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Location: Ivanovo Oblast   Map







Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips



Description of Ivanovo

Ivanovo is a historic medieval town that makes part of the Golden Ring of Russia. It is the largest city and capital of Ivanovo Oblast. On the turn of 20th century Ivanovo became an important site for textile production. Numerous factories invited thousands of women here. Thus Ivanovo got an official name of "city of brides".


Ivanovo is a relatively young city, founded in 1871. From the beginning of the 20th century it became an important center of the textile industry. One of the centers of the revolutionary movement, the "City of the First Council", is the center of a large Industrial region, which included the territories of modern Vladimir and Yaroslavl regions. At the end of the 20th century, the city fell into decay, including in connection with the decline of textile production. Now it's just a beautiful, original city in its own way.


Travel Destinations in Ivanovo

There is not much in particular to see in Ivanovo, and frankly, you could get a good idea of the city by just passing through on the bus to Kostroma. But the main street in the city center with restaurants and cafes is Lenina avenue.

Transfiguration Cathedral




Museum of Military Transport Aviation


Old Believer Church of the Kazan (Казанская старообрядческая церковь)

Church of Saint Elijah (Ильинская Церковь)


Church of the Assumption (Успенская Церковь)

Saint Presentation Monastery (Свято- введенский монастырь)



Museum of Industry and Art. Ivanovo's premiere museum is the place to go for anyone interested in the city; founded by the local 19th century industrial magnate, Diador Burilin.
Palace of the Arts, 2 Pushkina ul.. Built in 1940, this was the 3rd largest drama theater in the USSR.
Museum of Ivanovo Chintz, 11 Baturina ul.. Located in Burilin's former house.
LTD BIM Factory, at the corner of Lenina and Baturina ul.. A monster of a factory, initially constructed in 1751.
Buildings of the constructivism style. From the beginning of Soviet era.
Lodz Cinema. Movie theatre showing contemporary movies in Russian. Named after Łódź in Poland, another textile industry centre.






Get here

By plane

Ivanovo-Yuzhny Airport, Ivanovo district, Lezhnevskoe highway, 3. ☎ +7 (4932) 93-22-33. The opportunity is present, but the price is quite high. The cost is about 5,000 rubles. Only from St. Petersburg, in Simferopol and Sochi season, flights from Moscow were canceled with the appointment of the Swallows. When buying for 10 days 2500 - from St. Petersburg. In the city can be reached by trolley.


By train

Railway station (Ivanovo-city), pl. Vokzalnaya, 3. ☎ +7 (800) 775-00-00.


You can get from Moscow either by night train from Yaroslavsky railway station via Alexandrov (about seven hours on the way) or by Lastochka high-speed train from Kursky railway station through Vladimir (three times a day - early in the morning, late in the evening and at night, on the way 3 hrs 40 minutes) You can also get to Vladimir by high-speed train “Sapsan” or “Lastochka” (1 hour 45 minutes), and then take a taxi or bus to Ivanovo. The bus is 1.5-2 hours, go every hour until 18:00. The bus station in Vladimir is across the street from the train.

There are also trains from St. Petersburg. Suburban railway connection - with the cities of Yaroslavl and Kovrov. Trains from St. Petersburg depart from Moskovsky railway station, there is a 45 Ivanovskiy branded train, it departs every day at 17.40, reserved seat tickets depending on the season, cost around 1,500 rubles, and a compartment around 3,000. There is also another train 337 leaving at 18.20 the tickets are cheaper, the reserved seat is around 1000 rubles, there are even seats, about 500 rubles! Both trains go 16 hours on the way, arriving the next morning at 9.40 and 10.40 acc. It is better to buy tickets in advance, if you are traveling in a season (holidays, summer holidays), if all the tickets are sold out, then usually there are tickets to Yaroslavl, these trains arrive in Yaroslavl in the morning at about 6 o'clock, there you can already get to the bus station , a few hours on the road.


By bus

Buses from Moscow depart from Schelkovsky railway station.
Bus station, Lezhnevskaya street, 152. ☎ +7 (4932) 23-41-54.


Get around
Buses, trolley buses, route taxis. The fare in the city is 19-21 rubles. Trams ran until 2008. It was decided to remove them due to a number of negative factors. There is a large bus station, located at ul. Lezhnevskaya, d. 152, a lot of buses follow him from all directions in the region, there are buses to distant directions, there is even a bus to Novorossiysk. The bus to Moscow is very popular.


Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Sovetskaya Hotel, 64 Lenina ul., ☎ +7 932 37-25-47. Located near the centre.
Tourist Hotel, 9 Naberezhnaya ul., ☎ +7 932 37-64-36.


Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

McMaster fast food chain (analogue of McDonald's), Subway, McDonald's, Just Pizza, Maresto, Marciano. Cafe Japanese cuisine "Sushnaya" on Victory Square, the average bill per serving roll from 80 to 180 rubles (almost for nothing).

Average cost
Coffee houses: Pelegrino (average bill from 300-400 rubles), Kofebin (200 rubles), Caffeine (150-200 rubles). Restaurants: "Pizza World", "Marciano". One of the best restaurants in this price category is Planet Sushi / Il Patio.

Aragvi, 1 K.Zor ul., ☎ +7 932 41-72-08. from 17:00. Georgian cuisine.
Priboy, 117 F.Engels prospekt, ☎ +7 932 37-12-11. Russian cuisine, dancing on Tu, We, Su in the evening.
Troyka, 102 Lenina ul., ☎ +7 932 30-03-16. from 17:00. Russian cuisine.

Cafe Pirogovaya Marusya, prosp. Lenin, 45 (building House of Artists). The establishment specializes in pies, but it is a full-fledged cafe where you can take, for example, soup and dine. Good feedback.
Cutlet Burgers, Lenin Ave, 21. ☎ 8 (930) 347-42-40. 09: 00-23: 00. Delicious burgers in rolls own baking.

Restaurants: "Regano", "Bakhchisarai", "Shesh-Besh", "Yapo-ki-ko", "Yakitoriya", "Depot", "Soiree", "Chaliapin"


Tet-A-Tet, 42 Lenina ul., ☎ +7 932 32-99-04. A bar.
Zaglyani, 62 Lenina ul., ☎ +7 932 41-77-83. Another bar.


Cultural (and not so cultural) events



Interesting information and useful tips

The Stitching and Embroidery Factory, 83 Khmelnitskovo ul., ☎ +7 932 23-49-03. Offers traditional folk embroidery (linens, decorated curtains, etc.)




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