Tourist information about the village and Makar makarievo monastery

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Makarievo village located on the North Bank of the Volga river 120 kilometers from Nizhny Novgorod (makarievo on the map). Rarely visited by tourists as a separate tourist destination, in fact, the infrastructure for that, there is no. But thanks to its main attraction, Makar monastery, the village is very popular as a place to visit one day. In addition to the monastery, you can visit the two small and unusual Museum and the ostrich farm.

How to get to the village and makarievo Monastery


The monastery is so interesting and popular that the summer excursions and it is the easiest and most convenient way to get to it. There is a bus and excursions with boats from the river station (may to September). Cost – from 1200 rubles for the bus, from 4,000 rubles on the ship.

From the Bottom to the monastery, 120 kilometers by car can be reached in two ways:

  • It's easiest to drive along the Northern shore of the Volga river through the city of Bor to the village makarievo, about 120 kilometers. However, under this option, you will lose the wonderful views of the monastery from Volga river, and the roads here are not very good.
  • Another option is to drive along the southern coast to the town of Lyskovo ferry terminal Shuttle, and from there by ferry to the village (ferry Lyskovo on the map). You can Park your car near the crossing, or to cross with him. You can, for example, to arrive by car on one side of the Volga, and to leave for another. Ferries depart:
    • From Lyskovo in makarievo: 06:15, 08:15, 12:15, 15:15, 18:15
    • Of makarievo in Lyskovo: 07:00, 09:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00
    In autumn and spring the number of ferries is reduced to 3 x a day. In the winter time is ferry 3 times a day hovercraft (there 8:45, 12:45, 15:45, back 9:00, 13:00, 16:00). Ferry cost: adults - 80 rubles / children - 40 / car – 450.

Public transportation to the monastery can be reached via the city of Lyskovo. First you need to get to the bus station "Shcherbinka" or bus station "Kanavinskaya" bus station Lyskovo (the bus station in Ekaterinburg on the map). Buses depart approximately every hour, in 1 hour 45 minutes, cost from 200 rubles. From the bus station Lyskovo ferry terminal will be reached by taxi.

Attractions in makarievo what to see

  • Macarius monastery


    If the Troitsky Makariev Convent is located in the village makarievo 100 kilometers it Lower. Located on the banks of the Volga, and at first glance it can probably take over a fortress or Kremlin. And it's really a fortress, at least, while the walls were for protection. The view from the water is simply gorgeous, so if possible, better get to it through the city of Lyskovo on the ferry, and then all of it will open for you. And when ashore, you can explore the monastery has all the details. The scale of the monastery are amazing. For example, the perimeter of its walls is more than 800 meters, for comparison, the perimeter walls of Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, is 1400 meters.

    But the monastery is popular not only due to its species of interest and its history, details about which can be learned during the tours. Initially the monastery was built in 1435, and as a male, but four years later was burned by the Khan of Kazan. Again he was only erected in 1624. Then there was established by the fair, all proceeds from which were given to the monastery. They built temples and erected walls to protect fair and monastery, next formed the town (now village).

    In 1816 here there was a severe fire, during which burned all fairground buildings, and the fair was moved to the Bottom. In 1868 the monastery was closed, and in 1883 resumed its existence as a female, which existed until the Soviet era. Since 1927 the building was used as an orphanage, hospital, College, and in 1991 he returned to the bosom of the Church, fortifications and temples have been restored.

    Today tourists can visit the monastery if you wish to participate in the services (at 8:30 and 16:00). For groups tours. For visiting the monastery, women must dress appropriately: a headscarf (kerchief or head scarf), skirt. Clothes issued at the entrance to the monastery.

    🕐 Working time: daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, donations are welcome

    🚶 How to get there: the monastery on the map

  • Museum "Fairy Tale"


    This is a private family Museum, which was organized 50 years ago artist and photographer Boris F. Fomin. Today the Museum looked after by his descendants. The Museum exposition consists of the paintings, which depict the picturesque surroundings of the village; a wooden sculpture made by nature and refined painter, exotic paintings, wire, old photos. The Museum, though small, but very interesting and a must to visit.

    🕐 Working time: the Museum is open from may to September from 09:00 to 19:00, but better to call and make an appointment by phone +79527860820 (Nonna Borisovna). For large excursions year-round.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 60-100 rubles

    🚶 How to get there: to get to the Museum from the pier, easy walk to the signs located at the address Gorkogo str., 4A (Museum map)

  • Museum of the loom

    Музей ткацкого станка, Макарьево

    This is the only Museum in the world dedicated to the weaving machine. Here are the mats, napkins, bags, pillowcases, costumes and panels. One of the exhibits is "the rug of friendship" 12-foot length, hand-woven by tourists for the summer season 2015. And of course there is a real loom, and acting. The price of a ticket includes a tour and a master class on the machine.

    🕐 Working time: from may to September from 09:00 - 18:00, closed on Mondays

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 100 rubles

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is a five minute walk from the Marina, street Soviet, d. 1 (Museum map). Phone: +79063523431

  • Ostrich farm "Makar ostrich"


    Farm "Makar Ostrich" - the enterprise for the farming of ostriches and other exotic birds, offering visitors interesting sightseeing trips on-site. Here you will be able to meet with representatives of exotic fauna on your own or with a fascinating tour. Will show you ostriches of different ages tell about their origin and evolution, characteristics of living and growing. Here the ostriches can not only watch and photograph, but also to pet and feed. In addition to ostriches there is decorative breeds chickens, pheasants, peacocks, Guinea fowl, turkeys.

    If the farm operates a store with the products of the ostrich farm, as well as a café where you can try dishes from ostrich meat and eggs.


    🕐 While working: 08:00 – 18:00, without breaks and weekends

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult - 100 rubles / child 7-14 years - 50 / - up to 7 years – free of charge. Tour for groups from 10 persons – 150 rubles per person. Educational tour – 1500 rubles

    🚶 How to get there: the Farm is on the outskirts of the village, ul Lesnaya 25 (Farm map). Walk to the Marina 20 minutes.

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) . ...