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Gorokhovets (Гороховец)




Location: Vladimir Oblast  Map


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Description of Gorokhovets

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 Russia.


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 its environs.

The M-7 “Volga” highway passes through the city, the railway station Gorokhovets (Velikovo village) is located 12 km away.






Travel Destinations in Gorokhovets

Troicko- Nikolsky Monastery (Троицко-Никольский монастырь)


Sretensky Monastery (Сретенский монастырь)


Znamensky Krasnogrivsky Monastery (Знаменский Красногривский монастырь)


Annunciation Cathedral (Благовещенский собор)

Church of the Resurrection

House of Oparin (Дом Опарина)

Sretensky Church



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.






Get in

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.


Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Guest House "Puzhalova Izba", st. Komsomolskaya, 59-A (On the Puzhalovaya Mountain). ☎ +7 (920) 907-29-12. The whole House from 3000 rubles (2015).
Motel "Aquarius", st. Red Army, 1. ☎ +7 (49238) 2-18-40. Double room: from 2500 rubles (2011). Contradictory reviews.
Hotel Gorokhovetsky College (Yubileinaya), st. Besedins, 12. ☎ +7 (49238) 2-17-80. Double room: 1000 rub (2010).
Hotel complex "Merchant manor", st. Lenin, 44. ☎ +7 (49238) 2-30-22. Double room: from 2200 rubles (2011).
M7 Motel, st. Moscow, 21 (on the highway). ☎ +7 (49238) 2-22-11, (920) 051-77-44. Double room: from 1500 RUB (2010). Clean and comfortable roadside motel


Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cafe M7, st. Moscow, 21. A good cafe at the eponymous motel. The decor is roadside, but the food is delicious.
Restaurant "Rest" Otdyx-Отдых, st. Besedina, 4.


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