What to see in Samara?

Samara stretches along the banks of the great Volga River. At first it may seem that this is an ordinary average city, but it is not so. There is a lot to see and do here.

Что посмотреть в Самаре?


Tours to Samara usually include pleasant walks along picturesque streets, educational excursions, historical monuments and visits to the local brewery. 

There is some kind of comfortable homely atmosphere in Samara, which disposes to a leisurely acquaintance with the city. First of all, I want to walk along the Volga, admire the view of the river and the sights. The embankment is the face of the city. Due to its location, you can see the water surface from different areas. 

Samara embankment is one of the most popular, located near the river station. On the way you will meet the famous monument to Boatmen on the Volga based on the painting of the same name by the artist I. Repin. 

Что посмотреть в Самаре?

Samara embankment. Photos from the website: iwphoto.ru

Orlovskaya Embankment is located in the central part of Samara, where the main business cards of the city are concentrated: the square and the monument of Glory, St. George’s Church, the Circus and the sculpture of G. Zasyokin.  

Что посмотреть в Самаре?

Orlovskaya embankment and the Square of Glory

On On the Sofia embankment you will see the very Boat, the art object Breath, the monument to Prince Vladimir and St. Sophia Cathedral. City beaches are equipped almost along the entire coast for a wonderful holiday, especially in the summer heat. 

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Sofia embankment. Photos from the website: iwphoto.ru

Strukovsky Garden is located next to the Gorky Theater. The cozy park is perfect for family holidays. Between the well-groomed paths there are cute sculptures of bunnies “It’s not scary together”, “Owls” on a wooden bench, “Good and Evil”, as well as a “Time Capsule”. 

The legendary Zhiguli brewery used to hold guided tours with tasting and historical information about the origin and manufacture of the foam drink. Unfortunately, they are temporarily suspended at the moment. But you can explore the historic building from the outside and try drinks at Wakano’s restaurant or at the bar at the bottom. 

Что посмотреть в Самаре?

Zhiguli Brewery. Photo – chronograph.livejournal.com

The Church of the Heart of Jesus is an incredible structure that impresses with its architecture and history. The temple was built in the early 19th century by the Samara Catholic community, most of which were Poles. 

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The Church of the Heart of Jesus. Photo from the website: gid.expert

At first, the church was made of wood, and in 1906 it completely acquired its current appearance. The Polish church survived the war, looting, closure, and it resumed its work only in 1996. Now the Neo-Gothic temple, unusual for Samara, attracts tourists from different regions. 

There are many more interesting places in Samara. To visit them all, it is better to come to the city for a few days. The most favorable periods for a trip to Samara are May, August and September. 

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