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