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Gorodets

Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
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The Historical Art Town of Gorodets Gorodets  Russia
The Historical Art Town of Gorodets Gorodets  Russia
The Historical Art Town of Gorodets Gorodets  Russia
The Historical Art Town of Gorodets Gorodets  Russia

The Historical Art Town of Gorodets

If you're in the Nizhny Novgorod area, I highly recommend you take a day trip to Gorodets, a quaint, historical town on the Volga. Step away from the bustling, dusty downtown and you'll find a beautiful little town with street after street of elaborately decorated wooden houses. On the waterfront, there's a entire street of small museums, including a museum dedicated to the samovar. There, you'll also find the Artist's Village; this enormous, maze-like building showcases local artisans working their craft. I must admit, however, that the sole reason I came here was to admire and purchase local Gorodets wood painting, a tradition dating back to the mid-1800s. This style is found nowhere else in Russia and is truly exquisite. If you love local artisan crafts as I do, Gorodets is a must.