Gorokhovets is a small medieval Russian town in Vladimir Oblast in
Russia. It is famous for its religious architecture of monasteries
and beautiful traditional churches. Gorokhovets is added to the list
of most important traditional cities known as the Golden Ring of
Gorokhovets is located in the Volga-Oka interfluve, on the right
bank of the Klyazma river, 157 km east of Vladimir near the border
with the Nizhny Novgorod region. One of the oldest cities in the
Vladimir region, since 1970 included in the list of historical
settlements of Russia, many monuments of church and civil
architecture from different eras have been preserved in the city and
The M-7 “Volga” highway passes through the
city, the railway station Gorokhovets (Velikovo village) is located
12 km away.
Foundation of the city In the 6th century, a
Finno-Ugric settlement was located on the site of the future city,
and in the 10th-11th centuries it was a Slavic settlement that
turned into a 3rd quarter of the 12th century into a small fortress.
Most likely the fortified frontier point on the eastern borders of
the Vladimir-Suzdal principality was founded by the Grand Duke
Andrei Bogolyubsky in 1168 during the campaigns of the Russian
troops on the Volga Bulgar. The initial core of the city was
Detinets, located on Nikolskaya Hill - the steep cape of the right
bank of the Klyazma, the height of its earthen ramparts reached 5 m.
For the first time, Gorokhovets as “the city of the Holy Virgin”
is mentioned in the Laurentian Chronicle, dated 1239, when it was
first burned by the Tatar-Mongols, after which life in the city
stopped for a long time.
By train On the train: from the Kursk railway station, an
intercity train “Moscow - N. Novgorod” to the station “Ilino”
(schedule: tel. (495) 916-20-03). From the station "Ilino" to
Gorokhovets and GK "Puzhalova Gora" 25 km. You can get there: by
taxi (cost 250 rubles), go about 20 minutes, take a suburban train
to the station "Gorokhovets" (schedule by phone (49238) 5-71-71), go
about 15 minutes. Next, on the suburban bus to the city to the stop
"Administration", the journey time is about 20 minutes - you get to
the lower station. To get to the upper station - shuttle bus number
2 to the station "Polyclinic".
By car The federal highway
M7 Volga passes through Gorokhovets. The distance from the western
direction from Vladimir is 160 km, from Vyazniki - 44 km. The road
from Gorokhovets to Nizhny Novgorod, located in the east, is 87 km.
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