Samara, Russia


Description of Samara

Samara is one of the main cities of the Volga region. This is a millionaire and a large industrial center, the famous, inter alia, its aerospace industry, but at the same time a corner of touching antiquity with low -rise quarters, cozy courtyards and the city piercing the city, as well as the beautiful embankment of the Volga. In the vicinity of Samara there are a lot of monotonous steppe and brutal industry, although there are also wide Volga expanses, especially beautiful from the Zhiguli mountains, unique to the Volga landscape. Through Samara, the main path from the European part of Russia to Central Asia goes through.

The date of the founding of Samara is considered to be 1586, but for a long time there was only a small fortress, obeying below the Volga Syzran. Then the settlement around the fortress became a small county city of the Simbirsk province. Everything changed in the 19th century, when the development of the Orenburg region made Samara a convenient Volga port for the export of grain. The city began to grow like yeast and already in 1850 became the center of a separate province, which included, in addition to the entire modern Samara region, also the west of the Orenburg and East of Saratovskaya. This “agricultural complex” quickly went to the leaders in the production of wheat, and elevators have become an important part of the city landscape and work in Samara to this day.

By the beginning of the 20th century, Samara was still inferior in terms of population to Saratov and Kazan, but already overtook Nizhny Novgorod. Before the revolution, theaters and university appeared in the city, a tram movement was opened. Under the Soviet regime, Samara managed to be the center of the whole of the Middle Volga Territory, and during the Great Patriotic War she was prepared for a special role in the “reserve capital”, which was evacuated by ministries, the Bolshoi Theater and even foreign embassies, which are now reminiscent of memorial signs on many mansions in the historical center . Since 1935, the city was called Kuibyshev in honor of the corresponding Bolshevik, who established Soviet power here, but already in 1991 Samara was returned to the historical name.

After the war, Samara continued to develop as an industrial city. Togliatti - the capital of AvtoVAZ and the Chemical Industry Center, grew up 100 km north of it, and Syzran rose and built from Zero Novokuybyshevsk in the Oblzhsky steppes. Samara Konurbation with a population of about 2.5 million people stretched along the Volga for more than 200 kilometers, becoming the largest in the Volga region and the third largest in Russia. The landscape does not decorate the heavy industry, although it still has one useful property for tourists. Samara with her “satellites” are located mainly on the left bank of the Volga, and the right retained its original appearance with the protected landscape of the Zhigulev Mountains, the most embossed part of the Volga region. There is not even a bridge over the Volga in Samara - it is simply not needed here, and if you are traveling from the west, then you will cross the Volga either along the dam of the Zhigulevsky hydroelectric power station next to Togliatti or under Syzran.


When to go

Like everywhere in the Volga region, it is better to go in late spring (from the second decade of May to early June), late summer or at the very beginning of autumn. But it is worth considering that in May and August-September there are sometimes rains and cloudy weather. In the midst of summer (from late June to the beginning of August) it is very hot here: +30-38 ° C, but the water in the Volga warms up to a state of pleasant fresh milk, and just at this time it is good to swim, since at the beginning of summer the city beaches are not yet They manage to put in order, and by mid -August the river begins to “bloom”.

In winter, in the city, frosty, up to -20-25 ° C, but this period can be interesting for novice skiers, skiers, snowboarders (December -March), winter cuteers (January -February), participants in dog sledges (early January), Lovers of genuine fish fishing right on the frozen Volga. New Year's Samara (old part) from mid -December to early January is especially beautiful.

The theater season from October to June, although interesting performances are in the summer. In winter, the shipping on the frozen Volga is carried out on ships with inflatable pillows.


Getting here

By plane
As of May 2022, the Samara airport is accepted by 10-12 daily flights from three Moscow airports and 3-5 flights per day from St. Petersburg. Regularly aircraft fly to Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad, Ufa, Tyumen, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk. Of the regular international flights, directions to Dubai, Antalya and the Central Asian and Transcaucasian cities, the rest are charters. With many advantages, the Samara airport has one great drawback: it is built as the general airport of Samara and Togliatti, and therefore is very distant from both cities. A trip to the airport not only takes a lot of time, but also significantly increases the total costs if you have to use a taxi.

Kurumoch airport named after Sergey Korolev (Iata: Kuf). For the regional Russian airport, the new terminal (2015) was built in Kuroshok with a big claim: high ceilings, several tiers and laconic design in the high-tech style-only white walls and glass. The zones of the arrival and registration are combined on the ground floor, where there is also a storage chamber (300 ₽/day), a coffee shop and a restaurant, but the lowest prices are in the Bonzhorno cafe, Genacval, where there are no tables, but there is a kind of long “bar counter ", Reminiscent of a Japanese sushi bar; The menu has khachapuri, pizza, pies. All establishments work around the clock. In the internal departure zone, the only power point is the Volga-Volga cafe with distribution, tactfully set by a microwave and restaurant prices. The whole terminal is free Wi-Fi. The Hotel "Aviatel" (from 3000 ₽ per room) is located a kilometer from the terminal near the old, now closed terminal No. 2.

How to get there: the airport is 55 km from the center of Samara and at about the same distance from Togliatti. Whatever direction you go, it will take a lot of time. The railway spent at the airport is idle.

Buses No. 652 Samara -Togliatti through the airport depart on average every hour, but do not go after 22 hours and can deviate from the declared schedule. The ticket costs 160 ₽ (2021). In Samara, buses go to the Central Bus Station and further to the railway station. The calculated travel time to the bus station is about an hour. In fact, instead of a bus, an ordinary tight minibus may come.
Minibus No. 392 (every 30 minutes) does not follow the M5 highway, but through the Volzhsky village with a beautiful view of the Zhigulevsky mountains. The path to the Barboshina Polyana (this is the northern part of Samara and the closest place to the airport resembling the city) takes about an hour. The same minibus rides further deep into the city past the central bus station, but does not go to the center. The fare: 45 ₽.
Minibus No. 406 is similar to the 392nd and follows in the village. Birch is next to the airport, but does not drive up to the terminal, but stops next to the aircraft. Nevertheless, if you are traveling from the barboshina meadow, sit faster into any minibus to the village. Birch and then go about another kilometer to the terminal, if you came across 406th. Please note that after 20 hours, any transport in the village. Birch stops going.
A taxi costs from 1000 ₽ to the center and 750 ₽ to the barboshina clearing (2021)

Autocass (6:00 - 22:00) is located inside the terminal near the Star Coffee coffee shop. Only at this cash desk you will be provided with relevant information about buses and sold a ticket or say that tickets are over. Large and beautiful informational posters in the baggage is hopelessly outdated - even bus routes are shown incorrectly on them.

By train
Trains from Moscow pass through Samara in the direction of Orenburg and Central Asia. The Moscow company train travels to Samara Night (13 hours), but others go noticeably longer (15-20 hours). To Orenburg 8 hours, to Ufa 8-9 hours, and to Saratov 9 hours to Penza 6-7 hours, and there is a “day express” over time on the way only 4.5 hours. You need to go to Ulyanovsk through Syzran and, most likely , by bus.

Suburban message: electric trains and “swallows” in Togliatti (Zhigulevsky Sea station, 1.5-2 hours) and Syzran (1.5-2.5 hours), go 3-4 times a day.

Railway station, Komsomolskaya pl. 1. A bright blue glass building opened in 2001 was the first Russian high-tech station. His artistic virtues are controversial (evil languages call the station only as the “end of Leo Tolstoy” by location on the corresponding street), but the capropmander architecture is very unusual; It is believed that this is the highest station in Europe (101 m along with the spire). Inside, it slightly resembles a multi -level office building, and between the levels you can move along a smooth inclined path without using either a staircase or an elevator. The zones of the waiting room are located around the perimeter of this spiral "serpentine". The station is spacious and sterile empty, the minimum snack offers only a stand with coffee and pastries, near which there are almost no tables. On the station square, the matter with food is better: there are KFC (8:00 - 23:00), the Uzbek cafe "Namangan" (around the clock) and the dining room "Lavrushka" (9:00 - 21:00). On the upper floors of the station, a panoramic observation deck and a winter garden, where they are allowed on the ticket (ask in the service center on the 2nd floor of the station).

The station is located almost in the center of Samara: 15 minutes on foot to the opera house and half an hour to the Square of the Revolution. Public transport stops right in front of the building, but taxi cars are usually waiting for passengers across the road - in the center of Komsomolskaya Square.

According to a good Russian tradition, many stairs and passages around the station can be blocked "for security reasons." For example, it can be difficult to go inside the building with platforms, instead arrived passengers are offered to go down the ground, to the tunnel.

In addition to the main station in Samara, there are several stations and platforms on which suburban trains stop.

By car
To the north of the city passes the M5 Moscow -Ufa highway through Ryazan, Penzu (420 km) and Togliatti (100 km). The congress from it goes to the Moscow highway - one of the main Samara highways.

Other tracks: to Orenburg (410 km), Uralsk (260 km) and Dimitrovgrad, and in the direction of Balakovo (310 km) and Saratov (480 km) you can travel with two roads - either along the right bank of the Volga through Syzran, or along the left through Pugachev , and the road along the right bank shorter and much better quality.

There are several bridges across the Samara River, and when moving from the south, you will definitely have to cross some of them. There are no bridges through the Volga in Samara - almost all the transport follows the dam of the Zhigulevsky hydroelectric power station in the Togliatti area. Within the city, the only car ferry is working, which several times a day should be in the village of Rozhdestvenin on the right bank.

By bus
Central bus station, st. Aurora, 207 (at the intersection with the Moscow highway).

On the ship
The Samara river passenger company serves several suburban flights, the farthest of which reaches the village of Shiryaevo and ash in the heart of the Zhigulevsky mountains. The once existing flights of high -speed ships for Syzran and Tolyatti have not been executed for a long time, but in the summer the Volga is a rather active cruise shipping.

River Station, st. Maxim Gorky, 82 (at the descent from Ventsek Street). One of the largest river ports on the Volga, accepts regular and cruise ships. Official navigation from late April to early October. The river station is located in the old, historical part of the city, so you can walk from it on foot to some attractions or walk along the Samara embankment. The schedule is on their website. Do not confuse the river station with the Samara river port, which is a cargo and is located two kilometers south.

The marina "Barboshin Polyana" ("Polyana named after Frunze"), st. 9th clearing, 5th line (next to the Samara sanatorium). Some vessels, following the river station towards Shiryaev, stop here in order to pick up or land passengers. There is a cash desk and a site where you can clarify the schedule. This is the second most important Samara pier, but there is no special infrastructure here, and it is best to get by a taxi from the city.

Pier "October descent", st. Lieutenant Schmidt, 1B (to the left of the church of St. Mitrofan Voronezh and his monument). Another rather busy marina. Servs ships and boats on the opposite shore, as well as private custom -made walking boats and ships. From here it goes steam in Christmas - the best option for crossing the bicycle and for traveling by car. Flight vessels do not stop here.

In addition, in the city there are parking for private yachts and boats.



Most of the transportation falls on trams and municipal buses, there is also a trolley, one metro line and a branched network of minibuses represented by minibuses and grooves. On the official website of city transport, you can find detailed information about routes and see the traffic in real time. To build the route, the Yandex-Cart Service application is useful. The application takes into account the real situation on the roads, but it works poorly for minibuses.

Payment of the fare: in municipal public transport (metro, tram, trolley and bus) 35 ₽ when paying in cash and 32 ₽ when paying a contactless bank card. There are transport cards (one for a bus, tram, trolley and metro), including unlimited. Sold in post offices and at metro stations. Payment in the municipal bus, tram and trolleybus to the conductor, and in some trams, trolleybuses and buses of the new generation, special validators for transport and banking cards are installed, although there are also conductors.

In minibuses, the price depends on the distance, travel around the city costs 35-45 ₽, most often 38 ₽. Payment to the driver, immediately at the entrance.

