Arkhangel'sk Travel Guide
This square is so ugly so that it is actually interesting again. It features the city's high rise building. Dom Knigi, which sells a few classics in english. A Lenin statue and some interesting Soviet architecture.
In old times this used to be the trading/shopping complex of the city. Nowadays, there is a museum and the building or rather what is left of it is under repair.
La forchetta d'oro: Pizzeria
Well, they have some very funny pizzas here, ie sweet ones for desert. I had a hawaiian which wasn't too bad but it actually had a different name. The menu is in Russian only. They also have other dishes but not always all of them are available.
Red Dragoon (Krasny Drakon): Some exotic in the Arkhangelsk
Small, but very friendful restaurant in the center of Arkhangelsk. Music seems strange to me, but all the rest is rather good. Nice service and national chinise dishes. There they also have chinise and japanise plum wine and sake.
Ships and boats
If you want to walk on river Nothern Dvina then you have to go to rever berth. Don't mix it up with sea-river port which you see on photo. If you stay near this port and look to river then turn to the right and go about 200 m, then you'll see rever berth. Happy river walk!
Morskoy Retschnoy Voksal
This River station looks rather impressive but inside there is a market and I saw a booth selling air tickets and another one railway tickets. I couldn't find a timetable for river or sea transport anywhere. My guess, they just handle transport vessels there.Outside there is...
By boat to nearby islands
At Retschnoy Voksal (river station) there is a timetable for boats running in summer. Don't confuse this station with the big Moskoe Retschnoi Voksal!
From Moscow Jaroslav station it takes about 22 hours to reach Archangelsk.If you want to use the left luggage, make sure you check the times. For instance don't check out of the hotel at 12 am thinking that you can then bring the bag there as it has a lunch break from 12am...
Northen spice-cakes "Kozuli"
Local people bake Kozuli on the eve of New Year, Easter and city day (last Sunday of June). You can use Kozuli like a decoration for New Year's Tree. It has long shelf life (about a year).
from $1 to $10 depends on size
All souvenir or present shops: Bird of happy
Bird of happy made from wood chips. They say this bird brings happiness to home. You can hang under ceiling at your home.
Price is depend on size. You can buy small bird (may be 3 cm) for $2.
People who live in Arkhangel'sk are named "po'mori". Pomori build ice figures to beauty their city each winter.
Updated Aug 16, 2005
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fishing and hunt where nobody has trod
Area of Arkhangel'sk region is very rich in forest (about 230 square km), rivers and bogs. So don't go to fishing and hunt without hunter, because you can get lost and never find your way.
I'm not expert in that activity. But I remember that salmon is fished in June.
Updated Apr 28, 2005
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You can unite Snowmobile safari with trip to to the Museum of Wooden Architecture. You'll drive the snowmobiles along a small beautiful river and picturesque hills to the Museum. The foot walk in the biggest in Europe open-air museum of wooden architecture is a unique way to experience the calm and sensitive nature of Pomor Land.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Marphin dom at Pomorskaya street
It was jazz concert here when I been in Marphin dom last time. Some exhibitions and concert happen there from time to time. Marphin dom is situated on Pomorskaya street. City goverment decided to save this street in center of Arkhangel'sk like memory of wood building. There...
Lenin square is a centre of the city. I don't know why yumyum said that this square is ugly. I don't think so. And I can't understand another thing. Why city goverment put Lenin monument instead of fountain. I liked fountain more.
Cape Pur Navolok
This is a place where capital of Russian north was found 400 years ago.
This is a place of young people meetings now. You can easy find it near hotel "Pur Navolok" at embankment.
There are not too many internet places around. I found this big one on ulitsa Voskreshenskaya. If you walk from Ploschad Lenina towards the railway station then you can see a big internet sign on the left. The entrance is in the drive-through of this big building where you...
In summer you can spend your time on this beach. I don't know whether I would want to swim in that river water though.Otherwise, it is very pleasant to stroll along the river but not when it's pourring down with rain and windy.
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