Tourist information about the village of Diveevo
Diveevo (Diveevo) is a small, but known to all the village in the Nizhny Novgorod region with a population about 9 thousand, a popular tourist and pilgrimage place. The village is located in the South 180 kilometers from Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas from 60 (Diveevo on the map of Russia).
The story of this village began somewhere around 1559 (mentioned in written sources – from 1614). The name of the village, according to the official version, comes from the first owner – Dewey's, who was a Tatar Murza.
Diveevo is located on a small river Vaccines. In the center of the village was a small Church, where pilgrims stopped on the way to the monastery of Sarov. In a short time has already built a stone Kazan Church in 1780, and then, having received the blessing, the villagers built the Church of the Nativity and Nativity of the virgin. Around the Church built a convent, one of four, which according to legend was under the patronage of the blessed virgin.
One of the sacred events of Diveevo is that it houses the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov. Every year, hundreds of thousands of believers come here from all over the country to pray. The rest can come to all believers. But not only the faithful here would be interested. Diveevo with great interest and visited by the ordinary tourist tour from Nizhny Novgorod, or independently. Interest for them here are the temples and sights of the village.
It is a large number of pilgrims and tourists has helped the village of Diveevo to develop not only as a center of spirituality, but also as a place with good infrastructure. As in any tourist place, here you can buy Souvenirs, shop with them at every step. Most people bring Devaeva icons, Holy land, rye crackers is better to buy in temples, as they are sanctified. The villagers at the fair also offered to purchase jewelry from gold, silver, glass, a variety of magnets, boxes and trinkets.
A selection of cafes and small restaurants, but there are still a few decent places. For example, in "Dumplings" you can eat good and cheap, here are the national cuisine. Pilgrims can eat at the monastery for free, while you need to have food stamps. For Church there is a buffet where you can eat scones and cakes.
One of the best hotels in Diveyevo is "Diveevskaya Sloboda". A great complex that includes a hotel and a restaurant "Olimp", which managed to appeal to tourists with big purse. Though prices for ordinary residents of the village are sky-high, but the service at the highest level. But most tourists and visitors stay in rented apartments. You can also free to spend the night in monasteries, but for this you will need to help in household work: sweeping, clearing snow, etc.
Entertainment is not enough, as it is the center of spiritual rest. It hovers around a sense of peace and tranquility.
The disadvantages of this place tourists and pilgrims carry such as poor transportation (far from Nizhny Novgorod, it is difficult to reach), in summer a lot of mosquitoes, and most importantly, the commercial spirit has penetrated into this sacred place. For example, gasoline is more expensive there than in the villages of 10-20 km, and Souvenirs are in world capitals.
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Hotels in Diveevo on the map
Weather, tourist seasons in Diveyevo
The best time to visit Diveyevo – from may to September. It was on the summer accounts for the high tourist season.
In winter it is cold, even a little colder than in Moscow. But this does not mean that, except in the summer, to come here not worth it. Tourist attractions and infrastructure work year-round flow of tourists never stops.
Seasons in Diveevo months, when is the best time to go
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How to get to Diveyevo
Diveevo is located 180 kilometers from the Bottom and 60 from Arzamas. You can only get here by bus or your own car.
Regular bus service connects the city with Nizhny Novgorod, Arzamas, and other small settlements of Nizhny Novgorod region.
If you are only following in Diveyevo, and you have no purpose to linger at the Bottom, it is better to take the train directly to Arzamas, and from there catch the bus to Diveyevo. From Arzamas to Diveevo bus costs 250 rubles (pediatric -150), in a way 50 minutes. Read also, how to get to Arzamas.
From Nizhny Novgorod to Diveevo can be reached by bus to the city of Sarov. The fare is 500 rubles (child – 250) in 4 hours. Buses depart from Moscow railway station, shopping centre "Sky", the area Lyadova. The transportation on this route by two companies, on sites which it is possible to obtain complete information. About the schedule and even order tickets: poputchik-sarov.ru, 93939.ru
In the village the buses arrive at the main bus station at Oktyabrskaya street, (station on the map). In addition to the main buses, make two more stops in the village, but where to go – not essential, as on foot you can reach the center from anywhere.
On the plane in Diveevo most convenient to reach from the airport of Nizhny Novgorod Strigino. From the airport bus to the village do not go, but you can take a taxi (from 3500 rubles per car) or by bus with a transfer in the center of the Bottom (see How to get from Nizhniy Novgorod airport to the city center).
Holy Trinity-Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery
This is the main attraction of the city and place of pilgrimage. In people, the monastery is simply called "Diveevsky monastery, Diveyevo". It includes the whole complex of buildings as the office of destination and an interesting and affordable places for tourists. Here is the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of St. Seraphim of Sarov on the water tower, the Church of Alexander Nevsky, Holy Groove, the Refectory Church, Museum and much more.
To visit the monastery and see all the temples and sights independent tourists can freely, however, it's much more fun to do it together with a guide. Guide services are available when you purchase tours in Diveyevo, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities, and when independent travel in Diveevo. An excursion to a place you can order in the monastery (from 400 rubles/hour), since their conduct is not the guides of the monastery is prohibited. When visiting the temples of the monastery should follow the rules: does not conduct photo and video shooting inside, leave included mobile phones, women is short skirts and trousers, men shorts.
The site of the monastery: 4udel.nne.ru
How to get there: the monastery and temples are located in the heart of the village, Sovetskaya St, 11 (monastery on the map). To get here from anywhere of the village on foot.
In the area surrounding Diveevo there are several sacred sources: the Kazan and Iversky icons of the mother of God, the sources of father Seraphim and Matushka Alexandra, and St. Panteleimon and the icon of mother of God "Tenderness". They can swim, but should follow the main rule – to use only cotton clothes, no swimsuits. But keep in mind that the water in the font is very cold. It is believed that bathing gives healing from physical and mental suffering.
How to get there: at the entrance to the monastery is a detailed diagram of the location of the sources. To reach any of them within 15-20 minutes on foot.
Holidays and festivals in Diveyevo
- June 12 – day of the village Diveevo
- July 31 - August uncovering of the relics of Venerable. Seraphim Of Sarov
Dates vary slightly each year, so check with them in advance before you travel.