The town on the Klyazma is incredibly cinematic: almost half of the white-stone chambers of Russia have survived here before the formation of the empire, and it seems that time froze three centuries ago. On a walk, you will discover how our ancestors lived in the era of house building, for which Gorokhovets became famous during the period of Russian embroidery, and you will feel the spirit of authentic antiquity. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 7 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car from 3900 rub. for 1-3 people or 1300 rubles. per person if there are more of you
What awaits you
Kitezh in reality: Gorokhovets They say that in the forests of the Volga region in the waters of Lake Svetloyar, the city of Kitezh, a symbol of pre-Mongol, "pure" and not defiled Russia, hid from the wicked Khan Batu. And there was no corner left on earth where one could see the reserved Rus … This is the opinion of those who were not in Gorokhovets, hiding on the very outskirts of the Vladimir-Suzdal land. Here you will be transported to real Russia and understand that it is not for nothing that the wonderful town on the Klyazma was repeatedly chosen by directors for filming films
Capital of white stone chambers The main miracle of Gorokhovets is the seven white-stone chambers that survived from pre-Petrine times, keeping the memory of the life of our ancestors in the 17th century, in the era of house building. This is almost half of the surviving ones in all of Russia! Looking at the ready-made historical decorations, you will learn how people dressed in those days, what they ate, what could be bought at the bazaar and at what price; how they studied, what they read, what they wrote and on what. You will also climb Nikolina Gora, to the ancient Detinets, visit the recently restored Sretensky Monastery and see the Old Russian "zaplot" - the oak gate of the estate of the most eminent Gorokhovets guest - Semyon Ershov
The era of the Russian pattern I will tell you how the town, which fell asleep at the beginning of the 18th century, experienced a bright, but short-term economic renaissance a couple of centuries later - the era of Russian ornament. Let's talk about the wooden towers of Gorokhovets - a genuine Russian fairy tale with turrets of different sizes, sharp tongs, intricate balconies, "dull" carvings. And the famous Gorokhovets carpenters - "Yakusha", who created all this splendor.
Florishcheva deserts In the program, I can also include the neighboring Holy Dormition Monastery, founded in the heyday of Gorokhovets on the picturesque forest river Lukh. The ensemble that exists to this day was created under the legendary builder Ilarion, a spiritual friend of Tsar Fyodor Alekseevich, the future Metropolitan of Suzdal. Here you will realize that the history of the monastery is the history of Russian Orthodoxy, the Russian land from the 17th century to the present day
Tower of the great Shukhov In the summer season, I recommend to look into the pine forest on the picturesque bank of the Oka, at the foot of the Shukhov tower. The most famous creation of the brilliant Shukhov is his famous hyperboloid on Shabolovka. You will see the revised design of the Moscow tower - the world's only hyperboloid multisection power transmission tower made in the form of a load-bearing mesh shell. You will understand how an openwork beauty works at a master class on making a hyperboloid tower. The road to the Oka is unpaved. You may have to walk (about a kilometer one way)
An excellent addition to the main program will also be a visit to the Ershov House Museum, which is located in the most respectable Gorokhovets chambers.
If you like solving historical riddles, then the tour can be organized in the form of a quest.
What is included in the price and what is not
- The cost is indicated for an excursion from Nizhny Novgorod to Gorokhovets. If you are interested in additional objects, check the price with your guide.
- Travel expenses are not included in the excursion price. The trip can be organized with your transport or a rented car: from 3000 rubles. for 1-3 people, from 4500 rubles. for 4-6 people, from 8000 rubles. for 7-19 people.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.