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In One Day in Nashville

The day begins with a crash course in music, starting at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where optional add-ons include Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print, one of America’s oldest letterpress shops. All three of these attractions begin in the same building. After that, stroll around downtown and stop in at places that pique your interest before grabbing dinner in historic Germantown and hitting Broadway. Note: This itinerary is long and is meant to be a starting point for building your day, so take what you like and leave the rest (though it can be completed in 1 day if you’re long on time and energy). Also note that this itinerary doesn’t require a car, so any part of it can be treated as a walking tour. Start:Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

1. Pinewood Social 

Fuel up before starting your day at this full-service social club, coffee shop, restaurant, and bowling alley on the south side of downtown on the river.  

Head west on Rolling Mill Hill Greenway. Turn right to stay on Rolling Mill Hill Greenway. Turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd. and walk half a mile. Turn right onto 5th Ave. S.

2. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Start your day at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHoF) in the heart of downtown. The 350,000-square-foot space is full of multimedia exhibits, over-the-top costumes, and musical history; seeing this first will help you get your bearings for later exploration and beat the crowds. 

3. Historic RCA Studio B 

An essential part of developing “The Nashville Sound” in the 1960s, this simple studio offers 1-hour tours that provide an immersive way to step back in time with music by Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley. The studio is on Music Row, but tours depart only from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  

4. Bajo Sexto

Depending upon how much time you spend at the CMHoF, you may be hungry. If so, this Mexican restaurant in the building you’re already in is surprisingly delicious for being attached to a tourist attraction. But if you can, hold out for the other lunch suggestions below. 


5. Hatch Show Print 

Get lost in the nostalgic aura of this longtime print shop, where posters of concerts by virtually all of music’s greatest stars were created. 

Head southeast on 5th Ave. S. toward Korean Veterans Blvd.

To get to Arnold’s, turn right onto Korean Veterans Blvd. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto 8th Ave. S.

To get to Martin’s Bar-B-Que, turn left onto Korean Veterans Blvd. and then right onto 4th Ave. S.

Eat Lunch at a Nashville Institution

6a. Arnold’s Country Kitchen

When chefs are asked where they’d eat if they could only have one meal in Nashville, most pick this soul food landmark, a hands-down favorite for meat-and-three. 


6b. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Martin’s is no sloppy second to Arnold’s; it is truly a pork-laden playground, full of grub and games. However Arnold’s is only open weekdays, so if you can’t make it there for collards and cornbread, Martin’s should be your next go-to. 

From Arnold’s, head north on 8th Ave. S. toward Gleaves St. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Korean Veterans Blvd. Turn left onto 4th Ave. S. and then turn right.

From Martin’s Bar-B-Que, head northwest on 4th Ave. S. toward Korean Veterans Blvd. and turn right.

7. Schermerhorn Symphony Center

You don’t even have to go inside to get a sense of the incredible architectural details of this building. If you do want to, however, they offer free, hour-long tours Mondays and Saturdays at 1pm. 

Below are two possible stops on your way to the walking bridge; breeze past them if you’re on a short timeline. 

To go directly to the bridge, head northeast and turn right onto 3rd Ave. S. Turn left at Symphony Place and continue onto John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

To get to the Johnny Cash Museum, head northeast toward 3rd Ave. S. from the Symphony Center and turn left onto 3rd Ave. S. The Goo Goo Shop is directly across the street. 

8. Johnny Cash Museum 

If you’re going to see one country star’s museum, I think the George Jones (below) is more entertaining than this one, but some fans simply must pay tribute to the Man in Black, and this is your chance. Definitely buy tickets online in advance and don’t skip Patsy Cline’s museum upstairs. 

9. Goo Goo Shop 

If you’re already burned out on music history, stop into the Goo Goo Shop for something sweet. You can even take a class where you make your own treat to take home. 

Head southeast on 3rd Ave. S. toward Symphony Place. Turn left at Symphony Place. Continue onto John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. 

10. John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge 

This bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998, largely due to its unique truss design. Walk over it for a unique perspective on Nashville and an incredible skyline view. 

At the end of the bridge, turn right onto S. 1st St. The park will be underneath the Korean Veterans Bridge.  

11. Cumberland Park 

New in 2012, Cumberland Park is great for a stroll, and for getting photos with the full skyline in the background, but the real draw is for kids. The park has an innovative play space which includes a climbing wall, splash areas, and walking trails. 

Head northwest on S. 1st St. toward the bridge and walk back across. Turn right onto 3rd Ave. S. and left onto Broadway.

12. Broadway 

Walk down Nashville’s most famous drag, and stop in for a drink or a dance on the way to the Ryman. 

Head southwest on Broadway toward 2nd Ave. S. Turn right onto 4th Ave. N. The Ryman will be on your left.

13. Ryman Auditorium 

This sacred concert hall was a magnet for country music stars back in the 1940s and 1950s, and it remains a favorite venue today for musicians of all stripes. Take a tour and, if at all possible, come see a show here one night. 

Head northeast and turn left on 4th Ave. N. Turn left onto 4th Ave. N. Turn right onto Church St.

