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Expedition Restaurant. Northern Cuisine

Welcome to the legendary restaurant! The restaurant offers original dishes from northern delicacies: stroganina from muksun and nelma, game, pastries and signature tinctures. – The largest of all existing Expedition restaurants.
– A panoramic view of the Volga and Oka, a huge hall with 128 seats, several platforms and a mezzanine floor.
– Only in the Nizhny Novgorod restaurant there is an area for outdoor activities where you can dance.
I would especially like to draw your attention to our special offer: the opportunity to observe the process of preparing some dishes in the hall. And we also have a real rescue helicopter located in the center of the hall, in the cockpit of which you can sit down and enjoy a special “helicopter” dish, as well as spend an unforgettable romantic date! On the big screen in the main hall you can see our live cinema, documentary films about the most outstanding events and expedition routes to Siberia, the Polar Urals and other trips.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Christmas.

Dumplings Lepi Testo on Minin

Traditional Russian cuisine in a new fashionable format. In our menu you will find multi-colored dumplings with the addition of only natural ingredients and the best farm products.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri – from 10:00 to 22:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Minina, 12

Tavern Merry Kuma

Ukrainian cuisine is so close to Russian people. Like Ukraine itself. Kiev zavivantsy and grandfathers in love, borscht, and branded tinctures of Kuma – Khrinovuha, Samorodinka, Klyukivka, Medova pepper … If there is insufficient evidence – come to the “Merry Kuma”. The restaurant should be consistent in everything. First of all, in style. You go into the inn and understand – Ukraine! Here, even the table is reserved unusually – a huge bottle of moonshine. Passing by such a “reserve” you understand – we know how to walk.
The atmosphere of a real Ukrainian hut, with white walls, sunflowers and a real clay stove with pots and grips, tablecloths and rushnyks with Ukrainian ornaments and handmade Swan Lake carpet … On the walls – photographs of distant Ukrainian relatives, on the shelves – homemade blanks of Kuma . Well, for sure you get to a distant farm, somewhere near Dikanka, to visit the hospitable Kuma … Everything is real. In “Merry Kum”, you can shoot the continuation of the famous “Evenings on a Farm”.
They don’t come here like in a restaurant. Go to the “Merry Kuma” as they go to visit old friends. At the entrance, a hohlushka certainly meets you in bulk. Penalty for not arriving earlier. So the mood appears, light and laid-back. Now take the menu. You will want to read it, but difficulties arise … It is in Ukrainian. “What a strange Russian?” You ask. If you fail to figure it out, waiters will always come to your aid – “they are not waiters, they are real Ukrainians”, experts and masters of their craft.
Opening hours: Sun – from 12:00 to 00:00, Sat-Fri – from 12:00 to 02:00, Thu-Mon – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Kostina, 3

Restaurant Hedgehog

We guarantee hospitality, delicious food and positive emotions!!!
Opening hours: Mon-Sat – from 10:00 to 00:00, Sun – from 10:00 to 22:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Trading, d.18 / 4

Restaurant Pyatkin

Restaurateur fell in love not only with Nizhny Novgorod, but also with the guests of our city. Still would! After all, the building itself is a real architectural monument – in the 19th century the estate of the great Nizhny Novgorod merchant Pyatov was located here. The building itself was built in 1819 and is protected by the state – vaulted ceilings, hand-painted arched vaults, large windows and double doors. The atmosphere of the late 19th – early 20th century is sustained in interiors and details – tiled stoves, carved sideboards, candlesticks, gramophones; in antique rarities – samovars, paintings and vases, bronze watches and busts … On the walls there are photographs of the great Dmitriev and Karelin and reproductions of old paintings on a merchant-culinary theme. You can see some reproductions only here and … in the art museum located on the Upper Volga Embankment, whose leadership ten years ago made it possible to make single copies. “The establishment is pleasant and without pomp.” Entering a restaurant, you find yourself in a different century. Pyatkin is a place without pathos, but with its own unique character and mood. In any of the three halls, you can accommodate both together, sitting in large comfortable chairs, looking out the window at the views of Christmas Street, and a large noisy company. You can come here to try classic Russian cuisine or just drink tinctures of your own cooking. Tea is served here in a samovar with bagels, and to it is white lump sugar, like that of a grandmother in the village, the one that has a little bite.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Christmas, 25


In our menu you will find original dishes of Russian, European and Japanese cuisine. You can enjoy a wide selection of drinks at the bar, dine with your family, or hold a business meeting. A romantic date, a friendly meeting, a business lunch – there is a place for each event in the GAGARIN club.
Opening hours: Sun – from 11:00 to 01:00, Sat – from 11:00 to 05:00, Fri – from 08:00 to 05:00, Thu-Mon – from 08:00 to 01:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Youth Ave., 12A

Premier Restaurant

Premier Restaurant – a classic restaurant of true traditions! You will find a refined taste of author’s cuisine and classic dishes. The pleasant atmosphere and cozy interior of the Premier restaurant will create a mood that will stay with you for a very long time. Restaurant “Premier” – a banquet hall for weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, conferences, business lunches and other events. The classic refined interior and author’s cuisine give the institution a special charm. The restaurant has 2 halls: a cozy VIP-hall for 30-40 people and a spacious main room for 80-100 people. The restaurant “Premier” is dominated by calm pastel colors, and the main feature in the decor is the unique stained-glass windows with backlighting, which creates a special harmonious atmosphere and a cozy atmosphere. The summer terrace of the Premier restaurant is well suited for off-site marriage registration. It can also be divided into zones for other events, whether it is a separate place for a buffet or a separate area of ​​the main celebration. For business events, we are pleased to offer a conference room designed for 65-70 seats with a separate room for a coffee break.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri – from 10:00 to 23:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. street Republican, 22/2

BEERlog on Rozhdestvenskaya

BEERloga is an ideal place to have dinner, drink a glass of cold beer and just have a good time. We will offer you exclusive sorts of imported beer and specialties from our chef. And if you like to watch football in the company of friends, then we will provide you this pleasure with the best broadcasts. Among our guests there are businessmen and office managers, students and young families. We do not stop and continue to grow with you! Our new goal was to create a menu where everyone can try delicious dishes for a reasonable price and we succeeded.
Opening hours: Sun – from 12:00 to 00:00, Sat-Fri – from 12:00 to 02:00, Thu-Mon – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Christmas, 24

Restaurant Merchants

“Merchants” is primarily a gastronomic restaurant with original cuisine and established traditions. Who is the main person in the gastronomic restaurant, after the client, of course? Of course, the chef and his copyright ideas.
Chef of the “Merchant” Viktor Smirnov is one of the most eminent and honored in Nizhny Novgorod.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Krasnaya Sloboda, d. 9

Restaurant Baklava

The eternal green restaurant-garden, where we combine Georgian, Uzbek and Russian cuisines!
Outstanding ceramic dishes, masonry of old red bricks, evergreens from floor to ceiling – a two-story restaurant-garden (that is what they call themselves in Pakhlava) was opened in a 19th-century mansion at the intersection of Alekseevskaya and Oktyabrskaya streets. Brazier and tandoor reign here, on the ground floor they prepare whole carp, sturgeon steaks, rack of lamb, rosy chicken with smoke. Thanks to the second, lush Uzbek cakes, big-eyed khachapuri and searing samsa appear. Ojahuri from meat with vegetables is languishing in Arabic tajin, Georgian (and not only) wines are poured into glasses. The local collection of plants is monitored by a hereditary gardener
Opening hours: Sun – from 12:00 to 00:00, Sat-Fri – from 12:00 to 02:00, Thu-Mon – from 12:00 to 00:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Alekseevskaya, 17/15


A place to go with your family. The building is on three floors, includes shops, a cinema, bowling, a fitness club, cafes and restaurants and much more. The highlight and pride in the building is a professional concert stage, where Russian pop stars often perform surrounded by an original programmable fountain. The facade of the building is equipped with a huge RGB LED screen, where significant Russian and international events are being broadcast. To a beginner, in order to find the right store, you can purchase the center inserts and see where it is on the map, thereby saving time on searching.
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00, daily
Address: st. Rodionova, d.187 “B”

Sedmoe Nebo

In the 2-storey center, various types of stores are presented, in which there are mass-market goods and premium brands. The building has ATMs, cafes and restaurants, a fitness club, a food court and a highlight of the center – the IMAX cinema (the only one in the city), consisting of a dozen halls for viewing multimedia. Products and the price segment are designed for buyers of different income levels and with different taste preferences. Large selection in stores for children, women and men. There are shoe areas for the whole family and much more.
Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 22:00
Address: st. 1 Betancourt


