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The hero city Volgograd is the largest metropolis in Russia, which has a rich centuries-old history. In 1589, the settlement of Tsaritsyn was founded, which was supposed to protect ships passing through the Volga from being plundered by nomads. At first it was a small wooden fortification. It gradually expanded and a stone church was built. The city was repeatedly raided by rebels. Stepan Razin with the Cossacks captured him twice. For several decades Tsaritsyn was attacked by the Circassians and Adyghe, after which Peter I gave instructions to maximize the defense and strengthen the structures.

By the end of the 19th century, the city became a cultural, industrial-industrial, educational center of the Volga region. In 1925, Tsaritsyn was renamed Stalingrad, although it is known for certain that Stalin himself was against such a decision of the Congress of Soviets. During the Great Patriotic War, local residents showed their courage and courage, and in 1945 Stalingrad was awarded the honorary title of a hero city.

In 1961, the city was renamed Volgograd at the request of the workers. He received the status of a millionaire three times. Today it is a large industrial metropolis famous for its cultural, historical and natural attractions. Millions of tourists come to Volgograd who can learn a lot of interesting and informative about the development of the city, which has made a tangible contribution to the history of all of Russia.

There are a lot of objects to visit. Sometimes it is very difficult to see everything in one trip. Our experts have selected 25 attractions of Volgograd in the rating, which are the most interesting and significant.

Rating of the most interesting sights of Volgograd

Nomination a place Sight rating
The most interesting military-patriotic sights of Volgograd 1 Mamaev kurgan 5.0
2 Motherland 4.9
3 Pavlov's House 4.8
4 Museum-panorama Battle of Stalingrad 4.7
5 Monument to the civilians of Stalingrad (victims of the bombing) 4.6
The most interesting natural attractions of Volgograd 1 Shcherbakovskaya beam 5.0
2 Lake lotus 4.9
3 Russian mountain 4.8
4 Lake Bulukhta 4.7
The most interesting religious sights of Volgograd 1 Kazan Cathedral 5.0
2 All Saints Temple 4.9
3 Synagogue 4.8
4 Church of John the Baptist 4.7
The most interesting cultural sights of Volgograd 1 Don Cossack State Drama Theater 5.0
2 Volgograd New Experimental Theater 4.9
3 Museum of Fine Arts. I. I. Mashkova 4.8
4 Theater of the Young Spectator 4.7
The most interesting architectural sights of Volgograd 1 Volgograd railway station 5.0
2 Volgograd river station 4.9
3 Fountain Art 4.8
4 Tsaritsyn's fire tower 4.7
The most interesting entertainment sights of Volgograd 1 Museum-reserve Old Sarepta 5.0
2 Volgograd Oceanarium 4.9
3 Privolzhskaya children's railway 4.8
4 Volgograd Planetarium 4.7

The most interesting military-patriotic sights of Volgograd

Mamaev kurgan

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

MAMAEV KURGAN

The symbol of Volgograd – the monument-ensemble Mamayev Kurgan – is at the same time the pride of local residents and all Russians. It was opened in 1967. This is the largest complex in the world dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. The place of its installation was not chosen by chance. Fierce battles were fought over the hill, since it was possible to completely control the enemy and the entire city from it. In 135 days, more than 1,000,000 people died, and the ground remained black, charred, soaked in blood even in winter. In the first spring, the grass did not grow on it.

The remains of 35 thousand soldiers are buried here in mass graves. At the highest point is the legendary Motherland monument. The complex includes the squares of Heroes and Those Who Fought to Death, the Alley with the pyramidal poplars planted in memory of the dead, the figure of the Memory of Generations, the ruins of the walls with a soundtrack. The Hall of Military Glory with a list of the dead and an unquenchable torch evokes a special thrill.

Millions of people visit the memorial every year. Veterans from all over the world come here. Not only people of the older generation honor the memory of the victims. Here you can see families with kids and teenagers of different ages who are proud of their homeland since childhood and say 'thank you' to their great-grandfathers for the victory.

