Local cuisine and festivals in Samara

Local cuisine and festivals in Samara

Samara is one of the main towns of Russia and it is a very interesting place, where you can surely have fun. If you like the fairs and festivals, try to arrive to the city during one of them. To be easier to decide, we will present you some of them. The National Autumn Fair is held during the festival with the same name, during which the locals are exposing for sale traditional Russian food products, honey and honeycomb, homemade jams and preserves, handmade crafts, clothing and jewelry. ... [ read more ]

Shopping and accommodation in Samara

Shopping and accommodation in Samara

The city of Samara is dominated by a humid continental climate. The warmest month of the year is August and the coldest is January. Spring and autumn are normal seasons, rain and temperatures are pretty much normal for this period. Summer rains a lot and the temperatures are high, in winter is snowing a lot, it is quite cold and often freezes, so do not forget to equip your tires with snow chains. If you have already chosen the date of you Russian vacation, you will need some information ... [ read more ]

Top museums in Samara

Top museums in Samara

The Museum of Art in Samara is the most visited museum in the region and the largest museums in the country. It was founded in 1897, being located on the Kuibyshev street, in the Palace of Culture. The building was made in neoclassical style at the initiative of a Russian merchant, Konstantin Golovkin, who also donated some works of art to the museum. The Alabin History Museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the Volga region. The museum dates back from 1886 and was founded i... [ read more ]

The Square of Glory and the Bunker of Stalin in Samara

The Square of Glory and the Bunker of Stalin in Samara

The Square of Glory, or the Slavy Ploshchad in Russian, is the most beautiful part of the city of Samara. Here is a Russian architectural complex specific of the Russian period in the eighteenth century. In the middle of the square you discover th most important historical monument of the city, the Statue of Glory. The Bunker of Stalin is the most visited attraction, located in the city center. It is at approximately 40 meters under the ground and was built in 1942. It was never used, and... [ read more ]

5 interesting churches in Samara

5 interesting churches in Samara

Samara has many tourist attractions of which we present 5 interesting churches. The Lutheran Church is dedicated to St. George and is one of the most impressive religious monuments in the city. Pokrovsky Cathedral is the largest church in the city of Samara. The Catholic Church is also known as the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Polish Roman Catholic Church. The Cathedral of St. George is not an imposing church, but it is very interesting. The Synagogue of the city is known by... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Samara

Tourist guide to Samara

At the confluence of the Volga and the Samara, in south- western Russia, near the Zhiguli mountains, lies the sixth largest city of Russia: Samara. The name of the city comes from the river flowing through it. This is one of the most visited cities in the country because over time it had become became an important cultural and architectural center of Russia. The first document of the city dates back from 1357, at the time of Alexis, the Metropolitan of Moscow, known as a predictor of Russ... [ read more ]