14. Printers Alley 

For more than a century, this alley has been home to nightclubs, saloons, and restaurants. Stroll down it and stop into the places that pique your interest. 

And again here, you have options:

To get to the George Jones, head northeast on Church St. toward 3rd Ave. N. and turn right onto 2nd Ave. N.

To get to one of the rooftops, head southwest on Church St. toward 4th Ave. N. Both hotels are on that street.

15. The George Jones 

Grab a drink and walk through this quirky museum that pays tribute to The Possum, or grab a seat on the patio to catch some live music.  

16. Watch the Sunset from a Rooftop 

If George Jones doesn’t hold any appeal, take this opportunity to check out one of the city’s excellent rooftops. Right off Printers Alley you’ll find two hotel rooftops: Rare Bird above Noelle and the rooftop at the Bobby Hotel. 

Note: This is the only place in this itinerary where it would possibly be easier to jump in a car or hop on a scooter or bike, though it is absolutely walkable in about 20 minutes. To walk from Printers Alley to City House, head northwest on Printers Alley toward Bank Alley, turn right onto Union St. and turn left onto 3rd Ave. N. Walk 0.7 miles and then turn left onto Jefferson St. Turn right onto 4th Ave. N. 

17. Dinner in Germantown 

Grab dinner at one of Nashville’s best restaurants: City House  or Rolf and Daughters, both of which are in Germantown.  

18. Black Rabbit 

If you don’t want to make the journey to Germantown, there are plenty of excellent options right in the heart of downtown, including Black Rabbit, a speakeasy-style restaurant and bar known for craft cocktails, housemade charcuterie, and on some nights, cabaret.

19. Lower Broadway

After a bite to eat, walk or ride back to Broadway and browse the bars and colorful nightlife now that things have really gotten started. Check out live music at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Wildhorse Saloon or, my favorite, Robert’s Western World. See chapter 7, “Nashville Nightlife” to read more about all of them. 


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One Day in Nice Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

Nice is one of the most popular cities on the French Riviera, for a good reason! It has everything you could possibly need for a laid-back vacation: a charming city center with cute little streets to get lost in, amazing food, great views, and beautiful beaches to relax at.

If you’re looking for the best cities to visit in France, you definitely need to put Nice on your list!

Although there are many things to do in Nice, the good news is that you can visit most of the places in a short time. Are you planning to spend only one day in Nice? Don’t worry, if you follow this Nice itinerary you will be able to see the best of the city in only 24 hours!

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Useful Info for Spending One Day in Nice

How much time do you need to spend in Nice

While Nice is a pretty big city (it’s the 5th biggest one in France), you can easily visit the highlights in just one day. In this 1 day in Nice itinerary, I will show you how!

However, if you have more time and you love spending time on the beach, doing shopping and enjoying the nightlife, you can easily spend 2-3 days in Nice as well without getting bored.

If you’re planning to visit more places as part of a French Riviera road trip and you don’t want to stay only one night at each location, Nice can be a really good base for discovering the area.

You can find some of the most amazing cities and cutest small towns in France within a short drive from Nice like Menton, Monaco, Cannes, or Marseille. If you need some more ideas, here’s an amazing list of the best day trips from Nice!

Best time to visit Nice

Located in the French Riviera, Nice enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate all year round which makes it a perfect destination at each season.

The city has over 300 sunny days a year and winters on the Cote d’Azur are usually sunny and crisp, with little to no crowds. In case you are looking for some warm winter destinations in Europe, you can’t go wrong with Nice!

The shoulder season (from mid-April to mid-May and September-October) is definitely the best time to visit Nice when you can already enjoy the warm temperature without the crowds. If you’re looking to save some money on your trip, shoulder season is a good choice for you as well, since the price of the hotels is usually lower.

If you’re a beach type of person and you can bear the crowds, summer can also be a good choice for you. The sea is the warmest in August when the sea temperature is around 24°C (75°F), so it’s the perfect time for swimming or relaxing at the beach.

How to get around Nice

The highlights of the city are pretty close to each other so you can easily complete your one day in Nice itinerary on foot.

If you want to save some time or you don’t feel like walking, you can use one of the tram or bus lines in the city as well. The main attractions are well connected by public transportation, a one-way ticket costs €1.50 and you can buy your ticket from the ticket booth in the bus/tram stops.

Ride-hailing services like Uber and taxis are also available everywhere in the city. Uber is generally cheaper, so it’s more popular among tourists. Even if you arrive with your own car, I recommend leaving it in a secure parking lot while exploring Nice. The traffic is quite heavy during the day and it’s almost impossible to find any parking spots.

Where to stay in Nice

You can find every type of accommodation in Nice, starting from budget hostels, apartments, mid-range hotels to luxury stays. Since you’re gonna be staying in the heart of the French Riviera, be prepared for inflated hotel prices, especially in the summer.

Since you’re gonna be spending only one day in Nice, I recommend staying close to the city center to save some time on commuting. You can check all the available hotels in Nice here, or if you’re not in the mood for searching on your own, check out my recommendations below!