The building in the city center on 5 floors, equipped with underground parking in two tiers. The first three floors are reserved for the sale of products, clothes, shoes, household appliances and more. At the fourth level are specialized children’s stores. At the last there is a recreation area and entertainment complex. The shopping center has a regulated outdoor parking, a food court area with various cafes and restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, which offer beautiful panoramic views of the city. The first regional club restaurant-brewery “Maximilian” has been opened in the basement area.
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00, seven days a week
Address: st. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 82


The center has everything from household chemicals and appliances to fashionable clothes and jewelry. You can use various services: dry cleaning, printing of documents, rental of strollers for children and much more. You can eat in a cafe or restaurant (menu of all cuisines). For recreation and entertainment there is a bowling alley, a fitness club, an ice rink, a multiplex.
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 22:00, Mon-Fri
Address: Moscow highway, 12

Indigo Life

In addition to a variety of products, the 7-story center is famous for its entertainment program. The building has many interesting entertainments for children: the Galileo Science Park of Miracles, virtual adventures, an active leisure park for the whole family, bowling and much more. There is a huge cinema with modern equipment, food areas with a variety of dishes, many shops, from cosmetics to household appliances. In the building there is a fitness club with a children’s and adult pool, hammam, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxation area.
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00, daily
Address: Kazan highway, 11

Zolotaya Milya

The building on 6 floors includes a huge list of various products, services and entertainment. There is a bowling alley, karaoke, a cinema, children’s rooms for games. For adults: fitness club, spa, manicure studio and solarium. You can eat and drink at the bar, restaurant or McDonald’s. Of the services: dry cleaning, travel agency, atelier and much more.
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00, every day
Address: st. Comintern, d. 105



In addition to the following official days, many businesses (but not restaurants, shops and museums) close for a week of bank holidays between 1 January and at least 8 January. Bank holidays are typically declared to merge national holidays with the nearest weekend.

New Year’s Day 1 January

Russian Orthodox Christmas Day 7 January

Defender of the Fatherland Day 23 February

International Women’s Day 8 March

International Labour Day/Spring Festival 1 May

Victory Day 9 May

Russian Independence Day 12 June

Unity Day 4 November


Night walks

If the weather allows you to spend an evening in the open, you can take a walk in the center. Bright night lighting changes the face of the city, and those places that you have already seen in daylight look different in the dark. Be sure to return to the historical part of the city and experience this magical transformation.
If you walk in the center, go to Minin Square and Pozharsky to admire the singing fountain. In winter, they put a big Christmas tree near him.
Nizhny Novgorod stands on two rivers, so for a romantic evening exercise, the embankments are ideal. For hiking, you should choose the Lower Volga, which offers a beautiful view of the confluence of the Volga and the Oka, or Verkhnevolzhskaya, from where you can see the whole city. If you like an active lifestyle and ride a bicycle or roller skates, go to the embankment of the Grebnoy Canal.
In the warm season, numerous sailing vessels go along the Volga. In the evenings, tourists ride on the river on boats. In addition to the beautiful view, some of them offer an entertainment program: discos, karaoke, shows.
After a walk along the embankments, turn onto Rozhdestvenskaya Street, where the whole nightlife of Nizhny Novgorod is concentrated. Here, at almost every step there are bars, clubs and restaurants working until late. And if your route leads you to Minin and Pozharsky Square, then God himself ordered you to go to Bolshaya Pokrovskaya and enjoy the local establishments.

The best bars of Nizhny Novgorod


The Kowalski Disco Bar offers entertainment for every taste. Every weekend themed parties are held at the institution, and famous city DJs play all night. On the menu you will find classic cocktails – from Tequila Sunrise to Mojito – as well as signature drinks and traditional alcohol. Hookah lovers will not remain indifferent to the establishment: here it is cooked in water, milk or with fruit. For those who want to eat, there are special sets of meat, vegetables, cheese or fish, as well as a variety of salads, pastas, soups, grilled dishes.
Opening hours: daily from 17:00 to 01:00, weekends – around the clock
Address: st. Christmas, 24

Copper pipes

The Copper Tubes Bar invites all lovers of excellent cuisine and music. The owners collect vinyl records and periodically include their favorite jazz or funk records. And sometimes a jazz pianist Anthony Karapetyan performs at the bar. The barman Ivan Mamutov, winner of international competitions, is responsible for the cocktail menu. Drinks vary depending on the season. There is not much food, the menu includes salads, bruschettas and sandwiches.

Opening hours: every day, 18:00 – 02:00
Address: st. Christmas, 40


The bar, named after the semi-mythical sea creature, specializes in alcohol, so the food here is more like an addition to drinks. The menu includes strong alcohol, wines, craft beer, and designer cocktails. You can have a snack with fried cheese, marbled beef burgers or a signature dish – a hot dog with an octopus. On weekends, DJ evenings are held in Kraken, so it is better to book a table in advance.
Opening hours: Monday – day off, Tuesday-Thursday: 17:00 – 01:00, Friday – Saturday: 16:00 – 05:00, Sunday: 14:00 – 0:00
Address: st. Christmas, 45a


If you like harder, they are waiting for you in the Hellyeah rock bar. Music a la soundtrack for the series “Sons of Anarchy”, a large selection of craft beer, hearty snacks and burgers (which, by the way, are given gloves to eat with your hands). And the institution often hosts pre-parties and after-parties of rock groups that perform in Nizhny Novgorod. Watch the poster!
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 16:00 – 02:00, Friday: 16:00 – 04:00, Saturday: 14:00 – 04:00, Sunday: 14:00 – 02:00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 27

Gray deer

The Blue Deer Bar opened on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya in the fall of 2018. The institution will appeal to all connoisseurs and connoisseurs of Russian craft. The menu contains more than 50 types of beer in bottles and about ten varieties of draft beer. Here you can try not only the well-known products of the country’s breweries, but also local small producers that are not represented anywhere else.
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 16:00 – 00:00, Friday – Saturday: 16:00 – 02:00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 4

Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Staroyarmarochny) temple

There is another amazing temple in Nizhny Novgorod – the Transfiguration Cathedral, later called Staroyarmarkochny. It was erected for fair visitors to the Nizhny Novgorod fair created here in 1816.
O. Montferrand (creator of the famous St. Isaac’s Cathedral) took part in the creation of this temple. Interestingly, the iconostasis painted by the Italian Torricelli in European traditions was not accepted by Nizhny Novgorod. In this regard, the iconostasis was rewritten by the artist Stasov

Temple in the Name of the Most Merciful Savior

The temple was consecrated in 1903, again – in 1992, with the rank of Great Consecration – in 2003.
The Church in honor of the Most Merciful Savior was built in honor of the salvation of the family of Emperor Alexander III during the train crash in 1888. The Spassky Church in Nizhny Novgorod was laid nine years after the railway disaster, not only in memory of the miraculous salvation of the tsar’s family, but also to “perpetuate the memory of the Tsar the peacemaker, who reposed Alexander III in Bose,” who died on October 20, 1894.
An additional reason for the construction of the church precisely in the name of the Miraculous Image of the Savior was the fact that during the train crash, Sovereign Alexander Alexandrovich carried with him a copy of the ancient miraculous Vologda icon of the Miraculous Savior.
Almost immediately after the train crash, by order of the Governing Synod, a special prayer service was compiled and published in honor of the miraculous image of the Holy Savior.
The Nizhny Novgorod merchants decided to erect a temple in honor of the Savior near the city prison. In 1888, fundraising for construction was opened. The richest industrial financiers were included in the fundraising commission: N. A. Bugrov, N. E. Bashkirov, A. A. Blinov, A. M. Gubin, V. A. Sobolev and others.
In 1897, a construction committee was created, which was headed by Y. E. Bashkirov. The following year, a competition was announced among the members of the Imperial St. Petersburg Society of Architects to design a church for Nizhny Novgorod. It was attended by 18 of the most recognized architects in the country. The first prize was awarded to the project of architect A. M. Kochetov.
Alexander Mstislavovich Kochetov (1861–1912) shortly before received the title of academician, actively participated in competitive projects for Sevastopol, the Mineral Waters of the Caucasus, and built in St. Petersburg. It was planned that the Spasskaya Church in Nizhny Novgorod will be built in the 17th century Old Russian traditions, similar to the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Ostankino.
The construction of the temple was supervised by the academician of architecture V.P. Zeidler. On August 26, 1903, the last Big Bell was raised to the bell tower, and on October 12 of that year, Bishop Nazarius (1901–1910) consecrated the church.
The murals of the temple partially reproduce the murals of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow and the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. They were made on cardboard by artists Semiradsky, Nesterov, Vasnetsov and others.