The Samara metro travelers may seem like a courier: it covers only a small part of the city, mainly far from tourist attractions, and is not connected with any station, and in the city center the first station (Theater) will not appear earlier than 2024. The only line consists of 10 stations built according to the plan of the 1980s and decorated rather sparingly: say, “Moskovskaya” is notable for the fact that the episodes of the metro film were shot in it, for which no changes had to be made to the interior. However, if you love minimalism, you will find your charm in the architecture of the Samara metro. The newest station is Alabinskaya, and it is the closest to the center. From the "Alabinsky" line, the line first goes parallel to the Volga, but then it turns to the east, where it enters the area of Bezymyanka and ends with the endless Samara industrial zone near the Yungorodka.

Taxi: Yandex GO, Uber and Citybula work in Samara. There is a local Samara taxi with a fixed tariff for a kilometer and its own mobile application, as well as other local taxis. A trip in such taxis within the center and the old city should cost within 250 ₽ during the day and from 350 ₽ in the morning and in the evening and in bad weather. Bombils did not die out in Samara, although they are becoming less and less, and their services are many times higher (an average of 500 ₽) than network taxis.

Water transport: several suburban flights from the river station, current schedules are on the unofficial website of Samara transport. There are also one and a half hour walking flights to “just ride” on the motor ship “Moscow”, 3-4 times a day. Prices from 330 to 400 ₽, children's ticket from 200 to 250 ₽. If time permits, then it is worth it - a beautiful panorama of the city opens from the water. Courts go from May to October. Also, residents of the city love to ride the Volga, mainly on the beaches. Private traders are transported on boats and motorcycles, which should be sought on the marinas “Ulyanovsk Descent” (at the Zhigulevsky brewery), “Osipenko” (Osipenko St.), “October descent” (Lieutenant Schmidt St.) and “Barboshin Polyana” (Ninth Glenda) . If desired, you can find even a small yacht for a walk along the Volga or along the Samara River.



Old Samara
In Russia, there are not many places where, along with individual buildings, the environment of the old pre -revolutionary city has been preserved - low -rise quarters, courtyards, nooks. In Samara, all this is: wooden carving, an all -pervasive modern, and even rare monuments of the Soviet avant -garde do not violate the harmony of the old city here. In the north, he begins in the area of Lev Tolstoy Street, from where the stone development continues along the main streets - Frunze and Kuibyshev, but the further you go south and the more you move to the east, the more wooden houses and fewer stone. The quarters adjacent to the Samara River and the Railway, mostly wooden and rather slum, here and even wastelands in the place of the burned out, although in this non -paramed old center there is its charm and its own charm.

1 bread area. Samara’s most noisy area, and now a quiet, forgotten corner in the backyard of the old center, where you can’t even really buy bread, although large elevators still stand (and act) along the river bank. The one that is yellow is built before the revolution (1914-1916) in the style of rational modern-the best view of this colossus opens from the Samara bridge. On the other side of the building area is more chamber: it is a bread exchange in the spirit of neoclassicism (1898) is now a hospital, and a beautiful fire Kalancha standing next to it is a reconstruction of pre -revolutionary. The building near Kalanchi still belongs to firefighters, now it contains an interesting museum of the fire service, where they are allowed only with a tour (according to preliminary applications from 10 people, +7 (846) 333-35-00). If you still manage to get inside, the reward will be a climb with a good observation deck.
2 Samara fortress, intersection of ul. Vodnikov and st. Kutyakova. The old wooden fortress stood somewhere near the confluence of Samara and the Volga, but otherwise little is known about it, and even archaeologists still argue about the exact location of this fortress. In 1986, students of the construction university recreated one of the fortress towers, in 2014 it burned down and was built again, and now there are even two towers here: one really tower, the second decorative and inscribed in the fence of the valves factory as a monument with the symbolic name “The reference point ".
3 Revolution Square. Round Square in the historical center of the city, at the intersection of Ventsek and Kuibyshev streets. In the center is a monument to Lenin. The disproportion of the monument and the pedestal is explained by the fact that Lenin stands on the pedestal left from the monument to Alexander II.
4 Leningradskaya street (pedestrian site: from Galaktionovskaya to Kuibyshev). The pedestrian street of the Samara center is neat and modern: shops, flower beds, lanterns, fountains make up a striking contrast with sloppy, but cozy nobles in the neighborhood. Be careful, crossing Frunze Street: there is a tram and drives vehicles.
5 Lutheran Kirkh, st. Kuibysheva, 115-117 (angle of Nekrasovskaya St.). The current Lutheran temple of St. George (1854-1867). There is a small organ, sometimes concerts take place.
6 Fakhwerk house, st. Frunze, 75a (in the yard). Local local historians believe that in their city this elegant house looks like “David Bowie on Red Square in 1973”, and still argue from where he came from in an inconspicuous Samara court. According to legend, the house was built at the very end of the 19th century for Osip Hirschfeld-a jury from under Rivne, who studied at St. Petersburg University and exiled from there to Samara. True, in this story, except for the fact of the link and communication of Hirschfeld with the same Lenin from the University (also, by the way, by a lawyer by education), and Hirschfeld himself had no more relation to Germany, where Ilyich was widespread. Most likely, Fahverk came to Samara from the Volga Germans and only here is now preserved.
7 Samara Historical Mosque, st. Alexei Tolstoy, 61 (near the Square of the Revolution and the River Station). In 2022, restoration ends in the historical mosque - now the building is clearly visible from ul. Ventsek, thanks to a shining crescent on a minaret. Inside the museum "Life and life of Samara Muslims in the 19th-19th centuries" and a spiritual library with a reading room.
8 Choral synagogue, st. Sadovaya, 49. A grandiose building in the Moorish style (1908) is one of the largest synagogues in Russia. In Soviet times, the building occupied the bakery, then in 1994 the synagogue was returned to the Jewish community, but in such a state that the restoration is far from the end even now. Outside, the synagogue looks very representative, although, coming closer, you will see that, in fact, one “shell” remained from the building, and there are not even windows in it.
9 Pokrovsky Cathedral, st. Leninskaya, 75a (intersection from Nekrasovskaya St.). One of the few Orthodox churches of Samara, who survived Soviet times and always acted. Built in 1857-1861. Architecture in the style of Moscow temple architecture of the XVII century.
10 brave soldier Schweik, the corner of Nekrasovskaya and Kuibyshev streets. The bronze Schweik sits on a barrel of gunpowder and smokes a pipe carelessly, and a small bronze dog sits next to it. Of all sculptures established in recent years in Samara and dedicated to cinema and literary heroes, this is the most spiritual.

Also, in this part of Samara, do not miss Klodt’s mansion and the Philharmonic building.



11 Stalin Bunker, st. Frunze, 167 (next to the drama theater and the monument to Chapaev). ☎ +7 (846) 333-35-71. 500 ₽. The bunker in which Stalin has never been, for some reason is incredibly popular among tourists. It is located under the residential building along Frunze Street, you can only get inside with a group tour. Order a tour in advance.
12 church, st. Frunze, 157. The beautiful building of pseudo -Gothic architecture has become almost the most photographed in Samara. The current Catholic Church of the Blessed Heart of Jesus. The interior is modest, but excellent acoustics, organ concerts are held here on weekends (announcements are placed in the VKontakte group).
13 Monument to Chapaev, pl. Chapaeva. Monumental equestrian monument to Matvey Manizer (1932). Vasily Ivanovich calls someone in battle in a very theatrical manner, which is fully consistent with this place: the monument is erected before the drama theater, deserving, by the way, special attention as one of the most beautiful pre-revolutionary buildings of Samara. Behind the theater, the Pushkin Square is broken with a monument in honor of the great Russian poet and a beautiful view of the Volga. In the same square there is a sculpture “Lady with a racket” in honor of the Century of Samara tennis. Near the Strukovsky garden and Zhigulevsky brewery.
14 Kuibyshev Square. One of the largest areas of Europe (17.4 hectares) on four sides is surrounded by squares. Closer to Galaktionovskaya Street is the Opera and Ballet Theater, next to which the monument is located Valerian Kuibyshev (1938, also the work of the manizer), whose name the city bore more than half of the last century. On this square, various mass events are often held on official and unofficial holidays, shows, fairs, at any time of the year.
15 Square Aksakova, angle of st. Frunze and Krasnoarmeyskaya (opposite the Museum of Art Nouveau). A square is now broken on the site of the Aksakov’s house. Among the flower beds and fountains, three dozen large glass panels with the text and illustrations of the fairy tale "The Scarlet Flower" are placed. Also in the square there is a monument to three Aksakov immediately: Sergey Timofeevich - the author of the fairy tale, Grigory Sergeyevich - the Samara governor, and Olga Sergeyevna - the daughter of the writer. It is convenient to take pictures on this monument, and next to it there is a “window in the ground”, where you can see an archaeological find - a brickwork, part of the Aksakov house.


Volga embankment

The promenade is one of the most beautiful places in Samara. According to residents and guests of the city, this is the best embankment in Russia, and certainly the longest (more than 5 km). Long sandy beaches, which gave Samara the unofficial title of the Volga resort, give her a highlight. From the end of May to the beginning of September on the embankment, especially a lot of people: both bathing and sunbathing, and simply walking. The embankment begins in the area of the 6th pier of the River Station and stretches along Maxim Gorky Street to the famous Zhigulevsky brewery, the Samara residents call this section “Old Embankment”. There you will meet the bronze “burglars on the Volga” and “Red Army Sukhov”. After the brewery and the State Enterprise, the embankment continues along the Volzhsky Avenue from the PSK Air Force basin to the Kinap entertaining center (this is a “new embankment”) and even further along Lesnaya Street to the rook, where it rises with beautiful terraces.

There are bike paths on the embankment, and in winter a rink is poured in some areas; There are sports grounds, football and basketball venues, volleyball sites (including right on the sandy beach), playgrounds with swings and carousels. There are benches to relax in the shade and to admire the view of the Volga and the other shore of the Volga (especially beautiful sunsets). There is a color music fountain near the Central Construction Party basin (the backlight works in the evenings), by the way, from there a good view of the slope from the Square of Glory.

16 Sculpture “Burlaki on the Volga” (on the Leningrad descent). The sculptural composition based on Repin’s picture of the same name, but for some reason, the barlaks go downstream of the river and lost somewhere a barge. But this composition is perfect for a selfie.
17 Zhigulevsky brewery, Volzhsky pr. 4. A monument of industrial architecture and the birthplace of the famous Zhiguli beer, which was called Vienna until the mid-1930s, since the Austrian Alfred von Vakano built the plant in Samara from under the Ternopol. The old buildings, standing on the banks of the Volga and decorated in the spirit of brick eclecticism, became an integral part of the Samara landscape and an equally important tourist object of the city. You can join the famous beer in different ways: by visiting the People’s Bar “at the bottom”, having dinner in the pathos restaurant “by Vakano”, or having signed up for one of the watch excursions that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (only for adults, 1000 ₽ with a tasting) . On excursions they show a modern technological process, talk about the traditions of Samara brewing, and at the end they conduct a tasting. At the same time, you can better consider the old buildings, during the construction of which the limestone from the Zhigulev Mountains was used with might and main, so the beer here, of course, is the present “Zhigulevskoye”.
18 Iversky Convent. The monastery symbolically adjacent to the brewery. The female monastery was founded in 1860, and almost peers that came to the plant, and were built in the same style of eclecticism. However, they are not striking here, but a tall 65-meter bell tower, restored in 2008-14. In accordance with the original (and typical) project of authorship K.A. Tone.
19 Samara GRES, Volzhsky pr. 8. A monument of the heating battery was erected on the wall of the Samara GRES. The bronze composition of the sculptor Nikolai Kuklev depicts a cat, which does not live on the windowsill over the heating battery. The prototype of the composition was the oldest heating radiators in the city, which at the beginning of the 20th century were installed in the building of the Samara Art Museum. And in the wall of the Samara GRES there is a small window, looking into which, you can see amazing things.
20 Square of Glory. Behind such a pathos name, a large-scale memorial is usually hidden to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, but in the rear Samara everything is different. An ordinary monument to the soldiers-soldiers stands here in the corner, and the Monument of Glory (1971) dominates in the square in honor of the workers of the air-hide industry-the figure of a person with wings in their hands, known among the people only “Panikovsky with Gusem”.
21 Monument to Vysotsky, Molodogvardeiskaya St. 222 (in the quarter from the embankment and Square of Glory). Vysotsky in the Roman toga and the image of Gamlet is a strong artistic solution in itself, which in the background is accompanied by no less expressive images: Madame Death, Marina Vladi, a bird alkonost and a prison warden turned back. The monument was erected in 2008; This is the work of Mikhail Shemyakin, who knew the poet personally, and, perhaps, the best monument to Vysotsky in the country.
22 Monument to the governor Zasekin, field descent. The equestrian sculpture of the founder of the city and the first Samara governor was established in 2014.
23 stele "Rook". The monument of Soviet monumentalism, erected in 1986 to the 400th anniversary of Samara, symbolizes the ancient Russian boat, whose passengers sailed along the Volga and did not know that once opposite the Zhigulevsky mountains, a millionth city will grow. Due to the location on the Volga “facade”, the stele immediately became one of Samara’s business cards, although in its artistic advantages it did not go far from the Monument of Glory, which is also considered a symbol of the city.


