10 Things to Do in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast That You Shouldn't Miss

March 19, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Russian: Нижегоро́дская о́бласть, Nizhegorodskaya oblast), also known as Nizhegorod Oblast, is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Population: 3,310,597 (2010 Census). From 1932 to 1990 it was known as Gorky Oblast.
Restaurants in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

1. Limpopo Zoo

Yaroshenko St., 7B, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia +7 831 271-67-37
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5 based on 744 reviews

Limpopo Zoo

Reviewed By mommydebs - Alva, Oklahoma

After having been at the Moscow Zoo the week before (half of it being remodeled and closed), I was really impressed by the zoo in Nizhny Novgorod. There is a wide variety of animals - everything from kangaroos to tigers. The grounds, cages, etc. were all clean and everything seemed well cared for. It is a wonderful place to go spend a few hours as a family.

2. Museum of Old Equipment and Tools

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 43 | 3rd Floor, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia +7 831 215-10-60
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5 based on 138 reviews

Museum of Old Equipment and Tools

Reviewed By Alicia B - Poland

This is the interactive museum with a lot of historical equipment. You can touch everything, see how it works. You will hear the music from the old radio, gramophone and other old music equipment.
Wonderful place!
People there will answer all your questions and say something about the history.

3. Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God

ul. Rozhdestvenskaja, d.34, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia +7 831 254-00-76
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5 based on 164 reviews

Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God

Reviewed By Bright8 - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

The Rozhdestvenskaya church is one of the most beautiful one in Nizhny Novgorod.
The legend tells when the church was built, Stroganov (the merchant who gave the order to build the church) was so pleased with the structure so that asked the main builder if he could repeat the same and build another one the same church. The builder said that he could and was blinded at once.
The other legend tells that the church was built by the builder-magician. When he was ordered to be catched, he run to the bell tower and turned into the raven, and flied away.

4. Fedorovsky Embankment

Naberezhnaya Fedorovskogo, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 based on 467 reviews

Fedorovsky Embankment

Reviewed By Sergey G - Indianapolis, Indiana

Nizhny is all about views. The central part sits on the hills overlooking two great rivers coming together, so the views are plenty. Fedorovsky Embankment is certainly one of the best spots. The Embankment is designed as a cascade of viewing platforms. The platforms have benches and some have flowers and other decorative pieces. So it is very comfortable to have a packed lunch there on a good day. From the Embankment you can see the lower part of the city, the Fair buildings, the Nevsky Cathedral, the new stadium building cite, the Strelka, and a part of Rozdenstvenslyaya among other things. It's a top 10 things to do in the city i'd say.

5. Galileo Park

Kazanskoye Hwy., 11, Nizhny Novgorod 603163, Russia +7 831 410-32-15
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5 based on 69 reviews

Galileo Park

The pavilion of more than 1000 m2: interactive exhibits, optical illusions, amazing musical instruments, the mysterious mirror, the room with the broken gravity, intricate mazes, unexpected photo zone and much more. You’ll feel a dwarf and a giant, learn to play the water pipes, play on the strings of invisible harps, create your own world.

Reviewed By _13995 - Kostroma, Kursk, Russia

Отлично провели время. Все продумано хорошо организовано интересные локации, аттракционы. Некоторые вызвали просто истерический смех. ))) при этом научная составляющая тоже есть. Из зеркального лабиринта нас успешно спасли.

6. Pechersky Ascension Monastery

Privolzhskaya Sloboda, 108, Nizhny Novgorod 603063, Russia +7 831 432-66-50
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5 based on 123 reviews

Pechersky Ascension Monastery

Reviewed By Belo4ka - Moscow

The monastery was founded in 14th century by St. Dionysus.
A nice quite place, with wonderful views, interesting churches and amazing outdoor cafe with cheap and tasty pastry (“pirozhki”) for 20 rubles and hot tea (10 rubles).
If you walk from the city center it's better to come from Sennaya.

7. Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery

Blagoveshchenskaya sq., Diveyevo 607320, Russia +7 831 344-34-45
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5 based on 301 reviews

Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery

Reviewed By Al D - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

It's a place there orthodox Christians going to pray, so tourist infrastructure is a pretty weak.
There are lot of souvenir shops, but only 3 extremely overclouded places which sells food.
And this is a 'lent'-like food. No meat, no diary. And all the small restaurants around in 1 km radius have the same menus.
Basically, if you want to see beautiful building you can do it in 40-60 minutes. Do all the photoshots, see everything.
It's better to combine visit to Diveyevo with visit to Arsamas, and small villages n the road from Arzamas to Diveyevo. There are many old churches on this 30 km road.
There is a parking in Monastery, but it closed even for a buses with tourists.
So all the roads around Monastery covered with illegally parked cars. But nobody cares (no fee for that)
If you have spiritual things in mind prepare to wait. Like 5 hours in line to get into Cathedral.
There are many places around which rents a bed for a night. Some of them have parking.

8. Chkalov Staircase

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia +7 910 108-31-13
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chkalov Staircase

The top of this massive staircase behind the Chkalov Monument offers a great view of the Volga River.

Reviewed By MichaelDolgy - Gold Coast, Australia

Very nice place taking part from the war boat Hero up approx 400 stairs , we love to run up, and as reward up where we and you can find an amazing view on river Volga and Oka and city all together, plus famous Kremlin and historical Monument of Russian National air hero Chkalov!

9. State Bank

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 26, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia +7 831 431-96-89
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5 based on 215 reviews

State Bank

Reviewed By Frickelbude - Dusseldorf, Germany

If you walk the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, you cannot miss this building. By far for me the most impressive building in Nizhniy Novgorod, which otherwise has a lot of architecture to admire - from art-nouveau through Stalinist-Empire style to the baroque and old medieval places... for me this one looks like a fairytale castle.

10. Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy ul. Strelka 3A, Nizhny Novgorod 603086, Russia +7 831 277-99-26
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5 based on 224 reviews

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy

The Cathedral was built in honor of Alexander II, who visited Nizhny Novgorod during the International industrial artistic exhibition that was held in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896.

Reviewed By Bright8 - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

The Saint Alexander-Nevsky Cathedral is the highest one in Nizhny Novgorod. Its height is 80 metres.
The Cathedral was built for the means of tradespeople of Nizhny Novgorod in 1881 at the memory of the visiting of Nizhny Novgorod by the Emperor Alexander II in 1858.
In 2009 the Saint Alexander-Nevsky Cathedral got the status of the Cathedral.

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