Located on the southern part of the Volga, about 1,000 km from Moscow, Samara eagerly awaits tourists and World Cup fans. No matter when you arrive, Samara will surprise you with its stunning river views and delicious food. Let the journey begin!
Start your friendship with the city by taking a stroll down Leningradskaya Street. At its highest
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Stretching for 3 miles, this is the longest embankment on the Volga, and you can spend the entire day here. Besides bike paths, cafés
On the other side of the Volga you’ll spot hills covered by forests. These are the Zhiguli Mountains in the Samarskaya Luka National Park, which is huge and has many natural treasures. So, if you have only several hours free, take a boat trip to the nearest village, Shiryaevo, the place where Ilya Repin made sketches for his famous painting, Boatmen on the Volga.
Besides Moscow and St. Petersburg, only seven Russian cities have metro systems, and most stations are masterpieces of art and architecture. The Samara subway is young, opened in 1987, but no less beautiful. Among the most interesting stations are Gagarinskaya, named after cosmonaut, Yury Gagarin, and designed with a space theme: the dark blue mosaics on the wall depict a starry sky, while the columns are shaped like stars.
Pobeda (Victory) station was designed in honor of the Soviet victory in World War II
Do you know how a rocket booster looks like? Now you can see the real Russian R-7 rocket made at the Samara Progress Rocket Space Center in 1984. This monument was established in the city in 2001 to honor Gagarin’s spaceflight jubilee.
In the early 19th century, State Councilor Nikolai Strukov built a mansion and garden, but after moving to another region, all his property was sold, and in the end, the garden was transferred to the city. Since that time, the Strukovsky Garden is a favorite place for locals, who come here to play giant chess, ride skateboards and hide from the summer sun by the refreshing stone fountains
The Sacred Heart Church is located not far from the garden.Anar Movsumov
It’s not clear whether poet Alexander Pushkin was ever in Samara, but the square named after him is the best way to see the city. From this
Will you try local beer when going to cheer for your team?
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