After the revolution, the Spassky Church remained one of the few active parishes of the upland part of the city.
For some time, from the beginning of the 1920s, a bishop’s chair was located here, then headed by Metropolitan Sergius (Stragorodsky) (1924–1934). From 1924 to 1926, Vladyka was listed in the clergy of the Spassky Church.
The temple was closed in 1937, in the premises of the church were the storage rooms of the sewing enterprise Vesna. In 1991, he was returned to believers, and in 1992 the church was re-consecrated. The church was consecrated with full rank of bishop in 2003.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7: 00-18: 30; Sat, Sun 6: 00–19: 00
Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 177A, Nizhny Novgorod

Church of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The temple was built by the merchants Stroganov, so it is often called Stroganov. By 1701, construction was completed, but there was a fire, and the church was restored by the wife of Grigory Dmitrievich Stroganov, Maria Yakovlevna, nee Novosiltseva. The temple was consecrated in 1719 by His Grace Bishop Pitirim (1719–1738), Archbishop of Nizhny Novgorod.
In Nizhny Novgorod, the Stroganovs settled in the 17th century. This was due to the favorable geographical position of the city and the economic advantages that it gave. At first, the Stroganovs settled across the river, in Gordeevka, and then they moved to the upland part, where the commercial life of the city was in full swing. It was here that Grigory Dmitrievich Stroganov began to build a temple in honor of the feast of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated the day after Christmas. In total, the Stroganovs built five churches in Russia: in Solvychegodsk, Ustyuzhne-Zheleznopolskaya, Trinity-Sergius Lavra and two in Nizhny Novgorod.
Architecture historians speak of a special style – the “Stroganov baroque”, which characterizes the temples created by representatives of this dynasty. Among the temples built by G. D. Stroganov, the Nizhny Novgorod church in honor of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary is distinguished by a special monumentality of image, exquisite, gorgeously executed magnificent decoration.
The Stroganov Church is two-tiered: at the top there is a three-apse altar, a prayer hall, a pillar-free refectory and a porch. The temple is five-domed, chapters are placed on the cardinal points, as in wooden churches. In the subchurch under the refectory were three isolated pantries. Outside and inside the temple is decorated with white stone carvings (windows, portals of entrances, attached columns).
The Christmas church on the peninsula above the confluence of the Oka and the Volga stood from ancient times. An unnamed chronicler in a record dating back to 1521, reported that during the attack on Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan “burned the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and 240 yards along the Gremyachiy brook”. In 1653, the trade guest S.F. Zadorin built the Christmas Church for the first time in stone, and in 1685 Count Grigory Stroganov added a stone chapel to the Zadorin Christmas Church in honor of his heavenly patron Saint Gregory the Theologian. In the XIX century, the Christmas Church, which stood nearby and gave the name of one of the major shopping streets of Nizhny Novgorod, was dismantled. But Nizhny Novgorod, according to old memory, calls the church erected by Stroganov Christmas.
The temple in honor of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary was consecrated in 1719, and three years later, Emperor Peter I arrived in Nizhny Novgorod, was at the Divine Liturgy in the Stroganov Church. After that, the temple was closed. Perhaps the reason for the closure was that in two icons of the local rank (they have survived to the present), the emperor recognized the icons that he ordered to master Karavak for the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Grigory Dmitrievich took care of decorating his church and, seeing them in the artist’s workshop, secretly bought them from the sovereign, asking Karavak to write others for the Peter and Paul Church.
There are clocks on the bell tower of the Stroganov Church, which, in addition to the passage of time, also show the course of the sun and the phases of the moon. This watch surprised the brilliant Nizhny Novgorod inventor, self-taught Ivan Petrovich Kulibin, and, perhaps, helped to arouse his interest in mechanics.
The temple burned repeatedly (in 1768, 1782, 1788). The bell tower, which used to stand separately, was connected to the porch with a covered passage at the level of the second tier.
In 1913 the temple was completely restored outside and inside, and in the 1930s it was closed by the Bolsheviks. During the Great Patriotic War, the pharmacy warehouse was located in the church premises, thanks to which the iconostasis was preserved – out of 46 icons of the end of the 17th century, 43 survived to our time. The rest of the decoration of the church was lost. In the 60s of the XX century, the Stroganov Church was transferred to the museum of local lore under one of the branches, which occupied it until 1993.
On June 3, 1993, the Stroganov Christmas Church was consecrated anew by the Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas Nicholas (1977–2001) with a host of clergy, with many people gathered. The consecration was attended by representatives of the city and regional administration, the Grand Duchesses Leonida Georgievna and Maria Vladimirovna Romanovs, the youth prince George, as well as the film director Nikita Mikhalkov who accompanied them, who subsequently repeatedly helped to rebuild the church.
Time: daily, 7 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 34A, Nizhny Novgorod

Transfiguration Cathedral in Sormovo

For the rapidly growing factory villages in Sormovo near the Sormovsky factory in 1882, a church was erected in honor of the Right Prince Alexander Nevsky. However, Sormovo continued to grow: by the end of the 19th century, more than 10 thousand people worked at the plant, and the small church could no longer accommodate everyone, especially on holidays. On March 29, 1898, the trustees of the parish schools of Sormovskiy Zavody decided to proceed with the drafting of the new church. The construction of the cathedral by the architect Pavel Malinovsky was approved. On December 17, 1899, a special building committee was established under the chairmanship of F. A. Foss, to build a cathedral in Sormovo, and donations began to be collected among workshop workers [].

On September 8, 1900, a solemn laying of the foundations of the temple took place. In 1905, the main throne was consecrated .
The temple was designed to attend more than two thousand parishioners, but later the capacity was further increased. A six-tier carved iconostasis was installed inside the main temple, which was crowned with an eight-pointed forged cross at the top, and seven marble steps were led to the Royal Gates from the prayer hall. In addition to the cathedral, the complex of buildings includes a clergy house, a baptismal house, and several outbuildings.
In 1927, the cathedral was closed, the roof was removed and church utensils confiscated. Initially, it was decided to blow up the temple, however, an orphanage of culture was opened in it, and later a warehouse and refrigerator were created []. Only in 1990, the temple was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church and later restored.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7: 30-18: 30; Sat, Sun 6: 30–18: 30
Address: st. Shcherbakova, 13A, Nizhny Novgorod

Cathedral in the name of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky

Orthodox Cathedral (since 2009) Cathedral on the arrow of the Volga and Oka, belonging to the historical center of Nizhny Novgorod. Built in 1868-1881 according to the project of architect Lev Vladimirovich Dahl.
Rector (keychain) Archpriest Sergiy Matveev since January 12, 2005. Located at the bottom of the city
Opening hours: daily, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: st. Arrow, 3A, Nizhny Novgorod

Orthodox church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

In its architecture, the temple is similar to the Transfiguration Cathedral of the Diveevo Monastery. Distinctive features are the annexes: a chapel, a bell tower, a large multi-stage porch. In the lower level of the temple it is planned to place: a baptismal hall, a refectory for one hundred people, a conference hall, a Sunday school, a library, a bishop’s and priestly sacristy. The upper temple room is designed for three thousand people, the large altar is planned to be made three-altered. To move between the upper and lower floors, an elevator for the disabled is provided.
Construction began in 1999, on August 21, the ceremonial consecration of the bookmark of the future temple with the erection of the cross took place. Construction was carried out with donations from residents of the Avtozavodsky district, but due to lack of funds it was soon frozen.
In May 2006, Archbishop George’s decision to resume construction of the church was announced to parishioners by the head of the Avtozavodsky district administration, Vladimir Soldatenkov. In June, thanks to the Volnoe Delo Foundation, construction work was resumed, and in July, donations were opened. In August, they started laying bricks. By December 2007, construction progressed from 7 to 21 meters.
In 2010, it was reported that the Ark workshop was working on the iconostases of two cathedrals: in honor of St. Nicholas and in honor of the Resurrection of Christ in Dzerzhinsk.
As of 2011, the cathedral had not yet been finished inside, but in the summer, divine services were already held in it. In August 2012, the bells were installed on the bell tower of the cathedral, and on September 6, Metropolitan George consecrated them from the ski lift.] By winter, a heating system was installed.
On October 28, 2012, a wooden carved cross was consecrated, which is an exact copy of the Purekhovsky life-giving tree, donated to Nizhny Novgorod by Prince Dmitry Pozharsky. On December 19, Metropolitan George consecrated 24 icons specially written for the iconostasis of St. Nicholas Cathedral.
On November 10, 2017, the chapel was consecrated in honor of the holy martyr Lawrence (Knyazev), Bishop of Balakhna. The rank of Great Consecration was led by Metropolitan George of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas. The reigning bishop was served by the vicar of the Nizhny Novgorod diocese, Bishop Elijah of Balakhna.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6: 30-18: 00; Sat, Sun 6: 30–19: 00
Address: st. Dyakonova, 15B, Nizhny Novgorod