Do you prefer staying in Airbnbs rather than hotels on your travels? Then you need to check out my article about the best Airbnbs in Nice!

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LUXURY – Hotel Le Negresco

The famous Hotel Negresco, dating from the beginning of the 20th century, overlooks the beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. From Louis XIII style to modern art, 5 centuries of history are exhibited throughout the hotel. Free Wifi access is provided and there is an on-site fitness center.

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Featuring a seasonal rooftop swimming pool, sauna, and terrace, NH Nice is a hotel located a 10-minute walk from Nice’s Old Town and the Port. It offers free WiFi and is next to Nice Acropolis. Rooms at NH Nice are contemporary in style and offer a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar.

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BUDGET – easyHotel Nice Palais des Congrès – Old Town

EasyHotel Nice Palais des Congrès – Old Town is a budget hotel located beside the Acropolis Palais des Congrès. Featuring parquet flooring, the air-conditioned rooms all have free WiFi, an LCD TV, and a desk. The private bathrooms include free toiletries.

Overview of Your One Day in Nice Itinerary

I put together a custom map for your one day in Nice, containing all the best spots you need to visit in the city. You can easily open it up on your phone by clicking on the bracket in the upper right corner so you can always have it with you. Read along to know more about these places below!

How to Spend One Day in Nice

1. Climb up to Castle Hill

Start your one day in Nice by soaking up the views from Castle Hill! Castle Hill – otherwise known as Colline de Chateau – is a 92 meters high hill overlooking the bay of Nice. Don’t be fooled by the name, there is no castle on the hill in reality, but in exchange, you will find the best viewpoint in Nice on top of the hill.

If you’re coming in your own car (which I generally wouldn’t recommend in Nice) you can go up to the hill by car and park on the top, so you only need to climb a few steps. Otherwise, you climb up on the staircase starting from Promenade des Anglais or use the lift which is located by the foot of the staircase.

On the top, you can find an artificial waterfall, the ruins of a cathedral, and several viewpoints. The best one is located above the waterfall, from where you can get an amazing panoramic view over the Old Town and the coastline.

Although you can visit Castle Hill basically any time of the day, I recommend going there first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds and the scorching heat. If you’re planning to take the stairs, it’s even more important to go early!

2. Get lost in the Old Town

After you had enough of the views (impossible, I know!), climb down from the hill and continue your sightseeing in the Old Town of Nice. It’s pretty close to Castle Hill so you can easily walk there.

The first thing you will encounter on your way to the Old Town from Castle Hill is the Cours Saleya Market. This is the most famous street market in Nice and it’s open every day from 9 am to 1 pm, except Mondays. If you haven’t had breakfast yet, it’s a great place to grab some local specialties!

After you visited the market, the best thing you can do is get lost in the narrow, cobblestone streets. The Old Town of Nice totally feels like a maze and you will come across many colorful houses, cute little shops, talented local artists, and amazing cafes and restaurants on your way.

3. Visit Place Garibaldi

Place Garibaldi (Garibaldi Square) is one of the most beautiful squares in Nice. It’s located at the northern end of the Old Town, it takes around 10 minutes to reach it from the Cours Saleya Market on foot.

The facade of the yellow buildings surrounding the square is absolutely beautiful and you can also find a fountain with a monument of Giuseppe Garibaldi in the middle of the square. There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from, one of the most famous restaurants in the square is Cafe de Turin.

4. Admire the architecture at Place Massena

The next square on your one day in Nice itinerary is Place Massena. From Place Garibaldi, it takes around 12 minutes to reach the square on foot but if you feel tired, you can also take the L1 tram line.

Place Massena is the largest and most iconic square in Nice. The beautiful, Pompeian red-colored buildings with their elegant arches will surely take your breath away, not to mention the black and white tiles on the ground!

It’s a perfect place for some people watching, shopping, or grabbing a bite at one of the cafes and restaurants nestled under the archways.

5. See the iconic white-blue striped parasols at Ruhl Plage

If you’ve already seen some photo inspiration for Nice, I’m sure you’ve seen the iconic blue and white striped parasols on the beach. If you want to experience them in person, head over to Ruhl Plage!

Beaches are one of the many perks of Nice and you will find plenty of private and public beaches along the shore. While public beaches are free to access, you will have to pay for a sun lounger at the private beaches to be able to enjoy their facilities.

If you have only one day in Nice, it wouldn’t make too much sense to pay a full day price for a sun lounger since you will not be able to enjoy it all day long (if you want to visit the other places on this Nice itinerary).

For instance, at Ruhl Plage, you need to pay €30 for a sun lounger with an umbrella which is ok if you’re spending all day there, but it’s definitely a no-go just for a few hours.

Based on this I would say that if you want to take a quick dip in the sea, go for one of the public beaches.

However, if you want to experience this amazing place and maybe took some photos for Instagram, there’s a solution for that too! Since you can find a restaurant at Ruhl Plage as well, you can just simply pop in for an afternoon coffee, a cocktail, or a light lunch.