Motherland

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

MOTHERLAND

There is not a single person in our country who has not heard of the monumental monument on the Mamayev Kurgan, recognized after the installation as the tallest statue in Russia, Europe and the world. Sculpture 'The Motherland Calls!' – on the second line of the rating. Its height without a sword is 52 m, with a sword – 85 m. The monument weighs 8000 tons. It was built in the period from mid-1959 to the end of 1969 by the famous sculptor E. V. Vuchetich. Since 1972, strengthening and reconstruction measures have been periodically carried out. In 2010, full-scale work began to preserve the monument for posterity, who should always remember about unity, especially in difficult days for the country.

The sculpture can be seen from almost all points of the city. At night, it is illuminated with multi-colored lights. An interesting detail: the sword was originally cast from steel. But under the influence of a strong wind, deformation occurred, and an unpleasant metallic grinding appeared. In 1972, they replaced it with a sword made of lighter metal, more resistant to weather conditions.

Only scientists and high-ranking officials manage to visit the monument. There are no guided tours. Today 'Motherland' is included in the Guinness Book of Records, ranks 11th among the tallest monuments in the world and is a symbol of victory over the Nazi invaders.

Pavlov's House

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

PAVLOV'S HOUSE

The third place in the rating is taken by a military-patriotic object, which clearly tells about the heroism of Soviet soldiers. Pavlov's house has become a symbol of courage, courage and courage. For 58 days, a group of soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Afanasyev held the defense in a 4-storey building. The house was named after Sergeant Pavlov, who, together with three soldiers, was the first to enter the building and for 3 days was able to hold out and wait for reinforcements. Before the war, it was a prestigious building where workers of the regional consumer union lived. Due to its favorable location, a strong point was organized in it, from which the surroundings were clearly visible and the enemy was fired upon.

The heroism of the soldiers is proved by the fact that on Paulus's map the house was marked as a fortress. It was defended by representatives of various nationalities: Russians, Georgians, Jews, Abkhazians, Ukrainians, Tatars, Uzbeks. After the war, a memorial with a semicircular column architecture was erected on the square near the house.

The military memorial was the first building from which the restoration of Stalingrad began. The first works are dated June 9, 1943. On May 4, 1985, a memorial wall was opened from the end of the building, on which an inscription about the military and labor feat of our people was captured.

Museum-panorama Battle of Stalingrad

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

MUSEUM-PANORAMA STALINGRAD BATTLE

The museum complex, which tourists coming to Volgograd must visit, is on the fourth line of the rating. The Tsaritsyn Defense Museum was originally opened in 1937. Almost half a century later, it was renamed the Battle of Stalingrad panorama museum and moved to a new building designed by the city's chief architect V. Maslyaev.

More than 2 million people visit the complex annually. It has two levels. The first one houses a museum and a depository. There are 8 thematic halls and 1 triumphal hall. Visitors can familiarize themselves with the collection of firearms and edged weapons, photographs and portraits of great military leaders, their personal belongings. In 1989, a hall dedicated to the heroes of the Afghan war was created. The second level is a circular panorama showing a realistic picture of the defeat of the Nazi troops during the January 1943 battle for the famous '102 skyscraper'.

A permanent exhibition of military equipment was installed in the open air. These are self-propelled artillery installations, aircraft and tanks. It included a large number of pieces of equipment, but due to the load on the landscape for security reasons, the main part was moved to the Mamayev Kurgan. The museum is included in the list of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of our country.

Monument to the civilians of Stalingrad (victims of the bombing)

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.6

MONUMENT TO PEACEFUL RESIDENTS OF STALINGRAD (VICTIMS OF THE BOMBING)

The fifth place in the rating is occupied by the monument, which is installed in memory of all civilians who died during the intensified bombing of Stalingrad. During the Great Patriotic War, many cities were attacked from the air. But what the inhabitants of the hero-city experienced cannot be expressed in words. The worst massive attack took place on 23 August 1942. In one day, more than 2,000 sorties of fascist aircraft were made and 12,000 bombs were dropped.

In a few hours, 40 thousand civilians were killed: women, old people, children, and many buildings in the city were wiped off the face of the earth. More than 72 thousand people were injured. The exact number of victims was never established. According to the memories of the survivors that day, the city turned into one giant blazing fire. Everything around was burning. Even the Volga was on fire because of the spilled oil and gasoline.

