UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of Top 100 cities in the world which are of great historical and cultural value.
There are more than 600 unique historic, architectural, and cultural monuments in Nizhny Novgorod. The historic center of the city, despite significant restructuring, has a significant number of historic civil buildings of the 18 – early 20 centuries, including a lot of monuments of wooden architecture.
Parks and forests cover one-fifth of the city. In total there are more than 15 parks in Nizhny Novgorod.
Nizhny Novgorod is a large city in Russia, the capital of Nizhegorodskaya oblast and the Volga Federal District. This located in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of two major waterways of the European part of Russia – the Oka and Volga rivers. The Oka divides the city into two parts.
In 1221, Russian Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich of Vladimir, founded a wooden fort at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers. The settlement was named Nizhny Novgorod.
In 1350, the town became the capital of an independent Suzdal-Nizhny Novgorod principality, which occupied a vast territory and competed with the Moscow principality. In 1392 Suzdal-Nizhny Novgorod principality was annexed to the Moscow principality.
Located about 420 km of Moscow.
Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – 1h20m