Novosibirsk Travel Guide

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Novosibirsk Things to Do

  • Opera House

    They have a wonderful State Opera & Ballet Theater, built in 1945. It is the largest in Russia—the main stage theater seats 2,000. It is only open from Nov. to June. People probably don’t want to be inside in the summer. The cloakroom area is huge—all those heavy coats, hats, boots, etc.We didn't atternd a performance, but it was fun jus to tour...

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  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    One of the most distinguishable structures in Novosibirsk. This cathedral was named after Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky. The orthodox cathedral is also separable by its stone construction with red bricks and neo-Byzantine style which is not common in Siberia. The dom is gilded.

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  • Lenin Square

    This is the city center. Square is garnished with Lenin statue. Behind the statue, amazing Opera and Ballet of Novosibirsk, across the statue Local Studies Museum. The space between the statue and opera house is generally used for open bazaar.

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Novosibirsk Hotels

  • River Park Ob Hotel

    2, Dobrolyubov street, Novosibirsk, 630009, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Novosibirsk Hotel Novosibirsk

    Vokzalnaya magistral', 1, Novosibirsk 630004, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Sibir Hotel

    There are not so many hotel choices in Novosibirsk and prices are quite high. I needed a detailed...

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Novosibirsk Restaurants

  • NYP the american Pizzas in Siberia

    Le restaurant fait partie d'une chaîne. Tous les restaurants de cette enseigne sont à Novosibirsk ou Akademgorodock et appartiennent à un émigré américain, qui est venu ici, avec son épouse, originaire de Novosibirsk. En 15 an, il s'est construit un véritable empire. The restaurant is part of a chain. All restaurants of this sign are in Novosibirsk...

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  • Not a typical chain restaurant

    In Russia or in CIS countries, Il Patio is a chain of Italian restaurants. However, the quality you get from Il Patio is much higher than any average chain restaurant. I have been to some Il Patio's here and there and the one in Novosibirsk was the far best one, in terms of service and ambience. Staff speak English and free Wi Fi available. Pizza,...

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  • Hot Spice

    Even it is named as a cafe, it is not, it is typical Mexican restaurant. Nicely decorated with some Mexican style garnish. Some staff speak English. Reservation may be needed during weekends. I tried fajitas and mushroom soup. Fajitas was average but I liked the soup.

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Novosibirsk Nightlife

  • nice place to take a coffee

    It is not cheap, about 60 roubles a capuchino, while in the ordinary cafeterias costs about 20 roubles, but the place is wonderful, in the central boulevard, in front of a chapel, and you see people walking all the time from the first floor. They serve coffee from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia, etc. The name in english is Travellers Coffee, but...

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  • Fantasy in Siberia

    One of the best places not only in Novosibirsk but also throughout Siberia. Very big hall and decoration makes you feel you are in 18th century. If you consider there is nothing much to do in Novosibirsk, paying a visit to this georgous opera and ballet is a good option. Ticket prices differ from 100 to 2000 rubles. English web site is...

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  • Casinos

    Casino "Prince Igor"address: Krasny prospect, 28phone: 23-84-83working hours: every day from 12.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.addmission freeCasino esmeraldaaddress: Vokzalnaya magistral', 1 (near Ploschad' Garina-Michaylovskogo metro station)phone: 20-17-59 Casino Imperialaddress: Krasny prospect, 50 (near Ploschad' Lenina metro station)phone: 23-36-06

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Novosibirsk Transportation

  • By train to Novosibirsk

    Novosibirsk is just in the middle of Trans-Siberian railway, actually town was founded here because the railroad was built. The way from Moscow takes about 2 days, it depends on the train, but anyway something between 46h and 50h usually. The best train to travel on this rout is train #26 “Sibiryak” on the way Moscow – Novosibirsk and train #25 on...

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  • By plane to Novosibirsk

    Novosibirsk has big international airport, which serves international and domestic flights. There are 2 terminals (domestic and international) in Novosibirsk airport; 5 min walk one from another. You can reach Novosibirsk first of all from Moscow, around 20 flights per day, it takes about 4 hours. The best airlines to use on this route are Aeroflot...