Zheleznodorozhny district

24 Komsomolskaya Square (in front of the railway station). The Capropmandic Samara Station is opposed by the giant and more pleasant to the eye building of the Samaro-Zlatoust railway control building. Built in the mid-1920s, it is contrary to the new Soviet style, replete with vases, bas-reliefs and other features of the late modern, which lingered in Samara longer than anywhere else. The square in front of the building was turned into a giant parking, hiding two monuments. The first is Yuri Detochkin (2012) in honor of the filmmaker Eldar Ryazanov, who was born in Samara, and the second is the Swan Sinoisa. The locomotive stands in a glazed frame and in the daytime looks like a kiosk, but in the dark the backlight turns on and the idea of railway workers is visible: they have retained the historical “filling” of the locomotive - one side part of the case was removed and the mechanisms that bring the steam locomotive into effect, which drive the steam locomotive. So to complete the picture, go around the monument from all sides.


Oktyabrsky district

25 missile "Soyuz" (Museum "Samara Space"), Lenin Ave. 21 (Samara Metro: Rossiyskaya). WT - CR 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 13:00 - 20:00, Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:00 - 15:00. Basic exposition: 250 ₽, for exhibitions you need to pay separately. The present (but never flying into space) R-7 launch vehicle is installed on Kozlov Square-there was such a general designer of the Samara plant "Progress", which produced this missile. A museum adjoins the rocket, on the ground floor of which aircraft actually show (including photographs of the Soviet era), food of astronauts and the like. Two other floors of the museum are given to exhibitions with names like “Waiting for Cosmos” or “Cosmos and Immortality”, and next to the square there is an orange foam cosmopups, depicting an astronaut in a spacesuit.
From the rocket, crossing Novo-Sadovaya Street, you can go along the Boulevard of Boulevard of Chelyuskintsev Street and go to the Oktyabrskaya embankment in the area of the stele "Rook".

26 Dacha Golovkin (house with elephants), st. Soviet Army, 292 (bus 35, minibus 89 to the NFS stop). The building is built in that variety of modern style, which is closer to the Vienna Secession. The owner himself designed the cottage - the merchant and artist Konstantin Golovkin. The people are more known as a “house with elephants” for two sculptures, clearly visible from the Volga. In Soviet times, the mansion stood abandoned, and now it is at restoration and closed to visitors until 2024.
27 Sculpture "At the Elephant", next to the ring of ul. Aurora and the Moscow highway (opposite the Central Bus Station and the Botanical Garden). The modern sculptural composition in the style of modern bronze figures: elephant, phone, crocodile, monkey, gazelle - according to the characters of the famous poem of Chukovsky.


Industrial area

28 Monument to the Il-2 aircraft, the intersection of Kirov Ave. and the Moscow highway. The monument is perfectly visible when entering Samara from the M5 highway. This is a real aircraft launched by aviation plant No. 18; During the Great Patriotic War, he participated in hostilities, was shot down in the Murmansk region and after the war was found in a swamp. The plane stands on the pedestal and is oriented as if the Moscow highway for him is a take -off strip. In the evening, the aircraft is highlighted. If you see flowers at the foot, it means that in Samara again the season of weddings and the newlyweds came to be photographed against the background of a historical aircraft.
29 Cathedral Mosque, st. Stain-Zagora, 54 (angle of the XXII Party Construction). The main mosque of Samara. Original building in the Tatar style, open in 1999. Located east of a large entertainment and coarse green park named after Gagarin. Prayer Hall for 1000 people. A minaret 67 meters high and a dome with a diameter of 13.5 meters. Inside the complex there is Nur madrassas.


Krasnoglinsky district

30 Helicopter platform (government). The viewpoint, better known as the “helicopter”, is located on the elevated shore of the Volga, from where in clear weather an excellent panoramic view of Samara Luka and Zhigulevsky mountains are opened. You can get from the city with bus number 50 and then go about about a kilometer in a hill on foot (or take a taxi). Car parking on the helicopter site is paid.
31 Krasnoglinsky refrigerator (Krasnaya Glinka village). 700 ₽. Former adits in Type-Tyv Mountain-a huge cave, to this day used as an industrial refrigerator for long-term storage of products. For those who love cooling - two -hour excursions only with the group accompanied by a guide, and dress warmer. Helpers will give, bring the flashlights with you.


What to do


1 Museum of Local Lore named after Alabina, st. Leninskaya, 142. 10:00 - 18:00 Besides Mon; On Thursdays: 13:00 - 21:00. 100 ₽. The gloomy concrete building of the late 1980s was intended for the Samara branch of the museum V.I. Lenin, who, in the order of decommunization, was leaked with the regional local history, named after Peter Alabin, the pre -revolutionary mayor of Samara. Now the exposition takes only half a story of this huge building, and there are still a lot of communist heritage: from a giant mosaic in the lobby to an unusual monument on the square (Vallyazhny Ilyich, against the background of a window and book shelves, it seems not to a leader, but an artist or musician). Along with the inevitable Leninian in the museum, a pretty and modern exposition. Mixing history, nature, minerals, a curious ethnographic collection (for some reason about the Mordovian family) and not quite the usual presentation of military history: the whole hall is dedicated to the period of the First World War, which is a rarity for Russia, and in the second of World War II, Samara episodes like the evacuation of government prevail over common for local history museums by the glorification of local heroes.
2 Museum of Art Nouveau (Kurlin's mansion), st. Frunze, 159 (angle of the Red Army). 10:00 - 18:00 Besides Mon; On Thursdays: 13:00 - 21:00. Main exposition: 80 ₽. The beautiful modern mansion of 1903 is interesting in the fact that not only carefully restored from the outside, but also completely recreated from the inside: though only a few rooms, and the rest are simpler and given to temporary exhibitions. In the museum you can buy a “Samara modern map” with a set of stylized cards - in memory of the city, and when buying this set to the museum should be allowed for free.
3 Art Museum, st. Kuibysheva, 92. 10:00 - 18:00 except Tue; On Thursdays and Saturdays: 13:00 - 21:00. 200 ₽. An excellent collection of painting, including a small collection of Russian avant -garde, and on the third floor "Eastern Collection" from the collection of von Vakano.
4 Children's Picture Gallery (Klodt House), st. Kuibysheva, 139. 9:00 - 18:00. 150 ₽. This is not a collection of children's drawings, but a selection of a real, “adult” art that helps to form an aesthetic feeling among the younger generation: according to the creators, their museum is “designed for a child-artist and child-artist”. Mostly exhibitions and master classes, a good place for family leisure. The gallery occupies a nice, as if a mansion (1898) with a well -preserved interior.
5 House Museum of the Ulyanov family, st. Leninskaya, 131-135 (near local history). Mon -SB 9:00 - 17:00. 100 ₽. The two -story house, where on the ground floor there was a shop of the merchant Rytikov, and in the second was the Ulyanov family rented an apartment. The museum recreated the interiors of that apartment and collected materials about Lenin’s life in Samara.
6 House-Museum M.V. Frunze, st. Frunze, 114. WT - SB 10:00 - 18:00. 100 ₽. One-story brick house (1891), where Frunze lived in 1919-20, when he commanded the Eastern Front. The museum exposition is entirely devoted to the events of the Civil War.
7 Museum-Estate Alexei Tolstoy (Literary and Memorial Museum named after Gorky), ul. Frunze, 155 (next to the church). 10:00 - 18:00, on Thursdays: 12:00 - 20:00. 150 ₽. According to the strange irony of fate, the Samara house A.N. Tolstoy is officially listed as a museum to them. Gorky. It is mainly interesting in that it occupies the recreated wooden estate (1881-82), which at that time the entire center of Samara was built up. The estate, consisting of two residential buildings and outbuildings, belonged to Tolstoy's stepfather, but the family lived in only one of the apartments, and the rest were leased. Gorky has nothing to do with it at all, and in order to somehow justify his name, the museum created a separate site Gorky Center (113 Kuibysheva St.)-“Place for Free Statement” in full accordance with the covenants of the father of proletarian literature.
8 Museum of the History of Savings, st. Kuibysheva, 93 W - PT 10:00 - 18:00. Free, excursion for money. Coins, bills, history of Sberbank. The building itself - the former house of the merchant Arzhanov (1894) - is an architectural monument.
9 Museum of photography (Museum of Collections, Technologies and Initiatives "Soyuz"). Mon-SB 11-21, aircraft up to 20. 200 rubles, preferential 50 rubles. Photos and film equipment of various countries and eras, photography, slides, rare optics and, of course, photographs. Interactive tours of the preliminary request.


Parks and gardens

10 Strukovsky garden, between the street. Maxim Gorky and Kuibyshev (in the historical part of the city). The oldest park of Samara was defeated in the middle of the 19th century, and in recent times he gathered a lot of unusual sculpture on its territory. If the young Gorky monument here is little surprised here (it was in Samara that the proletarian writer began his literary career), then the monument to Valsi “on the hills of Manchuria” is almost the only monument to the musical work in Russia; It is connected with the fact that in 1908 it was in this park that the waltz was performed for the first time. The most small, but at the same time the most important monument of the park remains the Samara Goat. The goat is depicted on the coat of arms of Samara, because at that time the “designers” sitting in St. Petersburg did not delve into details and painted the coats of arms based on statistical information, where there was something about goats. Other Samara residents say, however, that a noble saigak was supposed on the coat of arms, which turned into a goat at someone's oversight or ignorance.
11 Botanical Garden, Moskovskoye Shosse, 36 (next to the bus station, stop “Aerospace University”). ☎ Mon -Ft 10:00 - 18:00, Wed: from 14:00. Park: Free, greenhouse: 100 ₽. The university botanical garden does not please visitors too much: on weekends it is generally closed, and in order to get into the greenhouse, you will have to adapt to single “sessions” (usually in the middle of the day) or order a tour. However, the territory is very comfortable and quiet.
12 Zagorodnaya park (CPPKIO named after Gorky), st. Novo-Sadovaya (buses and trams along Novo-Sadova Street to the Central Park stop). In summer and winter, this park is not empty. In summer, children are attracted by attractions, including the “Ferris wheel”, from which an excellent view of the city and the Volga opens. Many attractions have been standing since Soviet times and look terrible, but still work. There is a rope park different with routes for babies and adults. You can also go down to the beach, although it is not the best in the city. The territory of the park is more than 40 hectares and is stretched by a wide strip descending towards the Volga, but you will have to go back to the hill - calculate the strength. The park is called “suburban”, since it used to be located behind the outskirts of Samara, but today the official name “Central Park of Culture and Rest” is more suitable for it.
13 Gagarin Park, industrial district. Large (34 hectares) Green Park in the square of Streets of Street-Zagora, Soviet Army, XXII Party Construction and Moscow Highway. There are children's attractions in the park (they work from the beginning of May to the end of September), the stadium, in the winter - a rink. Artificial channel (in the summer there is a rental of water bicycles). Summer cafes and year -round restaurant. Paths for leisurely walks. You can feed red protein or take a picture against the background of the "centuries -old oak". Ferris wheel with a view of a high -rise building.
14 Samara Zoo, st. Novo-Sadovaya, 146 (in walking distance from the shopping center Megasiti and the country park, behind the Armenian Church). 300 ₽, a separate fee is taken for photography. An ordinary provincial old zoo with a good collection of fauna, including African lions and Amur tigers. From all sides is surrounded by a thick green zone.



