Tourist information about the city of Gorodets

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General information


Gorodets (Gorodets) — the oldest city in Nizhny Novgorod region on the Northern shore of the Volga river, 60 kilometers from Nizhny Novgorod (Gorodets on the map). The town is small, its population of slightly more than 30 thousand people, but it is very popular with tourists. Here they are attracted by the monuments of the past, beautiful countryside and a cosy atmosphere quiet streets. This files most often visited by tourists as an excursion destination from Nizhny Novgorod, but perhaps a visit in the form of a solo trip for a few days with the aim of exploring the sights, beaches on the banks of the Volga, active winter holiday.

A bit of history

Already in the annals 1171 found mention of Gorodets, as formed the fortress city founded by Yuri Dolgoruky. Town history is full of successive periods of prosperity and neglect. From the 12th century it served as a bulwark of Russia Vladimir from the proximity of the Volga Bulgars. After the devastation in 1408 the city until the 18th century was in complete ruin. In the 19th century it became a major industrial, trading and business center. At this time there actively build factories, leather factory, steam mill. At the same time there are wealthy merchants ' houses, many of which in their original form survived to the present time.

Stay in Gorodets

Gorodets visited by tourists in the form of day excursions and short trips for a few days. Hard to call it a tourist developed place, but everything you need for a short stay to explore the local attractions available. And look here have something.

With its rich artistic heritage and architecture of the Crusader deservedly received the unofficial nickname of "little Kitezh". Besides the fact that there is a lot of monuments of architecture and history, the city has a whole Museum quarter. Quiet streets abound in well-preserved stone houses merchant buildings and wooden houses decorated with carving. The promenade, a favorite place of walks of local residents have breathtaking views of the Volga and Nizhny Novgorod hydroelectric station, the dam of which is the longest in Russia. All this attracts history buffs of all ages.

Gorodets has left us a rich artistic heritage, "blind," house carving, Gorodets painting, carved gingerbread boards, goldwork, manuscripts, Gorodetskaya toy. Annually every third Saturday of July, there are regional festivals "Gorodets Museum capital" and "the brotherhood of folk Masters". Organized in the summer festival of historical reconstruction with the reproduction of medieval life and conduct of the fighting.

In Gorodets and its vicinity with clean beaches. Of them, "White river", located 10 km from the town beach, is of interest for outdoor enthusiasts. In summer it offers water sports: water skiing, "tablets", "bananas", with a great rental snowboards and skis.

Attractions in Gorodets (briefly)

Since 2010 is "City of masters" - the wooden complex is in the spirit of Russian architecture, an abundance of thread, which is interesting for adults and children. Here is an opportunity to see exhibits of folk crafts: Gorodets painting, pottery, gold embroidery, ancient Russian painting, as well as take master classes.

In the Museum quarter, the main object of the Museum, introducing the history of the city. Remains of ancient earthworks. Museum "Gorodetsky carrot" represents exposure on the development of gingerbread craft. The Museum of samovars has more than 300 unique exhibits different time of production. At the children's Museum presents a huge collection of toys, characteristic of the last century.

Existing religious buildings: male Fyodorovsky monastery, St. Basil's and the Spassky Cathedral, the Church of Michael the Archangel. Read more about the sights of Gorodets here...

Infrastructure in Gorodets

Although tourists very rarely stay here, the simplest conditions for a tourist stay in Gorodets has has several hotels. Prices start from 2,500 rubles for a double room. The most peculiar choice is a floating hotel Bereginya offers a range of services, including car Park, coffee shop, sauna. At some distance from the promenade and tourist zone is a number of other comfortable hotels. Possible also more affordable rental housing in the private sector. To combine sightseeing and beach holidays the best option is a boarding house "Petrel", located 10 km from the city.

The tourist district is formed by the streets of Lenin, Rublev, Alexander Nevsky embankment of the Revolution. She is walking, the movement of cars on these streets is prohibited. In this area there are cafés and restaurants, but not very much, but in low season they are almost not working. There is a cheap canteen. Objectively is to say that the food in the cafe there may arise some difficulties.