Temple in honor of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God Nizhny Novgorod in Nizhny Novgorod

According to the locals of the village of Narodny, it is known that there was a temple on this territory, but there is no documentary evidence.
The building was built in 1962, until 1997 it was the cinema “Rainbow”. In 1997, by order of the head of the local government of Nizhny Novgorod I.P. Sklyarov, the building was transferred to the free use of the Nizhny Novgorod diocese.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6: 30-18: 00; Sat, Sun 6: 30–19: 00
Address: st. Dyakonova, 15B, Nizhny Novgorod

Christmas Church

The Church of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as the Nativity or Stroganovskaya, is a functioning Orthodox church located on Rozhdestvenskaya Street in Nizhny Novgorod. Built in 1696-1719 at the expense of the merchant Grigory Dmitrievich Stroganov. It is one of the best examples of the Stroganov style, has the status of an architectural monument of federal significance.
Opening hours: daily, 7 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 34A, Nizhny Novgorod

Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist

One of the oldest Orthodox churches in Nizhny Novgorod, mentioned from the XV century. The stone temple was consecrated in 1683, re-November 4, 2005. By the name of the temple, the nearby Kremlin tower is called Ivanovo. The church is located on the Square of National Unity. In the Time of Troubles (in 1612), from the porch of this – then still wooden – temple of Kozma, Minin appealed to Nizhny Novgorod to liberate Moscow from Polish intervention.
Opening hours: daily, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 1B, Nizhny Novgorod

Ascension Pechersky Monastery

The most famous and oldest monastery of Nizhny Novgorod – Ascension Caves founded by the end of the 20s. 14th century. Its founder is Dionisy of Suzdal – a monk who left the Kiev-Pechersky monastery in search of solitude, which he found in a makeshift mountain cave on the Volga lime bank near Nizhny Novgorod.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7: 00-18: 00; Fri 7: 00-18: 30; Sat, Sun 7: 00–18: 00
Address: 108, Nizhny Novgorod region, Volga settlement, Nizhny Novgorod


Russia is, one of the world’s great cultural destinations. Museums & Art is everywhere in Russia. Here is below list of some famous Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod:

Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum

The Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum is one of the oldest regional museums in Russia. It occupies two historic buildings located in the city center. The collection of Russian art contains a rich collection of icons and almost all the iconic painters of the 18th-20th centuries – Bryullov, Savrasov, Shishkin, Aivazovsky, Repin, Serov, Korovin, Serebryakova, Roerich, Kustodiev, Malevich, Larionov, Kandinsky and others.
Opening hours: Monday – day off
Tue., Wed – 10.00-18.00
Th – 12.00-20.00
Fri., Sat., Sun. – 11.00-19.00
Address: 3, Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Technology and Defense Industry

The Nizhny Novgorod City Museum of Technology and Defense Industry, better known as Victory Park, was founded back in 1983.
At present, Victory Park is a cultural, educational, information and exhibition center of the city of N. Novgorod, located in a picturesque place on the embankment of the Grebnoy Canal.
There are more than 35 units of equipment in the park such as: MIG-27, L-29 Dolphin aircraft, T-10M, T-34, BMP and BTR tanks, BM-13 Katyusha, guns and other military equipment
Opening hours: daily, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, the embankment of the Rowing Canal (Victory Park)

Museum of Entertaining Sciences “Quarks”

There are many optical illusions and puzzles, including such large-scale exhibits as the Ames Room and the Tilted Room.
Some of the exhibits demonstrate the interaction of man and the environment and how a person can effectively use the laws of physics and the forces of nature.
Do not forget to look into the Dark Room, where you will see what colors the white color consists of, you can draw a portrait of your friend and see how hot your heart is with your companion
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10:00 – 19:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
Address: st. Rodionova, 165, bldg. 13, Shopping Center Hansa

The Museum of A. D. Sakharov

The Museum of A. D. Sakharov is not only a memorial, but also a “meeting place” for people whose life positions are similar to the worldview views of a world famous scientist.

The exposition of the museum is not something frozen, given once and for all. Thanks to the work of museum staff and the expansion of contacts, funds are replenished and new exhibits appear. Now the third version of our permanent exhibition, made using modern printing technologies, has already been presented to visitors. And, despite the fact that the area of ​​our exhibition hall is only 18 sq.m. we managed to make the exposition as saturated as possible, containing information on all periods and events in the life of Academician Sakharov. About his ancestors, Nizhny Novgorod, about study and family, about scientific work and social activities, about the period of exile and the last years of his life. The new showcase displays the model of the most powerful hydrogen bomb, state awards of A. D. Sakharov (model), books from the history of the Atomic Project, the first edition of A. D. Sakharov’s book “Memoirs”. Newspaper publications of different years talk about what the inhabitants of our country could learn about A.D.Sakharov in different years. About how rapidly our society has changed over the past thirty-five years.
Open: Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10: 00-17: 00
Address: 214 Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Museum of the River Fleet

The Museum of the River Fleet at VGUVT – the country’s first river museum called the Museum of the Volgar, was organized in October 1921 at the initiative of the Volgars of the Saratov District Commissariat of Water and due to the great interest of workers to the history of the Volga. The organizer and first head of the Volgar Museum was the 25-year-old long-distance navigator Fedor Rodin. In 1935 The museum is being transferred to Gorky – GIIVT and is located on the fourth floor of the educational building of the university. In the following decades, the Museum is constantly updated with personal collections of specialists and veterans of the Volga.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00-16: 00
Address: st. Minina, 7/55, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 4)

Toy Museum

The Toy Museum in Nizhny Novgorod has a collection of toys that have been played by children for the past hundred years. The museum contains toys of Soviet and foreign production. The history of the collection began 15 years ago, when the artist Alexander Lavrov acquired the first toy that has already become old.
The toy museum is located in three halls, one of which is used as a doll room. Soldiers from the period of the 50-90s, old bears, doll furniture and dishes, musical instruments, board games and even a real sandbox were assembled. You can also see the heroes of Soviet cartoons, remember the school and uniforms and look at the first slot machines.
In this unusual museum, the most valuable exhibits are behind the windows, and visitors will even have the opportunity to play with some toys.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10: 00-17: 00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 8, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium Named After G.M. Buckwheat

The Nizhny Novgorod planetarium today is:
– Russia’s first digital planetarium, one of the best in our country and Europe;
– the only center in the Nizhny Novgorod region for the widespread popularization of knowledge in the field of astronomy, astronautics, earth sciences (annually more than a thousand popular science lectures and programs);
– a center for additional (astronomical) education for schoolchildren and extracurricular work with students (the Astronomy and Children’s Astro-Cosmic Center operates in the planetarium, astronomical Olympiads dedicated to Nizhny Novgorod scientists are organized, intellectual cognitive games, quizzes, etc.);
– a methodical platform where monthly oral magazines “We and the Universe”, astronomical lounges, conferences, and astronomical calendars are organized to help teachers;
– A meeting place with astronauts, scientists, spaceport veterans, creative intelligentsia;
– An open observatory equipped with telescopes for amateur observations;
– a unique concert and theater platform;
– A cultural and educational center where you can celebrate a children’s birthday under the stars, spend an unforgettable romantic evening, visit various interesting exhibitions, listen to music accompanied by the original full-dome video.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9: 00-21: 00; Sat, Sun 9: 00–20: 00
Address: Revolutionary St., 20, Nizhny Novgorod

Russian Museum of Photography

The Russian Museum of Photography is the first photographic museum in Russia dedicated to the history of photography, the life and work of world-famous photographers A.O. Karelin and M.P. Dmitriev.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11: 00–18: 30; Thu 12: 00–19: 30; Sat, Sun 11: 00–16: 30
Excursions- The maximum number of people in a group is 15 (for the excursion “In the light of a magic lantern” – 10).

