Nizhny Novgorod is a city in the European part of Russia located in the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers. One of the most ancient cities of trade and handicrafts in Russia.
The city was founded in 1221 as a fortress 400 km away from Moscow. It is rich in architectural monuments, many of which are housed within the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.
The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is the main attraction of the city and something it is rightly proud of. The Kremlin was built at the beginning of the sixteenth century as a military fortress. Nowadays, this unique open-air museum is not only a popular destination for regular guided tours, but also for special tours with elements of stage shows and quests. Rozhdestvenskaya Street is one of the central streets of the city where you can still see houses of the mid-18th/19th centuries.
Nizhny Novgorod is where Maxim Gorky (1868–1936), one of the world's best known Russian writers, spent his childhood. In 1932, the city was renamed in honor of this renowned writer. In 1990, however, Nizhny Novgorod returned its initial name.
Bus city tour will take you to admire the beautiful panorama of the so-called “Volga capital”, and to get acquainted with its 790-year history. The city is rich in architectural monuments. On the territory of Kremlin there is the Archangel Cathedral, the existing Annunciation and Pechersky Monasteries, the Christmas Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and many other monuments.