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Gorokhovets is located in picturesque surroundings on the River Klyazma and has been named a Historical City of Russia due to its surviving 17th-century buildings. In winter the city is also a popular skiing resort. The city is located between Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod, close to the railway station of Ilyino (Ильино).

Basic facts
Name in Russian Гороховец
Status City and administrative centre of the Gorokhovets District in the Vladimir Region
Location On the River Klyazma
Distance 90km west of Nizhny Novgorod; 160km east of Vladimir; 340km east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 13,553 people (2013)
Founded 1168
First Mentioned 1239
Titles/Awards Historical City of Russia; Golden Ring City
City Day 3 August
Official Website

Top recommendations in Gorokhovets

  • Monasteries

    Visit Gorokhovets' three monasteries: the Sretensky Convent in the centre, the Znamensky Convent on the left-bank of the River Klyazma and finally the Svyato-Troitse Nikolsky Monastery on top of the Nikolskaya Hill.

  • Gorokhovets Historical and Architectural Museum

    Go to the branch of the Gorokhovets Historical and Architectural Museum located in the Sapozhnikov House, which has been carefully restored to recreate the house of a 17th century merchant.

  • Bald Mountain

    Go to the hill known as Bald Mountain on the outskirts of the city where you can enjoy spectacular views of the forests and lakes on the northern side of the River Klyazma.