Cheboksary Things to Do
The Beer Museum is at the foot of Karl Marx street, tucked into a courtyard. It depicts the local Chuvashian brewing history (the Chuvash have the most beer history in Russia). It is the only beer museum in Russia. There's a bar on the top floor with many brands - mainly Buket Chuvashia but also some Yantar.Related to:
- Beer Tasting
There is a little harbour from which you can make different trips, just across the Volga or longer ones. We went to the Jurino, a village with a beautiful church and a little palace, of which the palace was in a great need of reparations though, but you could still see that it had been very, very beautiful. However, now I was sometimes a little bit afraid that there would fall stones from the roof, because it was almost becoming a ruin... Guiding in Russian was included into our trip.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Castles and Palaces
Enjoy its beauty!
You can also swim in it in the summer, (though people say the water isn't very clean, but when it's really hot I just don't care, I love swimming). There is a central beach in Cheboksary, behind the old part of the city, pretty long and with a lot of people swimming there when it's hot. If you cross the Volga (there are boats and a bridge, if you go by car or you can take a bus) the beaches on its opposite shore are even more beautiful, and much calmer (since there are not so much people).Related to:
- Family Travel
Gagarina Street, 34, Cheboksary, 428022, Russia
Good for: Couples
Lenin Avenue, 2, Cheboksary, 428000, Russia
Good for: Families
I was fine - I got a kitchenette and everything. The staff were helpful and at least one spoke...more
Cheboksary Local Customs
This is not a custom, but just a cultural fact. In Cheboksary and its surroundings (Chuvasia) people do not only speak Russian, but there is also the Chuvash language (related to Turkish, according to what I have heard) which I think was the language originally spoken here. Today everybody seems to speak Russian (in the cities everybody do it but I can't tell 100% for sure about the countryside, since I've spent too little time there) and practically all older people and many (or all?) adults also know Chuvash language. However, though it is tought in school nowadays, all children haven't learned the Chuvash language since childhood, and it's like a foreign language for some of them. You can see text in Chuvash (together with Russian text) everywhere in Cheboksary: Street-names, on the trolleybus-stops, on shops...
Favorite thing: If you come to Cheboksary in the summer go down to the bay! A lot of people are relaxing there, drinking beer or lemonade or eating icecream, or going to the beach or even paddling around in the small boats you can rent (which however are not so safe and no good idea to put kids in).
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