Take many beautiful pictures with colored wooden houses.. Sign your clay toy.. Buy as a gift Gorodets gingerbread. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of the merchant's estate..

Journey into the world of crafts. Balakhna, Gorodets, Semenov from Nizhny Novgorod.

You will travel to three small but very interesting cities. Balakhna, Gorodets and Semyonov will acquaint you with different kinds of ancient crafts, decorative and applied art and everyday life of Russian man of XIX century. You will visit the merchant's manor, see more than 400 samovars, visit the countess and spoonful and be sure to master one of the many skills of the Russian craftsman.

Journey into the world of crafts. Balakhna, Gorodets, Semenov from Nizhny Novgorod.

2 days itinerary by Sati Sarkisyan - History and Culture - 1 Hotel

Road Trip Categories: History and Culture

Day 1: 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.
Visiting: Gorodets, Novaya Balakhna, Dar'ino, Nizhny Novgorod

Day 2: City, Museum Quarter. Semenov, Museum of Khokhloma, Museum of Life.


Your morning will begin with a stroll through the Museum Quarter in Gorodets. Come and visit some small but very curious museums. In the afternoon you will go to the city of Semenov to visit the Museum of Khokhloma - the main Russian pattern. Also visit the Semyon Lozhkar Museum of Life and immerse yourself in the life of a 19th century Russian house.
Visiting: Gorodets, Semyonov, Filippovskoye, Nizhny Novgorod, Khvostikovo