Tourist information about the city of Balakhna and its attractions

The city of Balakhna is located 40 kilometers from the city center of Nizhny Novgorod on the banks of the Volga (Balakhna on the map). Although the first documented mention of the ancient town of Balakhna are found only in documents of the 16th century, the first settlements appeared here before our era. In the 17th century the city was a center of salt production.

Balakhna is not suitable for a long stay tourist, because no tourist infrastructure here, but due to the presence of several interesting museums and attractions the city is an attractive place for a short stop on the way to Nizhny Novgorod or day trips from the Bottom on the tour.

How to get to Balakhna

Balakhna, located on the transport route of the city of Gorodets and Chkalovsk, transport is developed. To get here by public transport is not difficult by bus from the station "Kanavinskaya" (near railway station), or trains from the railway station "Moskovsky". The Shuttle leaves at least every hour, on the road for hours, the cost 70-100 rubles. Buses arrive at the bus station in the city centre (bus station on the map), and the train at the railway station on the outskirts (the station on the map), but you can reach the center by foot, 15-20 minutes.

The city can be navigated on foot or by taxi.

Attractions in Balakhna, what to see

In the town of Balakhna there is a Museum of history and art complex, which is composed of: the Museum of Kuzma Minin, the lace Museum, the Museum "house of merchant A. A. Khudyakov," the house-Museum Plotnikov, the Museum of glass (located in the village of konevo). In addition to simply visiting museums complex offers a tour escort in museums, city tours, master-classes, creative meetings. Read more on the website of the Museum complex:

Also, the city has several ancient temples: the Church of the Saviour (Tupoleva str., 33a), Sretenskaya Church (Zarechnaya street D. 8), Church of the intercession, Trinity Church, etc.

  • Museum Of Kuzma Minin

    Музей Минина

    Museum of Kuzma Minin contains unique genuine exhibits 17-20 centuries about the city's history and the heroism of the people's militia in 1612, the year. In a unique archaeological collection of the Museum of objects found on the territory of Churkino burial ground, on the banks of the river Zeleznici (for a long time this place was the only monument Mesolithic on the territory of Nizhny Novgorod region), lake Borovskoe, where were found fragments of pit-comb ceramics and flint tools. Also here fragments of Russian ceramics ages 16-20, coins found during excavations on the territory of the former Pokrovsky monastery. The Museum is a very good for such a distant from the center of the village.

    Hours: daily from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday – closed

    Entrance fee: adults - 50 rubles / visit with a guided tour - 70 / infant - free of charge. Photography - 110

    How to get there: the Museum is located in the heart of the city at Minin square, 1 (the Museum on the map).

  • Museum "house of merchant A. A. Khudyakov"


    Museum "house of merchant A. A. Khudyakov" located in the mansion of the 19th century, belonged to the shipbuilder Khudyakov. Inside are several historic displays, the main one dedicated participant of the shipbuilding industry. The manor remained in the outbuilding in the courtyard you can see a rickety wooden stable, ogranichivatsya home from the Park with century-old lime trees. And yet there are master classes on making janikowski whistles, and the secrets of the technology of production owned by the old master E. F. Timofeev.

    Hours: daily from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday – closed

    Entrance fee: adults - 50 rubles / visit with a guided tour - 70 / infant - free of charge. Photography - 110

    How to get there: the estate is situated at ul Karla Marksa, 32 (Museum map).

  • The house-Museum Plotnikova

    Дом-музей Плотникова

    The house-Museum Plotnikova is another example of architecture of the 19th century. But it is also a historical Museum. On the first floor are historical exhibitions on the archeology of primitive society, the ancient world of birds and animals living on the territory of the Balakhna region before and after the ice age, a collection of unique icons, there is a section about the business of salt production. On the second floor of the exhibition hall with changing exhibitions, shop for lace-making.

    Hours: daily from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday – closed

    Entrance fee: adults - 50 rubles / visit with a guided tour - 70 / infant - free of charge. Photography - 110

    How to get there: the Museum is located at Karl Marx street, 4 (Museum map).