The emergence and development of photography XIX-XX centuries. on the example of photographic equipment and photographs of this period, a story about the work of Nizhny Novgorod photographers A. O. Karelin and M. P. Dmitriev.
Address: st. Piskunova, 9A, Nizhny Novgorod

House-Museum of Christmas tree Decorations “Ariel”

The Museum of Glass Christmas Decorations “Christmas Tree House” at the Ariel Factory opened on November 29, 2013. In the museum’s collection you can see both rare Christmas-tree decorations of the 1930s and modern ones created at the factory. The museum also presents historical evidence and documents on the origin of the production of Christmas tree decorations made of glass on Nizhny Novgorod land. Tours are organized for organized groups throughout the year: guests visit the glass-blowing workshop and art workshop as part of the tour, as well as participate in a workshop on painting Christmas trees toys. There is a Christmas tree decoration store at the museum.
Opening hours: daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: sh. Fat factory, 8A, Nizhny Novgorod

Technical Museum

This is a unique collection of ancient equipment and tools of the famous Nizhny Novgorod collector Vyacheslav Khurtin.
The rich exposition, has more than two thousand exhibits, and reflects the heyday of artisanal production and industry of Russia in the 19th – early 20th centuries, and also affects the achievements of the country’s industrialization in the Soviet era.
The Technical Museum is a collection of exhibits in working condition. Factory machines, tools, models of transport and musical equipment demonstrate the development of engineering in Russia.

Zoo Museum

The Zoological Museum is an educational and scientific unit of the Nizhny Novgorod State University, part of the university museum complex. The exposition and scientific funds of the zoo museum are built on a systematic principle, located at the Faculty of Biology on an area of more than 200 square meters. m. The museum has a restoration and taxidermy workshop.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9: 00-16: 00
Address: Ave. Gagarina, 23, bldg. 1, Nizhny Novgorod

Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnography

The Department of Ural People is one of the largest centres of ethnology working up complex researches in the field of ethnography of turcig, finno-ugric and east-slavic peoples.
For all history of the Department the Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnography has been its constituent part. Now there are about 200 thousand objects in its funds. Here are concentrated unique archaeological collections, authentic costumes and ofjects of different nationalities’ mode of life.
There are 9 halls showing our region’s history from Stone Age up to Middle Age. The last expositions are devoted to culture and ethnography of bashkirs and other nationalities in Bashkortostan.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10: 00-17: 00

Museum of Living Bread

There are several museums of bread in Russia, but rye is the only one, and it is located in Nizhny Novgorod. The unique object is located within the walls of the Faculty of Processing Technologies of the Nizhny Novgorod Agricultural Academy. The museum was opened in 2015 on the initiative of the rector of the Agricultural Academy A.G. Samodelkin and the newspaper “Land of Nizhny Novgorod” to promote a healthy lifestyle, increase the image of the agricultural sector of the region. Today in the museum you can learn about the history, significance, traditions, modern production of rye bread and the healing power of rye. The museum displays objects of peasant life that helped to produce bread: a plow, millstones, and a fake Russian stove. Visitors are shown a collection of raw materials used for the production of rye bread. In the long term, expanding the exhibition area, holding tastings of bakery products and kvass, and baking workshops. The rye bread museum is open all year round and is ready to receive t ists on a free basis by prior request.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10: 00–19: 00
Address: Shirokaya, 4/16, Nizhny Novgorod 603001, Russia

Museum of Communications

The museum is located in the city center, in the building of the House of Communications, which is one of the architectural sights of the Soviet period in Nizhny Novgorod. Anyone can find out about the way telephone communication has gone in its development (from telegraph to the Internet) by visiting the permanent exhibition of the technical museum. The museum collection has many interesting exhibits. For example, you should pay attention to the Morse telegraph apparatus.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00-17: 00, break 12: 00-13: 00
Address: 56 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., Nizhny Novgorod

Музей ОАО «ГАЗ», Нижний Новгород, Приволжье, Достопримечательности России, Интересные места
Geological Museum

The Geological Museum of Volgageology JSC is the only sufficiently comprehensive and versatile geological museum in Nizhny Novgorod and the region.
The exposition part of the museum is represented by a unique lithological-stratigraphic collection in the region, confirming the validity of the stratigraphic division of the section, as well as its accompanying collections: paleontological and minerals. Exposition materials are placed in stratigraphic sequence and chronological order. The museum has a collection of minerals and rocks of almost all kinds.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: from 08:00 to 18:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Vaneeva street, 18

Museum of the History of Law Enforcement Agencies

Thematically the museum consists of three sections:
-exposition “Museum of Military History” (military-historical exposition dedicated to the history of law enforcement agencies and the army in Russia)
-exposition “The history of the fight against crime in Russia” (a tool for punishing offenders in Russia from ancient times to the beginning of the XX century)
-exposition “Secrets of ancient civilizations” (the history of the primitive world, ancient civilizations, ethnography of the peoples of Russia and the world)
Opening hours: daily: from 10:00 to 20:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, 53

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

The heart of the historical part of Nizhny Novgorod, a unique military engineering building of the early 16th century, and the oldest architectural monument of the city.

Guests of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, on their own or with a guided tour, can take a walk along its vast territory, the wall and admire the panorama of the city from it, as well as go into the four existing towers where the museum exhibits are located:
– Dmitrievskaya tower (history of the Kremlin, department of nature);
– Nikolskaya tower (exhibitions about the wars of the twentieth century);
– Zachatskaya tower (archeology of medieval Nizhny Novgorod).
Novgorod, when the chain of fortifications of the city was wooden. In the years 1500-1511. a stone Kremlin was built to protect the southeastern borders of the Moscow state.
There are currently 13 towers in the Kremlin. The length of the Kremlin wall is more than 2 km. Government and cultural institutions, historical and architectural monuments are located on the territory of the Kremlin, eight of them are of federal significance.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–17: 00
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Minin and Pozharsky Square

Rukavishnikov Manor

Originally a two- storey brick mansion on the Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment belonged to Serapion Vezlomtsev, a merchant of the first-grade guild. In the 1840s Vezlomtsev failed to pay the entire sum of his debt and the mansion fell into the hands of M. Rukavishnikov, the owner of the first in Nizhny Novgorod steel foundry and great usurer. His heir Sergei Rukavishnikov preferred to have the house turned into a majestic complex in the style of Italian palazzo on Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment. He invited P.S. Boitsov, an architect from Moscow and M.O. Mikeshin, an artist from St. Petersburg, famous in finishing facades with rich d?coration. A decision was made to reconstruct the old house remaining the supporting walls, to which two wings – western and eastern, were attached. Caryatides, statues of female figures, occupy window piers. Atlases are used as a supporting pillar for the balcony on the second -floor level. All of them were executed according to M. Mikeshin’s sketches and call forth associations with a baroque Italian palazzo.
The mansion communicates with a two-storey brick outhouse by a covered gallery on the second-floor level. The outhouse is distinguished for its simplicity, balance and characterized by restrained use of decoration.

Since 1994 the Rukavishnikov’s mansion – masterpiece of the 19th-century Russian eclectic style architecture – had been undergoing reconstruction. In the fall of 2010 the works were finished. Now the Museum, restored to its original glory is opened wide in welcome to all.
The residents and guests of our city will learn new facts about the history of the famous mansion, written nowadays by our contemporaries.
Guided tours, concerts, all kinds of theatrical and festive occasions, presentations, creative meetings, scientific conferences, programmers for young visitors are regularly held in the Rukavishnikov’s mansion
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 10: 00-17: 00; Fri-Sun 12: 00–19: 00
The beginning of sightseeing tours – every hour (from two people):
Tue, Wed, Th. – 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00.
Fri., Sat., Sun. – 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00.
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Verkhne-Volzhskaya nab., 7

Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after M. Gorky

For theater lovers, as well as for real sports fans, it is very important to have all the possible information about who you sympathize with and who you support, as well as the opportunity to chat with each other. Therefore, we are very glad that we have yet another territory of love, another place where information and communication will become a reliable companion, a faithful staff for lovers of the theater and sympathizing with our Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater. Gorky.
Our site in the long term is a maximum of information and an open platform for everyone – both applauding us and opponents.
Our theater is already many years old, we play the 221st season. Despite this age, I think we have something to say to people today. Therefore, we value and seek a sympathetic look, a cordial response. And they themselves are ready to share emotions, beauty, the sound of native speech, everything that makes up spirituality and humanity.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–20: 00, break 13: 20–14: 00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 13, Nizhny Novgorod.

