Rozhdestvenskaya Ulitsa has been called an open-air museum: it is full of merchant estates and mansions, and each has its own historical or cultural value. The houses stand close together, forming solid motley walls. The ground floors are now restaurants, cafés and stores. As time goes by, Rozhdestvenskaya Ulitsa is becoming the centre of life in the city, surpassing Nizhny Novgorod's main pedestrian thoroughfare, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Ulitsa (Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street), in popularity. Rain or shine, the street is home to modern-day trade fairs where local merchants and craftsmen sell their wares.
On weekends and holidays a retro tramline runs along Rozhdestvenskaya Ulitsa in memory of Russia's first electric tram, which appeared in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896.
- Ulitsa Rozhdestvenskaya
- st. Gorkovskaya