Forgotten Monuments of Nizhny Novgorod Architecture – Road.Travel

Forgotten Monuments of Nizhny Novgorod Architecture

Road Trip Route. Visit Bolshekozinskaya Church, Walk around the temple complex in Nikolo-Pogosta., Get to know all kinds of handicrafts in the City of Craftsmen., To see an old wooden church in Zarubino..

Today you will see the very soul of Nizhny Novgorod region, enclosed in amazingly beautiful ancient churches and temples, and visit the most hospitable town of the former province.

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Александра Нуркаева. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Ancient temples and ancient Russian handicrafts

There are many beautiful but forgotten churches and temples near Nizhny Novgorod. To understand and feel the spirit of these places, you need to see at least some of them, which we will do today!

Nizhny Novgorod

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Большекозинская Церковь

Church of Archangel Michael in Bolshoi Kozino, built in the early XIX century in the Pseudo-Russian style, was restored in the 2000s. Now there is a cozy park around the church, and the architectural ensemble with a refectory and a bell tower looks solemn and picturesque!

Плотина Горьковского Водохранилища

After about an hour of travel, you can make a short stop and walk to the stele dedicated to the builders of the Gorky hydroelectric complex.

City of Craftsmen

Visit the informative Museum of Crafts, stroll through the old town with its pretty wooden houses and buy the famous Gorodets gingerbread. Museum opening hours: W-W-Ws - 10:00 to 17:00

Cafe "Sweet"

Lunch in a cozy cafe of Russian cuisine in the center of the tourist town.


Ancient village and magnificent church ensemble, which is the monument of architecture of federal significance. A magnificent bell tower rises above the Volga, the temple complex is surrounded by a stone fence with patterned gates, and the temple itself has granite floors brought from Rome.

Paraskeva Church in Kiryushino

An interesting abandoned red-brick church built in pseudo-Russian style for the money of a local merchant and parishioners. Paintings are partially preserved inside.

Church of the Ascension in Zarubino

The wooden church, built under Peter the Great, is actively deteriorating, but is still magnificent. Inside you can see remnants of paintings, and interesting architectural elements have been preserved on the façade.

Colchista" Restaurant

Restaurant with excellent Georgian cuisine and Caucasian hospitality will be a great end of the day!

Nizhny Novgorod