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  • Part of Trans Siberian Railway

    Novosibirsk is one of the main stops on Trans Siberian Railway route. So city is easily accessable by train. The train from Ekaterinburg (Sverdlosk) takes app 21 hours. The one way, 2nd class (kupe) cost per person is around 125.00 USD

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Novosibirsk Shopping

  • Markets

    In the central part of Novosibirsk there are several markets to be found. The markets consist of little huts. But on the other hand there is a very modern supermarket at the beginning of Vokzalnaya magistral coming from the railway station on your right.

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  • In streets

    Une scène de rue typique dans les pays de l'Est (Ex-URSS). Les babouchki qui vendent les produits de leur jardin dans la rue (été comme hivers), et les kioskes où l'on peut trouver différentes choses (journaux, cigarettes, et aussi dans d'autres : glaces, boissons...)A typical street scene in the countries of the East (Ex - USSR). The babouchki...

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  • Knigi (books)

    Si vous aimez lire, retenez ce mot en russe "Knigi" signifie "Livres". Voici une des librairies les plus achalandée d'Akademgorodock, facile à trouver, au centre !If you like to read, keep this word "Knigi" in Russian means "Books". Here is one of the most well-stocked bookstores of Akademgorodock, easy to find, to the center !

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Novosibirsk Local Customs

  • Museum of regional studies

    Novosibirsk Regional Studies Museum is one of the major museums of Siberia.Currently it's collection contains more than 170,000 artifacts. These illustrate 150,000 years of Siberian history, and describe the native culture and population. address: 630099. Russia. Novosibirsk. Krasny Prospekt 23. Metro "Ploshad Lenina" phone: +7 (3832) 27-1543,...

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  • Museums

    There are many museums in Siberian cities that have special exhibitions devoted to the art of native siberian population. You can see samples of their applied art on the pics.

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  • 7 octobre

    Le 7 octobre, c'est la commémoration de la révolution. Les nostalgiques de l'époque communiste se réunissent. Mais ce ne sont plus les grande fêtes d'autrefois ! Oui, il reste peu de communistes ! Et je me souviens des demonstrations de mon enfance. C'etait gai ! Des ballons multicolores, des drapeaux, tout le monde qui marchait le long de l'avenue...

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Novosibirsk Warnings and Dangers

  • ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT TRAVEL INSURANCE

    NOVOSIBIRSK When I was formulating my journey around the world by train one of the most important items on my list was Travel Insurance. Looking at the amount of visas need for so many different countries cost is always a priority when travelling ..Travel insurance is one of those items that is imperative to have when travelling wherever you may be...

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  • Oil spills

    Traces of human activity are everywhere. The most disgusting ones are the oil spills, which result from pipeline ruptures, inaccurate development, absence of attention of oilmen to safety rules when drilling, and many other similar reasons. You could see the consequences of such spills at sea on TV during the Gulf war. It does not happen on such a...

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  • Driving

    En raison des conditions climatiques et du défaut d'entretien du réseau routier la circulation est souvent difficile et dangereuse. Le comportement parfois imprévisible des automobilistes locaux, un plan de circulation parfois déroutant, la présence d'objets ou de véhicules inattendus sur la voie publique requièrent une attention toute...

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Novosibirsk Tourist Traps

  • Oil industry in West Siberia

    In the middle of 20th century huge oil and gas deposits were found in West Siberia. Since then the region has been literally suffering the invasion of oil extracting companies. Technologies at first were not so advanced and safe as now (even now they are not perfect!), and this resulted in deterioration of the quality of deposits and damage to the...

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  • Siberian pure water

    Parfois, il peut arriver que l'eau qui va couler dans votre baignoire aura cette couleur. Peut être pas si vous êtes dans un hôtel luxueux dans une grande métropole. Mais dans les banlieues ou les petites viles, ce sont des choses qui arrive. Sometimes, it can arrive that the water that is going to flow in your tub will have this color. Cannot be...