Officially, the beach season opens on June 15, but in fact in Samara they bathe from late May to the end of August. In August, the water begins to "bloom", especially if the summer was warm.

City beaches are free and equipped with changing cabins and benches. Some beaches have sports grounds, grids for beach volleyball. There are no rolls and umbrellas.

Please do not swim for buoys! Remember that the Volga is a shipping river with a very intense movement! Black balls on the beach mean a ban on swimming.

The water level in the Volga in the Samara region depends on the Zhigulevsky hydroelectric power station and may change within a day. If you arrived by car, do not park it directly at the water edge. Of course, the greatest fluctuations in the Volga level are in the spring, during the flood period, but in the summer they happen.

City beach, st. Maxim Gorky (north of the river station). The closest to the center of the city beach. There is a beach on the opposite bank of the Volga (or rather on the island), where you can get from the river station with a boat on a priest.
A few more beaches are located above throughout the city. The beaches under the suburban park, the NFS, and on the eighth and ninth clearings are equipped worse. You can go to the beach of the 7th clearing only for money through the Volga sanatorium (owned by the Ministry of Defense). On the beach of the NFS (Soviet Army St.), water is colder due to discharges from the station. During their work, the boats of rescuers are on duty near official beaches.

Citizens also actively use a coastal strip on the right bank of the Volga and on the islands for rest. There are no official “water taxis”, but each crossing in the season always has boaters who are ready to deliver you to the place of rest for a reasonable fee. Do not forget to take a phone number from them, if you want to get back, do not swim. You can also use the suburban flights of motor ships.



The ski complex “Krasnaya Glinka Swalge” (north of the city: 310 minibus from the provincial market, from the railway station buses 1 and 50, drive for more than an hour; buses 78 and 79 from the Barboshin Polyana stop). Skipass: 1200 ₽ (weekdays), 2000 ₽ (weekend); There are discounts. With the exception of the high Volga coast, Samara - the city is quite flat, but already on its northern border there is the proximity of the Zhigulevsky mountains. The array on the left bank of the Volga - the so -called falcon mountains - is low, and therefore is great for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Season from December to early March. Alternative to Red Glinka - the Slop complex further from the city and closer to the airport. If you do not want to go anywhere, then you can ride in a suburban park, but there the slope on the very shore of the Volga is poorly equipped: be careful.
The Chayka ski base, Krasnoglinsky highway, 116 (Krasnoglinsky district, managerial village, stop of the total transport “7 plot”). ☎ +7 (846) 950-09-97, 950-19-73. In winter - a track for lovers of running skiing, in the summer - a place for walking.
Samara Arena (solidarity of arena), northwestern outskirts of the city (Kirovsky district). ☎ +7 (846) 933-40-05. Football lovers can visit the matches of the Samara Club of the Wings of the Soviets at the stadium built for the 2018 World Cup. To get to this stadium is somewhat problematic to the general. transport. The stops are a little further from the stadium. Bus 50, minibuses 305d, 395, 396. It is better to get by a taxi. In the days of matches, trams go to the stadium.
Stadium "Metallurg", st. Builders, 1 (Kirovsky district). from 500 rubles. Legend for football fans. Despite the presence of a large Samara-Arena, the old Metallurg does not lose ground-matches of “wings of the Soviets” and youth championships are still held on it. Next to the stadium, the Neptune basin, as well as a large park of culture and rest.
Sports complex "Lokomotiv", st. Agibalova, 7 (near the railway station). Pool: from 250 ₽ for adults and from 190 ₽ for children. A small football field with artificial grass. There is a pool, a boxing ring, a hall with basketball and volleyball markings. Mass skating in the winter.
CSKA Pool of the Air Force, Volzhsky pr. 10 (Volga embankment). Mon - SB 7:00 - 21:30, Sun 7:45 - 21:30. One -time subscription: from 250 ₽. Open (year -round, heated in winter) and indoor pools on the banks of the Volga. Please note that the sessions are strictly limited in time, one visit - 45 minutes.
Ice Palace of Sports, st. Molodogvardeiskaya, 222. A large covered ice palace, which hosts competitions and a figure on figure skating and hockey, as well as concerts of popular performers.


Theaters and concert halls

Opera and Ballet Theater, pl. Kuibysheva, 1. ☎ +7 (846) 332-25-09. The theater building (1931) has recently been reconstructed and will amaze you with the contrast of a gray monumental facade with a classic one, we can say - the palace luxury of the interior. In general, this is a very non -trivial structure, marked by art critics as a "grandiose monument of the late" pylon style "to which brutal classics are added." A strong troupe, plus the tour of really interesting performers. The theater, where the audience walks in the intermission, to “show people and show themselves,” but they are also allowed in jeans. The repertoire is vast, mostly classic, every season usually there are several premieres, operas can perform in the original language. In spring and autumn, ballet and opera festivals are held.
Drama Theater (named after M. Gorky), pl. Chapaeva, 1 (intersection of Frunze and Shostakovich St.). ☎ Cassa: +7 (846) 333-33-48. The Drama Theater, built in 1888 at the junction of Baroque and the Russian style is one of the most beautiful buildings of Samara. This is the oldest drama theater of the city with good traditions and an interesting repertoire. But the chairs in the hall are very uncomfortable, and the buffet is simply terrible.
Samart, st. Leo Tolstoy, 109 (intersection from the Korostelov brothers St.). ☎ cash desk: +7 (846) 333-21-69. The theater of the young viewer, but the performances are not only for the young.
Theater "Samara Square", st. Sadovaya, 231. ☎ Cassa: +7 (846) 337-77-50, 11:00-19:00. The experimental theater-studio created by local director Evgeny Drobyshev.
Samara Philharmonic, st. Frunze, 141 (angle of Lev Tolstoy St.). ☎ +7 (846) 207-07-13. Great Philharmonic: interesting concerts, inexpensive tickets; There is an organ. The Philharmonic building is a wonderful monument to Art Nouveau, albeit fake. It was built in the 1980s on the site of the former Circus Olympus, where Fedor Chaliapin also sang.
Samara Puppet Theater, st. Leo Tolstoy, 82. ☎ +7 (846) 333-51-48. For the smallest spectators, performances based on fairy tales.
Puppet Theater "Lukomorye", st. Leninskaya, 160 (corner from the street, near the local history museum). from 350 rubles. Another puppet theater is younger than the previous one.
Tickets for theaters and concerts can be purchased via the Internet (, or at city ticket offices, which are found in almost all large shopping centers on the first floors, as well as in ODO (7 Shostakovich St.).

Chamber Scene (Drama Theater), st. Nekrasovskaya, 27 / st. Frunze, 100. This is not a chamber scene of the drama theater, as one might think, but a completely independent organization. There are many classic works in the repertoire.
Theater platform "Parathu", st. Frunze, 87/89. ☎ +7 (927) 893-62-98. from 1500 rubles. This building, hidden in the depths of the Old City, will find only true theaters. There are performances of studio theaters, master classes on acting and clowning.



1 provincial market, the corner of the streets of Ulyanovskaya and Agibalov (north of the railway station). VT - SB 8:00 - 19:00, VS - PN 8:00 - 16:00. The indoor grocery market, smoothly turning into a street flea market. A lot of local products, especially meat and fish.
2 Trinity market, st. Galaktionovskaya, 29 (Old City). 7:00 - 19:00, on some days it closes earlier. The historical market in which the pavilions are still preserved, now hung with advertising and who look because it is not quite presentable. There are not a lot of local products in the assortment, but in the market itself and around it there are different earnings of the diner - bakery, cheburechny and the like.
3 shopping center "Opera", st. Leningradskaya, 64. 10:00 - 21:00. It is mainly filled with boutiques, but there is also a bookstore “Read the City” and the Pyaterochka supermarket (9:00 - 22:00).
4 TC "Guok", Krasnoarmeyskaya St. 131 (in walking distance from the railway station). 10:00 - 22:00. The closest to the center of Samara is a truly large shopping and entertainment complex, where you can leave and get lost. From the multimedia exposition “Russia is my story” not quite ordinary here on the 3rd floor, where the pictures talk about the affairs of past days from Rurikovich to the Romanovs.
5 TRK "Megasiti", st. Novo-Sadovaya, 160m. 10:00 - 22:00. Opposite the Corps of Samara University. There is a large food coat, clothing stores and other goods. Near the Samara Zoo and the Armenian Church, and on the other hand, the Central Park named after Gorky (suburban park).
6 TRC "Cosmport", st. Dybenko, 30 (next to the central bus station). 10:00 - 23:00. A very large shopping and entertainment complex in the geographical center of the city, far from the historical center. There is everything: from Auchan, KFC and Burger King to other famous shops and brands. There is a cinema, children's attractions. Big parking.
7 TRK El Rio, Moscow highway, 205 (next to the monument to the Il-2 aircraft-gear). 10:00 - 22:00. New and large -scale from the side of a multi -storey shopping center, with fashionable interiors. Located inside the city, in the middle of the Moscow highway - one of the main transport arteries of Samara.
8 TRK "Aurora Mall", st. Aerodromnaya, 47a. 10:00 - 22:00. The seven -story large -scale shopping center near the Aurora bus station and Victory Park. There is a Lenta supermarket and other stores, as well as cafes, a cinema and entertainment institutions. On the roof there is a parking lot with which a good view of the surroundings (free until 23:00), and the needle-bar (expensive).
9 TRK “Viva Land”, Kirova Ave. 147 (in the heart of the district of Bezmyanka). 10:00 - 22:00. A five -story shopping center, on the top floor of Fudkort, children's attractions and a cinema. Nearby there are Kirov Square with the corresponding monument and the Kirov Palace of Culture - a pompous building of Soviet architecture.
10 Mega Samara, Moskovskoye Shosse, 5 (in the village of steep keys). 0:00 - 22:00. The only mega in Samara, but, as usual, large. The only negative is located in the city (in the north), in a densely populated village, steep keys (purse).
11 TRC "Park House", Moscow highway, 81b. 10:00 - 22:00. Through three times less than mega, but in the heart of the city. It is located on the side of the Gagarin Park popular among the Samara. Within walking distance from this shopping center is the Samara Cathedral Mosque, as well as the famous Tarasov plant.
12 TRC “Letout”, 18th kilometer of the Moscow highway, 25V (3 km northeast of Samara Arena). 10:00 - 22:00. A large TRK, next to which the Samara Oceanarium is located, the covered water park "Victoria", as well as the indoor park of outdoor activities and attractions "Dzhango Park". Metro hypermarket is also nearby.
13 TRC "Ambar", South Highway, 5 (Kuibyshevsky district, beyond the Samara River). 10:00 - 22:00. Just a giant shopping and entertainment complex outside the city, at the entrance to Samara through the South Bridge. Interesting, including stylish interiors, and not just a huge number of shops and establishments.

Street merchants of souvenirs are bent on a pedestrian Leningradskaya Street and in front of the river station.

14 Shop "Sambuk", st. Frunze, 145. 10:00 - 19:00. Under the brand, the souvenirs of a large city are traded by nesting dolls and hokhloma, and Zlatoust engravings are represented from the more rare.



