I walk in the Kremlin and Nizhny Novgorod

I walk in the Kremlin and Nizhny Novgorod

Not without the rock art of modern Aborigines

Not without the rock art of modern Aborigines

Walk along the fortress wall

Walk along the fortress wall

Exposition in one of the towers

Exposition in one of the towers

Ladder with high steps - the wall goes down

Ladder with high steps - the wall goes down

This is how this staircase looked like before the restoration.

This is how this staircase looked like before the restoration.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

The old destroyed wall was left under the roof for all to see.

The old destroyed wall was left under the roof for all to see.

Photo of the remains of the wall before restoration

Photo of the remains of the wall before restoration

A piece of the new wall and the Conception Tower

A piece of the new wall and the Conception Tower

Historical reference

The Kremlin is the main historicallandmark and the center of Nizhny Novgorod. The first wooden fortress appeared here in the XIII century, under Prince Vladimir, Yuri, who founded the city. On the high bank, in the place where the Volga and the Oka join, the first earthworks and wooden walls were erected. In the time of Ivan III, Nizhny Novgorod became an important strategic point, here is a permanent army. Stone walls and towers of the Kremlin were built in the XVI century under the guidance of the famous architect Pietro Francesco (Peter Fryazina), which was sent for this purpose from Moscow. In the 16th century, the Kremlin was repeatedly subjected to sieges, but it was never taken. After Kazan was taken in 1552, the military significance of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin declined. According to legend, somewhere in the territory of the Kremlin is stored the famous library of Ivan the Terrible.

When Catherine II was rebuiltwalls, due to which the Kremlin gradually began to collapse and decline. He no longer had the former military significance, but during the war of 1812 the Nizhny Novgorod militia was sent from the walls of the Kremlin. Since then, the Kremlin has been restored several times; museums and office buildings functioned on its territory and in the towers. In Soviet times, part of the Kremlin was nearly demolished to expand the Minin and Pozharsky Square (at that time it was called Soviet), but the Great Patriotic War began to prevent this.

After recent restoration and restorationsome of the towers, the wall of the Kremlin again form a closed ring. Their length is about two kilometers. Preserved 12 towers of the Kremlin, which now houses various museum expositions and exhibitions. Now on the territory of the Kremlin there are various institutions: the prosecutor's office, the main registry office, mail. In addition, an art museum, an eternal flame, an exposition of military equipment from the Second World War, several cafes, an avenue of love are located on the vast territory of the Kremlin. Now the territory of the Kremlin is clean, well-groomed, there are paths, lawns, in the summer there are many flowers. Tourists can walk on the walls of the Kremlin, and children can climb military equipment on display in the Kremlin. From the Kremlin from all sides offers a wonderful view of the Volga, the Arrow and the lower city. The northwestern part of the fortress descends almost to the river, Minin and Pozharsky Square adjoins the Kremlin from the southeast, and the southwestern walls rise above the Pochainsky ravine and the National Unity Square.

Information to visit

Where to stay in Nizhny Novgorod
What else to see in Nizhny Novgorod

The wall is open from 10 am to 5 pm from September to November and from 10 am to 8 pm from May to August. Now you can go from the Dmitrievskaya tower to Zachovska (it has already been opened).

Entrance to the territory of the Kremlin is free.
The cost of a walk is 130 rubles an adult, 90 rubles a student / pensioner, 60 rubles a schoolboy, children under 7 years old are free.
Visiting the exhibition in the Dmitrievskaya tower 50 rubles adult, 30 rubles a student / pensioner, 25 rubles a schoolboy, children under 7 years old are free.
Visiting exhibitions in other towers is included in the walking ticket.

The cost of excursions to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

The cost of excursions to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Plan of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Plan of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

On the map

The point denotes the Dmitrievskaya Tower, near it is one of the entrances to the Kremlin and the stairs to the wall (ticket office in the same place). Walk on the wall is better to start from here.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
From the walls of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, there is an excellent view of the Volga and Strelka (the confluence of the Oka and Volga). On the walls and the five towers of the Kremlin, you can walk.

From the walls of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, there is an excellent view of the Volga and Strelka (the confluence of the Oka and Volga). On the walls and the five towers of the Kremlin, you can walk.

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