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.
The city just recently celebrated its 800-year anniversary and during your stay you can get acquainted with its rich history and ancient architecture. The main attraction is the Kremlin, it was built at the beginning of the sixteenth century as a military fortress, nowadays it is a unique open-air museum. The city is a large industrial, cultural and transport center of the Middle Volga and used to be known as "the pocket" of Russia thanks to the world-famous Fair.