RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4137 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
Samara's main attractions are sandy beaches along the Volga river. There are also some nice parks.
Some other attractions are:
-Ploshchad Slavy, a memorial statue for WW2
-St. George Cathedral (honouring the heroes of the Great Patriotic War)
-Iversky Women's Monestary founded in 1850
-Alibin museum (archeology)
-Ulyanov family house-museum
-Samara Art museum
-Troitsky market (large food market)
For entertainement there is for instance:
-Opera and ballet theatre
-"Draft" (live music)
-"Star" (complex with cinemas, bowling, billiard, pubs etc.)
Around Samara there is Shiryaevo (3 hours away) and on the other bank of the Volga there are the Zhiguli hills, a national forest reserve (for hiking and stuff).
If you like beer, you should go to the Zhiguli brewery. You can fill your bottle with fresh beer there for only 15 roubles a litre (approx. 40 Euro cents!).
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 939 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3232 times:
Thanks a lot for your help.
Quoting RJ100 (Reply 3): If you like beer, you should go to the Zhiguli brewery. You can fill your bottle with fresh beer there for only 15 roubles a litre (approx. 40 Euro cents!).
Now that's what I'm talking about. Spasibo!
Quoting Sushka (Reply 4): I recommend the Smuishlyaevka airport. It will take alot of hiking to get around but there is a Tu144 and other awesome airliners to see. Yak42, Tu154, etc.
If it's difficult to get to, then it'll prolly not be on my list, as time is somewhat a limiting factor. Nevertheless the examples sound very interesting and I'll probably going to regret that I didn't go...
Quoting Sushka (Reply 4): I hope you are able to take Samara Airlines. They always are very nice!
Yup! While a business trip, I managed to convince my employer to book me on E5. Two rides on Tu-134 will certainly bring back nice memories.