Throughout the city, mainly near bus stops, small crooks-culinary bakery under the brands "Khlebnitsa", "Belochka" and "Biko" are scattered. They have a similar design, almost the same range and very low prices. Prepared on the spot, so the products are always fresh. There are tables.

1 Pelmennaya No. 1, st. Galaktionovskaya, 71 (corner of Leo Tolstoy). Mon - FT 9:00 - 19:00, Sat - Sun 9:00 - 18:00. Portion of dumplings: 140 ₽. The institution preserved from Soviet times, where dumplings are still served with sour cream or vinegar, and there are also pies and salads. Without delights, but satisfying.
2 dining room "Fork spoon", Leningradskaya st. 60. 9:00 - 22:00. Against the background of the Ural and Siberian cities in Samara, this network is poorly represented, but their branch is in a convenient place right on a pedestrian street. The assortment is wider, and the situation is prettier, but the prices are slightly higher than in ordinary "proletarian" canteens.
3 dining room "Cocking", Galaktionovskaya st. 100 (pl. Kuibyshev). 09:00 - 21:00. Hot: 100-150 ₽. An ordinary dining room with a bright and slightly plastic interior.
4 Cheburechny on Amineva, Sadovaya St. 210. 9:00 - 21:00. Samara brand since 1987. It is famous for the manufacture of semi -finished products, but also in these small shops there is a cafeteria where you can eat Cheburek with the heat of the heat and intercept the salad, drinking it with tea, coffee or lemonade. Own pastries. Everything is very simple, no porcelain and tablecloths, but the food is fresh and tasty. The original institution on Aminev is located in the northern part of the city, where you are unlikely to go on purpose, and the store on Sadovaya is the only branch in the center.
5 rows of national kitchens near the provincial market, st. Buyanova, 135b. Small eatery and restaurants, mainly Uzbek cuisine and shawarma stalls, although there are also establishments of Georgian, Tajik, Armenian, Tatar and Azerbaijani cuisine. Prices from very low to medium, the quality does not suffer, and the food from the Uzbek restaurants of the Tandaire and Al-Khalal are even delivered through popular aggregators.
6 rows of national kitchens at Tsum "Samara", st. Vilonovskaya, 123 (in walking distance from the railway station). Restaurants of Uzbek and Georgian cuisine, stalls with shawarma and fast food. Behind these stalls there is a small bus station, known as “suburban” (without special infrastructure).

Average cost
7 Cafe-pate "boiling water", st. Leningradskaya, 40 (2nd floor). 12:00 - 23:00, PT and Sat: until 24:00. Hot: 300-500 ₽. The institution in the merchant style: meets an old -fashioned interior, feeds European and Russian cuisine dishes, and entertains visitors with living music on weekends. You can smoke on the balcony.
8 cafe "Benjamin", st. Kuibysheva, 103. 9:00 - 24:00, Sat and Sun: from 11:00. Hot: from 350 ₽. The American style menu (cafe is named after Benjamin Franklin), but with adaptation to Samara reality: burgers and Shaverm prevail. Disadvantage: few places.
9 cafes "Khinkali and Khachapuri", st. Leo Tolstoy, 118 (on the way from the station to the center). 10:00 - 22:00. Khinkali: from 70 ₽ apiece, hot: 300-400 ₽. You will now surprise Georgian cuisine now. Here it is represented in a quick, non -pofos and non -alcoholic version. A couple of other establishments of the same network are in the less historical areas of the city and slightly more resemble restaurants.
10 Chaikhona No. 1, Volzhsky pr. 36 (2nd line of Samara embankment). ☎ +7 (846) 242–09–96. 12:00 - 24:00. Hot: 300-500 ₽. A fashionable two -story restaurant, located right on the Volga coast and a busy promenade in the historical center of Samara. In addition to Central Asian cuisine, Caucasian is also represented. Convenient parking. Wi-Fi.
11 Bar "Zombie" and the Uzbek restaurant "Tandar", st. Samara, 84 (intersection from Lev Tolstoy St.). 12:00 - 24:00. In the heart of old Samara. Basement. Great burgger and snack and beer at affordable prices. A rich selection of local and especially foreign and rare beer with different tastes. The interior is in dark colors, in the old English-Irish atmosphere, with elements of rock music. Rock music plays in one hall, mixed in the second. At the institution, a friendly dog runs named Zombie, who can be treated with a cutlet for a fee (50 ₽). After 21:00, a live concert of performers often occurs. In the same house is the Uzbek restaurant "Tanda", with an extremely curious interior.
12 Korchma "Gopak", st. Kuibysheva, 84. 11:00 - 24:00, PT and Sat: until 2:00. Hot: from 400 ₽. A solid restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine with a pleasant interior and completely Russian -speaking music. Prices are higher than average, but there is such a thing as a “branded borsch” that includes a burgch plate, a bad shirt, sharp snacks and a decent portion of fat-real food for lakes, after which you are unlikely to order something else.
13 cafe "Puri", st. Kuibysheva, 79 (Revolution Square). ☎ +7 846 989-33-32. 12:00 - 23:00, PT and Sat: until 24:00. Hot: from 400 ₽. Cafe-bell of Georgian goodies: cozy interior, wine, old Samara. In the evenings there are live music. More expensive than in Khinkali and Khachapuri.
14 Caffe 47, Samara st. 200a. 9:30 - 23:00. from 1200 rubles. A small hipster cafe. The kitchen in the Italian style with the author’s note: salads, freshly prepared pasta (Pasta Fresca), pizza on thin test, lemonade, smoothie, coffee. They cook deliciously, the staff is attentive to visitors.
15 Bar-Gril "Meat", st. Sadovaya, 176 / Vilonovskaya, 44 (first floor of the Babylonian tower, entrance from Sadovaya). BC - SR 12:00 - 23:00, Thu - SB 12:00 - 24:00. Hot: from 300 ₽. Meat - this says it all: steaks, rods, burgers, bull tail soup. The meat is mainly from the farms of the Samara region, the restaurant supports local manufacturers, but the craft beer and other drinks are predominantly imported. Suddenly: in the spring, the “lean menu” was noticed, so that the non -people can be here. There is a hookah menu. Business lunches on weekdays 12: 00–16: 00.
16 cafe "Iskra", st. Molodogvardeiskaya, 209 (opposite the Sports Palace in a long house). 10:00 - 23:00, Mon: from 12:00. from 700 rubles. dish + drink. Samara vision of Italian cuisine: pizza, pasta, bruzttta, ravioli. The prices are average, the quality of food too. The place is popular, it is better to book a table in advance.
17 Samara Gastro (Samara Gastro Market), st. Lesnaya, 23 K2 11:00 - 22:00. from 450 rubles. The "gastro-market" format, it is also a food cort, that is, several different cafes in one building. Different kitchens, different prices. There are tables with a view of the Volga. On Friday and Saturday, they work until late. Paid parking.

18 restaurant "At Vakano", Volzhsky pr. 4. 🕑 12:00 - 24:00. Hot: from 500 ₽. The restaurant at the Zhigulevsky brewery offers good Russian cuisine and fresh beer right from the factory. The food is expensive, but the order “Salad + Grenki + glass of beer” will not ruin you. The service is good, although there are problems when paying by bank cards, so prepare cash with you. In the restaurant, you can buy souvenirs with the symbols of the Zhigulevsky brewery.
19 Restaurant "Ribai Steak-House", st. Maxim Gorky, 117 (old embankment between Leningrad and Nekrasovsky descents). 12:00 - 23:00. Hot: from 500 ₽. The menu has many hearty meat dishes. There is a summer terrace.
20 restaurant "Pearl", st. Maxim Gorky, 103 (opposite the river station). 11:00 - 23:00. Caucasian, European, Russian cuisine. Great Ossetian pies.
21 restaurant Hadson, st. Sadovaya, 251 (behind Samara Square, between the Fair and Mayakovsky St.). 11:00 - 24:00. Hot: from 700 ₽. A small restaurant with, as it were, English cuisine: traditional British dishes in the menu from the power of three, but there are enough different delicacies. Samara gourmets argue, how to pronounce the name of the restaurant: “Mrs. Hudson” or “Mrs. Hadson”, and meanwhile, the tables are booking. Tasty, but expensive.
22 Restaurant "W Cocktails & Food", ul. Nekrasovskaya, 94 LED (at the end of the street, near the Pokrovskaya Church). 10:00 - 23:00. from 1500 rubles. A very small restaurant with author's cuisine and cocktails. Cozy interior, attentive friendly waiters, delicious food.
23 Lobby Bar Imperial, Samara st. 200a. 09:00 - 22:00. from 2000 rub. Restaurant with a cozy interior and European cuisine. There is live music, wine tastings.
24 restaurant Vivi, Odessa per. 20 (Ilyinskaya Square). 11:00 - 23:00. from 3000 rubles. The restaurant-pizzeria is more expensive than in Italy. Pizza, pasta, risotto, steaks, wine. Beautiful interior. No parking.

Coffee and sweet
25 Coffee Bean, st. Leningradskaya, 2 (on the old embankment across the road from the fountain). Mon - SB 8:00 - 23:00, BC 9:00 - 23:00. One of the last branches of one of the first Russian coffee houses. Coffee, tea, desserts, sweet and unsweetened goodies. In the evenings and on the weekend there are queues. You can sit in the self -cozy coffee shop, or you can take it on a removal and have a bite on the embankment with a view of the Volga. There is another cafebin on the street. Molodogvardeiskaya.
26 Coffee shop "Alice in Wonderland", st. Kuibysheva, 115-117 (near Kirchi). 8:00 - 22:00. Delicious coffee, exotic tea, chocolate and fresh pastries. The interior of the coffee shop is all in the references to Alice - find out how deep the rabbit hole is, and everything is like that. There are also books, board games and sockets for recharging gadgets.
27 White Cup coffee shop, Red Army st. 15 (courtyard of Museum of Art Nouveau). 8:00 - 23:00. The courtyard between the church and the Museum of Modern - the heart of the old Samara, where beauty, as they say, knows no boundaries. The coffee house is to match his environment: it was engaged in its design by a professional architect Dmitry Khramov, who invented a mugs under the ceiling with images of the monuments of the Samara Art Nouveau, turning them into a map of attractions. This is almost a museum, and coffee is simply included in the cost of the input ticket.
28 Coffee shop "Confe", st. Leo Tolstoy, 57 Mon - Fri 8:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00. “More than just a coffee shop,” the creators write, and they are right: here you can have lunch or dinner, and the choice of breakfast is by no means limited to porridge and cheesecakes. Prices are slightly higher than average, but tea can be taken with a cup, and they boil inexpensive coffee in a Turk.
29 confectionery "There is a desire", Molodgvardeiskaya st. 65. 9:00 - 21:00. Cafe for three tables, while the sea of desserts is even ugly food. Prices are high, portions are small, but locals in chorus claim that it is worth it.
30 Coffee shop "eceline", garden st. 137. The place where everything goes to the eclairs - tomatoes, a paste and even Tartar from salmon: such a Russian Brusktta, meaningless and merciless. Other dishes in the cafe are prepared no worse, but expensive, but classic sweet eclairs are quite affordable at prices.
31 Coffee shop "Skuratov", st. Kuibysheva, 68/70. 7:00 - 23:00. The network is represented in Samara by five coffee houses. The one that Kuibyshev is in the historical center, and the branches on Samara, 190 (on Samara Square) and Krasnoarmeyskaya, 133 (Gudok shopping shopping center near the railway station) can be useful to travelers. Coffee from 150 to 300 rubles per cup. They can cook without caffeine or vegetable milk. There is also a ward-bryu, nitro and lemonade.


