Not far from Nizhny Novgorod are the cities of the so-called "Golden Ring". It is not necessary to speak about their popularity. But you can also find old monasteries, temples with relics of saints and centers of folk crafts in Nizhny Novgorod region. There are also unusual museums and very picturesque places for walks. This guide will tell you how to see all the beauties in two days.
In the morning we will go to the only museum in Russia opened in the underground mine of an active gypsum factory. Then we will visit the famous Tsarsky hermitage and take a walk around Diveevo with its monastery complex.
The journey begins! To make the road go smoothly, we recommend stopping at a proven gas station - fill a full tank of quality fuel, buy water and snacks.
The only museum in our country is located in the underground mine of an active gypsum factory in Peshelan. Children under 14 years of age are not allowed into the mine! The museum is open every day from 8:00 to 17:00. You must sign up in advance by phone (83147) 5-52-81 or on the official [website](http://pgz-tour.ru/obekty/muzey-gornogo-dela/) of the museum.
For lunch we will stop at one of the most popular restaurants of Arzamas, ["Sherbet"](https://vk.com/sherbetcafe). Come here to taste traditional oriental dishes and dishes of European cuisine in new reading.
In the village of Priborzhnoye there is a former yard of the Seraphimo-Ponetaevsky monastery - the Vvedensky sketch. In another way it is called the Tsarist sketch. In 1864 Emperor Alexander II granted the monastery a royal dacha, in gratitude for the healing of his daughter Maria. Only the baptistery with strong stone walls has been preserved from the hermitage, where the temple, several cells, graves of nuns, a consecrated well and a pine alley of 200 trees with the so-called "Virgin's trail" have been opened. At the end of the alley there is a tower of a forester, climbing on which you can admire a magnificent panorama. Another attraction of the place are the Seraphim Stones - the Big and Little Bear lying in the woods.
The Holy Trinity Seraphim-Diveyevsky Monastery dates back to the XVIII century. This place is considered "a holy monastery, equal to which there is no, has not been and will not be in the whole world". The main sanctuary of the monastery is the holy relics of St. Seraphim and other saints, to which are lined huge lines of pilgrims.
For dinner you can drop in at Cafe Veranda. It's the kind of place where everything is simple and homely. The average bill per person is only 350-400 roubles.
In the morning we will go to Voznesenskoe, the center of matryoshka dolls and other souvenir products made of wood. Then we will take water from the holy spring in Gremyachevo and visit the ancient Holy Trinity Ostrozersky monastery on an island in the middle of a picturesque lake.
Before setting off, stay a little longer in Diveevo for a walk in the fresh air. Near the monastery there are several holy springs, both old and new. It is beautiful here at any time of the year. It is possible to take water on the way.
There will be one beautiful church on the riverbank along the way. Make a stop for a walk. There is a holy spring here too. You can refill your water supply.
The Knife Museum is quite a new museum, which has a rather large collection of knives from pre-revolutionary days to the 60s of the last century. Its doors are open until 5pm.
The renovated monastery of the 16th century rises on an island in the middle of Lake Vorseme. The Holy Monastery attracts with its mysterious grace and beautiful landscapes.
The journey is coming to its end, it's time to have lunch. We'll stop for lunch at the cafe "Helen", which offers homemade, tasty and nourishing self-service meals.
There's a gas station ahead! It will be possible to make a comfortable stop, resupply fuel and drink coffee.