As you can expect almost anywhere on the French Riviera, foods and drinks are quite pricy at Ruhl Plage as well. But on the bright side, they are absolutely delicious! During my time in Nice, I’ve been there twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch and I enjoyed it a lot both times.

6. Walk along the Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade des Anglais is one of the most iconic places in Nice, therefore, you simply can’t miss it! It’s a 7 km long promenade stretching all the way from the airport to Castle Hill.

It’s really popular among locals and tourists alike, so you will find many people on the promenade every day, especially on the weekends.

Promenade des Anglais provides a magnificent view of the azure blue sea and strolling along the huge palm trees is definitely one of the best things to do in Nice. You will find many luxurious hotels, fancy restaurants, and cafes along the promenade as well.

If you want to follow this one day in Nice itinerary, I recommend starting from Ruhl Plage and walking along the promenade until you reach Boulevard Gambetta on your right, then continue on that road to reach the next attraction on this itinerary, the St. Nicholas Cathedral.

View of Promenade des Anglais from Castle Hill

7. Visit the beautiful St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

The St. Nicolas Cathedral is often referred to as one of the most important orthodox buildings outside of the Russian Federation. Arriving to the church immediately makes you wonder whether you are still in Nice or you just stepped into Moscow or St. Petersburg!

It’s located in the suburbs of Nice, therefore, it’s quite a long walk to get there – it takes around 25-30 minutes to reach it from Ruhl Plage on foot. But believe me, it’s so worth it! Alternatively, you can take a taxi or an Uber to save some time.

The church is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day and you can even go inside to look around. Since it’s a religious site, you need to cover both your knees and shoulders to be able to enter.

Sadly you are not allowed to take pictures inside but make sure to snap some amazing photos from the outside!

8. Head back to Old Town for dinner and nightlife

To end your one day in Nice, I recommend heading back to the Old Town to grab some dinner and enjoy the famous nightlife. The vibe of the city is completely different at night and even if you’re not a party person, it’s worth taking a stroll in the cute little streets again.

Wayne’s Bar is one of the most famous places in the Old Town where you can find live music almost every night, but you can also opt for a fun bar crawl as well. Whatever you choose, just make sure to sit back and relax a bit, you totally deserve it after the busy day you just had!

Final Thoughts

Nice is one of the best places to visit on the French Riviera and even if you have only one day in Nice, it’s still possible to see the best of the city. I hope you liked this Nice itinerary and it will help you enjoy the city to the fullest, even if you only have a short time for it.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Have you ever been to Nice or is it still on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo, Kriszti

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    Every July 15th, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew do their best to meet. This tradition was born after a chance night together, when young graduates of the University of Edinburgh realized that although they did not suit each other, friendly relations would suit both of them. Who would have thought that the common phrase “let’s remain friends”, which usually means nothing, will turn into more than twenty years of affection, which is “stronger than passion, more than love.” The life paths of the heroes constantly intersect, the ups and downs of one run in parallel with the failures and successes of the other. How long will it take them to figure out where to look for true happiness?

    Before the American melodrama One Day, Jim Sturges already had bright roles in the films Heartless and 21, and Anne Hathaway in Jane Austen and Bride Wars. The collaboration turned into a great acting duet, thanks to which the romantic story that we offer to watch online in the film One Day has acquired a deep philosophical sound.

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    Emma has always liked the tall, handsome Dexter. But the guy did not pay attention to people like her, inconspicuous crammers. And only on the day of graduation from the university, being in a state of intoxication, young people found themselves in the same bed. But nothing happened! Emma turned out to be so shy that Dexter suggested that they just stay friends and meet every year on the day they met. After graduation, each took up his career, traveling around the world. But they always remembered July 15 and at any cost found ways to spend it together.

    Ambitious guy took up a talk show, becoming a well-known host of a youth program. Money, fame, girls – he was always not enough! Added to this was the problem of alcohol. After starting to drink heavily, Dexter quickly crashed out of the show, finding a temporary job as a cook at a classmate’s restaurant. Life went on, and the quick-witted youngster was promoted to administrator. By that time, he was not only abusing alcohol, but also addicted to cocaine…

    Emma, ​​on the other hand, could not find herself for a very long time. Writing talent did not bring income, and the girl was forced to work as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant. Soon she took up teaching, but continued to write books, not losing hope for a better future. In a state of intoxication, Dexter inadvertently reproached Emma for mediocrity, saying: “Whoever knows how, he does, whoever does not know how, he teaches,” hinting that he has already achieved everything, and the girl remains somewhere on the sidelines of life.

    But, as time has shown, everything happened exactly the opposite. Having quickly squandered the money he earned, the guy sank to the level of a deep drunkard. And Emma finally achieved fame by becoming a writer. Despite the difficult relationship, the young people loved each other very much and as a result got married.

    The film shows how important it is in life to make decisions at the right time. And always feel with your heart.

    July 22, 2018


    To tears) A chic film that makes you think about how quickly time flies, how important it is to find a loved one and how you can quickly lose him. How consciousness changes over time and the environment, I advise everyone to watch.