Night life

1 beer "at the bottom", Volzhsky pr. 4, bldg. 1 (from the side of the Ulyanovsk descent). Bar: 12:00-23:00, window-out window: 10:00-22:00. Zhigulevsky mug: 120 ₽. The cult place is the source of the real Zhigulev beer, coming through the pipe directly from the factory. The institution has existed since the 1980s, beer is still poured into pot-bellied mugs, but other artifacts of the Soviet beer have disappeared when the bar was “updated” on the occasion of the 2018 World Cup, and more expensive shrimp were added to cheap folk snacks, like crackers and dried fish. Meat barbecue and, of course, crayfish. Only for adults. Next to the bar, the window, from which the same beer is sold on the spill and a dried fish to it.
2 Community Bar, Leningradskaya st. 37. 15:00 - 1:00, PT and Sat: until 3:00. The hipster alternative to Zhigulevsky is a modern and democratic craft bar with desktop football. More than 20 varieties on taps and a semi -empty refrigerator, local beer is fundamentally absent.
3 Club-restaurant "Honest", Lesnaya st. 23 K3. 12:00 - 02:00. One of the popular party places in the Samara in the city center, right on the banks of the Volga. It works as a restaurant (day) and a pathos night club with a restaurant (night). After 8 pm, a guard appears at the entrance, which lets only adults. The nightclub is truly filled with people closer to 11. The kitchen is quite diverse, prices are slightly higher than average.
4 Night Club "Spent", Lesnaya St. 23 K3 (right behind the above restaurant, entrance from the embankment). PT - SB 21:00 - 06:00. One of the elite nightclubs, working exclusively from Friday to Saturday until 9 pm until 6 a.m. There is striptease, and a bar, and beautiful Samara girls, different parties of parties, prices above average, there are face control. If you leave the club early in the morning, then you are opening a chic view of the Volga and a beautiful embankment during dawn.
5 men's club "Rasputin", Lesnaya St. 23 K5 (in the neighborhood with "spent"). Around the clock. Paphous male club of erotic massage in a club style, with fairly acceptable prices. There is a private striptease. You can meet some girls from Lady Paradise and Spent here.
6 Club-bar "Well, and what?", Lesnaya st. 23 K3 (entrance from the side of the embankment). 21:00 - 06:00. Paphous club-bar. There is faceontrol. Paid entrance. In addition to drinks, there are dishes.
7 Rock bar "Cellar", st. Galaktionovskaya, 46 (corner of Nekraovskaya St.) 20:00 - 2:00 (only during concert days). For real connoisseurs of the genre - rock and beer of a local spill.
8 glass "Borya", Molodogvardeiskaya st. 69 12:00 - 24:00, PT and Sat: until 2:00. Sandwriters: less than 100 ₽, hot snacks: 200-250 ₽. The Soviet glass in the hipster manner: buffering snacks are served on stylish wooden planks, although with classic contents like a herring or a doctoral sausage. The assortment is diverse - from Zhigulevsky beer and inexpensive vodka to imported distillates and proprietary tinctures of its own preparation.
9 striptease bar "Zajigalka", Moscow highway, 4b. 20:00 - 6:00. Striptease - he is striptease in Africa. But with parking in Africa, probably, better.
10 Restaurant Maximilians, Moskovskoye Shosse, 4, p. 15. 11:00 - 2:00, Fri and Sat: until 5:00. The restaurant-pivo council for 700 seats positions itself as “Bavarian” and is open until no one so that no one leaves sober. Corporate beer, loud sound, dance floor. It is worthwhile to order tables by phone in advance, since on some days the entrance is paid due to the performances of the artists. Face control and dress code.
11 Male Club Premier SPA, Novo-Sadovaya St. 3. ☎ +7 (927) 010-31-33. Around the clock. A mixture of private striptease and male club of erotic massage. It is considered almost the most elite such institution in the city, although prices are many times lower than Moscow.
12 Club-bar "Night", st. Kuibysheva, 128a (near the Strukovsky Garden). 22:00 - 04:00. It is positioned as a LGBT Club Club. Entrance only for adults; The protection behaves strictly, but they are allowed by everyone who does not have prohibited items and who does not behave aggressively. The bar has a large selection of drinks, but the assortment of snacks is lame. There is almost no hot food. The club has two halls where loud music of different styles plays: in general, it is more like a disco, although there are tables. The common chicken is striking, reminiscent of ancient Roman toilets with its layout. Next to the “night” is a popular and fashionable “restaurant of honest prices”.
13 Spas Salon and Strip House "Baron", st. Revolutionary, 75. ☎ +7 (846) 202-15-15. Around the clock. The fashionable spa salo of erotic massage, striptease and bar. The interior is in intimate colors.
Art-space "Stankozavod", st. Kuibysheva 128/1 (entrance from the yard). The bars "Kuibyshev", "Volia" and "Zozo" are gathering those who wish to have fun in the evening on Friday and Saturday. Inexpensive Zhigulevskoye and concerts of local groups.



1 hostel "Gagarin", st. Soviet Army, 203 K3 (opposite the main entrance to the Gagarin Park). ☎ +7 (917) 818-19-61. Places from 400 ₽, numbers from 1450 ₽. You can settle at any time of the day, there is a common kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi, storage rooms, a separate male and female halls with bunks. The Central Bus Station, the Park House and the Samara Cathedral Mosque is nearby, and behind the hostel there is a Samara television center with a television.
2 Hotel Kolos, st. Samara, 69-71. ☎ +7 (987) 957-37-80, +7 (846) 333-79-00. Single without amenities: 1050 ₽. In the historical part of Samara, but far from the embankment. Near the pedestrian part of Leningradskaya Street, the Cathedral of the Pokrovsky Cathedral in a five -minute walk. The numbers are modest, and those with amenities are not so cheap. Wi-Fi.
3 World Samara Hostel, st. Michurina, 112-45 (corner of Maslennikova Ave.). From 400 ₽ for a bed. Far from the historical center of the city, but good transport accessibility (many bus and trolleybus routes). There are many shops and cafes in this area. From here you can walk to the Samara Space Museum and the Russian metro station.
4 hostel like, Leningradskaya st. 11. ☎ +7 (937) 791-49-39. Koiko in the total issue: 400 ₽, room: 1000-1200 ₽. A network hostel in a three -story mansion: a slightly strange and pathos interior where even a fireplace was found, but few bathrooms, and the numbers do not lock. Please note that this hostel also has a branch on the Moscow highway, 155. To settle in the historical center, you need Leningradskaya Street: specify when booking.
5 hostel yo!, St. Chapaevskaya 69 (Venzeka 53). ✉ ☎ +7 (937) 989-18-59. 400-500 ₽ for a bed, family number: 1200 ₽. The location for tourists is good (in the historical center of the city, you can walk to most attractions), but wait for domestic amenities for such a price at a minimum.
6 hostel Almira, Zavodskoye Shosse, 73 (behind the park of the 60th anniversary of Soviet power). ☎ +7 (927) 699-55-45. from 500 ₽ for a bed-month, from 1300 ₽ for a separate number. A decent hostel with all amenities, but in a remote and depressed Soviet semi -industrial area. The end station of the Yungoroka metro station is nearby, from where you can get into the old Samara relatively quickly (Art. Alabinskaya).
7 hostel-community ISKRA, ul. Alma-Ata, 54a (behind the park of the 60th anniversary of Soviet power). ☎ +7 (917) 017-62-98. 200 ₽ for a bed-month, 600 ₽ for a separate number. Very cheap. There are all amenities. It is very far from the center and especially from the old part of the city, but close to the Samara Arena.

Average cost
8 Hotel Bristol-Zhiguli, st. Kuibysheva, 111. Double: from 2300 ₽. Located in the historical part of the city. Only 85 numbers of different categories. Chaliapin once stopped in the number, and now his portrait is hanging and the design is made “under the old man”. From the balcony of this number, Chaliapin gave an impromptu concert - you can follow his example, but it will cost you noticeably more than the great singer, and do not count on the fee.
9 Hotel "Volga", Volzhsky pr. 29. ☎ +7 (846) 242-11-96. Single: from 3550 ₽, place in double: from 2050 ₽. Literally across the road from the embankment, not far from the Square of Glory. The classic post -war building in the Stalinist style and strange pricing, when exactly half of the cost is taken in a double room in a double room, due to which it turns out very inexpensive.
10 Hotel "Wave", st. Alexei Tolstoy, 35. ☎ +7 (846) 332-15-85. Double with amenities: 2000 ₽, bed in the total room: 500 ₽. In the old building near the river station and the area of the revolution.
11 Hotel "Crown", st. Osipenko, 1. ☎ +7 (846) 242-03-91. Double: from 3000 ₽. Not far from the embankment and the entertainment center "Kinap". There is a cafe (breakfast is included in the price of residence), a gym, a bathhouse. Only 20 numbers.
12 Hotel "Russia", st. Maxim Gorky, 82. ☎ +7 (846) 339-03-97. Double with a view and air conditioning: 3000-3500 ₽. The box of the Soviet era, which has not changed much since then, but surprisingly well equipped. The numbers "economy" are incredibly cheap (from 1000 ₽ for single) and are equally cramped. Taking the number a little more expensive, you will get the air conditioner so necessary in summer and a panoramic view of the Volga. From the upper floors, the view is even better, and the price is still lower than in the station Hilton, from where the trains are visible (and heard).
13 Hotel "Equator", st. Novo-Sadovaya, 18. ☎ +7 (846) 337-51-33. Double: from 3000 ₽. In the central business area of the city, a 10 -minute walk from the embankment.

14 Hotel Holiday Inn, st. Alexei Tolstoy, 99. ☎ +7 (846) 372-70-00. From 4000 ₽. Modern building in the historical part of the city. Of some numbers, a view of the Volga opens, but in the most part the species blocks the building standing opposite (the number with a view can be selected when booking). Underground protected parking. In this hotel, all sorts of events, conferences often take place, and some Samaras play weddings here, which is why on the ground floor it is very noisy on Fridays and Saturdays.
15 spa hotel 7 Avenue, st. Novo-Sadovaya, 3 (at the area of the rural zoyanism). ☎ +7 (846) 333-77-77. from 6000 ₽. Five -star, in one of the most lively intersections (from the field of field) of the Samara center, in walking distance from the embankment. In a multi -storey building, where various entertainment institutions are concentrated. There is a pool, sauna and spa treatments,
16 Hotel "Count Orlov", st. Stepana Razin, 77. ☎ +7 (846) 332-32-02. From 4000 ₽. A small hotel near the Volga and the embankment, in the historical part of the city. There is a gym, free parking, restaurant, bath. 23 rooms.
17 Hotel "Europe", st. Galaktionovskaya, 171. single/double: 3000/4000 ₽. A small hotel in the city center. There is a restaurant in the style of the Irish pub. The building is old, reconstructed at the end of the last century.
18 Hampton by Hilton Hotel, st. Leo Tolstoy, 131 (next to the railway station). ✉ ☎ +7 (846) 303-03-00. Double: from 5000 ₽. Hotel in a business style and a pathos alternative to the forecaster of recreation. Choose the numbers that go out into the street, and not on the railway tracks.
19 OST West City Hotel, st. Garden 210a. ✉ ☎ +7 (846) 230-01-00. Rooms from 4000 ₽. In the business center of the city, next to Samara Square.
20 Lotta Hotel Samara, Samara st. 110. ☎ +7 (846) 920-10-00. From 9000 ₽. The five -star hotel of the South Korean network is located near Kuibyshev Square and the Opera Theater. 20 minutes on foot to the beach. In rooms with a view of the Volga, it can be noisy due to the construction of the metro station near the hotel.



If you need to send a letter, a parcel or parcel, buy stamps - go to the General Post Office, which is located in the historical part of the city at the address: Leningradskaya Street, 24 (intersection with Kuibyshev Street). It is there that they work best with international departures.

The city of the city is 443000, the General Post Office - 443099.

Retro-department of the Russian Post, Molodogvardeiskaya st. 142. Mon -SB 9:00 - 19:00. This Russian Post Department is stylized under the era of the Russian Empire, with beautiful interiors and details. On the second floor, a free mail museum with rather interesting exhibits, including interactive ones. The building itself is the former house of the merchant Ivanov (1902).