On May 9, 1995, a memorial was inaugurated, designed by the honored architect of the country V.P. Kalinichenko and the sculptor N. Pavlovskaya. It depicts a woman with children who were covered by a heavy aerial bomb. Local residents and visitors from other cities and countries constantly come here to lay flowers and honor the memory of peaceful people whose lives ended in those distant terrible days.

The most interesting natural attractions of Volgograd

Shcherbakovskaya beam

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

SHCHERBAKOVSKAYA BALK

The first place in the rating among natural objects is occupied by Shcherbakovskaya Balka – 'Volgograd Switzerland'. So it is called by local residents and vacationers coming here from other cities of the country. This is due to the unusually picturesque landscape, reminiscent of the foothills of the Alps. Mountains with gentle slopes and rocky cliffs, bubbling rivers, waterfalls with thousands of splashes, numerous springs and transparent lakes – all this is the pride of Volgograd and a wonderful natural monument.

The gully is located in the Kamyshinsky district and is part of the Shcherbakovsky national park. Its age is over 50 million years. The gorge, formed due to the rift and the strongest current of the mountain river, is located at a depth of 200 m. The rocks are clearly visible in it, especially the opok, a light mineral from diamate algae, is visible. An interesting attraction is the 'Wall of Tears' – this is a sheer rock from which cold springs spout and drip down like thousands of human tears.

Another interesting but dangerous object is the Talking Scree. Huge boulders periodically fall down from the mountain. It was always believed that this is how the talus speaks to a person. The territory is home to many representatives of wildlife and rare specimens of flowers, shrubs and trees grow.

Lake lotus

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

LOTUS LAKE

One of the most beautiful places in our country is located in the Volgograd region and occupies the second line of the rating. The lotus, an ancient eastern symbol, became the reason for the pilgrimage of tourists to the lake located in the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain. This place was discovered relatively recently – in 2007. Thanks to the locals, the exotic flower was not destroyed, and every year it becomes more and more. Three years later, benches, tables, cozy gazebos were placed here, without disturbing the local natural ecosystem.

The first flowering begins in the last days of July. Due to the uneven opening, the carpet of already blossoming lotuses and their buds can be observed until the beginning of autumn. At this time, there is a rich sweet aroma near the lake, which promotes relaxation. Lotus is very fond of the sun. Therefore, they come to the lake early in the morning, since they will not be able to see the bloom in the evening. After sunset, the lotuses are already closed.

Here you can not only enjoy the beauty of nature, swim, sunbathe, relax in the shade of an oak forest. Mass events are organized by the lake, which attract guests from all over the region and from other regions. Vineyards are located a hundred meters from the property and it is proposed to taste local author's wines.

Russian mountain

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN

The third place in the ranking is occupied by a unique natural monument – the lonely standing Russian Mountain. It is located between the rivers Khoper and Buzuluk near the village of Alekseevskaya. It got its name three centuries ago in honor of the Russian settlers who recaptured the hill from the nomads. Nature itself made sure that the mountain was inaccessible to enemies. On one side, it forms a wall of chalk rocks, and on the other, there is a steep 100-meter slope.

At the foot is the Ostrov national nature reserve. Here you can literally get lost in a dense forest among wild lush vegetation. The deciduous thicket is inhabited by numerous species of birds and animals. It is inhabited by hares, raccoons, foxes, jerboas, eagle owls, orioles, owls, partridges, cuckoos, woodpeckers.

The 100-meter mountain is made of even, horizontally located rocks. These are sands, sandstones, opokas. Chalk layers of bright white color stand out as a bright spot. In 2003, the hill was recognized as a natural monument of regional importance. Tourist groups and lovers of kayak travel often come here, who after rafting must visit an interesting park located 290 kilometers from the center of Volgograd.

Lake Bulukhta

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

LAKE BULUKHTA

There are a lot of lakes in the Volgograd region. But our experts decided to highlight one more thing and included Bulukhta Lake in the rating. It is an interesting natural site where organized excursions and independent groups of tourists come. The lake ranks fourth in terms of mineralization and second in size. Salt can be treated locally and taken with you to improve your health at home throughout the day. Translated from the Kalmyk Bulukhta – 'spring'. The pool area is 864 sq. km.

The second name of an interesting natural object is Bitter Salt Lake. It is distinguished by a whimsically indented coastline. Landscapes are striking in their beauty. For tens of kilometers here you will not see a single tree, but only endless shrubs and grasses. In the spring, fields of colorful wild tulips bloom here.

