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Smolensk Things to Do

  • Assumption Cathedral

    Founded in 1001, the principal church in Smolensk. It sits on top of cathedral hill.Completely rebuit in 1674 because the old bricks were failing.The cathedral was damaged during the WWII and the 11th-century miraculous icon of Theotokos of Smolensk was lost.

  • Eternal flame

    V. Vysotsky The common graves They don't put up crosses on communal graves, And widows don't come to shed tears; But flowers are laid and eternal flames Will never be quenched, it appears. The earth that was shaking and heaving of late With granite and marble is plated. There isn't a single separate fate, All fates are in one integrated. We see in...

  • Teremok at Talashkino

    Old Russian structure nearby at Talashkino. By architect Sergey Maliutin in 1901.Beautiful old-style wood architecture.Don't know much more about it, hope to find out more soon.

  • Kremlin Walls

    Smolensk kremlin walls are the longest walls I ever saw in Russian towns. You can walk along wall galleries for about 4-5 km. Made of red bricks they are even more red in rays of sunset.

  • A visit to the Assumption Cathedral ...

    You must pay a visit to this great church on a hill overlooking Smolensk.It is in need of some urgent repairs and restoration, but this old postcard does make it look beautiful. Inside is full of statues, gold, icons, and many people praying.PLEASE ENLARGE THIS FOR A BETTER VIEW.

  • Smolensk Cathedral

    If you go to Smolensk you'll probably end up visiting this cathedral - apart from that and the war memorial there's not a lot else to see there!!!


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Smolensk Restaurants

  • Authentic Russian style restourant

    The Russkiy Dvor restourant has a great location in the city center, good prices and wonderful atmosphere of Russian quisine and typically ancient Russian interior which we used to imagine since our childhood with its fairy-tales. Don't miss a chance to feel the Russian spirit :) Here you can obvously try all the dishes of Russian quisine; soups,...

  • Ice Cream Cafe

    I could not say I like ice-cream very much, but this cafe was the only we could find opened at 10 a.m. So, it was nice to have breakfest there. Pan-cakes with jam.

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Smolensk Transportation

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    by bus

    by sennaya Written Feb 16, 2008

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    It is easy to go to Smolensk by bus.
    You go to Belarus train station and by the station you find some buses with the word Ñìîëåíñê on it.
    Get the ticket and go.
    Hide your personal things if you are going ot sleep.

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Smolensk Shopping

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    bargaining on street and at hotel..: Cheaper here than in Moscow!!!!!!!

    by jillikins Written Aug 28, 2002

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    We just bargained on the streets, and at the hotel.

    What to buy: The souvenirs like the local wooden carvings, patchwork, wooden toys and and those wooden dolls are much cheaper than in Moscow or St.Petersburg.

    What to pay: As little as possible

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Smolensk Favorites

  • Walls and Towers

    It is possible to walk along town walls for more than 5 km. You can climb up at many places, crawling through narrow passages in the walls. This is not very pleasant (due to musty smell) and rather dangerous, but you will be awarded with fascinating view. Rays of sunset makes walls even more red ;-)

  • Parks and streets of the town

    Smolensk is very green city. There are a lot of wonderful parks full of walking people.Here is a monument to Chaikovsky. He lived all his life near Smolensk. This time we have no time to visit his museum-estate. May be next time...

  • Very clean streets

    I live in Russia, but I have never seen such a clean streets in Russia, like here in Smolensk. Red flags everywhere... Was it just an atribute of May Hollidays or there is a communist power in the city? I do not know.


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