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Gorodets, Nizhegorodski region

Городец Нижегородская область
МБОУ СОШ №4 г.Чкаловск Нижегородская область
Осокина Галина Афанасьевна
Учитель английского языка
высшей квалификационной категории

Are you bored and fed up? Are you dreaming of exiting holidays? Come to Gorodets with me!
GORODETS (Городец in Russian) is a town in the Region of Nizhniy Novgorod in Central Russia. It is located on the left bank of the Volga River 53 km north of Nizhniy Novgorod. Gorodets was founded in 1170s as a large fortress on the Volga River. It was a starting point for numerous campaigns of Vladimir-Suzdal against Volga-Bulgaria. By the 19th century, Gorodets was revived as a prosperous village settled by Old Believers merchants and reputed for its decorative gifts and souvenirs, and also handicrafts such as wood carving and painting. The artistic heritage of Gorodets never ceases to amaze people with its splendor and diversity of crafts.
Painting on the wood from Gorodets is a famous folk craft in Russia with one hundred and half year's history, alive developing phenomenon of our modern national culture strongly connected both with the past and the present life of the people. The Gorodets painting peculiarity is that it often has the plot. The craftsmen loved painting town people, horsemen, scenes of drinking tea in rich interiors decorated with columns and clocks, with high windows beautiful curtains and magnificent stair-cases.
You will enjoy visiting the "City of masters" which is dedicated to the history of wooden architecture of the period from the 16th-19th centuries. Just get into the city and you’ll find yourself in the past - modest peasant buildings, houses of well-to-do merchants, luxurious sovereign Terem - all this is created in the twenty-first century.
Visit Gorodets and you’ll have a long lasting impressions and a lot of souvenirs for you and your friends!


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