About Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk is a great city located on a great river. It is the capital of the Krasnoyarsk region, the second largest region in Russia.

Krasnoyarsk was founded almost four centuries ago as an eastern outpost. Today it is the largest economic and cultural centre of Eastern Siberia, a millionaire city with unique colours and especial eclecticism. Here industrial giants coexist with the world-class ski resorts, wild taiga neighbours exotic palm trees, and glass business towers stand near the merchant estates of the XIX century. It is a city of bridges and fountains, "The Pillars" and theatres, with its own chapel, Triumphal Arch and Big Ben. It is a native city of many famous artists, athletes, dancers and singers.

The city on the Yenisei is included in the list of the most attractive Russian cities for travellers. Krasnoyarsk is located along both banks of the mighty river; it is framed with the chain of the Sayan Mountains. The city enchants with its majesty, vigour and beauty of the harsh northern nature. There are few places in the world where a national park is located within the city area. Stolby ("The Rock Pillars") is a nature reserve, where about a hundred rocks of fancy forms rise above the endless taiga. Some of the rocks are several million years old. Here you can feel the energy of pure nature and enjoy breathtaking views.

Siberia is a land of beautiful nature and talented people. Krasnoyarsk is a homeland of such famous people as painter Vasily Surikov, actress Marina Ladynina, composer Pavel Ivanov-Radkevich, opera singer Pyotr Slovtsov, film director Viktor Tregubovich, actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky, writer Viktor Astafiev, conductor Ivan Shpiller, choreographer Mikhail Godenko, opera singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky, opera singer Vladislav Pyavko, and violinist Viktor Tretyakov.

The unique landscapes, historic landmarks, and eventful cultural life with a great number of festivals, competitions, fairs and exhibitions, annually attract thousands of tourists to the very heart of Siberia to get vivid impressions and warm memories.
View point Tsar Ryba
It is situated on Sliznevsky hill near Ovsyanka village, which is the birthplace of a famous writer Victor Astafyev. The view point is located at 23 km of the Divnogorsk highway.
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel
The orthodox chapel is one of the symbols of Krasnoyarsk. It is situated on the top of Karaulnaya Mountain where the ancient pagan temple of the Tatars-Kachins used to be located. Local tribes named the mountain Kum-tegey (translated from Turkic as "sandy top or hill").
Royev Ruchey Park of Flora and Fauna
The only zoo beyond the Urals where you can see giraffes, penguins, chimpanzees and many other exotic animals. The zoological collection of Royev Ruchey Park in Russia is the second only to the Moscow Zoo.
Theatres and museums
Pushkin Drama Theatre
It is one of the oldest theatres in Siberia. Forbes magazine included it in the top ten in Russia.

Mira str, 83
Museum Centre "Ploshchad Mira"
It was known as the Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre until 2017. It is the largest exhibition platform for Russian and European contemporary art in Siberia.

Mira str, 1
Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
The largest opera and ballet theatre beyond the Urals. It is named after the great baritone of our age Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Perensona str, 2
Trattoria Formaggi
The top dishes of the Italian cuisine like pasta, risotto, pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven are collected on the menu. The restaurant is located in the downtown.
Mira str, 15
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Wine restaurant with Nordic and Scandinavian cuisine is located in the basement of the renovated building sccross from Pushkin Theater.

Mira str, 86
Baran y biser
Сlassic Middle Eastern cuisine. The menu includes Georgian, European, Uzbek cuisines with khinkali on the menu.

Mira str, 19 Building 1
Night Clubs and Bars
Yushin Brothers
Yushin Brothers is a creative space with an interesting interior and a varied entertainment program. Music evenings, lectures, performances and much more.

Karla Marksa str, 102 a
Bulgakov Bar
The bar with the bookshelves all around, a heavy chandelier, and a sculpture Girl with a fork". In the evening this bar turns into a cosy place to have a family dinner or a romantic date.

Surikova str, 12
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