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Palekh

Palekh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of Palekh

Palekh is an urban-type settlement, the administrative center of the Palekh district of the Ivanovo region of the Russian Federation. The settlement is located 60 km south-east of the regional center and 30 km east of Shuya. The settlement of artists, best known for Palekh miniature. It is one of the settlements included in the Golden Ring of Russia.

 

Palekh is located on the Ivanovo-Nizhny Novgorod highway, 63 km along the road southeast of the regional center of Ivanovo, and 30 km east of the city of Shui. The distance to the nearest railway station of the Russian Railways "Shuya" is 32 km. A small river Paleshka (formerly named Paleksha River) flows through the village - the left tributary of the Lyulekha River, the left and largest tributary of the Teza River, part of the Oka basin district.

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Palekh

Church architecture
1 Holy Cross Church with a hipped bell tower.
2 Elias Church (Temple of Elijah the Prophet).

Civil architecture
House I.M. Bakanova.
House brothers Solonin.
House I.P. Vakurov.
House M.P. Vakurov.

Museums
1 State Museum of Palekh Art, st. Bakanova, d.50.
2 House Museum of P. D. Corin.
3 House-Museum of I.I. Golikova.
4 Museum of the sculptor N.V. Dydykina.
5 Private museum-workshop of the national artist of Russia N. Golikov.

 

 

Farther afield
4 km north-west of Palekh is the village of Krasnoye, in which the Holy Znamenskaya Church was built in 1804, one of the few in the area that did not close after the revolution.

 

 

History of Palekh

The exact date of the foundation of Palekh is unknown, according to historians' assumptions, it is possible to date the emergence of a settlement about the 9th century. The first documented mention refers to the XVII century.

It is believed that the founders of the settlement, who originally lived here - are the Meryans or another Finno-Ugric tribe. According to one of the versions, the name Palekh comes from the hydronym Paleksha (now in a diminutive form: “Palerna”), that is, on behalf of the river flowing here, from the Finno-Ugric word of the chronicle tribe Merya.

According to historians, Palekh, like other nearby villages, was owned by the Russian princes Paletsky (Palitsky) in the 14th and 15th centuries. Palekh was the center of the specific Paletsky principality, as one of the frontiers in Starodubsky principality.

According to the Scribal Book of the Vladimir District of Bogolyubovo Mill of 1628–1630, one third of the village of Palekh is listed in the birthplace of Governor Ivan Buturlin and his children: Ivan Buturlin was given the estate “for the Moscow siege seat royal”. Up to 1861, part of the villagers were serfs of the nobles of Buturlins.

Since olden times in Palekh (at the cemetery) there was a wooden Ilinsky church (it dates back to the 17th century); in its place, in 1790, a single altar stone church was erected in the name of the holy prophet Elijah. In 1762–1774, in the center of the village, at the expense of the parishioners, a new stone Holy Cross Church was built, painted inside and richly decorated by Palekh masters.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there

By train
The nearest train station is in Shuya. From Moscow you can get to Ivanovo by train, then by bus to Palekh.

By car
The road P152 passes through Palekh, connecting Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod.

By bus
From Schelkovskogo bus station to Yuzhi bus, he makes a stop in Palekh. Travel time is 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Transport
There is no public transport in the village.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Cheap
Cafe Ark
Cafe Manhattan

Average cost
Restaurant (Bakanova, 1)

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cheap
Hotel (Field Street, 1)
Hotel (Mayakovsky, 11)

Average cost
Hotel "Ark"

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

Shopping
Salon Shop, st. Bakanova, d.54.
Supermarket magnet.
Pyaterochka

 

Connection
Mobile Internet MEGAFONA works quite well Among the landline is located the ADSL from Rostelecom

 

 

 

 

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