According to legend, Nizhny Novgorod arose on the site of a large dense forest. They say that in ancient times on the right bank of the Oka there lived a Mordvin Starvorets, an assistant to the Nightingale the robber. And today this city has preserved the melodies of magic and is fraught with many wonders.
Let’s figure out which sights of Nizhny Novgorod become especially beautiful in autumn and which excursion is better to go on this time of year.
This is the first thing to see in Nizhny Novgorod in the fall. The old city is spread over the Kremlin and Ilyinsky hills. Not only the heart of the city – the majestic Kremlin – is interesting in this part of Nizhny Novgorod. Here are the original Bolshaya Pokrovskaya and Varvarskaya streets, here you can compare the Upper and Lower Posad, walk along the Minin and Pozharsky squares and enter the Holy Pechersky Monastery.
Sit on a bronze goat, take a picture on a tank or on an airplane and buy wooden souvenirs for your family.
This area can be considered a masterpiece of the Stalinist Empire style, which will surprise you with many revolutionary monuments and transport tourists to the beginning of the 20th century.
Among the remarkable places in Nizhny Novgorod, where it is worth going with children, it is worth noting a huge private zoo. It is located on the territory of Sormovsky Park, which is popular with local residents. There you can see a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and other inhabitants. By the way, a baby zebra and a baby alpaca were born here recently.
Nizhny Novgorod ropeway
The gondola-type suspended cable car runs across the Volga, between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor. In the golden autumn, from the panoramic windows of the funicular, you can see the navigable river, beautiful architecture and landscapes. However, it is worth remembering that travel is not carried out in cloudy and windy weather.
The picturesque territory of the park, together with plantations, a zoo, go-karting grounds, attractions and a cinema, occupies an area of 52 hectares. Here tourists will especially enjoy walking in the golden autumn. Here you can go on an excursion or an independent walk.
The open-air museum and historical complex, spread over an area of 36 hectares, will delight tourists. They will find themselves in an old village of the Volga region of the 19th century, they will be able to visit wooden churches, barns, mills.
Nizhny Novgorod is deservedly one of the ten most interesting cities in Russia. It, like most Russian cities, can meet travelers with cloudy and damp weather in autumn, so tune in for romantic walks in warm sweaters, down jackets, a hat and waterproof boots.
And if it rains on an autumn day, the most interesting museums of Nizhny Novgorod are always ready to welcome you – the Boldino reserve of A. Pushkin, the Khokhloma painting factory in Semyonov, the Kvarki Museum of Entertaining Sciences, the Russian Museum of Photography and many others.