The city is located in central Russia, at the meeting point of the two rivers Volga and Oka. It is a major industrial center.
In Nizhny Novgorod there is always a place to spend interesting time, watch curious places and visit various events, because the city has about 600 cultural monuments, preserved since ancient times. There are also new cultural centers, visiting which will leave a lot of bright positive emotions. And if you want to visit the outskirts of Nizhny Novgorod, you can rent a car here.
The city has many theaters, cinemas, children's centers, a planetarium, all of these institutions, as well as many others allow city residents and visitors to spend their weekends and free time, happily improving their cultural level.
When visiting this city, you should definitely take a walk along Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street. It is a long pedestrian zone, more than two kilometers long. Walking along this street, you will have an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of ancient times, thanks to the buildings that have been preserved in excellent condition. Here you can go into the shop of arts and crafts and buy a variety of handicrafts, for all tastes.
The Kremlin, located in Nizhny Novgorod deserves close attention. Built back in the 16th century, to protect against Tatar raids, the city was eventually erected. A huge wall of more than 2 km, fortified with 13 towers had the purpose of protecting the city.
After the loss of its military purpose, the authorities were moved here. Nowadays, exhibitions are held here, where you can see the original objects of that time and see their beauty and grandeur.
Fans of outdoor activities should not ignore the modern complex "Novinki". It is a sports complex, where there is something for everyone, for every taste.
In winter, you can have fun skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and ice skating here. You can also go horseback riding, and for the most adventurous, you can fly a paraglider. Here are built slopes of any complexity, training by experienced instructors is possible.
In summer there is also something to do, there are sports competitions, you can participate in teams or pairs. There are tournaments in table tennis or billiards. In summer, hiking in picturesque places, cycling or horseback riding also take place. There are places to play mini golf. There are conditions for quad biking. For children there is a climbing wall, there are interesting games and quests.
Avid motorists will be interested in a visit to the museum of the history of the Gorky Automobile Plant. The exhibition is held at the company and its main purpose is to preserve the traditions of the domestic automobile industry. The museum employees hold interesting lectures for adults and children, conduct excursions through the exhibition halls, which, by the way, occupy two floors.
In Nizhny Novgorod everyone can find an interesting thing to do for a weekend for both lovers of active recreation and quiet pastime. For people of different ages there is always a variant of a fascinating activity. Tourists will find it interesting to visit many historical and cultural sites, as well as modern interactive sites.