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Lyskovo (Makaryevo)

Lyskovo

As a sleepy, small provincial city, rather far from its regional centre, Lyskovo is not normally included in many tourist guides. However in terms of provincial cities, Lyskovo is a great example as much of its 19th century town planning has been preserved along with several old churches. It is also located among picturesque landscapes on the bank of the River Volga. The most touristy thing nearby is the famous Zheltovodsky Makariev Convent, which is in the settlement of Makaryevo on the opposite side of the Volga. It is normally visited as part of a Volga cruise. 


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Лысково
Status
City and administrative centre of the Lyskovo District of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Location
On the River Volga
Distance
90km south-east of Nizhny Novgorod
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
21,414 people (2014)
Founded
1410