Interesting places: Samara

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Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God (Samara)
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Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God (Samara)

The temple in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "Derzhavnaya", located in the center of Samara, is a significant architectural object of the city. This temple was founded on a place where no structure had previously stood. Many local residents believe that the choice of this site for the construction of the temple has symbolic significance, si

Palace of Culture of Railway Workers (Samara)
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Palace of Culture of Railway Workers (Samara)

The Palace of Culture of Railway Workers named after A.S. Pushkin, also known as the Pushkin People's House, is a concert hall located on Leo Tolstoy Street, 94, in the city of Samara. The history of this building begins in 1898 when a decision was made to construct a People's House with a theater hall for 600 seats. The project was developed by a

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Apartment building D.E. Chelysheva
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Apartment building D.E. Chelysheva

One of the historically significant buildings in Samara is the Chelyshev apartment buildings, which are considered one of the oldest in the city. It was here that rental apartments first appeared, attracting as residents members of the city's intelligentsia, such as teachers, lawyers and doctors who came to Samara. Merchant Chelyshev built two apa

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Cosmopops (astronaut)
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Cosmopops (astronaut)

The park sculpture "Cosmopops", depicting an astronaut in an orange spacesuit, stands not far from the Samara Space Museum. This artistic object was created by the modern Samara architect and artist Alexander Filimonov in collaboration with his wife Olga. The sculpture, made of plastic, is installed on Lenin Avenue in the city of Samara, next to a

House-Museum of M. V. Frunze
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House-Museum of M. V. Frunze

Frunze Street, previously known as Saratovskaya, runs parallel to Kuibyshevskaya Street, and to this day it retains its unique architectural appearance, reflecting the history of the development of the city of Samara. This street witnessed the rise of the city's economy, because it was here in the past that wealthy lawyers, doctors and representati

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Naumov mansion
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Naumov mansion

The architectural monument of federal significance, located in Samara just across the road from Strukovskiy Garden, is the historic mansion that once belonged to Alexander Naumov, a leader of the Samara nobility and an honorary citizen of the city. The mansion was built in the Renaissance style with elements of Baroque and was completed in 1905. O

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Monument to Prince Grigory Zasekin
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Monument to Prince Grigory Zasekin

The monument to Prince Grigory Osipovich Zasekin, the founder of the city of Samara and its first voivode, holds a significant place on the Volga embankment in Samara. It symbolizes the historical importance of this figure for the city and its foundation. Installed in 2014 to commemorate the 428th anniversary of the city, the monument features a st

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Monument to the heating battery (Samara)
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Monument to the heating battery (Samara)

The monument dedicated to the invention of the heating battery on the wall of the Samara State District Power Plant is not only a symbol of technical progress, but also an attractive object for citizens and tourists. Its unusual shape and the legends associated with it make it a popular place to visit and photograph. The tradition of rubbing certa

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Samara State Philharmonic
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Samara State Philharmonic

The building of the Samara State Philharmonic, as it can be seen today, stands on the site of the former circus-theater "Olymp." This circus was built in 1907 according to the design by architect Platon Vasilyevich Shamansky and was located closer to the intersection of modern Frunze and L. Tolstoy streets. The circus building had an elegant exteri

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Samara Local Lore Museum Alabin
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Samara Local Lore Museum Alabin

Regional Historical and Local Lore Museum of the city of Samara, named after P.V. Alabin is a statesman and public figure, journalist, military writer and honorary citizen of some cities, including Samara. Samara Museum named after. Alabina is one of the oldest museums in the Volga region. The museum project was presented at a meeting of the city c

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Bench of lovers (Samara)
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Bench of lovers (Samara)

The lovers' bench installed on the Volga River embankment in Samara has become a beautiful art object and one of the city's attractions. Its installation, initiated by the employees of the "Pro Gorod" newspaper, took place on July 12, 2013, and since then it has been attracting the attention of both local residents and city guests. The main featur

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Church of St. George the Victorious (Samara)
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Church of St. George the Victorious (Samara)

The Church of St. George the Victorious, built in the 19th century in the old Russian-Byzantine style, is a symbol of memory and faith. It is dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Rus' and the 55th anniversary of the Great Victory. Construction of the Temple began on June 22, 1999, with a ceremony to illuminate the construction site

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Samara Space
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Samara Space

Samara occupied an important place in the development of the USSR space program. It was here that the Vostok rocket, which carried out the historic first manned flight into space, was assembled. These significant events could not go unnoticed in the history of the city. In 2001, an authentic R-7 missile was installed on Lenin Avenue, on Kozlov Squ

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Особняк посольства Норвегии (Самара)
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Особняк посольства Норвегии (Самара)

Во времена Второй мировой войны именно Самара заняла почетное место запасной столицы. Именно сюда планировалось перевести все правительство, здесь были построены бомбоубежища для высших чинов, а также сюда в период с 1941 по 1943 переехали многие посольства иностранных государств. Судьба зданий, в которые переезжали посольства, разнообразны –

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Памятник Дяде Стёпе
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Памятник Дяде Стёпе

Памятник Дяде Стёпе - литературному герою С.Михалкова, был открыт в 2015 году, к 80-летию знаменитого произведения о добром и справедливом милиционере. Автор - З.Церетели. Примерно 6-метровый дядя Стёпа, отлитый из бронзы, шагает по Ленинградской в окружении детишек и собачки. Черты лица его напоминают старшину милиции Малинина О.П., проработавшего

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Юрий Деточкин
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Юрий Деточкин

Скульптура Юрия Деточкина - главного героя фильма "Берегись автомобиля", установлена на Комсомольской площади перед железнодорожным вокзалом в 2012 году, к 85-летию режиссера фильма Эльдара Рязанова. Изображает Деточкина в финальной сцене.

Самарский Зоологический Парк
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Самарский Зоологический Парк

Зоопарка основан 16 января 1992 года. До декабря 1997 года Самарский зоопарк был передвижным , находясь летом в парке им. Ю. Гагарина, зимой — в теплицах Жигулевских садов. Кормление животных оставляло желать лучшего, как и сами условия содержания. В конце 1997 года Самарский зоопарк обрёл постоянное место прописки — в Ов

Temple of the Archangel Michael (Samara)
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Temple of the Archangel Michael (Samara)

The Church of the Archangel Michael is an Orthodox church of the Samara diocese of the Moscow Patriarchate, built in 1915. This temple is an object of cultural heritage of Russia of regional significance. The history of the emergence of the temple is connected with the arrival of John of Kronstadt to Samara in 1902. He consecrated the site for the

Monument to the T-34-85 tank (Samara)
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Monument to the T-34-85 tank (Samara)

In December 2014, a new techno-monument was opened in Samara - the famous Soviet medium tank T-34-85. The monument was erected in the Krutiye Klyuchi microdistrict on a pedestal in honor of Hero's Day, which is celebrated in Russia on December 9. This tank became a symbol of gratitude to the defenders of the Fatherland and home front workers of the

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Monument to Vasily Chapaev
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Monument to Vasily Chapaev

The monument to Vasily Chapaev is one of the most expressive and beautiful monuments in Samara. Installed in November 1932, it was dedicated to the hero of the Civil War in honor of the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution. The monument was placed on the square in front of the Samara Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky, which is now call

Anti-tank gun (Victory Park)
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Anti-tank gun (Victory Park)

The howitzer gun in the Victory Park of the city of Samara is a historically important military weapon - a 76-mm divisional gun of the 1936 model. This Soviet artillery weapon, developed during World War II, is installed in the park as a symbol of the memory and heroism of the people during the war. The F-22 gun became the first completely Soviet

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