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    For me, this is the most romantic and saddest story in cinema. Yes, even stronger than the Titanic) I watched it 5 years ago and now. Now it evokes even more emotions.

    March 21, 2018


    Amazing film, to tears. In my life it was like only a turnover. For 7 years we fooled around and walked around the city, supported each other. And as soon as we decided to be together, everything collapsed. I miss the time when we were just friends.

    July 24, 2018


    True love has to grow. I agree – great movie.

    August 31, 2015


    Great movie!

    September 30, 2018


    amazing film….you immerse yourself in it and experience the same feelings as the actors…as if all this is happening to you……

    21 May 2015


    Great movie…

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    Great movie!!!

    September 26, 2018


    I really liked the movie. The ending was unexpected, not romantic vanilla, which is for the best. The theme of losing a loved one is close to me, so I could not hold back my tears. I liked the actors, although initially I thought that they were not a folding couple. The duet worked out very well.

    October 8, 2017


    Wonderful movie! For a long time I haven’t watched such a story that touches something inside the soul, genuinely. Now the impression from the cinema is somehow superficial, maybe even produces adrenaline, but does not touch the soul. And the ending is instructive, do not miss the time to be happy. The rest is dust!

    January 30, 2018


    We lived one day of a lifetime

    86400 seconds… A lot, isn’t it? 1440 minutes… Impressive. 24 hours… Quite enough. A day… What about this?

    Imagine just one day that can change your life. One person, after meeting with whom you finally realize the importance of the words: “Whatever

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    The film left a deep impression on the soul

    I really liked the movie. The ending was unexpected, not romantic vanilla, which is for the best.

    The theme of losing a loved one is close to me, so I could not hold back my tears. The feelings of the protagonist are very accurately portrayed.
    I liked the actors, although the original

    October 8, 2017

  • The film is based on the novel One Day by David Nicholls (One Day, 2009).
  • Anne Hathaway secretly received the script because director Lone Scherfig did not consider American actresses for the role of Emma. After reading, Hathaway immediately flew to London for a meeting with Scherfig, which she described as “the worst meeting in my life, because I was extremely slurred.” She tried to convince the director to give her the role, after which she left Scherfig a list of songs that she felt most accurately conveyed the character’s character. It was this list that secured her the role.
  • While in Scotland, Anne Hathaway showed her butt to Jim Sturgess to set the mood for the nude bathing scene. She did it in such a position to avoid filming by the film crew, however, she did not expect the presence of several local residents who filmed what was happening on mobile phones. However, these footage was never posted on the Internet, for which Hathaway thanked the locals.
  • The scene in which Dex and Emm go skinny dipping is the only scene in which Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess are not wearing wigs.
  • Anne Hathaway chose Jim Sturgess to play Dexter Mayhew.
  • It was raining during the filming of the scene in which Dex and Emma are relaxing on a French beach. So the actors had to film under a tarp.
  • Dexter’s father mentions that they will be showing Silent Witness (1996) on TV. Ken Stott, who plays Dexter’s father, was in this series.
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    Nizhny Novgorod stands at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka. There are many observation platforms: the city seems to be admiring itself all the time.

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    I remember Nizhny Novgorod with endless panoramic views of both rivers and colorful contrasting architecture. There, buildings of the 12th-17th centuries are interspersed with Soviet houses, wooden huts and new buildings.

    I looked around Nizhny Novgorod from both banks of the Oka. The river divides it into two parts: Zarechnaya and Nagornaya. There are more attractions on Nagornaya, but the best view of the Kremlin opens from the opposite bank.

    My 9 km route. It runs from the Main Fair House and ends at the cable car across the Volga. In one day you will have time to cross two great Russian rivers: one on foot, the other by air. On the way you will see Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street and many old houses on it, the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, the Chkalov Stairs, the Upper Volga Embankment. I advise you to save the route in your account on Tripadvisor.

    Google writes that everything will take a little over two hours. But taking into account photo stops and lunch, I would lay at least four hours, and eight is better

    What you will see

    • Main fair house
    • Observation deck on Gremyachaya Gora
    • Olisov Chambers
    • Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street kremlin
    • Museums of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Arsenal
    • Chkalov Stairs
    • Verkhne-Volzhskaya Embankment
    • Cableway

    How to get to Nizhny Novgorod

    By plane. A direct flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod lasts just over an hour. This route is operated by S7 Airlines and Aeroflot.

    The flight from St. Petersburg takes almost two hours. Aeroflot has direct flights to Nizhny Novgorod.


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    By train. Travelers from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod take 5.5 hours by train or 3.5-4 hours by Lastochka. Tickets for reserved seat cars and compartments cost from 1300 R, seats in Lastochka from 900 R. The journey from Petersburg takes 11-22 hours, fares in a reserved seat car start from 2200 R, and in a compartment – from 2400 R.

    Train timetable to Nizhny Novgorod:
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    By car. Between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod 430 kilometers, the journey takes 6.5 hours. From St. Petersburg, you need to overcome 1130 kilometers – this is about 13 hours of travel.

