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A great place to just sit and enjoy silence!!

I liked this place most. You have wide view of greenery over the river. A place you just seat there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Impressive statue

Impressive statue of flight pioneer who flew over the North Pole in the 1930s. Near to the wall of... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Thomas S
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This statue monument honors Valerii Chkalov, the first aviator to fly to the North Pole.
Chkalov Monument 40 Let Oktyabrya 6, Nizhny Novgorod 603002, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked this place most. You have wide view of greenery over the river. A place you just seat there and can spend hours. Nice walk-way. lots of activity. If you are energetic just go down through stair and reach the river bank.

Thank Razib_Mahbubul
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Impressive statue of flight pioneer who flew over the North Pole in the 1930s. Near to the wall of the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin. From the place of the statue one can enjoy a marvelous panorama view of new city with the new stadium 🏟 over...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The Chkalov Monument... Iconic statue that leads you to the Chkalov Staircase, going down to the Volga Embankment... Great view of Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin on one side and the picturesque city on the other....

Thank Vishwanath I
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Sitting in the centre of the city, this monument commemorate great soviet era pilot, known for his incredible deeds as a 63-hour flight from Moscow, Soviet Union to Vancouver, Washington, United States via the North Pole on an Tupolev ANT-25 plane (June 18–20, 1937), a...More

Thank Escargot66491
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The monument itself is not that interesting, but it is located on a prime spot with commanding views over the Wolga river. A jollyful woman sells excellent icecream!

Thank Luciano065
Reviewed 2 June 2017

What a great place to take pictures! Great views of the stairs, the Volga river and sunset views. Close to dozens of other attractions.

Thank Byronb130
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The monument itself isn't anything special, but the story behind the Soviet airman V. Chkalov is very impressive. There is a legend that the statue has its back turned to Vancouver.

Thank Dimitrios M
Reviewed 9 December 2015

You wanna go and check this statue because of the view. It's amazing. You can see the rivers and the walls of Kremlin. I liked this spot in Nizhny Novgorod.

Thank Marybee_DD
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This monument is your reward for climbing up the lenghty Chkalov staricase. It's huge and facing the city rather than the river. Makes for nice pictures and on weekends there's many brides around, taking their pictures here.

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Chalklov the first Russian to fly non stop to us is remembered here. His stature is imposing... From this place you can view both rivers Volga and Oka. This is very close to the staircase. Sad to see Chalklov died at a very young age...More

Thank plpalani
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