The lake is visited by those who want to stay away from civilization. There are practically no entertainment facilities here. Travelers pitch their tents and live in the wild steppe nature, untouched by human hands. Many animals and birds can be found near the lake. The largest population is ground squirrels. The burial eagle, listed in the Red Book, is also an inhabitant of these places.

The most interesting religious sights of Volgograd

Kazan Cathedral

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

KAZAN CATHEDRAL CATHEDRAL .

A must-see religious site is the famous Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd. He was given the first place in our rating. The temple was built in the middle of the 17th century, but after a hundred years it burned to the ground. In 1896, the laying of a new building began, which became the center of all Christians in the Volgograd region. It was made in pseudo-Russian architecture with stylization of old Russian forms. At the beginning of the 20th century, a meal with a bell tower was added to the cathedral.

The temple, like many churches, was plundered in the 20s of the last century. But in spite of everything, he continued to work, and services were held there. During the Battle of Stalingrad, the cathedral did not have a chance to survive. The building was completely destroyed. But even then it was decided to start a service in a private house, one of the surviving bombings.

In 1946, large-scale work began on the restoration of the cathedral. A miraculously preserved icon of the Kazan Mother of God and the Crucifix were brought here, which are still in the church. In 2010, a large-scale renovation took place with the replacement of the domes. Over time, new icons appeared in the temple: the Savior, the Mother of God, Sergius of Radonezh. Now Kazan Cathedral is the main Christian church in Volgograd, in which believers from all over the city and remote areas of the region gather.

All Saints Temple

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

TEMPLE OF ALL SAINTS

On the second line of the rating is the temple, which was erected on the Mamayev Kurgan on the site of the most fierce battles during the Great Patriotic War. In 1995, design work began, and a location was chosen not far from the Motherland Monument next to the mass graves. Before the start of construction, all the features of the terrain were taken into account, and geologists confirmed that the new facility would not damage the old ones. The story could not have ended well, since in 1997 the city administration suspended construction, citing the discontent of local residents and veterans.

80% of those surveyed approved the object and no more obstacles arose. In July 2005, the first service was held. The height of the cathedral is 33 m. Golden domes are visible from many points of the city. They were cast from a titanium alloy with a durability of at least 50 years. The temple is decorated with ancient icons brought from various cathedrals in the country. Also, many modern icon painters donated their creations.

Today, thousands of tourists visiting places of military glory must visit the Temple of All Saints to pay tribute to the memory of our soldiers who did not spare their lives for the peaceful sky overhead and who rest in the mass graves of Mamayev Kurgan.

Synagogue

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

SYNAGOGUE

In third place in the ranking is the Beit David Choral Synagogue. It was built in 1888, but during the Soviet era it was converted into a medical institution. In 1991 the building was given the status of a cultural monument. Since 1999, the Jewish community has filed applications with the city administration to return it to believers, but the terms of the agreement were always impracticable. They returned to this issue in 2001, and it was resolved positively. 2005 was marked by large-scale restoration work, in which architects from Russia and Israel took part.

In November 2007, a grand opening of the synagogue took place, where ancient marble slabs with Hebrew inscriptions were presented, which have been successfully preserved to this day. The building stands out from other city buildings. The two-story home looks majestic and catches the eye with its bright red finish with white decor. There are many green spaces around, and the city's waterfront is within walking distance.

Today the center of the Jewish Volgograd community has educational and cultural institutions, guest rooms, a hall for ceremonial mass events and a prayer hall.

Church of John the Baptist

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

CHURCH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

The fourth nominee of the rating is a religious landmark built in one of the most picturesque places in Volgograd – on the central embankment of the Volga River. The first church appeared here during the formation of Tsaritsyn. It was made of wood, but a stone building was rebuilt shortly after the fire. It was visited more than once by Peter I. During the Soviet era, all valuables, including icons and bells, were seized. In 1932, the temple was blown up due to the threat of landslides, and in its place in 1942 was the location of the Germans, holding back the offensive of our troops.

In September 1995, the spot where the construction of the new building was to begin was lit up. In 1997, the temple became the courtyard of the Women's Monastery. Today it has been fully restored. Services are held here, a Sunday school works. The modern building is located just 100 meters from the site of the first wooden building.