    How to get to the start of the route from the airport and train station. Chkalov Airport is located 18 km from the center. On public transport, you will have to go with a transfer to the start of the route. First, take bus number 56 to any metro station, for example, to Kirovskaya. From there, take the metro to Moskovskaya station and Moskovsky railway station. A taxi ride from the airport costs from 300 RUR.

    From Moskovsky railway station, where trains from the capital of Russia arrive, you can walk to the beginning of the route in 20 minutes or take buses and minibuses, for example, No. 3, 43, 71, 90. The fare costs 35 R, when paying with a transport or bank card — 30 ​​R.

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    bus fare in Nizhny Novgorod

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    Main fair house. In Nizhny, I heard the historical saying several times that Moscow is the heart of Russia, St. Petersburg is its head, and Nizhny Novgorod is a pocket. In the 19th century, the Fair House was considered such a “pocket”. Since 1817, the largest fair in Russia has been held there, where merchants traded with China and Persia.

    The fair house is painted in a dark yellow color that I associate with gold coins. Against the background of neighboring gray buildings, it looks like an illusion from another time.

    Now the Fair House hosts forums, festivals, art exhibitions and sales. In September 2022, every weekend they sold cheeses and gingerbread, decor items and souvenirs made of birch bark, wood, and textiles. Children were entertained by animators. The cost of tickets depends on the specific event. For example, admission to an art exhibition will cost 350 R for an adult.

    The area where the Fair House is located is called Strelka – this is the confluence of the Oka and the Volga. If in Yaroslavl Strelka is the center of tourist life and a popular place for walking, then in Nizhny the most interesting monuments and beautiful streets are located on the opposite bank. You can reach them in 20 minutes along the Kanavinsky bridge.


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    True, Strelka was improved in 2022. A pre-revolutionary filtration station was restored in the public space, replicas of the Shukhov tower and small viewing platforms along the embankment were installed.

    Warehouses were also equipped on Strelka — openwork metal structures, the same as in the central pavilion of the All-Russian Industrial Exhibition of 1896. Exhibitions, concerts and other events are held inside. For example, in February and March 2023, tickets for a piano concert cost from 500 R.

    Observation deck next to the Fedorovsky embankment. There are many observation platforms in Nizhny. This one, near the Azimut Hotel, is one of the most popular. There I saw many tour guides with tourists and five weddings. A staircase leads from the bridge and the river to the observation deck.

    From the site you can see the opposite bank of the Oka and the place where it flows into the Volga. From there, you can see the entire Zarechnaya part from afar with sights: the Strelka, the cathedral and the stadium built for the 2018 World Cup.


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    Further along the bridge across the ravine, you can go to the Fedorovsky Embankment, another popular place with great views. Nizhny Novgorod people say that there are very beautiful sunsets.

    Olisov Chambers. On the site for Nizhny Novgorod residents they write that there are only 16 old Russian white-stone chambers left in Russia. Three of them are located in Nizhny Novgorod. One of the most famous are Olisov’s chambers. I only looked at them from the outside. In 2021, a user on Tripadvisor wrote that for 50 R you can climb a narrow 17th-century staircase and see several rooms, including the bedroom of the merchant Olisov.

    The chambers stand next to the Assumption Church – this is a modest but beautiful architectural ensemble. A memorial plaque to the inventor Kulibin is installed nearby. His house once stood here, but it burned down.

    The monuments are located in Ilyinskaya Sloboda, an old district of the city. There are many historical sights, but the local streets are poorly landscaped, so they are not very popular among tourists.

    Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street is the central historical and promenade street of Nizhny Novgorod. She is beautiful, wide and long. The street starts from Gorky Square and almost runs into the Kremlin. There are many historical buildings and monuments on it: former merchant houses, Upper Posad Chambers of Commerce, former tenement and trading houses, the Nizhny Novgorod Drama Theater.

    One of the most memorable buildings is the State Bank. It looks like a hybrid of a castle and a gingerbread house: impregnable walls, loophole windows and ornate stucco.

    The interiors are said to be even more impressive. But it is difficult to get there: the State Bank has the reputation of one of the most closed facilities. In 2023, two excursions will be held in the building: “History of Russian Money” for students in grades 5-9 and “Bank Tower” for grades 9-11 and adults. The first one takes place on Thursdays at 15:00, the second – on Thursdays at 14:00. The tour can only be accessed by prior appointment. Entrance is free, you need to have your passport with you.

    Virtual exhibitions of the State Bank

    The walls and ceilings of the State Bank’s premises are decorated with old paintings with historical and mythological scenes. Emperor Nicholas II Bashenka came to the opening of the bank in 1913 with a clock at the State Bank

    There is a museum of the history of art crafts on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya – I advise you to go there. The Nizhny Novgorod region is the birthplace of folk arts, such as Khokhloma, Gorodets and Polkhov-Maidan painting. The local craftsmen were engaged in carving wood, stone and bone, painting nesting dolls, jewelry filigree, lace and pottery. In total, the museum has 4,000 exhibits. It seems that there is everything that can be made from wood, thread, stone and metal. Entrance to the museum costs 100 R. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00.

