One of the favorite attractions in Nizhny Novgorod, this is an ideal itinerary for walking and cycling, for sports and photography. On the one hand it offers captivating river landscapes, on the other it demonstrated fancy merchant houses, such as the mansion of the ex-mayor Dmitry Sirotkin, a "palazzo-style" building of the merchant family Rukavishnikov and the mansion of the steamboat company owners Kamensky.
“Nizhny Novgorod ... there is a place: a proper boulevard on the high river bank, and below there is that river ... all around you see the vast Russian lands, a landscape of incomparable beauty ... So I see this picture, and I can smell the river . Neither Paris nor London could ever compare to that place for me”, said a Russian well-known opera singer Fyodor Shalyapin when describing Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment area.