Nizhny Novgorod city is the most economically-progressive and reformist in Russia. The history decreed that the city should be the “heart of Mother Russia”, situated as it is in the very center of the European part of the Russian Federation, on the banks of the River Volga.
Nizhny Novgorod recently regained its original name, having been renamed as Gorky in 1932 in honor of the celebrated author Maxim Gorky, who was born in the city. It has an advantageous geographical location for economic and social development. Historically, Nizhny Novgorod has always been a leader in Russia, from the time the city was founded in 1221 as a defense post at its strategic location at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers, to its days as Russia’s leading center of commerce before the Bolshevik Revolution, and even as a major industrial center under Soviet rule. A great number of historical, architectural and cultural monuments remained in the city. UNESCO lists Nizhny Novgorod as one of 100 cities constituting world historical and cultural value.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD KREMLIN
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a historical center of Nizhny Novgorod, the city heart, and the place that the history of Nizhny Novgorod was started. Nowadays Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is said as the grandest and the most majestic medieval fortress extant in central Russia. As per the experts, there is not any similar construction that would have the same level difference between its two parts (the Kremlin is located on the hill) and so it was one of the most perfect engineering-fortification erections of its time. Today Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is not only the historical center of Nizhny Novgorod but the location of the city and the region executive, the political center. Inside the Kremlin walls, there are the city
authorities, the region governor administration, the region ministries, and the legislation authorities. The memorials, the cultural and religious sights are harmoniously located near the political life – Art Gallery, Mikhaylo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral, Eternal Flame, and others.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD DRAMA THEATRE
Nizhny Novgorod theatre life is rich and many-sided. You will find a huge variety of genres within a long time distance on the Nizhny Novgorod scenes. All-Russian famous actors, national artists of the USSR, and the Russian Federation come to Nizhny Novgorod with tours and performances often. Being in Nizhny Novgorod you can plan your time and go to the theatre and see legendary actors of Russia. Also, the Academy of Drama and a few theatre studios work in Nizhny Novgorod.
MUSEUM “RUSSIAN LOCOMOTIVES”
There is a free museum “Russian Locomotives” in an open area in Nizhny Novgorod. It is located in the village Sortirovochny in Kanavinsky district of Nizhny Novgorod, far from the main “tourist” trails, but when it’s possible you should bring your child, especially a boy, to this place. The museum has 15 locomotives copies issued in Russia, the Soviet Union, and other countries in the XX century. You can climb any locomotive! Almost everything you will find in there is real, however, somewhat was dismantled. The territory is cleaned regularly. The minimum time to spend here is about 20 minutes ( to see the territory only). However, travelling with children it’s better to leave for this place an hour and half.
Limpopo zoo is actively developing on the territory of more than 7 hectares in the Moscow region of the capital of the Volga Federal District since 2003. The symbol of the Nizhny Novgorod is “the wise coastline of the night forest” – an owl, the appearance of which became a harbinger of the creation of the fabulous country “Limpopo” in Nizhny Novgorod.
More than 270 species of animals live on the territory of the zoo complex, many of them are listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and can not be found in any other zoo in Russia. At the moment, the collection of animals totals more than 1500 individuals from all over the planet. Many of them can be hand-fed with special food, and the inhabitants of the Russian Village contact area walk among visitors without any fences. To keep the memory of visiting our zoo for a long time, Limpopo offers a wide range of souvenir products: wall calendars, pocket calendars, magnets, mugs, photos of our pets, etc. Let a piece of our magical land – the land of birds and animals “Limpopo” – remain with you forever!
SHERATON NIZHNY NOVGOROD KREMLIN
Number of rooms: 176
Distance to the city center: 0.2 km
Distance to the airport:
Address: Teatralnaya Ploshchad 1, 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
The hotel is only 2-minutes’ walk away from the Kremlin entrance. This hotel offers a 24-hour business center, concierge service and own underground parking. Staff on site can arrange a shuttle service. High-speed Wi-Fi is featured free of charge. Popular points of interest near Sheraton Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin include Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Teatralnaya Square and Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after M. Gorky. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is only a 15-minutes’ drive from the hotel. The nearest airport is Nizhny Novgorod International Airport, 11 mi from the property. All rooms are designed in natural colours and offer flat-screen TV, complimentary tea and coffee facilities and safety deposit boxes. Some rooms boast Kremlin or Square views. Each room is fitted with a private marble bathroom with free toiletries. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day. A Buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant.
HAMPTON BY HILTON
Number of rooms: 184
Distance to the city center: 2.5 km
Distance to the airport: 23 km
Address: Ulitsa Gorkogo 252, 603155 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
The Hotel offers comfortable accommodations with free Wi-Fi in the cultural and historical part of Nizhniy Novgorod, 1.1 mi from Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. The renowned State Opera and Ballet Theater is located within walking distance from the hotel. Moskovsky Train Station is 4.3 km away, and Strigino International Airport is 15 km away. The hotel is 2.5 km from the River-boat Station and 801 m from the Cable Car Line. The room at this hotel is air conditioned and offers a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a tea and coffee set, iron and ironing facilities in the room as well as a fridge and a safe. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower, free toiletries and hairdryer.
Lobby-bar 24/7 offers drinks and snacks, complete meal is served at the hotel restaurant, where every morning hotel guests enjoy breakfast variety. Sport activity is also available at the hotel either at the free hotel’s gym open 24/7.
MERCURE NIZHNY NOVGOROD CENTER
Number of rooms: 80
Distance to the city center: 0.2 km
Distance to the airport: 22 km
Address: Oktyabrskaya Ulitsa 11A, 603000 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Cathedral of the Archangel Michael is an 8-minute walk from the hotel, while Nizhny Novgorod State Fine Arts Museum is 901 m from the property. The nearest airport is Nizhny Novgorod International Airport, 11 km from the property. The Hotel provides accommodations with a fitness center, a shared lounge and a bar in Nizhny Novgorod. Located in a walking distance from Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street, the hotel is also 200 m away from Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after M. Gorky. Buffet breakfast is available every morning, and includes continental, vegetarian and American options. The restaurant at Mercure Nizhny Novgorod Center serves
international cuisine. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with a shower. All guest rooms include a desk.
Number of rooms: 198
Distance to the city center: 16 km
Distance to the airport: 8 km
Address: 98 Lenin avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603004.
The Volna hotel was opened in 1996. It offers a first-class service in 198 rooms including suites and Presidential apartments. Each guest-room has elegant specially designed furniture, international direct-dial phone, satellite TV and mini-bar, a private bathroom with a bath and shower. Volna Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and 2 elegant restaurants. Volna Hotel’s Burlak Restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet. The historic Chaika Restaurant serves elegant Russian cuisine in an elegant setting. Guests can also visit the cozy lobby bar. Volna Hotel is located on Lenin Avenue, the main road connecting the airport of Nizhny Novgorod with the sights of the historic city center such as the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and the Nativity Cathedral. The Kirovskaya metro station is a 5-minute walk