Arzamas was founded by Ivan the Terrible and became an important town on the trade route between Moscow and the east of Russia. Many of the city's buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries have survived which has led to the city being named a Historical City of Russia. A visit to Arzamas can be combined with a trip to Nizhny Novgorod or Murom.
city-municipality and centre of the Arzamas District in the Nizhny Novgorod Region
On the River Tyosha
109km south of Nizhny Novgorod; 516km east of Moscow
105,065 people (2014)
Historical City of Russia
second Saturday in July