    There is a shop attached to the museum. Prices for souvenirs in 2019 range from 180 R for a birch bark lighter case to 70,000 R for a filigree silver samovar.

    The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is the city’s most famous landmark. 13 stone towers and the walls of the Kremlin have stood here since the 16th century, and the first wooden Kremlin appeared on this site as early as 1221. This is suggested by the numbers engraved on the paving slab. There is a circular tour along the Kremlin wall. This is the only route in Russia where guests bypass all the walls and enter all the towers. The ticket costs 500 R and is valid for three days. In winter, this route is closed, instead they offer a walk from Dmitrievskaya to the Clock Tower and in the opposite direction with a visit to the Nikolskaya and Taynitskaya towers. The tour takes place without a guide, the ticket costs 250 R.

    500 R

    worth a circular tour of the wall of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

    The territory of the Kremlin is 22 hectares, which is about ten Red Squares. Admission is free, and you can walk there for a long time. In September, I saw people with blankets on the lawns under the apple trees.

    Now there are museums inside the Kremlin, which I will talk about later. The state authorities also sit there: the city administration, the legislative assembly and the arbitration court.

    Not far from the entrance is a large exhibition of military equipment. This is the memorial “Gorky to the front.” There is a T-34 tank, a Katyusha, a submarine cabin, cannons, armored personnel carriers. This is the equipment that was produced at the Gorky factories during the Great Patriotic War. Closer to the Volga there is also the Eternal Flame memorial.

    Museums of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Arsenal. Two towers house permanent historical exhibitions. In Nikolskaya you can learn the history of the city in the 13th-15th centuries, in Ivanovskaya you can listen to a tour about the events of the Time of Troubles and the Nizhny Novgorod militia of 1612. The museum in the Ivanovskaya Tower is equipped for guests with disabilities. Entrance to it costs 100 R. A tour of the exhibition in the Ivanovskaya Tower will cost 300 R for a group of up to four people.

    250 Р

    there is a single ticket for visiting the Dmitrievskaya, Ivanovskaya and Nikolskaya towers

    Temporary exhibitions are held in the Dmitrievskaya and Zachatskaya towers. For example, in Zachatskaya in 2023, an exposition of architraves from different parts of the Nizhny Novgorod region was opened. A single ticket to the Dmitrievskaya, Nikolskaya and Ivanovskaya towers costs 250 RUR.

    If you love art, take a look at the art museum. The permanent exhibitions include a collection of artistic silver and an exhibition of Russian art: ancient Russian icon painting, paintings by Bryullov, Aivazovsky, Repin, Kustodiev, Goncharova and other artists. Entrance costs 300 R.

    The Arsenal Contemporary Art Center is also located in the Kremlin. Locals believe that he is one of the best in Russia. In concept, it resembles the Garage Moscow Center for Contemporary Art. They present projects by young artists and works from the collections of the Moscow Pushkin Museum: the Nizhny Novgorod Arsenal is its branch.

    Sometimes European cinema is shown at Arsenal, art mediations, literary readings and concerts are held. In the summer of 2022, an inclusive film festival was held here, children and adults created animation at the Cartoon Factory, listened to lectures on art. Entrance to exhibitions and other events costs from 200 R. Admission to some events is free: for example, in August 2022, guests got to the Easy video installation for free. She depicted what surrounded the ancient man: a cave, sparks from a fire, a starry sky.

    The Arsenal also has a media library with many books and magazines about art and culture, photo albums from the collections of foreign museums of contemporary art. You can come there and read publications of interest to you on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 12:00 to 17:00.

    The Chkalov staircase with 560 steps is called one of the longest in Russia. It connects the lower and upper parts of the Volga embankment.

    At the very bottom is the river station where cruise ships arrive. They are named after Russian artists and writers, such as Vasily Surikov and Leo Tolstoy.

    I found an idyllic day at the Chkalovskaya Stairs: grandfather, an accordionist, sang Soviet songs, couples hugged and took pictures, someone read a book or drew. This is a good place to take a cup of coffee and look at the Volga without thinking about anything.

    Despite the abundance of viewing platforms in Nizhny, the views are not boring at all

    Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment is a long, beautiful historical street. It was equipped according to the decree of Nicholas I. Along the embankment there are former merchant mansions and estates, which are gradually being replaced by Stalinist buildings. The main attractions are the Rukavishnikovs’ estate museum and the mansion of the merchant Sirotkin.

    The Rukavishnikov estate now houses a branch of the Historical and Architectural Museum. People come there to look at the halls with luxurious interiors of the richest merchant’s house in the city. Entrance fee is 250 RUR, reduced ticket is 170 RUR.

    Merchant Sirotkin’s mansion houses a branch of the Art Museum with exhibitions of foreign art. The permanent exhibition includes paintings and sculptures from the 15th to the beginning of the 20th century. There are several works by Tintoretto, El Greco, Renoir.

