Tourist information about the city of Semenov
Semyonov (Semenov) is a city in Nizhny Novgorod region, 79 km from Nizhny Novgorod on the river Sanokhta (Semenov on the map). The city was declared in 1779, is the administrative center of the city district Semyonov. The population of just over 24 thousand people. Semenov is a popular tourist destination, but for a longer stay by tourists is not very suitable.
A bit of history
The first mention in history about the city of Semenov dated 1644 — the year it was founded. Initially the settlement was called Semenovskoe, and lived in it the believers. The main occupation of the local residents was the treatment of wooden spoons, cups, trays and similar things which then were sent to Nizhny Novgorod. This settlement (from 1717 village) was the only place where they made wooden rosary for the believers. Even today, the city's population spread combined with Orthodox culture (a mixture of ROC and staroobryad).
Stay in Semenov
Tourism infrastructure is not developed to stop even for one or two days for sightseeing not worth it, except for stops on the way during travel. In the city there are only a couple of hotels in the centre there are catering establishments and shops. As entertainment or a tourist center, Semenov is not developed, activities for youth and children is almost there.
But this does not mean that the city does not attract tourists. There are several museums, cultural and tourist centres makes it attractive for tourists for one day. This is mainly day trips from Nizhny Novgorod on tour buses.
Here is one special attraction – the world famous factory of Khokhloma painting. In Semenov originated a unique style of "Khokhloma", and there was one of the most popular Russian Souvenirs – painted Semenovskaya matryoshka doll, which has a yellow-red background and a vivid variety of colors. Semyonov factory was created the world's largest wooden matryoshka doll, consists of 72 dolls. It was presented in 1970 at the exhibition "Expo-70" in Tokyo, and since then this record has not been beaten. Today, more than 60% of the factory's production is exported. During a tour of the factory in detail and talk show production technology, offered a master class, running a company store.
Also interesting is the atmosphere and the old architecture of the city. Here new buildings in the modern sieve of contrast with adjacent with them old houses and quiet streets. There are a lot of well-preserved buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. There is even a historical pedestrian street, where one of the most beautiful buildings of the city – estate of I. A. Anikina (now military), and next the estate of G. A. Vitushkin (now mail).
Attractions Semenova (briefly)
Among the significant cultural places should pay attention to the Temple in honor of All saints, which is located on Gagarin street. Museum of history and art will allow you to learn a lot of interesting information about culture in the city, including all the data about the old occupation of the first inhabitants of the treatment of wooden spoons, beads or cups.
Also when placing a city, you should see the following places:
- Museum of history and art;
- Holy draw-well (source) "Sinkovsky";
- Residential house with slip thread;
- Estate of A. G. Vitushkin and Anikina;
On Chkalov street, you can visit the Museum center of the "Golden Hohloma" factory. There are unique exposure collected in the entire region. They describe the life and culture of the settlers of the district for all time of its existence.
Semenov is architecture, which has been preserved here since the late 19th and early 20th century. In the centre and on the outskirts you can find traditional two-storey wooden houses with carvings.
Most are familiar with the historical value of Khokhloma painting. The current factory takes tourists and guided tours through the Museum and production. It contains woodwork, painted art traditional elements of the settlement.
Also the city has more than five memorable homes, originally inhabited by famous citizens. Read more about attractions Semenova here...
Weather, tourist seasons in Semenov
The best time to visit Semenov – summer, from June to August. In winter it is cold, even a little colder than in Moscow.
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How to get to Semenov
The town of Semenov is located 69 kilometers from Nizhny Novgorod, and is easily accessible by bus, car or train. Most tourists come here as part of group trips in one day from Nizhny Novgorod (from 700 rubles on a group tour, from 3000 rubles for a personal tour), but not difficult to get here by public transport, and to explore the attractions of the town. Upon arrival to the city bus/railway station walk to any attraction.
The journey by car takes about 1 hour. The route passes through the Bor bridge across the Volga, where they meet large traffic jams, especially on weekends.
On the train
This is the fastest way, because the minute tube. From "Moskovsky" railway station in Nizhny Novgorod every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. approximately every 30-60 minutes according to the schedule trains depart at the cost of 144 rubles, the journey takes about an hour. The schedule can be found in the service Yandex.schedule
On the bus in Semenov to get uncomfortable due to congestion, much easier and faster to go by train. However, from the bus station "Kanavinskaya", which is situated near the railway station "Moskovskaya" (street Soviet, 20A, station on the map), every hour from 8:00 to 19:00 there is a bus on the way an hour and a half.