At the starting point of Nizhny Novgorod, you will learn what makes the Kremlin stand out from other ancient Russian buildings and how the building managed to withstand numerous enemy raids. And in the former Zaryadye, I will tell you about the past life of the business center: the salt monopoly, tenement houses, banks, wealthy merchants and architects who donated iconic monuments to the street. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot 3000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin - the cradle of the city Let's talk about the history of the emergence of Nizhny Novgorod in the very place where it all began. I will tell you what epochs and events the ancient Kremlin walls with towers have witnessed, about the North Italian roots of the 16th century citadel project, numerous sieges and the strength of a fortress that has never been conquered. You will also get acquainted with the main buildings of the ensemble - the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, the House of the Military Governor, the Arsenal, the House of Soviets. And you will find out what contribution was made to the Kremlin complex by Nicholas I and Catherine II who visited it
Monuments and temples On Narodny Unity Square you will hear about an important episode of the early 17th century, when Minin made an appeal to the people of Nizhny Novgorod. Inspect Monument to Minin and Pozharsky - the work of Tseriteli - and you will hear interesting facts about his Moscow prototype. Nearby you will see one of the oldest temples of the Lower - John the Baptist Church… And later Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos, or the Stroganov Church, where we will talk about one of the richest people in Russia, with whose money several churches were built in Nizhny Novgorod and other cities
Apartment houses, banks, offices Have Bugrov's shelters let's talk about its sponsor, a wealthy old-believer merchant, and the real conditions of nobles, peasants and artisans who have “lost themselves” in the city. Near buildings of the former salt office I will talk about the state monopoly on the salt trade and explain why the main specialized institution was opened in Nizhny Novgorod. You will see the ex Volzhsko-Kamsky Bank, once one of the largest in Russia, and learn about its founder - Vasily Kokorev. And at the apartment building, where the bank of merchants Rukavishnikovs was located, let's talk about the famous author of the project - Fyodor Shekhtel.
No additional expenses are foreseen, except for personal expenses on food / drinks.
The excursion starts at Minin Square. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.