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  • No military's photos !

    Des cadets montent la garde, en permanence, autour du monument aux morts de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. On peut assister à la relève de la garde, et prendre des photos (je rappelle que prendre des photos de militaires, ou de miliciens est rigoureusement interdit, sauf dans certains cas).The cadets keep the watch, permanently, around the monument to...

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Novosibirsk What to Pack

  • Guide book

    On this trip I took an older version of the Lonely Planet Russia guide book with me. For travelling the Transsiberian my choice would be the Transsib one from Trailfinders. My travel mate had that one.

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  • Packing List

    See the travelogue with some pictures and stories about working in an oil production joint venture in 1993-1994

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  • Book in russian and english

    Il est conseillé aux voyageurs de ne garder sur soi que la photocopie des passeports et visas et de ne pas se déplacer avec tout son argent (le reste devant être conservé à l'hôtel dans un coffre ou un lieu sûr).It is advised the travelers not to keep on oneself that the photocopy of the passports and visas and not to move with all his money (the...

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Novosibirsk Off The Beaten Path

  • Native population of West...

    Khanty and Mansi are the native peoples who live in the north of West Siberia. There is also a nationality called 'nentsy', but it belongs more to the eastern part. They still live as 1000 years ago: use tents (Yurts) as houses, support their living by reindeer herding, berries gathering, hunting, fishing and similar occupations. The influence of...

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  • Coloured Autumn

    Dès le mois de septembre c'est l'automne, un automne coloré et bref. Avec des journées superbes, encore chaudes en ensoleillées, mais, déjà, le soir, les températures sont fraîches, surtout si le vent du nord est précoce. Un feu d'artifice pour terminer le court été... dans quelques semaines la neige va revenir, début novembre elle aura déjà...

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  • Siberian apple

    Il y a beaucoup de pommiers, plus ou moins à l'abandon. Les variétés sibériennes produisent de nombreuses petites pommes, à la chair dure et au goût acide. Je n'ai vu personne pratiquer l'éclaircissage. Je ne sais pas si elles sont petites car trop nombreuses, ou si elle ne grossissent pas, même si il y en a peu. There are a lot of apple trees,...

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Novosibirsk Sports & Outdoors

  • Ice Hockey

    HK "Sibir" Novosibirsk now plays in KHL (Kontinental Hockey League). Tha arena is accessible from metro station "Zaelcovskaya" by foot or bus, and the ticket costs RUB140-450 subject to location. I went to watch a game with Omsk "Abangard" where Jaromir Jagr plays. It's interesting the the Czech hero has #68 in his Russian club. (You know, what...

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  • Football in NSK

    FC "Sibir" Novosibirsk belongs to 1. Div. in Russia (second to "Premier League"). Their stadium "SPARTAK" is located in city center and its capacity is approx. 12,000. Seems it rarely gets full and you can buy tickets on matchday at the stadium (upto RUB200).In Aug. 2008, they played "Zenit" St Petersburg (winner of UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup) in...

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Novosibirsk Favorites

  • Internet

    There is an internet center just off Vokzalnaya magistral. Coming from Ploshad Lenina it's the first alley on your right. It's downstairs. When I was there, I only had trouble it was never working properly, so I gave up. Let's hope that they improved by now.

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  • Internet Club

    The best interne in town! The whole night, from 10 PM to 7 AM will cost you only 100 rubles. They also serve soups (Chinese) and drinks, including chai and coffee, for a few rubles. You can even sleep on the table. There is a toilet too. It is best to spend the night there than in any hotel, where you will pay about 1000 rubles per night if you are...

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  • Tigre blanc

    Le rare tigre blanc du zoo de Novossibirsk nous a honoré d'une jolie pose, lors de notre dernière rencontre...The rare white tiger of the zoo of Novossibirsk honored us of a pretty pose, at the time of our last meeting...

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