Precautionary measures

The crime rate in Samara is low, although there are dysfunctional areas (metallurgist, 15th microdistrict, gear, mechanical stump), where you should not go in the dark-however, even in the afternoon most of them are not the slightest interest. In public transport, pickpockets are not uncommon.
Also, a certain threat can be posed by drunk and aggressive football fans of the local Club of Soviets. Before and after home matches of this club, they walk around the city with club attributes, hunting for those who have the attributes are different: fans of the “wings” especially dislike the fans of the St. Petersburg Zenit and the Kazan Rubin, and vice versa are friends with the fans of the Moscow “Spartak ", Volgograd" Rotor "and" Nizhny Novgorod "from the city of the same name.
In some areas of the city and especially in the historical center there are stray dogs. They can bite much more painfully than mosquitoes. On the streets, dogs behave decently, but in the yards they feel at home. Be careful.
The environmental situation is generally acceptable. The most dysfunctional in this regard, the Kuibyshevsky district, where the oil refinery burns production waste on open fire, and the Zavodskoye Shosse district, where large factories are concentrated (along the banks of the Samara River). In the Kirov and industrial areas, a sweet smell of pathos can be felt. Do not be scared, he comes from a chocolate factory.

Raw water from the Volga, Samara, juice and other rivers and ponds is not recommended to drink. After filtration and boiling, you can, but you should not do it. Water from the city water supply can be safely drunk, but in taste it leaves much to be desired, and in the Kuibyshevsky district a separate water intake, so the water is worse than in the rest of the city. Drinking water of a local roser: “Crystal”, “Rodnik”, “Bonakva”, “Rameno”, “Palace”. Mineral water of local production: “Krasnoglinskaya” (tasted ordinary mineral water), “Borskaya” (very salty).



The right bank of the Volga
Samara Luka National Park
Zhigulevsky reserve
The village of Shiryaevo is known by the fact that here the great Russian artist Ilya Repin painted the painting “Burlaki on the Volga”, the inhabitants of the village created a museum in an old Russian hut, where Repin was lodging. There is also a house-museum of the poet of the Silver Age Alexander Shiryaevts (who took the pseudonym in honor of his native village). Once every two years in Shiryaevo, the Biennale of contemporary art (usually in August) is held in Shiryaevo. A delicious cherry grows in Shiryaev. You can go to Shiryaevo with a regular boat from the river station (two hours on the road) or from the barboshin Polyan pier.
The village of Rozhdestveno - it is easy to cross the boat from the Samara river station there or by ferry from the Ulyanovsk descent ("bottom"). Rozhdestino is a great start for a cycle -march on Samara Luke.

The left bank of the Volga
1 ethnocultural complex "Friendship of Peoples", st. Uprisings (LCD "Volgar"). Located in the new residential area "Volgar", beyond the Samara River (through the Frunze bridge), in the southern suburbs of Samara (Kuibyshevsky district). An interesting complex opened in 2021, where in the picturesque park there are a pavilion houses of various peoples inhabiting the Samara region and the city of Samara. Each of them is designed and decorated from the outside and inside in the corresponding national motives, and inside various exhibits and objects related to one or another people are presented. There are pavilions-domes (there are yurts) of the following peoples: Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Bashkirs, Belarusians, Georgians, Dagestanis, Jews, Kazakhs, Karelians, Kyrgyz, Mordovians, Germans, Ossetians, Russians, Tajiks, Tatars, Turkmen, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Chuvash . The complex itself is surrounded by lakes (peninsula) of the two -part and mirror, which the fishermen chose.
2 Old Soksky quarry and Type-Mountain Mountain (south of the Volzhsky village). A giant abandoned multi -level quarry, impressive with its types. Until the 1980s, limestone was mined here, and for the needs of the Zhigulevsky hydroelectric power station under construction-a rock and crushed stone. A particularly steep species opens from the Type-Mountain Mountain surrounding the quarry from the south. This mountain itself is a hill covered with thick, but passable forest. This is part of the falcon mountains, which, in turn, the continuation of the Zhigulevsky.
3 Soksky adits (entrance on the north side of the Soksky quarry). An interesting object for diggers and speleologists is a complex labyrinth stretching for more than 40 km, consisting of horizontal mountain workings (adit and straps) developed by the hands of prisoners for the purpose of limestone extraction. It is considered the second in length and complexity by the labyrinth in Russia. The public entrance there is only one (ask the locals), and this entrance is similar to the opening of the cave. Keep in mind that inside the adit is cool, dark and damp (you need a lantern). Try not to go too far so as not to get lost (inside the adit is a bunch of warnings about it). Some areas are fenced with a ribbon and are considered landscaped. There is a card with notes in the adit itself and a magazine attending, but it is worth downloading it yourself for a smartphone card, since there is a real and dangerous labyrinth. It is best to visit this place with the conductor. These adits were abandoned in 1961. The entrance is free, but the inscriptions inside Stolen are strongly asking you to leave this place as soon as possible, which, however, does not bother tourists who climb here in many.
4 Caves of the Brothers Greva and Mount Barsuk, the coastal section of Sokoli Mountains. Opened in 1904 by the sons of the Samara pharmacist Greve. It has two public, large and high halls, as well as one inaccessible hall with a length of more than 500 meters, where only the channologists can get. A huge entrance to the cave is located at an altitude of several meters (you need to climb along the rocks) on the banks of the Volga, between Koptev and Juad ravines. To the south of the cave the peak of Mount Barsuk, from where a beautiful view of the Volga and the opposite shore opens. Mount Barsuk is part of the falcon mountains covered with forest, but with paths.
5 island green, opposite the helicopter (observation) site. The most famous island in the Samara area, a popular summer vacation. Always very clean sandy beaches and transparent water, there are no cars, it is unlikely, and all because you can get here only on boats and boats (200-400 ₽ per person). In the spring and autumn, part of the island is covered with water.

The village of Tsarevshchina (officially called the Volzhsky village, from Samara along the left bank of the Volga after Krasnaya Glinka, immediately behind the bridge over the juice) and Tsarev Kurgan - a high hill from which a panoramic look at the surroundings, the merger of juice and Volga, Zhigulevsky mountains, etc. . A cross is installed on the top of the hill. It is also convenient to visit these places on the road from Kurumoch Airport to Samara, if you do not go to the M5 highway, but by signs to Volzhsky. At the foot of the mound, from the side of the Kurumka river, the springs are beaten, one of which is considered a “saint” and is called the “unconnected bowl”, on holidays, attracts many Orthodox pilgrims.
The Mastryukovsky lakes are known as the venue for music festivals (Grushinsky, platforms, metaphest and others), but in that area there are also camp sites.
Fedor's meadows

The ski complex "Slope", p. Malaya Princess, st. Ryabinovaya, 6 (on the right bank of the Sok River). Wednesday-Washing 10.00-21.00. Lift: on weekdays from 300 to 400, on weekends from 350 to 700 rubles. A small slope on the banks of the Soka River near Red Glinka. There is a Snowwobing highway (“cheesecakes”), rental, storage room. It is not easy to get by public transport, and a taxi is expensive, but the air is much cleaner than in the city.



The city was founded in 1586 as a fortress at the confluence of the Samara break, a wide branch of the Samara River, into the Volga. At first, it was mentioned in charters as Samara town, Samara city, from the beginning of the 17th century, the name Samara city was used. In 1935 it was renamed Kuibyshev in memory of the Soviet party and statesman V.V. Kuibyshev, in 1991 the name Samara was returned to the city.


History of Samara

Early history

The toponym "Samarkha" (Samara) is present in the medieval Western European cartographic tradition. One of the first known references to this Scythian toponym can be considered the "Chronicle" (lat. Chronicon, 1130/1131-1135) by Hugh of Saint-Victor. A 13th-century Ebstorf map legend notes that the city "Samarkha 〈…〉 in Scythia 〈…〉 is under the joint rule of [two] kings: one of them is a pagan and the other is a Christian." At the same time, Scythia, as another legend of this map testifies, "extends from the extreme east to the Ocean, and in the South to the Caucasus Mountains."

If we take into account the gap between fixing this or that state of affairs and putting information on the map, and this process takes an average of 30-50 years, then we can talk about the existence of the city as early as the end of the 11th century. And if we assume that the “Chronicle” of Hugh of Saint Victor was also based on a graphic protograph, then we will approach the middle of the 11th century, when Khazaria still existed. That is, on the Ebstorf map of the world and on the Verchel tabula, as well as on their protographs of the first half of the 12th century, which have not reached us, contains information from at least the first half of the 9th century, which refers to the history of Khazaria until the first period of Judaization of the ruling elite in 802 /803.

Based on the foregoing, it is possible to speak about the existence of the city of Samarcha already around 802/803. However, such conclusions drawn as a result of historical research, based mainly on medieval sources, need to be confirmed by archeological data, including underwater ones.

Foundation of the city
The city got its name from the Samara River. The foundation of the Samara town fortress in the Samara tract took place in 1586 by decree of Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich on the banks of the Samara River near its confluence with the Volga under the leadership of Prince G. O. Zasekin and the archery heads of the “comrade” (deputy governor) Elchaninov and Streshnev. The purpose of the construction of the fortress was to protect navigation on the Middle Volga and protect state borders from raids from the steppe.

In 1586, Samara already existed, as evidenced by the Piskarevsky chronicler:
“In the summer of 7094, the tsar and Grand Duke Fyodor Ioannovich put disgrace on Prince Andrei Ioannovich Shuisky and on Pyotr Golovin, the treasurer: rightly so, or not, then God knows. And he exiled Prince Andrei to Samara, and there he died as necessary.
"Piskarevsky chronicler".

Prior to the construction of a Russian fortress at the mouth of the Samara River, the Moscow government negotiated with the Nogai Murza. In order to resolve the issue of building a fortress peacefully, the authorities motivated the construction solely with the aim of protecting the Nogais "from thieves from Cossacks."

The main purpose of the fortress was that it made it possible to control the vast territory of the middle reaches of the Volga and the mouth of the Samara, to conduct a systematic conquest of lands, to cover Rus' from nomadic raids and to provide a waterway from Kazan to Astrakhan.

The fortress was built on the territory of the modern Samara valve factory and to the south of it. It was built from May 9 to August 6 (16), 1586. The first inhabitants were service people: boyar children, archers, gunners and collars, who carried out guard duty, guarding the new fortress "from thieves" and from Nogai attacks. The fortress has not survived to this day (it burned down in the fires of 1690 and 1703), but in 1986, in memory of the city’s four hundredth anniversary, a log cabin was erected on the corner of Vodnikov and Kutyakova streets, conditionally imitating one of the towers of the Samara fortress and a fragment of a wall with a memorial board.

County town
In the spring of 1646, the first household census of Samara was carried out with the settlement, the only settlement at that time - Boldyrskaya - settlement and with the county (there is information about the early formation of a county around the city of Samara with the estates of local nobles, and previous censuses). Thus, the fortress of Samara had all the rights of the city since its foundation in 1586. In 1708, under Peter I, Samara became the ninth city of the newly created Kazan province, and in 1719 it was assigned to Astrakhan. At that time there were 210 households in Samara.

In the 17th-18th centuries, Samara found itself at the center of two so-called peasant uprisings. In 1670, Samara was captured by the troops of Stepan Razin, and in 1773 Samara was the first city to go over to the side of Emelyan Pugachev.

In the 1740s, Samara became the center of the Orenburg expedition, which created the cities of Orenburg and Stavropol. One of its four leaders was V. N. Tatishchev. Between 1773 and 1780, Samara became a provincial city, and the city of Stavropol, now Togliatti, became the county seat. In 1780, an uyezd was created (during the uyezd reform of Catherine II) headed by Samara, which became part of the Simbirsk province. Soon, county offices were opened in Samara: the city government, the magistrate, the treasury, the guardianship of the nobility, the county, zemstvo and orphan courts. In 1782, the first master plan for the development of the city was approved.

