Diveevo

Diveevo

The settlement of Diveevo is home to the Serafimo-Diveevsky Convent which is considered a spiritual centre of Russia. A visit to the convent is the only reason to come to Diveevo and you will be joined by hundreds of pilgrims who have come to pray at the relics of various saints interred here or walk around the Holy Track. You can combine a visit to Diveevo with a trip to Arzamas or Nizhny Novgorod.


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Дивеево
Status
Settlement (selo) and administrative centre of the Diveevo District of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Location
On the River Vichkinza
Distance
165km south of Nizhny Novgorod; 450km east of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
6,500
Founded
1559