Comedy Theater

On February 16, 2017, the Comedy Theater, in Nizhny Novgorod, turned 70 years old.
First there was the “Sniper”. April 23, 1942 in Gorky, this theater of miniatures and pop music with a talking name, established at the Philharmonic. Laughter as a weapon against the enemy, laughter as a pillar of people’s stamina has become the main repertoire, staging and performing idea.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–20: 00, break 14: 20–15: 00
Address: Georgian St., 23, Nizhny Novgorod

Theater with Taste

The Culinary Theater “Theater with Taste” is a creative workshop where every guest becomes an actor, participant, chef, immersed in the atmosphere of time and place of each specific performance. Children in a playful way learn new information about the history, traditions, culture of different countries, learn to cook both the simplest and most unusual dishes. Parents enjoy the emotional atmosphere, communication with interesting people, acquaintance with culinary secrets in combination with delicious food.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 10:00 – 18:00.
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 43

House of the Actor. V.V. Vikhrova

Opening date of the Actor’s House February 14, 1990
In December 2006, a memorial plaque in honor of Vladimir Valentinovich Vikhrov was opened on the facade of the House, and the House of the Actor began to bear his name.
Today, the Actor’s House is:
a meeting place for the actors
platform for independent experimental work.
In the building complex
an auditorium with 236 seats, a spacious lobby
a restaurant,bar.
Hours: daily, around the clock
Address: st. Piskunova, 10, Nizhny Novgorod


Theater “Iron” – the most chamber theater in Nizhny Novgorod (only 20 seats) on one of the most beautiful streets of the city – Rozhdestvenskaya street.
The performances of the “Iron” theater are performances for the thinking and feeling audience. The performance takes place at arm’s length from the viewer. After each performance, a meeting with the creative group and discussion.
Opening hours: Fri 17: 00-22: 00; Sun 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 24V, Nizhny Novgorod

Mayakovka, 10

Mayakovka 10 is an art club in one of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Nizhny Novgorod – Rozhdestvenskaya.
In our art club you can visit not only an art exhibition or concert, but also become a member of a variety of cultural projects.
Come to us to have a rest – and bring your ideas and dreams. We hold concerts, theatrical performances and performances, parties, creative meetings and other thematic events.
Opening hours: daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 10, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 4)

Center for Theater Excellence

The Center for Theater Arts (DTM) has existed in Nizhny Novgorod since September 2016. Its founders are Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, teacher, director, actor of the Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky Alexander Suchkov and actor of the Comedy Theater Evgeny Pykhtin. The space was created by them at their own expense, the funds of indifferent Nizhny Novgorod and philanthropists in order to promote the actual theater in the capital of the Volga region. This is a unique initiative for our city.
The CTM became the first independent venue to unite the chamber theaters of the city. The performances are presented here: “Little Theater” (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Suchkov), “Chamber Junker” theater (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Elena Firstova), “Andrei Yarlykov Studio Theater” (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Andrei Yarlykov), directors and teachers Lev Kharlamov and Alexander Ryapisov, actor and director Konstantin Kibardin. In addition, TTC implements its own projects and hosts touring groups from Russia and abroad. The unique format of the space and the transformer hall make it possible to embody the most daring directorial ideas and experiments. After some productions, discussions are held. DTM is a new drama, experimental forms, dialogue with the viewer.
There is an acting studio on the basis of DTM, where anyone can unleash their creative potential and overcome internal barriers.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11: 00–20: 00
Address: Varvarskaya St., 32D, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 3)


The Piano Theater has existed since 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod boarding school for deaf children.
Theater actors do not hear music, applause. But the musicality, expressiveness, mastery of their stage language causes a powerful resonance in society.
A field of interaction arises between the audience and the actors – a single field of co-participation, co-creativity, co-experience. Both children and adults who have experienced this feeling, this good “Piano” effect, are eager to repeat it again.
The main technique is improvisation in the stage space, an intuitive search and the actualization of relevant themes and images in a concrete art form. Improvisation – as a creative method of teaching and creating performances, as a method of corrective pedagogy.
Actors “sing music with their bodies”, independently changing the nature and form of movement in accordance with today’s tasks, improving the character and form of feeling and thinking.
This “visible music” is both a theme and a way of conducting a lively dialogue with the audience, many of which do not even suspect that these boys and girls on stage do not hear, they cannot hear applause.
Over its 33-year history, the Piano Theater has played a huge number of performances for a variety of spectators on the prestigious stages of the capital’s theaters, as well as in children’s hospitals, orphanages and schools. The theater has participated in more than 70 international theater festivals and events in 17 countries: in Russia, Germany, France, the USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, England, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, France, Canada, Monaco, China, Japan.
The leaders of the Piano Theater are Vladimir and Marina Chikishevs. The authors of the original technique aimed at developing the ability to creatively interact with the surrounding space through movement, plastic, rhythm.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00–20: 00
Address: Ankudinovskoe sh., 9, Nizhny Novgorod (building 122)

Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A.S. Pushkin

It was founded in 1935 as the Gorky Opera and Ballet Theater. It was housed in the reconstructed building of the former People’s House, built with the assistance of M. Gorky and F. Chaliapin in 1903 (architect P. Malinovsky). It opened on October 24, 1935 with the opera “Prince Igor” by A. Borodin. February 28, 1936 the first ballet is shown – “Don Quixote” by L. Minkus. The formation of the theater is associated with the names of director B. Pokrovsky, conductors A. Erofeev, I. Zack, choreographers V. Kononovich, M. Tseytlin, artists A. and V. Mazanov. Since 1937 – to them. A.S. Pushkin. “Pushkin” performances traditionally occupy a significant place in the repertoire, since 1986 the Pushkin festival of opera and ballet art “Boldinsky Autumn” has been held. In 1993, a choreographic department was opened at the Nizhny Novgorod Theater School. E.A. Evstigneeva. Since 1994 – academic. Member of various national and international festivals, including May Opera Nights in Skopje, Macedonia (1995, 2003), Ohrid Summer, Macedonia (2003). Tours: in the USSR and the RSFSR –– 34 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev; Abroad – Spain, Italy, France, USA, China, Korea, Germany, Macedonia. – International productions: the opera by A. Dargomyzhsky “Stone Guest” together with the Roman Academic Philharmonic (1998, Rome); the opera “Ivan Susanin” in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje, together with the Macedonian National Theater (2003, the capital of Macedonia, Skopje). Since 1986, the theater development strategy, which implies, in particular, the expansion of international contacts, has been determined by its director, Anna Dmitrievna Ermakova
Opening hours: daily, 9: 30–19: 00, break 14: 00–14: 30
Address: st. Belinsky, 59, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Chamber Theater of Opera and Musical Comedy named after V.T. Stepanova

It was created in 1991 by Vladimir Timofeevich Stepanov. The basis of the troupe was students and graduates of the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. M.I. Glinka. The repertoire initially included opera classics (Faust by S. Gounod, Barber of Seville by J. Rossini, Carmen and Pearl Seekers by J. Bizet, Queen of Spades P. Tchaikovsky) and operettas (Sevastopol Waltz by K. Listova, “Hot Blood” by I. Strauss). In 1997, the musical The Phantom of the Opera by E.L. Webber was first staged. The theater repeatedly made long (up to 20 days) trips to Russian cities (Vladimir, 1997, 1998; Yaroslavl, 1998, 2000, 2002; Murom, 1997). After the death in 1998 of V.T. Stepanov, S.V. Mindrin became the artistic director. Continuing the traditions of Stepanov, the theater actively attracts artists to the troupe who are able to work in the musical genre. The last 5 years he has been working in the premises of the House of Officers of the Nizhny Novgorod Garrison. It has high-quality sound equipment, including for working on tour.
Opening hours: daily, 12: 00–19: 00
Address: 32 Jubilee Blvd., Nizhny Novgorod


One of the oldest cultural institutions of Nizhny Novgorod, the Theater of Young Spectators dates back to 1927, when the youth branch of the main city theater was created by the efforts of young artists on the initiative of the famous Nizhny Novgorod director and actor Sobolshchikov-Samarin. Founded thanks to the initiative of the graduates of the theater college, the Theater for Young Spectators managed to gain popularity among the public in the first years of its existence. Despite the lack of their own stage and rehearsal base, the actors and directors were able to create a theater that was strikingly different from its academic counterparts by the freshness of their views and the brightness of stage decisions.
The Theater of the Young Spectator in Nizhny Novgorod (in 1938, the city of Gorky) received its first permanent home on the tenth anniversary of the opening, and after only a few years, the Youth Theater troupe went to the front as part of propaganda teams. The collective met the years of the Great Patriotic War with patriotic productions, and in its post-war repertoire, preference is increasingly given to classical works.
From the beginning of the sixties of the twentieth century, the Nizhny Novgorod Theater of Young Spectators managed to enter the vanguard of Soviet art. On his stage there were performances, which were talked about by true connoisseurs and theater critics. In the repertoire of the Youth Theater in those years, there was a place for both Shakespeare’s classical works and plays by contemporary authors – Mark Rozovsky, Alexander Vampilov and other playwrights, who later conquered the theater world with the depth of their work.
One of the best youth theater of the country, the Nizhny Novgorod State Theater of Young Spectators in the late seventies found a new home – a building on Gorky Street. A decade later, a small stage was opened – an experimental site, immediately loved by both young theatergoers and their parents. In its modern history, the Youth Theater has gained fame thanks to the brilliant reading of classical works – performances based on the plays of Chekhov and Lope de Vega managed to conquer not only the audience, but also demanding colleagues. Many of them were awarded prestigious awards at theater festivals, the theater and its troupe repeatedly became winners of the Golden Mask Prize, confirming the status of the collective, which is not alien to creative experiments, year after year.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–19: 00, break 14: 20–15: 00
Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 145, Nizhny Novgorod

