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Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod

The Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod is one of the two historical and organizational parts that Nizhny Novgorod is divided to. The Upper City (the Upland or Right-Side City of Nizhny Novgorod) is locaded on the high banks of the Oka and the Volga rivers. Today the Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod consists of the following city districts: Nizhegorodsky, Sovetsky, and Prioksky. The City Administration and the historical centre are situated in the Upper City. The Upper City is cleary separated from the Lower City by the Oka river.

The Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod is a typical town of the Middle and the Lower Volga river regions located on the high bank of the Volga river. The major rest and tourist places are located in the area of the steep slopes of the Volga and the Oka rivers. Most of culture, education, and business organizations as well as a highly developed services sector and the City and Region Administrative Authorities are also placed in the Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod.

Historically the architectural view of the Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod is created by distinctive wood and stone low-rise streets building mainly formed in the 19th century. There are a few city building monuments of the 15-18th centuries and of the begining of the 20th centiry. At the moment a lot of old and ancient buildings in the city centre are being destroed and substituted with moder architectural ones. The Soviet and New-Russia epocs buidings located in the Upper City of Nizhny Novgorod are rather simple and do not have any architectural value.

Lower City of Nizhny Novgorod

Major Upper City Sights

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God (Stroganov Church)
Pechersky Ascension Monastery
Kashirin House (Maxim Gorky Childhood Museum)
Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum (Nizhny Novgorod Art Gallery)
Upper Volga River Embankment
Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street (Pokrovka)
Chkalov Staircase

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