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Weather, tourist seasons in Gorodets

The best time to visit Gorodets – summer, from June to August. In winter it is cold, even a little colder than in Moscow.

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How to get in Gorodets

To get in Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities by bus, train, by boat (summer only), as well as in tour groups on buses. From other regions it is best to get through Nizhny Novgorod (see how to get to Nizhny Novgorod)

For tourists wishing to explore Gorodets, most convenient option day trips from Nizhny Novgorod. Are these excursions from 1100 rubles, you can buy them via the Internet or at travel agencies the Bottom. Cheaper to arrange an independent day trip by public transport, but should leave very early to catch a bus and see the sights, and return.

  • By bus

    From Nizhny Novgorod at the bus station "Kanavinskaya", which is located near railway station and metro station "Moskovskaya", day schedule of about every hour buses go to Gorodets. The first bus leaves at 6 o'clock, back to the last bus in 18 hours, but better check on the place. In the path of a couple of hours, cost – from 160 rubles.

  • By train (the train)

    Directly through Gorodets railroad didn't pass, but can be reached by train with a transfer to the bus to Zavolzh'e. Which is handy this way you can get back to the Bottom, and the last train back is at 21:00.

    Trains from Nizhny sent to the Volga several times a day starting from 6 o'clock in the morning from Moscow railway station. Cost 129 rubles, in 1 hour 20 minutes. The current schedule can be found on the website Yandex.schedules. Long-distance trains from other regions in the Volga do not go.

    Upon arrival at Zavolzhye you have to change to bus No. 101, which passes through the stop "Soviet" in 200 metres from the railway station (a stop "Soviet" on the map). Runs every 20-30 minutes from 6 to 22 hours, 40 minutes and costs 50 roubles.

  • On the boat

    From the river station Lower in Gorodets in the summer travel day trips and multi-day cruises in Moscow with a stopover in Sochi. The cost is 2000 rubles. Ticket can be purchased through travel agencies (including online), or directly at the river station.

  • By car

    To Gorodets from the Bottom 60 to 70 kilometres depending on the route selected, time of 1-2 hours. You can drive on the Northern Bank of the Volga (via Senaki) and the South Bank of the Balakhna and Zavolzhye, after which on the other side of the river to pass by hydroelectric dams. The road North through Sinaki a little shorter, more desolate and worse. Through the Balakhna and Zavolzhye way better an interesting passage through the dam, but the transport there is more, especially in the second half Friday to Sunday (gardeners).

    Keep in mind that in Lenin street, Gorodets, Rublev, Alexander Nevsky embankment Revolution for traffic closed.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
BorisVoronin 9 June, 2017
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 Jun 10, 2017
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 :D .
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.
With the Kremlin slopes with beautiful views of the city and its attractions.
View of the Volga river from Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
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Walker 13 October, 2017
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. ...
nausla 29 May, 2018
Added to bookmark. ...
Viktor1305 9 July, 2018
How to get there: the lake Svetloyar is located 130 kilometers South of Nizhny Novgorod near the village of Vladimir (lake Svetloyar on the map region). How long have you looked at a map? ...
guest from NN 15 August, 2018
The information is outdated. The fare is 28P, lots of public transport routes canceled, the reform is in full swing - soon we will travel only by taxi - FROM will remain. ...
admin 15 August, 2018

For all will not follow, thank you that corrected, I corrected the information in the article. ...
Vyacheslav IIR May 16, 2019
There are more museums in Nizhny Novgorod and in the region. Wonderful museums in the cities of Bor, Dzerzhinsk, Arzamas, ... Not all museums can be accessed at any time. Many accept only AT CERTAIN times by ORGANIZED GROUPS UPON PRIOR REQUEST. ...
admin May 16, 2019

Yes, we have other cities in the region is also written. But too bad that it is impossible to get into such museums, this limits independent travelers. ...
SUMMER18 5 January, 2020
Lived in Lower three months... can't tohno to say what feelings I have left of this city . Yes , no doubt there is just a lovely place , but such as I relocate this city has not considered.Heavy city like me .Very overcast . But the view is that ...for Example in Nizhny Novgorod ,so many beautiful and old temples (churches) . ...