The architecture attracts attention with its clear lines. The white-stone temple looks solemn and majestic. It contains such Christian shrines as the Augustow and Stalingrad icons of the Mother of God, the Gospel of 1863, an old Orthodox cross, a myrrh-streaming, healing icon – a List with the Iberian Mother of God.

The most interesting cultural sights of Volgograd

Don Cossack State Drama Theater

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

Don Cossack State Drama Theater

The first place in the rating is occupied by the theater, whose history began in 1992. It was originally created as a cultural center, which would reveal the beauty and musicality of the language, traditions and identity of the Don Cossacks. Here they strive to maintain a connection between the past and the present and do everything possible to convey to the new generations the values ​​of the culture and art of the Russian people. The Cossack theme is a priority.

Ancient musical instruments and costumes, folk polyphony and acting – all together form a fascinating action, which is watched with interest by both adults and children. The first performance was staged about the life of a rebel who plays a special role in the history of Tsaritsyn – about Stepan Razin. The drama 'Don Soul' based on the works of Sholokhov found recognition not only among the Volgograd audience. The troupe successfully tours with this, and with many other folklore and ethnographic performances.

Artists take part in various festive military-patriotic events, festivals and competitions. Professionals are working on the stage. These are extraordinary, talented, art-dedicated people who are known outside the city.

Volgograd New Experimental Theater

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

Volgograd New Experimental Theater

In 1989 the theater was opened, which became a cultural landmark of Volgograd. NET is on the second line of our rating. The founder and permanent leader is Otar Dzhangisherashvili, who is not afraid to experiment, and each new performance evokes a stormy reaction from critics and spectators, both positive and unflattering reviews. The theater was the first institution to apply the contractual basis of employment. Today, the repertoire includes more than 30 performances staged based on domestic and foreign works.

The main principle that the leader and the entire troupe adhere to is that the theater exists for the public, which is why great attention is paid here to communication with the audience, the psychological and emotional component. Very often, either the entire performance or individual episodes are unexpected and controversial, the finals are paradoxical, but this is the approach that draws attention to the institution.

The troupe employs young actors who are known to every theater lover. More than one generation of talented people have been brought up in NET, who have become popular theater and film actors and continue to delight the audience in the capital's institutions.

Museum of Fine Arts. I. I. Mashkova

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS  I. I. MASHKOVA

The third place in the rating is occupied by the museum, which is the only art repository in Volgograd. He started working in 1960. The exhibition includes works by artists of the 18th-20th centuries. These are Russian, Soviet and foreign painters. The pride of the museum is a collection of paintings by a native of Volgograd, the famous artist Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov, which were painted in before and after the revolutionary period. Here his workshop was recreated, in which he worked and spent most of his life.

Today, the expositions show more than 700 items of cultural values. These are not only the canvases of the artists I. Shishkin, N. Roerich, V. Serov, F. Malyavin, A. Kuprin, R. Falk, A. Plastov, P. Konchalovsky, A. Shevchenko, V. Stozharov and other masters, but also sculptural compositions, and objects of decorative and applied art.

Various events are held in the museum, where visitors discuss the new exposition, they can themselves take part in musical evenings. It has become a meeting place for the city's cultural people. Whole families come here. Children, together with adults, participate in master classes, competitions, paint their own masterpieces or repeat the canvases of famous masters.

Theater of the Young Spectator

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

THEATER FOR YOUNG SPECTATORS

The fourth place in the rating belongs to the theater, which is a favorite place for children of Volgograd and the region. It has a rather rich history. Its opening took place in 1933. August 23, 1942 was a sad date for the theater. The building was completely destroyed during the bombing. In 1970, a new theater opened its doors, staging performances for audiences of all ages. The architectural ensemble is decorated with the Firebird. Mosaic, stained-glass windows, art painting were used in the design. In the foyer there is a wrought iron clock made by a master from Volgograd.

The first in the repertoire was the production of The Little Humpbacked Horse, in which the whole troupe took part. It consisted of graduates of many theatrical educational institutions of the country: Leningrad, Saratov, Rostov and local Volgograd.

