City of Craftsmen Museum and Tourist Complex

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Gorodets is the oldest town in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. The local museum quarter can be seen in an hour and boasts perfectly preserved old stone merchant houses and multicoloured peasant log cabins with chiselled wood carvings that look like something out of a fairy tale. Gorodets is the best place to buy souvenirs made by Nizhny Novgorod craftsmen. Nizhny Novgorod Oblast accounts for more than half of all Russian arts and crafts, and most of them are sold in the major City of Craftsmen Museum and Tourist Complex located on the Volga River embankment in Gorodets.