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“Gorsky Arbat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street

Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Gorsky Arbat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you are walking along this pedestrian only street you do not know if you are in Moscow on Arbat or in Nizhny. Lot's of shops, cafes restaurant, some small art markets and people trying to entertain tourists with some artistic games or music. Very nice building along on both sides, I love just walking here up and down on the weekends.

Visited September 2012
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“Nizhniy Novgorod's Picadilli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This street is one of "must go" in the city. Nice buildings, a lot of restaurants and bars. Teather is hightly recommended by the locals.

Visited June 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Charming!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This pedestrian street in the heart of this lovely little town has stores, restaurants, market stalls, and people-watching aplenty. We witnessed a group of locals salsa dancing in one of the small parks just off the street - such a great scene!!

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

That's simply the best spot to visit in Nizhny Novgorod. There are many good shops. I recommend the local artisans.

Visited July 2012
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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“Fantastic street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street is the central one in Nizhny Novgorod.
Its lengths is over 2 kilometres, and over 1 kilometre of which is the pedestrian part.
'Pokrovka' is the short for Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. That's how we call it.

The street was named after the church that used to stand in Pokrovka a long time ago - The Church of the intercession of the Holy virgin.

What is so interesting about this famous street?
Ok, let's start from its numerous stores, cafes and restaurants, souvenirs shops and other places where you'll have to spend rather big money if you want to understand the Russian culture :)

The next part is its unusual statues. You can meet them in any part of Pokrovka. You won't miss them because there is always a long line of people taking pictures of themselves with them. I attached some pics so that you can understand which statues I'm talking about.

There are also a lot of museums in the street - Art Crafts History Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, The Puppet Theatre, Russian Photography Museum, Floristic Museum “Yurkovka”, Showroom “Pokrovka, 8”, Showroom 'Kladovka'.

If you start your walk from the square of Minin and Pozharsky you'll end up in the Gorky Square at the end of your route. There is a little park there where you can rest after a long journey. Just a few metres from you, there is MacDonalds if you want to have a quick snack.

Visited July 2012
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