Boldino

Bolshoe Boldino is an intimate nook that has much to do with life and wotk of great Russian poet Alexandet Pushkin. An old manor, a park with a seties of small lakes and waterfalls, an alley of silver birches and weeping willows, the sweet smell of an apple orchard, fairytale summer houses and bridges, a breathtaking view of the countryside stretching into the distance — all this fills the heart with strong emotions which immediately call to mind the lines written by Alexander Pushkin:

And I forget the world — in silence sweet,
I’m sweetly lulled by my imagination,
And poetry awakens deep inside:
My heart is churned with lyric agitation,
It trembles, moans, and strives, as if in sleep,
To pour out in the end a free statement.
“Autumnx, 1833,

You will be charmed by its inimitable poetic aura and be willing to come back to this place again and again to feel enchanted and delighted about being a part of the phenomenon called Boldino Autumn.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. Boldino. The house of A.S. Pushkin.

If you come to Boldino you will be able to visit the old mansion of the Pushkin family of the 19th century, and the mansion office which is a museum of the ttaditions and culture of those times.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. Church. The house of A.S. Pushkin.

You can get on a 19th-century cab and go to Luchinnik grove, one of the most favorite places of Pushkin where he loved to walk. On the first Sunday in June there is the All-Russian Pushkin festival of Poetry held, and in September the so-called Boldino Recitations and Boldino Autumn festival. You can put on 19th-century-style clothes to take a photo and feel like one of the characters of Pushkin’s poems or novels.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. Church. The house of A.S. Pushkin. Pushkin in Boldino.

You will be charmed by its inimitable poetic aura and be willing to come back to this place again and again.

Only at a few kilometers from Bolshoe Boldino there is the village of Lvovka, where in a beautiful park of lime trees, with a wooden church and a picturesque lake there is an estate of Pushkin’s eldet son. This place has not changed, it looks now as it did in the early 19th century. There is a two-storey manot with a park, a small street with a series of lakes and century-old trees around them. All this lakes a museum of Pushkin’s characters, in particulat those from Belkin’s Tales There are many othet villages in the disttict that in this or that name are related to Pushkin and his works, they are Kistenevo, Maloe Boldino, Aptaksino, Chetnovskoe and Novaya Sloboda. A part of Kistenevo used to be the only estate that belonged to Alexander Pushkin solely. The name of this village will always live in his novel Dubrovskiy.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. The bridge in Boldino.

At a distance of two kilometers from Lvovka there is an old centre of black-glazed ceramics, a major one in the 19th century — the village of Bolshoe Kazarinovo. You can witness the pottery process if you go to the workshop.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. Church by lake in Boldino, where they prayed Pushkin.

Tourists can stay at a comfottable hotel and choose one of the rooms there — there are single and double rooms available as well as rooms for three people, there are junior and senior suites there, a bar, a restaurant, a snooket room and a sauna.

The Nizhny Novgorod region. Diveevo. The sofa on which he sat Pushkin. The table at which sat Pushkin.

You are welcome to Bolshoe Boldino to fell the poetic magic and the delight of this Pushkin place!