Interesting places in Nizhny Novgorod
There are city stories that are included in all tourist guides, and which even the one who has never been there knows about. But Nizhny, like any other city, has its own special legends, which will be interesting to know if you like to look at the area from a different angle.
But after exploring the cultural side of the city and its sights, evening leisure can brighten up pleasant pastime with your family or friends in saunas or baths in the city, and this directory of saunas and baths will help you in finding the right one.
First of all, it is the longest staircase in the country, even the more famous Potemkin Stairs drops in rise by half. Secondly, it was built by German prisoners of war (construction began in 1943), and compassionate townspeople carried them food and cigarettes. Thirdly, according to the official version of the steps on the stairs – 560, but in fact, everyone gets a different figure. Here are the wonders.
Museum-apartment A.M. Gorky
Interesting places in Nizhny Novgorod (10 photos)
There is also a haunted house in Nizhny. The fact is that “Petrel” in life couldn’t tolerate anything that was somehow connected with trade and merchants (the reasons are described in the famous trilogy) and a few years ago, the apartment was visited by direct descendants of Alexei Maximovich, who are successful businessmen. When the museum staff checked the premises, one and all saw the ghost of the writer, who sat at the table and sighed reproachfully. The ghost has disappeared, but the shuffling steps and sighs are heard in the museum to this day, for which there are numerous testimonies.
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
Ancient construction and business card of the city. The most important fact-for the entire centuries-old history of the Kremlin has never been taken by the enemy. During World War II, anti-aircraft guns stood on his towers, and it was convenient to fire from there. And the most mysterious tower is Koromyslova, with its origin is associated a legend about a Nizhny Novgorod woman who first noticed the Tatar army of Sain Giray, who besieged the city. Seeing the invaders, she scored to death ten fighters, using a yoke (she walked on the water). As a result, the Tatars decided not to check what men are here, even if the ladies are so strong and courageous and went home, after having killed the woman. The brave maiden was buried under the walls of the tower along with her “weapon”, so the tower became Koromyslova.
Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum
Here is one of the largest canvases in the world – The Appeal of Kozma Minin, by Konstantin Makovsky. The size of the picture – 7 by 6 meters.
It was here that the Russian “Atlantis” – the city of Kitezh was located. According to legend, its founder, Prince George, drowned all the church vessels in the lake, and he himself fell in battle. Since then, Kitezh has been standing invisible on the bank of Svetloyar, and a true believer can see shrines at the bottom of the lake. By the way, this legend is one of the explanations for the fact that the water in the brave maiden clean and can be stored for years.
Monument to Valery Pavlovich Chkalov
The monument has a “Third Stage Secret”, which only Nizhny Novgorod residents and guests of the city know. The mystery is funny and you can recognize it by standing on the third step of the ladder, to the right of the monument.
Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium
At present, it is considered advanced in terms of equipment and technology in Russia; even the Moscow Planetarium is inferior to it by these standards. For example, only here there is a simulator for docking spacecraft, accessible to a simple man in the street. An interesting fact – he used to be in the territory of the Blagoveshchensky monastery, and in Soviet times, he was a place of interaction not only for astronomers, but also for rockers.
On the territory of the reserve, one person is registered – Nikolay Shvyrkov, according to documents he owns an area of 40 hectares.
It is remarkable that it was built for one sole reason – the king came to the city. Nicholas II decided to honor with his attention the All-Russian exhibition, which was held in Nizhny, and so he had to build a separate pavilion.
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky
The monument was erected in honor of the famous militia in the centuries of 1612, but the reason for which it took place is known to few. Money is needed for everything, to fight too, and the townspeople refused to grant Kozma Minin subsidies, and he decided to take the women and children of the Nizhny Novgorod merchants as a pledge, and only then they reluctantly forked.