    A separate room is devoted to the painting by Konstantin Makovsky “Appeal of Minin” about the Nizhny Novgorod militia of the 17th century. It is huge – seven by six meters. Special lighting was created for it, allowing you to see small details, and a VR exposure – you can put on special glasses and virtually immerse yourself in the events in the picture. Entrance to the museum costs 300 R, for schoolchildren, students and pensioners – 150 R.

    Cable car. At one time, for two years I rode the mountain cable car to work in Krasnaya Polyana, but the Nizhny Novgorod cable car across the river surprised me more. I looked for projects similar in scale in Russia and did not find them. Since 2019, they have been building a cable car across the Amur, but it will be half as long in length.

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    The Nizhny Novgorod cable car is an urban mode of transport. It connects Nizhny Novgorod and the neighboring city of Bor beyond the Volga. Many residents take the cable car to work in Nizhny every day, and tourists come to see the Volga from the air. Ride in a trailer through the air over the most famous Russian river is an unusual entertainment. If you believe the reviews on Tripadvisor, many are impressed by the views and light extreme from a trip over the river. At the same time, travelers complain about long queues during rush hours when locals get to work or home.

    The cable car was built to unload traffic on the bridge between Nizhny Novgorod and Bor. Source:

    The cable car website says that in 2012 it entered the European Book of Records for the longest unsupported span over water – 861 meters. The total length of the cable car is 3661 meters, and the height of the extreme towers is 95 meters.

    A ticket costs only 100 R one way. For comparison: mountain cable cars in Sochi are about 10 times more expensive.

    100 R

    it is worth taking the Nizhny Novgorod cable car

    The cable car operates from Monday to Thursday from 06:45 to 21:00, on Friday and Saturday from 06:45 to 22:00, on Sundays and holidays from 09 :00 to 22:00. There are technical breaks on Monday and Thursday – from 10:45 to 13:00. When the wind is stronger than 15 m/s and the temperature is below -30 °C, the cable car closes.

    View of the cable car from Verkhne-Volzhskaya Embankment These are not tourists, but residents of a neighboring city returning home


    How to get around the city. All types of transport operate in Nizhny Novgorod: buses, minibuses, trolleybuses, trams. The fare costs 35 R if you pay in cash to the driver or conductor, and 30 R if you pay with a bank or transport card.

    There is also a subway in Nizhny. The fare costs 30 R if you pay with a bank or transport card, and 35 R if you buy a token. Trains in the metro run less frequently than in Moscow or St. Petersburg: the interval at rush hour is from 5 minutes, at other times – from 10. But it is worth considering that most of the sights are located in that part of the city where there are no subway stations.

    On Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment, I met electric scooter rentals, such as Yurent and the local Pegas-rent. Rent costs from 5 R per minute in Yurent and 500 R per half hour in Pegas-rental.

    Food. There are many places of Russian cuisine in Nizhny Novgorod. The author of Tinkoff Magazine advises trying brain bones with moonshine and pike caviar in Nizhny Novgorod. I was tempted by dumplings at the popular Sculp the Dough establishment, which is in the lead on Tripadvisor. Stuffing in dumplings “With the taste of Russia” – porcini mushrooms, beef tongue, potatoes. There is dill in the dough, and a bear with a balalaika is drawn in the menu. Tasty, fast, 15 pieces – 365 R. The cheapest dumplings – “Mr. Potato” with potatoes and onions, dried tomatoes in the dough. A serving of 15 pieces costs 155 R.

    There are many establishments on Rozhdestvenskaya and Bolshaya Pokrovskaya streets. Tripadvisor users praise the Expedition Northern Kitchen restaurant with a panoramic view of the Volga and the Biblioteka cafe. In the Expeditions menu there is a salad with corned roe deer for 700 R and bleached cabbage soup with catfish and smoked sterlet for 850 R. In the Library, Caesar salad costs 395 R, pasta – from 240 R. Locals also recommend a Chinese restaurant ” Three oranges” on Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment.


    Curry like in Sri Lanka, underground bar and profiteroles: where to eat and drink in Nizhny Novgorod

    Souvenirs. Traditional souvenirs are brought from Nizhny, such as birch and wood products or painted objects. Everything is covered with painting: from the author’s spoon-ladle for 11,050 R to a computer mouse for 2,700 R. A small box with Khokhloma costs from 1,000 R, traditional nesting dolls for the region with Semenov painting — from 300 R. Gorodets gingerbread weighing 300 grams will cost 130 R.

    Daily expenses in Nizhny Novgorod — 1455 Р

    Circular tour of the Kremlin wall 500 R
    Portion of dumplings 365 P
    Round trip by cable car 200 R
    Cappuccino in the Library 200 R
    Gorodetsky gingerbread 130 Р
    Bus trip 30 R
    Subway ride 30 R

    Kremlin wall tour

    500 R

    Portion of dumplings

    365 R

    Round trip on the cable car

    200 R

    Cappuccino at the Library 9000 2 0002 Gorodets gingerbread

    130 R

    Bus ride


    Subway ride


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