Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
An austere fortress laid down in the late 14th century, designed to protect the town from the Tatar raids. The impenetrable stronghold of 13 towers sits properly on the hills overlooking the confluence of two rivers. Nowadays, as threats to be seized have become history, the location hosts mayor’s and governor’s residencies, and other important administrative buildings; however, the authentic feeling of ancient times is still in the air. At the moment, four towers are open for visitors: Dmitrievskaya, Nikolskaya, Ivanovskaya, and Zachatskaya ones. Once you are inside the walls of the stronghold, you are free to walk along and imagine what it was like to be a defender of the city about five centuries ago.
Be sure to see
riverscapes and cityscapes viewed from the gun slits of the Kremlin, a sightseeing platform between the Belaya and Ivanovskaya Towers.
Who can I meet
ancient history lovers.