Art Festival “Bread edge”

Festival participants will get acquainted with the history, variety and recipes of craft bread, can enjoy the aroma and taste of warm, “live” bread, take part in master classes on sourdough bread, hear fascinating lectures on the meaning of bread in a traditional picture of the world, about the history of development baking, fermentation of rye sourdough and the effect of bread on health. The decoration of the day will be performances of folklore ensembles, an exhibition of reproductions of paintings of the world painting on the theme of bread, theatrical excursions, thematic games, showing cartoons on the festival. “The art festival“ Bread Land ”is a festival about the main thing, about bread. A linking generation that goes through the centuries, bread has been accompanying people in their lives for millennia. For a long time, as a symbol of prosperity and prosperity in the house, bread has also become an integral part of human culture. Source – kudann.ru, the best events of Nizhny Novgorod.
Time spent: August

City Day Nizhny Novgorod

on City Day, on the Lower Volga embankment, a festival of musical groups will be held. Nizhny Novgorod will celebrate its 798th anniversary.
Travel time: August 17

Festival “Pure Water Rock”

International Music and Ecological Festival “Rock of Pure Water-2019.” For the first time, the festival will not take place on Sq. Minina, and on the new platform of Nizhne-Volzhskaya embankment near the River Station, embodying new ideas for interacting with the audience and musicians, with new opportunities for a comfortable stay on it for all categories of spectators, while maintaining free access. Source – kudann.ru, the best events of Nizhny Novgorod.
Travel time: July

Web Series Festival REALIST WEB FEST 2020

From August 2 to 6, 2020, in Nizhny Novgorod, the only international festival of web series REALIST WEB FEST in Russia will be held, which is supported by the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and the administration of the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Free entrance to the festival on August 3 and 4. Source – kudann.ru, the best events of Nizhny Novgorod.
Travel time: August

International Festival of Folk Art Crafts “Golden Khokhloma”

5 reasons to come to the festival:

A great occasion to gather all your loved ones and get out on a hot summer day out of town. Each family member will find something interesting in the program of the festival: painting workshops, a gastronomic platform, hip hop master classes from the finalists “Dancing on TNT”, sports activities, an interactive playground, fashion shows, contemporary performances Russian theaters, festive fireworks and much, much more! Buy unique items Thousands of unique copyrighted works that exist in a single copy at pleasant festival prices. That says it all! If you like not only beautiful things, but also unique ones – hurry to the fair. Learn all about Khokhloma It is interesting that in Semenov Khokhloma from home-based handicraft was elevated to the rank of high art, having received worldwide recognition. The streets of the city, the historic center of which is preserved, are like exhibits of the museum. Whatever the house is an architectural monument: many eclectic merchant houses, Old Believer churches and, of course, museums dedicated to art crafts. Replenish the photo archive and surprise your friends with vivid photographs. Be sure to take portable chargers to the festival, as the desire to photograph will be at every step: bright patterns, exclusive things, fun activities, architectural monuments – all in one place at the Golden Khokhloma festival! Source – kudann.ru, the best events of Nizhny Novgorod.
Travel time: June

Cartoon Festival

The Arsenal Center for Contemporary Art will host the eighth international animated cartoon festival. The organizers have prepared hundreds of cartoons for children and adults and the beloved “Cartoon Factory”, where for two days you can try to make cartoons with your own hands in different animation techniques. Also, guests of the festival are waiting for two lectures on domestic animation, and the exhibition “Universe Cartoon Network”.
Time: from May 30 to June 9

Festival “New Steps”

The New Steps Festival is being held at the Burevestnik Cinema within the framework of the Biennale of Theater Arts project of the Cultural District city program.
Travel time: May 18-24

Short Film Festival Nordic Shorts

The project will present five fiction and one documentary work. By the way, the program is based on films participating in major international film festivals. Nordic Shorts are voluminous author’s statements based on personal stories and experience of directors who somehow work with the national identity, humor and aesthetics of the Scandinavian countries. But the main thing is this is a great movie that is interesting to watch, with live characters who want to empathize with.
Time: from January 17 to January 23

Festive Easter Festival “Spring Gift”

Extensive concert program, Various farm products, contests and souvenirs
Time: April-May


Claustrophobia is a quest in reality. Solve puzzles, find hiding places, use hints, all available things, get keys and open the door to victory!
Opening hours: daily, 9: 00–0: 00
Address: st. Semashko, 9A, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Upside Down House

A bed on the ceiling, a chandelier on the floor, a table hovering in the air. HOUSE UP BOTTOM – a unique place where everything is literally turned upside down. Want to feel like a hero of horror? It’s time to visit the FEAR LABYRINTH!! As if a person in the TAPE LABYRINTH sees patterns from a children’s kaleidoscope. The winding paths of the MIRROR LABYRINTH call into the world of new emotions, the play of light and color.
Opening hours: daily, 11: 00–23: 00
Address: st. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 29, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Labyrinth of Fear

Frightening sounds, barely glowing lights, unpredictable traps and the atmosphere of Hollywood horror movies – the darkness of the dungeons of the Labyrinth of fear is constantly deafened by the screams of frightened but happy visitors. Do not be afraid to be alone with your fears?
Opening hours: Sun – Sat 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 28 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Giant’s House

A can of condensed milk the size of a cupboard. A pan in which a dozen people can easily fit. The chair is much larger than you, which you can’t climb without help …
The giant’s house is impressive in its scale! Here everyone feels like a tiny little man. Huge furniture, clothes and household items “not in size” and eager to be in the photo.
Opening hours: from 11:00 to 00:00, seven days a week
Address: st. Arbat, 16, Nizhny Novgorod

Museum of Illusions

Sail on the Titanic, find yourself among giant toys or escape from zombies … A visitor to the Museum of Illusions is not just a spectator, but a full participant in paintings created by the best artists.
Photography here is not only not forbidden, but also an integral part of the exhibition. The Museum of Optical Illusions will replenish visitors’ albums with vivid and unusual pictures. Everyone will find something especially close to him, because we tried to cover all the most interesting topics for humanity.
The Museum of Optical Illusions opens its doors to spectators of all ages without restrictions and guarantees that it will not be boring!
Opening hours: daily, 11: 00–23: 00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 35A, Nizhny Novgorod

Prison Break

You are dangerous criminals who have been caught and imprisoned. Your accomplices have prepared an escape plan for you and staged riots in the prison. The guard left the room, leaving you in the cell unattended. Unrest in the prison will last no more than an hour. An hour later, the riots will be eliminated, the perpetrators will be punished, and the guard will return to his place. Then you will be captured and spend the rest of your life behind bars. So, you have only one hour and one chance to find objects prepared by accomplices and make an escape!
Opening hours: daily, 11: 00–23: 00
Address: st. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 30A, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Trampoline Center Nevesomost

Trampoline entertainment center Zero Gravity is an excellent option to take a break from everyday duties and properly strain your brain to complete the quest successfully. And this means for a certain time to find a solution in a non-trivial game scenario. Without vivid emotions, you definitely won’t leave!
With us you can also have fun from our hearts on our attractions. Choose your favorite entertainment and get ready to get your portion of adrenaline! At the same time, you really should not worry about security: the technical side of our site is thought out to the smallest detail.
And also we suggest you to plunge into the atmosphere of the show, from which it is difficult to take your eyes off. Someone, and the circus performers will open the door to the holiday world with joy!
In addition to everything, you have the opportunity to develop your children in the classroom at our children’s center, participate in the activities of the cultural center, purchase everything you need in the shopping and entertainment center and visit the trampoline center.
It is advisable to take care in advance about the time of visiting the trampoline entertainment center Zero gravity in the Nizhny Novgorod region so that organizational trifles do not interfere with your vacation. Our administrators will promptly inform you on any request.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10: 00-22: 00; Fri-Sun 10: 00-23: 00
Address: Verkhnepecherskaya st., 7B, Nizhny Novgorod (Olympus shopping center, floor 1)