The theater has gone through a change of several artistic directors, each of whom contributed to the development of the cultural life of the city. Today the repertoire is rich and varied. Many acting actors are honored art workers of the Russian Federation. It is very difficult to buy tickets on premieres. They are sold out in the first hours of sales. On the Small and Large stages, classical and experimental performances are staged, which are heatedly discussed by the audience, but never leave anyone indifferent.

The most interesting architectural sights of Volgograd

Volgograd railway station

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

Volgograd railway station

The first place in the rating among the architectural sights deservedly goes to the Volgograd railway station. It was built in 1954 on the site of an old building that was destroyed during the Battle of Stalingrad. The station is recognized as an architectural monument of the XX century. The design took 3 years. But due to the urgent need for a new building, construction began on an accelerated basis until the completion of all stages of documentary preparation.

The architecture of the building belongs to the classicism style. The facade cladding is made of granite. In the interior design, marble was widely used. A spire with a gilded star rises on the central tower. The clock diameter is 4 m. In 2005, a major reconstruction took place. The walls of the building became snow-white, and the built-in lighting effectively distinguished the architectural details in the evening and at night. It is worth noting that different parts of the facade are illuminated in different ways and the lamps are yellow, green and white.

The station did not escape the tragic events, when in 2013 a suicide bomber detonated a bomb that killed several dozen people and destroyed part of the building. In a short time, everything was completely restored, and the station started working as usual, but with intensified anti-terrorist measures.

Volgograd river station

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

Volgograd river station

The Volgograd River Station, included in our rating, is considered not only the largest in Russia, but also in Europe. Construction began in the 70s of the last century. It lasted long enough and ended two decades later. On the site of the modern station, a wooden landing stage was once installed, to which small small boats were moored and which burned down as a result of a short circuit due to overload. In the 30s of the last century, the construction of a new station was actively discussed, but these plans were disrupted by the Great Patriotic War.

Today, the port simultaneously accepts 6 heavy-cargo ships, and the building in the waiting room can accommodate 700 passengers of the river fleet. The length of the building is comparable to the length of Red Square and is 296 meters. The highest point is located at an altitude of 47 m. There is a huge organ concert hall on the territory. Today the building houses cafes, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. The station is not only a transport center, but also a leisure center.

Despite its rather venerable age, the building functions and accepts passengers who go on river cruises to explore the beauty of the great Volga and the sights located on its banks.

Fountain Art

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

Fountain Art

The third line of the rating is occupied by the fountain, which is the main decoration of the Volgograd embankment. It is a sculpture of three dancing girls – members of the world famous folk group 'Birch'. The pedestal is made of red marble, the figures are cast in bronze. The sculpture was installed in 1957 and was originally called 'Friendship of Peoples'. Backlighting was installed in the 90s.

A large-scale reconstruction was carried out in 2012. The renovated fountain has become a light and music fountain, which has even more attracted the attention of both Volgograd residents and guests of the city. The jets of water rise up to the beat of the sounding works of the great classics: S. Rachmaninoff, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Glinka and other Russian composers. The territory around the object has been completely ennobled: bright flower beds are laid out, comfortable benches are located.

The Art fountain has become a part of the life of many Volgograd families. Here lovers meet, newlyweds come here. More than one generation of children played and frolicked here, who had already become grandparents themselves. Mass cultural events are held near the attraction. On weekends, whole families gather at the fountain to spend time in an atmosphere of comfort and warmth.

Tsaritsyn's fire tower

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

Tsaritsyn's fire tower

The property included in the rating is a historical architectural landmark that was built in the 19th century in Tsaritsyno. It is distinguished by the peculiarity of the masonry, in which the brick was laid with its end part outward. The building had to survive several fires. But the massive bombing during the Battle of Stalingrad left him no chance to survive. During the Great Patriotic War, the tower was completely destroyed. In 1995, the building was restored according to the old technology and corresponds to the appearance of the first tower built in 1897.

It is noteworthy that the Fire Tower became the first structure in the history of the city to be supplied with water supply, sewerage and heating. On the second floor there was a dormitory for employees who could instantly respond to a call by going down the specially installed poles.

Today, from a 30-meter height, everyone can observe the surroundings and admire the sights of the city on the Volga. The tower with original architecture contrasts with the modern buildings located nearby and attracts the attention of visiting tourists with its originality and color.

