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Journey to the World of Crafts: Balakhna and Gorodets

Journey to the World of Crafts: Balakhna and Gorodets
Starts from

Nizhny Novgorod


2 Days


By Car


167 km






History and Culture🎅 Winter Trips
You will go on a journey through two small, but very interesting cities. Balakhna and Gorodets will acquaint you with different kinds of ancient crafts.
Sati Sarkisyan
Sati Sarkisyan
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  • Take a lot of beautiful pictures with colored wooden houses.
  • Buy Gorodets gingerbread as a present.
  • Visit unusual locations.
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Balakhna. City, City of Craftsmen.
Day 185 km1 km

Balakhna. City, City of Craftsmen.

Today you will go to the ancient city of Balakhna, a salt mining and shipbuilding centre. Here you will visit the Manor of merchant A.A. Khudyakov and Balakhna museum. After you, the city of Gorodets awaits. You will admire the unique architecture of the XVII century and walk to the "City of Masters", where you will learn how to make clay or textile toys, join the pottery, Gorodets painting and you can try to make gingerbread. Walk along the quay and enter the Terem of the Russian samovar.
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Gorodets, the Museum Quarter and the road home
Day 282 km583 m

Gorodets, the Museum Quarter and the road home

Your morning will begin with a walk through the Museum Quarter in Gorodets. Visit several small but very interesting museums. In the afternoon you can go home, but on the way visit some unusual places.
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