Mirror Maze PIKABOLO 

A cheerful mirror maze will surprise both children and adults with intricate corridors, infinity, vivid emotions and impressions.
Opening hours: 11.00-23.00
Address: 28 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., Nizhny Novgorod


Do not try to enclose the “Dial” in some kind of framework or give an exact definition of this unique establishment. One thing can be said – it’s great here. Entering here, you will immediately feel at home. This place is perfect for relaxation, work and study – the atmosphere, interior, surroundings and mood perfectly match all this. Here they meet friends and meet new ones, surf the Internet and read books, go to live music concerts and numerous other events that you yourself can initiate. On Fridays and Saturdays, the “Dial” hosts unforgettable movie nights. There is coffee, tea and delicious sweets, and, in addition, you can bring food with you (there is a microwave, toaster, dishes). In a word, “Dial” is a territory of free space that restricts guests to only one thing: smoking and alcohol are prohibited here. It is worth noting that the payment system is also unusual here – only the time you spend here is valuable.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 00:00.
Address: Kovalikhinskaya St., 4A, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 2)


Morpheus is the only and unique quest with closed eyes in Nizhny Novgorod. This is not a new quest room at all, it is something more, perhaps this is a new full-fledged GENRE … You just put on a comfortable blindfold … and become participants in a risky adventure … An hour and a half with your eyes closed … But maybe the darkness will seem darkness only in the first minutes games?
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 16: 00–1:00; Sat, Sun 10: 00–1: 00
Address: Gagarin Avenue, 104, Nizhny Novgorod.

Galaktika Priklyucheniy

Galaxy of Adventures is a children’s entertainment center for children from 6 to 14 years old. Stunning locations with trials for little heroes – this is the maximum immersion in the atmosphere of a real adventure, using modern technology, fantastic design and specially designed and produced attractions. Holidays and team building services are provided.
Opening hours: 10: 00 – 20:30
Address: Sormovskoe highway, d.20 | Shopping center “New Era”, Nizhny Novgorod

Park “Switzerland”

The park’s infrastructure is developing, new sites usually open in early summer, and their quantity and quality are growing every year. The park becomes a place of folk festivals on holidays, events are held here dedicated to the City Day. Amusement rides are located in the central part of the park area near the stop “Medical Street”. This is a 40-meter ferris wheel, a race track, boats, for kids – a train, Cups, carousels, a trampoline, for adults – extreme Lavitsa and MOVE IT.
Also on the territory there is a zoo and restaurants
Hours: daily, around the clock
Address: Ave. Gagarina, 35, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. – June 1.2016. Park Switzerland in the summer. The carousel for small visitors rotates in a circle.
Sormovsky Park

In this park, classes for everyone will find absolutely everything.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9: 00-17: 00
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Sormovsky Park of Culture and Rest

Chkalovskaya Ladder

The Chkalov staircase is an interesting cultural object of Nizhny Novgorod. Beginning with the magnificent figure eight from the monument to Valery Chkalov, she walks down the carpet to the river where the Hero boat stands. The convenient location and unusual shape of the stairs make it one of the main attractions of the city, although it was built not so long ago – in the middle of the 20th century.
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Alexander Garden

Fedorovsky Embankment

Walking along the intricate curves of the slope, then climbing the stairs, then going down the old asphalt, one cannot but experience the aesthetic pleasure of contemplating the views of the city that open from the high bank of the Volga. This is the embankment of Fedorovsky, one of the wonderful walking areas of Nizhny Novgorod.
Address: Fedorovsky Embankment, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Architectural Monument Main Fair House

The main fair house is the little that has been preserved from the once huge and noisy Nizhny Novgorod fair. A few years ago, modern pavilions stood in front of its facade, against which the scope and richness of the decoration of this magnificent building were lost. Numerous shops inside hid the interiors of the passage. On November 4, 2017, after restoration, the Main House of the Nizhny Novgorod Fair appeared in an updated form. A multimedia park “Russia – My History” has opened within its walls.
Address: Sovnarkomovskaya St., 13, Nizhny Novgorod

House of Peter I

The oldest monument of urban civil architecture was erected in the XVII century. There is a historical legend that it was here that Tsar Peter I stopped when he first visited the city on the Volga. Thanks to the two-story white-stone house, we can understand how the rich merchant housing in Nizhny Novgorod Posad looked like.
Address: Pochainskaya St., 27, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State Bank

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State Bank is one of the few buildings in the country that have never changed their functions and architectural appearance. The construction combines the features of Romanesque architecture and Russian architecture of the 17th century, thereby expressing the idea of the greatness of Imperial Russia, its inviolability and fidelity to patriarchal traditions.
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 26, Nizhny Novgorod

Khokhloma Painting

An amazing atmosphere of creativity will give the production itself. You can personally witness the “birth” of Khokhloma products, the stages of its manufacture. Live to see how the hands of artists work, to smell the wood and colors, to feel the magical effect of bygone eras and generations inherited by the masters and be amazed at new, modern works.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00-17: 00, break 12: 00-13: 00
Address: st. Chkalova, 18, Semenov

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street

If you are in Nizhny Novgorod, then a must-see item on the program should be a walk along Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street, Pokrovka Street, where magnificent buildings have been preserved. The pedestrian street, there are many interesting buildings, sculptures, cozy cafes, boutiques. A Muscovite unwittingly compares Pokrovka to Arbat, and an American, possibly, to Broadway.
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, Nizhny Novgorod

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

The area with which tourist acquaintance with Nizhny Novgorod usually begins is called Minin and Pozharsky Square. This area has a very peculiar curved shape, which was obtained as a result of combining several areas. Its total length is more than 500 meters from the Dmitrievskaya Tower of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin to its St. George Tower.
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Minin and Pozharsky Square

Unity Square

National Unity Square is located immediately upon leaving the Kremlin through the Ivanovo Tower. This square is a landmark not only of the city, but one can say that of the whole of Russia.
Its two main objects are interconnected by one event, namely the deliverance of our country from the Polish invaders in the Time of Troubles, more precisely in 1612.
At the beginning of the 17th century, most of the Russian cities, including Moscow, were occupied by foreigners. Residents of Nizhny Novgorod, not captured by the Poles, led the liberation struggle, and they were inspired by the call of the Zemstvo elder K. Minin, which sounded here. The Square of People’s Unity Skoba (the former name of the square) began to be called only in December 2005. And in the distant 16th century, this Posad Square was called the Lower Market (Posad). By the way, the market existed here almost until the 20th century. Posad markets were usually organized at the entrance gates of the city. In Nizhny Novgorod there were two such markets. at the Ivanovo Gate – Lower Posadsky, and at the Dmitrievsky Gate – Verkhnyaya Posadsky.
Address: National Unity Square, Nizhny Novgorod.

Monument to Valery Chkalov

The monument to the famous pilot Valery Chkalov is considered the second most popular attraction in Nizhny Novgorod after the Kremlin. Wedding processions come here, appoint dates here, and tourists consider it a matter of honor to take a picture next to him and take a walk along the huge Chkalov stairs. Valery Petrovich Chkalov – Soviet test pilot, participant in an unprecedented flight through the North Pole. As a teenager, he first saw a plane and “fell ill” with the sky. At the age of 15, the boy went to the front of the First World War as a student of an aircraft assembly fitter. In 1936, he and his comrades made the first direct flight in history, almost 10 thousand km — from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, for which he received the Lenin Prize, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and Stalin’s personal thanks.
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Minin and Pozharsky Square

Shukhov Tower on the Oka River

The Shuhovskaya tower on the Oka is the world’s only hyperboloid multi-section transmission line support made in the form of a carrying mesh shell. Height is 128 m. It is located about 12 km from the city of Dzerzhinsk on the left bank of the Oka River, behind the village of Dachny. This is one of two surviving high-rise multi-section hyperboloid structures in Russia by engineer V. G. Shukhov, and the second is the Shukhov Tower on Shabolovka in Moscow. The Shukhov Tower on the Oka was built seven years after the tower on Shabolovka, and is recognized by Western experts as more perfect and worthy of being included in the World Heritage List.
Address: st. KIM 86, Nizhny Novgorod


Climate and ecology of Nizhny Novgorod

The climate in Nizhny Novgorod is not much different from the capital: the same cold snowy winter, a couple of weeks of hot summer. The first snow usually pleases Nizhny Novgorod in October, but this white cover melts almost immediately, the negative temperature is established in late October – early November and lasts until late March-early April.