Provincial city
On December 6 (18), 1850, Emperor Nicholas I issued a Decree to the Governing Senate on the creation of the Samara province, the center of which was Samara with a population of 15 thousand inhabitants. By the end of the 19th century, the population of Samara reached 90 thousand people, and by 1916 about 150 thousand people already lived here.

At that time, the Samara province was in first place in the Russian Empire in terms of the amount of wheat harvested. Active trade in colonial, manufactured and other goods was carried out in 375 shops. Bazaars were held weekly on two squares. During the year, three major fairs were held: Cathedral (autumn), Kazan and Vozdvizhenskaya (summer), which lasted ten days, at the fairs they traded mainly grain, lard, wool, horses, skins, cattle, camel cloth.

In 1874, the construction of the Orenburg railway began, which in 1877 passed through Samara. The Samara pier was recognized as one of the best on the Volga, and every year up to a thousand ships with various cargoes left and arrived from it.

In 1915, an electric tram was launched.

Revolutionary period
The news of the February coup d'état in Petrograd came to Samara on March 1 (14), 1917. A meeting of the City Council was convened to discuss the events. At it, the acting mayor V.P. Ushakov read a telegram from the Chairman of the State Duma M.V. various public organizations.

The news of the overthrow of the existing system quickly spread in the barracks, the soldiers began to join the rallies of workers, employees, students of the city, and after receiving Order No. 1 of the Petrograd Soviet, soldiers' committees began to form in the military units of the Samara garrison. The Soviet of Workers' Deputies contributed to the organization of the Soviet of Soldiers' Deputies. On March 7 (20), 1917, their first joint meeting took place; the overwhelming majority in the Samara Soviet of Soldiers' Deputies at first belonged to the Socialist-Revolutionaries and Mensheviks.

The October Revolution of 1917 took place in the city without a single shot being fired. V. V. Kuibyshev announced the victory of the Soviet power from the stage of the circus-theater "Olympus" (now there is a philharmonic in this place).

In June 1918, Soviet power in the city was overthrown by the combined efforts of the city rebels and the Czechoslovak corps of prisoners of war of the Austro-Hungarian army. For 4 months, power passed to KOMUCH, a committee of former members of the constituent assembly who sought to restore democracy in Russia. At that moment, the Russian Republic was created from several provinces occupied by the Czechs, Samara became its capital.

On October 7, 1918, Soviet power was restored when the Czechs retreated from the city and the Red Army units under the command of Vasily Chapaev and Gai Gai entered there.


Soviet period

In 1928 Samara became the center of the Middle Volga region. In 1929, the region was reorganized into the Middle Volga Territory. From January 27, 1935 to January 25, 1991, the city was called Kuibyshev, in honor of the Soviet statesman and party leader V. V. Kuibyshev.

During the Great Patriotic War in July-October 1941, a number of enterprises from the western regions of the country and their personnel with families were evacuated to the city (a significant part of the enterprises and the population were located on Bezymyanka). Since October 15, 1941, by decree of the State Defense Committee, the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, diplomatic missions, large cultural institutions (for example, the Bolshoi Theater, Mosfilm) were evacuated to the city from Moscow. On March 5, 1942, the seventh Leningrad Symphony by D. D. Shostakovich was completed and performed for the first time in the city. A bunker was built for Supreme Commander Stalin. However, the Headquarters of the Supreme Command, the State Defense Committee (the highest authority in the country), the General Staff of the Red Army remained in Moscow. In 1941, on the day of the Great October Socialist Revolution, the 1st Donetsk Marshal of the USSR K. E. Voroshilov held a military parade and a military review of the Red Army units on the main square of the city before the battle near Moscow.

The level of industrial production increased by 1945 in comparison with 1940 by 5.5 times. During the war years, the population of the city grew by one and a half times (from 400 to 600 thousand people).

The city made a significant contribution to the victory over Nazi Germany. The production of weapons and ammunition was started. During the war years, Kuibyshev Aviation Plants No. 1 and No. 18 produced about 28 thousand Il-2 and Il-10 attack aircraft - about 80% of their total number. During the days of the defense of the Caucasus, the city provided the army and the national economy with fuel.

Many foreign leaders came to the city, including French President Charles de Gaulle.

After the war, Kuibyshev became the largest industrial and cultural center of the USSR. A powerful potential has been created here for the aviation (and since 1958 space), machine-building, metallurgical, electrical, cable, oil refining and light industries. From 1960 to 1991, Kuibyshev was a city closed to foreigners.

The significance of Kuibyshev is also evidenced by the fact that it was included in the number of 20 cities of the USSR subject to atomic bombing, according to the first post-war plan for the war against the USSR (Plan "Totality") developed in the USA already in 1945, and was also included in subsequent similar plans. .

All Soviet and Russian cosmonauts launched into space on launch vehicles of the R-7 family, manufactured by the Samara enterprise TsSKB-Progress (including the first cosmonaut of the planet Gagarin on April 12, 1961; after landing in the Engels region, he was brought to Kuibyshev, here he is rested for 2 days at the dacha of the regional committee of the CPSU, from here he reported by telephone to the head of state N. S. Khrushchev on the successful completion of the first manned flight into space in the history of mankind).

In addition to the development of industry, positive changes are taking place in the socio-economic development of the city: housing construction is being carried out at a high pace (complex quarterly development is being introduced), social institutions are being developed, and new roads are being built.

On September 14, 1967, the millionth resident was born in Kuibyshev, who became Natalya Belova. By the end of the 1970s, the city's population reached 1.2 million people.

In 1986, the city reaches its maximum population of 1,267,000 people.

Modern stage of development
In the 1980s and 1990s, the course of restructuring and subsequent privatization had a strong influence on the development of the city. The tasks of converting military production had a negative impact on the economy of Kuibyshev, which at that time was a major military-industrial center of the country. As a result of the conversion, many large enterprises became bankrupt (4 gas processing plants, the Maslennikov plant). Small-scale production of goods appeared on their squares, places of trade and cultural institutions (clubs, cinemas, bars, restaurants, etc.) appeared. The loss of jobs, the slowdown in economic growth had a negative impact on the demographic situation and the state of infrastructure.

On January 25, 1991, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, the historical name of Samara was returned to the city.

The economic crisis that began in the Soviet years intensified in 1998, at which time the enterprises of the military-industrial complex finally collapsed, which could not reorient themselves to civilian production. The exceptions were a few, such enterprises as TsSKB Progress, Aviakor and others.

Since 2000, there has been an active development of the construction segment in Samara. At the same time, there was no general strategy for the development of the city, which ultimately led to obvious violations in the architectural style of the city, and also significantly worsened the quality of infrastructure. The city is one of the country's leaders in frozen civil construction projects - in each district of the city, the number of unfinished or undelivered houses is measured in dozens. At the same time, there is no policy on the part of the regional authorities in resolving this issue.

Nevertheless, despite the previous losses from the military-industrial complex conversion process, the city retains its leadership position in the region, mainly due to a number of oil and petrochemical enterprises. In September 2016, Samara was awarded the title of "City of Labor and Military Glory".

In 2018, Samara became one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup, the matches of which were held at the Samara Arena stadium.


Physical and geographical characteristics

Geographical position

Samara is located opposite the Samarskaya Luka, on the left bank of the Saratov reservoir, between the mouths of the Samara and Sok rivers. The city has an irregular shape, indented in the north. The length in the meridian direction is 50 km, in the latitudinal direction - 20 km.

Geographical coordinates (historical part of the city): 53°12′ north latitude and 50°06′ east longitude. The geographical coordinates of the center of residential Samara are 53 ° 13’19 "northern latitude, and 50 ° 11'36" eastern longitude (a memorial stone was installed on Forazhny Lane). The area of \u200b\u200bthe city is about 541 km².



Samara is in the MSK+1 time zone. The offset of the applicable time from UTC is +4:00. According to the applied time and geographic longitude, the average solar noon in Samara occurs at 12:39.



The city is located on new (Cenozoic) formations that lie on Permian and Carboniferous rocks formed 240-300 million years ago. The crystalline foundation of the Archean era lies at a depth of 1400-1600 m. The relief of the city is moderately hilly. The highest height is the northern part of the city (Krasnoglinsky district), which includes Sokoly mountains. The highest point of the area, which is part of the administrative city limits of Samara, is Mount Tip-Tyav - 286 m above sea level. To the south-west, along the Volga, the terrain, cut by several ravines, gradually decreases to about Revolution Square, after which it quickly decreases to the level of minimum heights, which is 28 m above sea level and coincides with the level of the Volga. To the south and southeast, up to Pobedy Street, the terrain drops more sharply, then it very slowly decreases down to the minimum heights coinciding with the level of the Samara River (the same 28 m above sea level).

Sandy soils predominate on the Volga side, and clay soils on the Samara River side.



The climate is temperate continental. Summers are hot and quite humid. Winter is moderately frosty, snowy, long. Spring and autumn are rather short and cool. From the north to the south of the urban district, the features of the continental arid climate are more pronounced, which is due to the different influence of the Volga river air flow. The difference between average monthly summer and winter temperatures reaches 31°C, and the difference between absolute extremes is 84°C. Precipitation maximums are reached in January and December. The driest month is May. In winter, the south wind prevails, in spring and summer - north, in autumn - south-west and south.
Average annual temperature +6.1 °C;
The average annual wind speed is 3.3 m/s;
The average annual air humidity is 74%;


Ecological state

The main stationary sources of air pollution are enterprises of the construction, petrochemical, oil refining, electrical, metallurgical, aircraft instrument-making, energy industries located throughout the city, but most of them are concentrated in the area of the so-called Bezymyanskaya industrial zone.

In Samara, the indicator of air pollution with suspended solids over the territory of the city is 43% higher than the average for Russia.
The most unfavorable area in terms of ambient air is Kirovsky. The maximum content of hydrogen chloride in the atmosphere is observed in Zubchaninovka. Krasnoglinsky is the most prosperous.
There are 105 powerful industrial enterprises in the city, emitting tens of tons of pollutants into the air every day, many of them are located near residential areas. The main air pollutants among industrial enterprises are KNPZ JSC, ZPON JSC, Metallist-Samara JSC.
According to observational data, in 2011 there was an excess of the average annual content in the atmospheric air of four substances: formaldehyde (3 MPC); benzapyrene (1.6 MPC); hydrocarbons (1.1 MPC), the main sources of which are motor vehicles and oil refining enterprises; ammonia (1.8 MPC), the source of which is enterprises using ammonia as a refrigerant, as well as the processes of decay (decomposition) of organic substances in unauthorized landfills and in non-sewered private sector.
On the territory of the city district there are no sites with excess of the regulated value of potential radon hazard. During 2011, the background radiation level did not exceed 15 μR/hour, which is below the established critical value for the area (20–21 μR/hour).

The area of green spaces for general use in the city as a whole is 3.5 m² per person (including urban forests), which does not meet the standard.



Coat of arms
The current coat of arms of the city was approved by the decision of the Samara City Duma No. 187 of November 26, 1998 (as amended in 2011) and has the following description: green grass wild white goat. The shield of the coat of arms is crowned with a gold imperial crown. The shield is a rectangle whose base is 8/9 of its height.

The flag of the city district of Samara is a rectangular panel of three equal horizontal stripes (the top one is red, the middle one is white and the bottom one is blue) depicting the coat of arms of the city of Samara. On the blue stripe of the Flag, under the Coat of Arms, is the inscription "Samara" in golden letters. The ratio of width to length of the flag is 1:2. The coat of arms of the city of Samara is depicted in the center of the flag. The ratio of the height and width of the coat of arms to the width and length of the Flag is 1:2 and 1:7, respectively. The distance from the top edge of the flag to the coat of arms is 1:7 of the flag's width. The distance from the lower edge of the Flag to the base of the inscription refers to the width of the flag as 1:7. The height of the capital letter is equal to the height of the crown. The height of the lowercase letters is 1:10 of the width of the flag. The flag was approved by the Samara City Duma on December 30, 1998.