  • Zoo "Limpopo"


    Balakhna is a branch of the "Small country" the best of the Nizhniy Novgorod zoo "Limpopo". The variety of animals is not very big, however here you can see Bactrian camels, Zebra, Alpaca, Yak, kangaroo, the Australian EMU, mouflon, fallow deer, raccoon, Japanese macaque, lynx, antelope, rabbits, owls, cranes, pheasants, chickens, goats and sheep. Summer work here is simple entertainment for children.


    Hours: 10:00 – 17:00

    Entrance fee: adults – 200 rubles / child (5-14 years) – 100 / under 5 years free

    How to get there: the zoo is located at PL,1 (56.492636, 43.612973).

  • Glass Museum in the village of konevo

    Музей стекла

    Museum of glass "Black Swan" in one of the oldest villages Bachinskogo district – konevo, 30 kilometers from the city. The first mention of the village occurs in 1616. The Museum is housed in the former house of the estate Manager of a local glass factory of Adrian Davidovich Deryugin. Presented five exhibits: "Archaeology", "Office", "glass", "the Animal world" and "Soviet period". The exhibition is based on pieces made in the glassworks. In addition, visitors will learn about the history of the village and the whole region, the development of crafts, the history of the noble family of the mine owners Lebedev and Sakinah.

    Hours: currently, the Museum is under renovation. To visit you must request a tour by phone +7(83144)6-27-47 or email

    Entrance fee:

    How to get there: the Museum is located 70 kilometers from the Bottom and 30 kilometers from the city of Balakhna in the village of konevo, street Sverdlova, d. 54A (Museum map). On the bus ride with a transfer at the bus station in Balakhna. Bus No. 104 in konevo departs from the bus station in 05:50, 12:25, 15:00, 16:50; back 7:10, 14:00, 16:15, 18:00

  • The Museum Of Lace

    At present the Museum in a separate building, closed, collection moved to the Museum building Plotnikova

    The Museum presents a collection of more than 400 exhibits in Balakhna manner of weaving. There are clothes and items, bedding, towels, napkins etc. Except the laces are presented in the Museum of local lore exposition in the form of living room interior merchant and peasant huts, a collection of icons of the 17th century.

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pampushka 18 Dec 2016, 14:54
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admin 19 Dec 2016, 18:58
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Matthew 22 Mar 2017, 07:30
Good day! Went with a friend in Nizhny Novgorod, I liked everything: the Waterfront, the temples are very beautiful, the architecture in General is awesome, lots of museums and have a place to rest the youth.
Pedestrian street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya is very much interesting always happens there, staying in a hostel "European Night" in the center. We have a lot of impressions from Nizhny Novgorod, from the girls even had an offer to move from Tula)) ...
35eg35 22 Mar 2017, 13:51
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admin 22 Mar 2017, 18:57
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35eg35 23 Mar 2017, 09:13
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Of course there is not only about the history of health care. The topic of Patriarch Nikon I could not get around because he was born in our district. As, however, and the topic Panskogo slaughter, as little-known pages of history of our country. ...
admin 24 Mar 2017, 06:15
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BorisVoronin 09 Jun 2017, 12:00
In this city I haven't been once - only read interesting information on the Internet and in Newspapers. And my girl was in Nizhny Novgorod when she was 15 years old, during a tour of the school. Don't know, here's something interesting in this city. I think at the end of July to take a tour to Nizhny Novgorod and to go there with a girl, she showed me this place: ...
35eg35 10 Jun 2017, 09:32
Nizhny Novgorod
... today is very diverse. Of course, old town attracts tourists. Finally, the Conception of the restored tower of the Kremlin.
A kind of unfinished since Soviet times. Today, this place looks attractive, very presentable .
The Kremlin remains the main attraction of the city and not only because he is handsome. In my opinion it is much prettier Kazan (be not offended at me the Tartars, nothing personal)
First drew attention to the location of the building. The banks of the Volga made him a symbol of the city and a favorite place of Nizhny Novgorod. I can not believe that the Soviet government had intended to demolish it.
The Kremlin
The Kremlin is beautiful in any season and at any time of the day. ...
Walker 13 May 2017, 21:31
Lower a very different city in terms of architecture. Here, white-haired old man still not everywhere broken, and Stalin's houses enough, well, forty to sixty without comment, but a young architecture from the local "nuggets" are very curious sometimes. In the Lower architectural University and one of the most famous of its alumni.
The city had seven or eight times and not only on the notorious Pokrovka. There is something to see. ...