Nizhniy Novgorod Things to Do

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    The Belfry of St. Sophia Cathedral

    by mallyak Written Dec 18, 2010

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    The Belfry of St. Sophia Cathedral is the major bell tower of the city of Novgorod. Dating from mid-15th century, it was built in order to replace an earlier belfry that was destroyed in a flood in 1437. Very little has been preserved of the original appearance of the belfry - over the centuries it was reconstructed and redesigned many times, but through all the changes it remained the main bell tower in Novgorod

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    St. Sophia Cathedral

    by mallyak Written Dec 18, 2010

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    8AM to 8PM daily. This eleventh-century cathedral is the centerpiece of Novgorod's religious buildings. The iconostasis and frescoes inside are especially interesting. On the north-west exterior of the cathedral, see the Magdeburg Doors, a bronze twelfth-century German creation with reliefs of biblical scenes and, allegedly, the doors' sculptors themselves in one of the scenes. Free

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    Monument of the Millennium of Russia

    by mallyak Written Dec 18, 2010

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    This iron statue is in the park in the center of the Kremlin. It was created in 1862 and is ringed by an interesting panorama of famous individuals in Russian history up to that time. Russian Tsars and Patriarchs appear on one half of the panorama, and cultural figures on the other half.

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    Kremlin, (City Center).

    by mallyak Written Dec 18, 2010

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    Kremlin, (City Center). Novgorod's Kremlin, or Detinets, is free to visitors and includes many of the main places of interest in the city. Admission is free, and two gates (one from the footbridge on the river; the other by Sofiyskaya Square and the Lenin Statue) are open to pedestrians. A beach along the bank of the river can be accessed from a gate inside the Kremlin wall. edit

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    Kremlin

    by traveloturc Updated Sep 28, 2008

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    The red brick kremlin is one of the strongest castle because after that it was finished in 1511 ,the kremlin was strong enough to keep out the Tatar attacks in 1520 and 1536.
    Its situated on the top of the city

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    an airplane of WW II

    by globetrott Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    This airplane of WW II is part of the exhibition inside of the Kremlin-walls. Nizhny Novgorod had been an important place for the production of weapons and untill 1990 the city was even totally off-limits for all foreigners. The city was named "Gorkii" untill then, with rechanging the name back to Nizhny Novgorod in 1990 tourism started again to this interesting location !

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    The church of John the Baptist

    by globetrott Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    The church of John the Baptist is quite close to the cruiseport, but unfortunately we did not stop there during our guided bustour through town and so I could just take a photo from a large distance. In front of the church is a monument showing Minin and Prince Pozharsky. Minin was a simple butcher and when the polish army invaded Russia, Kuzma Minin helped to gather an army and togeather with Prince Dimitry Pozharsky he was able to defeat the invaders. In Moscow you will find another such monument in front of Saint Baisil's cathedral on Red Square.

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    the assembly-hall of the Aristocarts

    by globetrott Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    The yellow building in my main photograph is the former assembly-hall of the Aristocarts, right in the centre of the city, in the pedestrian zone. I am not sure what is inside of this building today,but in my guidebooks it still uses this name !
    Opposite of that building you will see a great sculpture of a noble lady and gentleman and at the other side of the street another sculpture, see my 4th and 5th photograph !

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    Gorodetz - a great halfday-excursion

    by globetrott Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    The samowar-museum in Gorodetz
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    Gorodez is an old town, about 30 km from Nizhny Novgorod and already a long time ago the inhabitants started a special kind of business: woodcarvings and other artful decorations of all things that were used for everyday life. Some of the best productions and works of art, made in Gorodez, are shown nowadays in the town-museum, in the centre of the village.
    On my photographs you will see:
    1)The Samowar-museum in Gorodez
    2 & 3) Inside the townmuseum
    4 & 5)Some of the beautifully decorated houses of the village
    Click on my link below and see more photographs of this interesting village !

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    Alexander Nevski cathedral

    by globetrott Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    Alexander Nevski cathedral in N. Novgorod
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    The Alexander Nevski cathedral is opposite of the city, at the other bank of the river and unfortunately I just saw from a large distance, when our tourbus passed by on its way to Gorodez.
    Alexander Jaroslawitsch Newski was born in 1220 in Pereslawl-Salesski and he died in November 14th, 1263 in the closeby city of Gorodez. He was the governor of Nowgorod, a russian hero, who won an important battle against the german crusaiders in 1242 and that way he also became an important saint of the russian orthodox church : "St.Alexander of the Neva".

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    great buildings in Bolschaja Pokrowskaja

    by globetrott Updated Jul 1, 2008

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    Bolschaja Pokrowskaja is the main shoppingstreet, a wide street in the pedestrian area of Nizhny Nowgorod taking you from Gorki-square directely to the old Kremlin. This street is full of interesting buildings, like the one on my photoraphs here, you will find this great house with interesting ornaments opposite of the building of the Bank of Russia.

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    the clock of the Bank of Russia

    by globetrott Updated Jul 1, 2008

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    This clock-tower in Art-Nouveau-style is part of the small park around of the Bank of Russia-building and also the entrance-gate is worth a closer look for its great ornaments and ornate decorations and the giant lamps on top of the fence-gate.
    There are guards with machine-guns inside these gates, so be careful, this area is also a bit sensitive, finally its mainly a bank.

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    Bank of Russia

    by globetrott Updated Jul 1, 2008

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    the Bank of Russia in Nizhny Novgorod
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    When standing in front of this building you get the feeling this must be the local residence of a noble family, but in fact it is just the building of the Bank of Russia in the main street of Nizhny Novgorod. It was built in some kind of Art Nouveau-style. It is still a bank, so you can see it mainly from outside, but dont miss to take a look at the entrancegate and the cuppola next to it, that you will see in my 4th and 5th pics !

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    Maxim Gorkii Museum

    by globetrott Updated Jul 1, 2008

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    The Maxim Gorkii Museum is inside the house, where Maxim Gorkii had lived several years, some of them togeather with Fjodor Iwanowitsch Schaljapin, a famous singer in the opera. He was born with the name Alexei Peschkow in 1868 and the name Maxim Gorky is a pseudomym that he had chosen , when pubishing his first book in 1892: "Makar Tschudra"
    (Groky = the bitter)
    He did not have more than 2 years of primary school but started to read books about everything he could get, while he had to work in serveral professions from the age of 10. He finally became a poet and writer and played an important role in the revolution. In 1932 the city of Nizhny Novgorod even was renamed Gorki ( in 1990 they changed the name back again)
    The museum shows several of the rooms of Gorki's appartments, some of his furniture etc.
    For photography you have to pay an extra fee
    the museum is open

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    Go inside the Romanoff-church

    by globetrott Updated Jun 28, 2008

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    inside the Romanoff-church of Nizhniy Novgorod
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    Romanoff-church looks great from inside but you will hardly ever get a moment, while there is no churchservice going on. So we went inside with our tourguide and found out soon that nobody cared about us, when taking photographs. I never flash and normally nobody realizes, what I am doing with my small camera.
    When you enter this church, there is first the hall that you see in my 3rd and 5th photo, then you get through an arch into the next hall, where the large ikonostasis is.

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