92, Krasnoglinskoe shosse, Samara, 443026, Russia
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Statue on the House of Culture
View from altitude
Boat on the river
Travel Tips for Samara
St Heart of Jesus Church
On the Frunze Street, there is catholic cathedral. It was built in XIX century and at last I found info about. The church was built in 1906 by Fedor Bogdanovich architect. The Church towers are 47 meters high. In Soviet times it was cosed and only since 1996 the services are available. The church is open every day except Monday in morning and in evening.
It is a very popular pastime of Samara's young and chic to go Inline Skating along the embankment.
The embankment is a hive of activity in the summertime and is a great place to hang out and watch life pass you by.
As I've said already there are many old houses in the city. Some of them have distinguishing feature: their ground floor is lower than street level. It is very interesting. I must say that in such old houses people live only in the upper floor and I didn't see that someone live in lower level in the houses.
While you're in the city you may visit Metallurg stadium to see the football. The team from Samara, Kryilyia Sovetov, plays in the premier league of the Russian championship. The ticet is RUR 100-200 (EUR 3-6). The only trouble could be in getting the place cause it is outside the city center, in the area of the metal factory. I got it by my friend's car.
There are orthodox churches all over Samara and new ones are being built all the time. This church is located next to the White House and will be completed at the end of the year. It is in front of a war memorial that still exhibits interesting soviet imagery and slogans (if you can read them!).