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Sunday trip for stories, legends and matryoshkas

Sunday trip for stories, legends and matryoshkas
Starts from

Nizhny Novgorod


9 Hours


By Car


274 km




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In this trip you will visit the factory where the world famous matryoshka doll is made, you will learn why Svetly Yar is called Atlantis and you will see the life of a peasant in the second half of the XIX century. This route is perfect for Sunday: this is the day when the museums that you are going to visit have the most convenient working schedule. But you can also take a trip on a weekday. On Saturday, most museums are either closed or only open at certain hours. To avoid wasting time in restaurants and cafes, take water and snacks for lunch with you. By dinner time you will be back in Nizhny Novgorod.
Anastasia Baklanova
Anastasia Baklanova
  • Learn the legend of Kitezh.
  • Listen to the stories about peasant life.
  • Visit the factory of Semenov matryoshka dolls.
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Semyonov Tourist Town and Lake Svetloyar
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Semyonov Tourist Town and Lake Svetloyar

Go to one of the tourist towns of Nizhny Novgorod region, where you can buy everybody's favorite Russian souvenir - matryoshka, visit the lake Svetloyar and learn the legend of Kitezh hailstones.
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