Weekends in mysterious and unusual places in Nizhny Novgorod region – Road.Travel

Weekends in mysterious and unusual places in Nizhny Novgorod region

Road Trip Route. Visit an abandoned holiday home and abandoned farmstead, Visit a quarry in Ichalki, Get photographed with a 6 meters high unicorn, Visit a museum of Vyksa Steel Works, See a big collection of knives, .

The trip is suitable for lovers of derelicts, thrills and most unusual places! You will visit an abandoned rest house and manor house, see a huge quarry, visit an interesting art object, learn a lot about the history of metallurgy and visit a museum with a collection of knives of various kinds.

Unique Locations, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Eugenia Laputina. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Abandoned and mysterious places in Nizhny Novgorod region

On the first day of the trip we will visit an abandoned atmospheric vacation home, visit a picturesque quarry, visit an abandoned manor house, as well as go to Arzamas and visit the Sunday Cathedral.

Nizhny Novgorod

Gazpromneft filling station #243

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Abandoned holiday home "Teacher"

Let's go to Zelenyi Gorodok and visit an abandoned holiday home. The house was built in 1960 and closed in 1990. The facade of the building is quite well preserved, but inside, the building unfortunately, is in complete ruin. It is dangerous to go inside, but you can take some atmospheric photos outside.

Ichalkovsky quarry

We will visit a no less colorful place - Ichkalovsky quarry. We will have a walk, enjoy the unusual landscape and take atmospheric photos! Entrance to the territory is closed, but the road runs right along the edge of the quarry, where you can take photos. The quarry staff is friendly and helpful - they can tell you how to get to the pine forest and the caves. You should not go inside the caves, but it will be interesting to look outside.


Dining out is not easy in these parts, so you can stop at a chain supermarket to buy snacks for the road.

Pashkov Estate

Let's visit another abandoned building - Pashkov Manor and feel the spirit of the past! The place itself is saturated with mysteries and legends. Here you can wander among the ruins of the manor, and go down into the underground, where you can see a collection of ancient teapots, visit the wine cellar. You can also see several sculptures on the territory. The Pashkov estate is a private territory, so the entrance to it is possible only by prior request. You can book an excursion or just say you want to visit on your own. Phone for information: +7 (908) 754-76-27. Entrance to the territory is paid. Opening hours: every day from 8:00 till 17:00.

Holy Resurrection Cathedral

Upon arrival in Arzamas, visit one of the main attractions of the city - the Resurrection Cathedral of the XIX century, striking in its beauty and splendor. The cathedral was designed by architect Korinthsky and was built for 28 years at the expense of local residents. If the entrance inside is already closed, do not despair. From the outside it looks no less majestic.

Castle de Santi Restaurant.

Dinner will take place in a restaurant with very beautiful and cozy interior. The menu offers a good selection of snacks, salads, hot meats, fish, vegetables, pasta, desserts. Rest and enjoy tasty dishes!

Day 2: A day at Vyksa and Pavlovo.

The day will begin with a trip to the town of Vyksa, where we will see an interesting art object and visit the museum of metallurgical history, and then we will go to the town of Pavlovo and visit the museum of knives. The trip will end with dinner in a restaurant.

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Park of Culture and Leisure

In the morning, we'll go to Vyxa and visit the city park. The visiting card of the park is a truly original art object - a 6-meter unicorn made of wood. We will take a walk, get some fresh air and, of course, take interesting pictures near the unicorn!

Музей истории ВМЗ

The city of Oxa is famous for its metallurgical plant. Therefore it is impossible not to visit the museum of history of VMZ and learn a lot of new and interesting things. The museum is located in the house of Batashev brothers who are the founders of the metallurgical plant. Here we will learn about the life of brothers and history of the plant, visit the office of Batashevs, see archaeological finds, visit the art gallery and interactive exhibitions. To visit the museum, you need to make an appointment for a tour in advance. You can do this by calling [on site](http://www.vyksa-usadba.ru/contacts/). The museum is open to you daily from 11 to 19, the last Monday and Friday of the month are sanitary days.

Кафе "La'пушка"

It's time for a little refreshment. The menu includes snacks, salads, hot dishes, pizza, side dishes, soups, burgers, desserts, aromatic pastries, a good choice of soft drinks. Everyone will find a dish to their liking here!

Knife Museum

Today we will visit another no less interesting and unusual museum. Here you will see a huge collection of knives of different purposes and times: from pre-revolutionary knives to knives produced during the Soviet period. It will be very interesting! The museum is open daily, except for Mondays, from 10 to 17.


We will finish our journey with a dinner at the main restaurant of Pavlov. The menu offers a large selection of snacks of cold and hot, salads, hot dishes, grilled dishes, fragrant cakes and desserts. Enjoy the dishes and the warm homely atmosphere!

Nizhny Novgorod