The most interesting entertainment sights of Volgograd

Museum-reserve Old Sarepta

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 5.0

STARA SAREPTA MUSEUM-RESERVE

The most popular entertainment center in Volgograd ranks first in the rating. It is not just a leisure facility. The exhibition complex is a tourist, research, cultural attraction, which was opened in 1989. It covers a vast area of ​​7 hectares. There are 27 buildings on the territory, which belong to the architectural monuments of the 18-19 centuries. Here you can visit exhibitions of works of famous artists and photographers, ethnographic exhibitions and see objects of applied art.

Old Sarepta was founded in 1795 as a German religious community after the massive resettlement of foreigners to the Volga territories by order of Catherine II. All buildings have been preserved with their original architecture. The museum tells about the ancient traditions and life of the peoples who inhabited the Volgograd land: Russians, Germans, Tatars, Kalmyks.

The complex employs historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, botanists, entomologists. Entertainment is presented for every taste. These are fascinating quests, educational excursions, interesting master classes. The reserve is a favorite vacation spot for Volgograd residents. Foreign excursions and tourists from other regions of the Russian Federation are brought here.

Volgograd Oceanarium

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.9

VOLGOGRAD OCEANARIUM

Six years ago an oceanarium was built in Volgograd – a favorite entertainment center for children, youth, middle-aged people and pensioners. He becomes the second in our ranking. On an area of ​​1000 sq. m inhabitants are located from all over the world. Here there are miniature, barely visible to the human eye of individuals, and there are huge, fearsome specimens. These are sea and freshwater turtles, crocodiles, monitor lizards, penguins, fur seal, rare and exotic fish, fascinating with their multicolored beauty. Piranhas are represented by both dangerous species and herbivores.

Representatives of various natural zones live in each aquarium, which are very interesting to observe. Some specimens cannot be found in real life, which is why the excursion here is so interesting. In separate zones, there are especially dangerous individuals with poison that is fatal to humans and other animals and fish.

Despite the fact that there is no research work here, the ichthyologist and other employees specializing in marine, river and land inhabitants are on the staff. Little visitors like to spend birthday parties here and invite friends here. Moreover, the entrance for the birthday person is free.

Privolzhskaya children's railway

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.8

PRIVOLGA CHILDREN'S RAILWAY

An entertaining and at the same time educational landmark of the hero-city – the children's railway – is on the third line of the rating. It was opened in 1948 and was the only facility of this type in the country. After the construction of the river station, the road was moved, and its original length was reduced from 3.5 km to 1.2 km. From then until the present, the route has remained unchanged.

On June 1, 2017, on Children's Day, a reconstructed railway was opened with new cars and platforms. The constant sound of the bell informing about the beginning of the movement is a tribute to the tradition that was formed in the 50s of the last century. Today it is not just a leisure facility. This is a technopark that helps children decide on their future profession. Many of the visitors really express a desire to become railway workers and make a significant contribution to the development of their country.

Local residents and tourists during a half-hour excursion can admire the surrounding nature and see the most picturesque places of the Volgograd region. Young passengers can visit the locomotive cabin. Experienced guides will tell you about the history of the railway and answer all your questions.

Volgograd Planetarium

Attraction rating (Volgograd): 4.7

VOLGOGRAD PLANETARIUM

Our experts have included in the rating an interesting sight of Volgograd, which both children and adults visit with pleasure. The idea to create a planetarium originated in the post-war years. An interesting fact is that the German workers from the GDR decided to make such a gift to Stalin and install it in the hero city that bears the name of the generalissimo. The entire team of the German plant worked day and night to complete its creation in a very short time, which was only 4 months, when such projects lasted about one and a half years.

All equipment and major parts of the building were delivered by rail. A total of 260 freight cars were used. Upon arrival, the project was slightly modified by Soviet architects, and it became more adapted to the natural conditions of the city. September 1954 is the date of the opening of the planetarium, which bypassed the existing facilities in our country in terms of equipment.

Today the institution is also one of the best in Russia. Excursions from all over the country and foreign delegations from many countries of the world have visited it. The planetarium did not stop its work even in difficult years, and thanks to the dedication of the team, it retained the title of the best educational and entertainment center.


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