Top 10 Things to do in Samara, Russia

February 28, 2018 Venice Greaves

Samara is a transportation and industrial hub, as well as home to one of Russia's top engineering institutions, Samara State Aerospace University, which has helped to pioneer Russia's innovative space program. Visitors can sample some of Samara's most important products: vodka, chocolate and beer. Tour a Russian brewery before taking in a show at one of Samara's many theaters and concert halls, or beef up your knowledge of Russian history with a trip to Stalin's Bunker or the Lenin House Museum. Don't miss the sunset on the beaches along the banks of the Volga.
Restaurants in Samara

1. Samara Embankment

Maksima Gorkogo St., Samara, Russia +372 5733 3233
Excellent
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5 based on 658 reviews

Samara Embankment

Reviewed By kemao2017 - Moscow, Russia

Every year there is a parade in London on the Queen's birthday and Fog wants to see it very much. But every time he comes to London the Queen says to the General, "We cannot have the parade today because it is foggy."
And the General orders, "Cancel the parade!"
Fog feels sad and he goes back to Wales where his home is. He lives there in the Mountains.
Now, at Buckingham Palace, under the Queen's chair, lives a cat, Smokey. She feels sorry for Fog and wants to help him. Next year, just before the Queen's birthday, she writes a letter to Fog.

2. Observation Point

Region Upravlencheskij Gorodok | region Upravlencheskij gorodok, Samara, Russia +7 846 950-21-51
Excellent
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4.5 based on 367 reviews

Observation Point

Reviewed By Alexey S - Samara, Russia

Nice Panorama of Zhiguli Gate - place, where Volga river runs between 2 Mountains. Take the bus 1 or 50 from the Main Train Station (far stop near the tram rails). Just 500m feet walk in the direction of bus from the stop "Upravlenchesky Tsentralny", and you at the place "Vertolyotka" ("Observation point "Helicopter runway"). You can be more lucky with the bus 1k (1short), which drives you exactly from the station to the place (unfortunately, this bus schedule not so often).

3. Sculptural Composition Barge Haulers on the Volga

Maksima Gorkogo st., 113, Samara 443099, Russia
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Sculptural Composition Barge Haulers on the Volga

Reviewed By jve0165 - Antwerp, Belgium

It's a nice statue on the river bank. Even better when you have seen the original painting (in the state museum in Saint Petersburg) or if you know the song from the barge haulers.

4. Monument to Grigoriy Zasekin

Polevoy Spusk, Samara, Russia
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5 based on 93 reviews

Monument to Grigoriy Zasekin

Reviewed By Макс Ш - Samara, Russia

Не так много мест в нашем городе, куда можно повести приехавших гостей. Одно из таких мест, это набережная р Волга. Вот на набережной поставили этот памятник. Место удачное, здесь всегда людно, т к народ идет на пляж или просто погулять и дорожка проходит мимо памятника. Сам памятник ничего особенного не представляет. Памятник как памятник.

5. Kubychev Square

Samara, Russia
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4.5 based on 269 reviews

Kubychev Square

Reviewed By Alexander_Kudrin - Samara

Great example of Stalins time architecture. Bigest square complex in Europe and a nice place to take photos! Very interesting experience! Strongly recommend to visit. It is quite near in 5 minutes walk from the Drama theater - one of the symbols of Samara.

6. Monument to the invention of the heating battery

pr-t. Volzhskij prospekt | Metro Rossijskaja, Samara, Russia
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Monument to the invention of the heating battery

Reviewed By Onursan - Madrid, Spain

Its just a heater and a statue of a cat on top of it...thats it... If you near you just stare and see and say "ok"

7. Stalin's Bunker

Frunze st., 167, Samara 443010, Russia +7 846 333-35-71
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Stalin's Bunker

Reviewed By Evesmyth - Kiev, Ukraine

We had an absolutely fantastic tour of the bunker. Our guide was absolutely incredible. He really recreated the time period and was able to engage us in the idea of the bunker and the time period in a real way. It's not an obvious to find (Stalin's planners clearly did a great job), save for a sign or two around the area. Loved the red strobe lights/alarms that went off to recreate the feeling of an emergency as you go into the bunker. The video at the end was very powerful. You really felt the urgency of World War II and the idea that the men that you saw marching off may not be returning to the people that love them. (tour in Russian)

8. Galileo Park

Dachnaya St., 2/1, Samara 443013, Russia +7 846 205-15-85
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5 based on 49 reviews

Galileo Park

The pavilion of more than 1000 m2: interactive exhibits, optical illusions, amazing musical instruments, the mysterious mirror, the room with the broken gravity, intricate mazes, unexpected photo zone and much more. You’ll feel a dwarf and a giant, learn to play the water pipes, play on the strings of invisible harps, create your own world.

Reviewed By Lyibava - Samara, Russia

Были тут семьей с детьми. Честно думала так себе, но очень понравилось. Впечатлений масса, дети в восторге от зеркал. Думаю обязательно придем еще раз

9. Chapaev monument

pl. Chapaeva, Samara 443010, Russia
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Chapaev monument

Reviewed By AmericanKot - Fort Worth, Texas

Worth a visit and photos, but no background info provided. Study before visiting if you are interested in Russian Revolution history. Nearby are parks and a great view of the Volga River, the brewery area and a monastery. Close to Balkan Grill and Kuybyshev Square. Tram line (#20, #5) is about 3 blocks away.

10. Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Kuibysheva Sq., 1 | Metro Rossijskaja, Samara 443010, Russia +7 846 332-25-09
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Reviewed By Alkyn - Samara, Russia

The theater begins ... With a history.
In our theater, a symphony of Shostakovich was first performed.
Now the theater is a special place. The interior resembles the famous La Scala. Professional and interesting Performances, great opera and ballet troupe and symphony orchestra.
Truly Samara Opera House, one of the visiting cards of the city.

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