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Tasty traditions

Road Trip Route. Take a picture with Murom stolache, Admire the Annunciation Cathedral, Try an ancient dish "Meat in hay, Discover the most beautiful Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin, Try Shuisky vodka, Enjoy Boyarsky honey, .

Start your gastro-adventure in the town of Murom, famous for its kalaches and biscuits. You will have an opportunity to have a look at the "Bread Room" and take a picture with Mr. Kalach himself and meet Ilya Muromets. After Kalach you can have a ride to Gorokhovets, appreciate the beautiful panorama from the Bald hill, visit factory worker Shorin, his house is a real work of art. Here in the town you must try the traditional kasha-puchalka cooked in the Russian oven. A walk through the town itself will be especially fascinating - it's built up with traditional mansions that take you back to the merchant's past. Not so long ago Nizhny Novgorod revived an ancient recipe for meat in hay, which you can taste now and feel your connection to the ancestors who lived in the area. Take a walk by the Kremlin and head to another ancient town, Shuya, which was once more important than the current regional centre of Ivanovo. Finally, check out Suzdal - one of the country's best mead is produced here. Have a delicious trip, don't forget to leave space in the luggage compartment for presents for family and friends.

Gastronomy, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Vladimir

Anna Semochkina. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Kalachi and porridge

In the morning don't have much breakfast, because around 10 a.m. you will be already in "Khlebnaya Gornitsa", where you can taste a traditional Murom kalach. Then you will walk around the town, which is considered to be the birthplace of the glorious hero Ilya Muromets. Today you will also have a walk along the classic mansions of the Golden Ring which look incredibly beautiful in the pictures, and then you will go to the neighboring region - Nizhny Novgorod, where you will try an ancient dish "meat in hay", have a walk along the embankment and stay for the night.


Gazpromneft filling station #121

Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!

Epic stone

This monument stands at the entrance to the city. There is an inscription on the monument that says that in 862 the first settlers settled there. The phrase is a quote from the "Tale of Bygone Years," in which Moore was first mentioned in the history of Russia. Stop here for a couple of commemorative photos.

Breadroom maid

Here you will learn the history of the kalach, and if you want to order a master class on baking this product will be interesting and memorable. Please note that the museum is not open on Mondays. It is better to order the master class in advance at [site](http://hleb-gornica.ru/excursion;).

Kalachu Monument

The car can be left at the Central Market, which is 50 meters from the monument. Since the kalach is the symbol of the city, it would be simply wrong to bypass this monument.

Monument to Ilya Muromets

Ilya Muromets is a symbol of Russian military valor. The monument is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. It is located on the picturesque bank of the Oka, where it is pleasant to walk on a sunny day.

Ресторан "Чайка"

You will walk around the city to the restaurant "Chaika", which will delight you with its magnificent view and traditional menu.

Bald Hill

According to the legend, the Tatar prince Anamak is buried at this place. At his burial his companions brought a handful of land and so formed a mound, which still has not grown a single tree. For the information, on all neighboring hills greenery rages in its plenty. Scientists have not been able to prove the truth of the legend, but due to lack of vegetation, the views here open up magnificent on the expanses of Russian land.

Дом М.И. Шорина

The house was built at the beginning of the last century and belonged to factory worker Mikhail Ivanovich Shorin. The architecture of the house is reminiscent of the original Russian style, which is why it attracts not only local people, but also tourists. Inside you will find a house of folk arts and crafts. The doors of Shorin house are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Gorokhovets Historical and Architectural Museum

The Sapozhnikov House (Ershov) is a traditional manor house of pre-Petrine times. Inside you can immerse yourself in the merchant's life of the end of the XVII century. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday until 5 pm. In case you want to book a tour, you can do it on [official website](http://www.giamus.ru/ru/posetitelyam/perechen-lgot/stoimost-uslug/index.php).

Cathedral of the Annunciation

The cathedral rises above the small houses and gives a special flavor to the city.

Cafe Ermak

One of our ancestors' specialties was "meat in the hay". Here they smoke ham, put it in a deep dish, wrap it in hay, pour water and languish for about four hours on low heat. Order it in advance by phone: 7 (831) 218-21-82, as the cooking process is very slow.

Day 2: Meat, mead and Shuia vodka.

Today's busy day you will meet in Nizhny Novgorod on the bank of the Volga River, get acquainted with the local Kremlin, look at the city in the light of day and go further. Your first stop will be the Balakhna Carpenter's Museum, which is one of the most majestic buildings in the village. The museum features archaeological, historical and cultural exhibits from the area. Next your way is to Shuia, a town founded in the 14th century, where you will get to know Shuia vodka and Shuia pig. The day is over with Suzdal mead and traditional Russian cuisine not far from home.

Чкаловская лестница

There are 560 steps as a morning exercise, and as a reward you get a picturesque view of the city and the Volga and Oka rivers.

Monument to Peter I (Памятник Петру I)

Another place for your walk will be the monument to Peter the Great, erected here in honor of the three hundredth anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod province.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (Нижегородский кремль)

The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is the main sight of the city, erected in the XVI century and representing the whole city inside the city. It will be interesting to take a tour here, having ordered it in advance [on site](https://ngiamz.ru/filialy/nizhegorodskij-kreml#bilet,).

Коромыслова башня

Explore all 13 towers of the Kremlin: St. George, Borisoglebskaya, Zachatskaya, Belaya, Ivanovskaya, Chasovaya, Severnaya, Taynitskaya, Koromyslova, Nikolskaya, Kladovaya, Dmitrovskaya and Porokhovaya.

Balakhna museum historical and art complex

Balakhna museum historical and art complex includes 3 branches: the museum "Plotnikov House", museum "Khudyakov Estate" and "Museum of Kuzma Minin". Pay attention to the very mansion "Plotnikov House", which you came to. Inside a lot of attention is paid to such ancient crafts as brick making, pottery, bell and glass. The doors of the museum complex are open daily except Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Gazpromneft filling station #273

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Café Bravissimo

Order traditional Shui dishes, one of which is the Shui piglet. There are also many fresh homemade pastries.

Museum "Treasury Wine Warehouse No. 3"

The museum "Treasury Wine Warehouse № 3" is located in the historical building of JSC "Shuiskaya vodka" and here you can learn about the history of alcoholic beverage production for 115 years. His doors are open daily from 10 to 5pm. However, the vodka production itself and the shop are open daily except Sundays from 10 to 18.

Pavlov Estate

Pavlov's manor is one of the landmarks of Shuia. It is worth paying attention to its exterior.

Café Boyarsky honey

Suzdal just smells of mead, pay your attention exactly to "Boyarsky honey". From personal recommendations - raspberry mead definitely deserves your attention.


I believe that two days passed unnoticed and tasty and now you have become an expert on the cuisine of the region.