About Voronezh

We invite you to spend your weekend in Voronezh.

You will see the monuments of nature and history, landscapes, many interesting places, different excursions. We can help you to arrange the individual excursion or with a group, according to your wishes and you will get a special offer for accommodation.

The Voronezh region has known a lot of significant events and famous names of Koltsov, Nikittin, Bunin, Platonov, and others are connected with it.

In 1695 Peter the Great began the construction of the Russian fleet on the river Voronezh.

There are a lot of picturesque landscapes and natural monuments on the Voronezh land. There are a lot of places on the Don that astound you with their beauty and charm. The variety of its nature owes much to its geography. Multiple rivers of the region – the Tikhaya Sosna, the Usmanka, the Voronezh, the clearest river is the Bityug.

Voronezh land keeps many mysteries, watch the film “Mysterious Russia. Voronezh region”.

 

Tourist attractions

 

 

Blagoveshchenskiy Cathedral is one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world (the height is 85 m). The existing five-domed building of the cathedral with an attached bell tower was erected between 1998 and 2009.

City Winter Theatre (A.V. Koltsov Voronezh State Academic Drama Theatre) is founded in 1802, it is one of Russia’s oldest theatres. During the war, in 1942, the building of the theatre was destroyed. After the liberation of Voronezh, the theatre was one of the first buildings in the city to be restored. In 1974 it was put under state protection as a historical and cultural memorial. In April 2012 the theatre was put into operation after reconstruction and renovation.

Stone Bridge was built in 1826 by the project of the city architect I.A. Blitsin. During the construction of the Azov fleet in the time of Peter the Great’s rule here was the main transport route to the Voronezh shipyards. The length of the bridge is no more than 10 m, but its elegant arch has become the trademark of modern Voronezh. The Stone Bridge is one of the few relics of the past that survived the Great Patriotic War. In 2011 the bridge underwent renovation, which was associated with 425 years since the foundation of Voronezh.

 

Koltsovskij public garden is one of the symbols of Voronezh. Its history began in 1868, when a memorial to a Voronezh poet Aleksey Koltsov (by the sculptor A. Triskorni) was unveiled here. In 1876-1877 one of the first city’s fountains appeared in the park, flowerbeds with exotic flowers were laid out. In 1977 the fountain was one of the first in the country to be replaced with a colour music fountain.

 

Ivan Bunin’s memorial was erected on October 13, 1995 in public. Ivan Bunin was born in Voronezh, was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry. The house of writer is situated at Revolutsii avenue, 3.

 

Voronezh – the Birthplace of Airborne Forces is the name of one of the new Voronezh memorials. It is located in Pobedy park near the Institute of Arts. This is where the first airborne troops in the USSR landed on August 2 1930.

 

 

Voronezh water reservoir is the first artificial reservoir in the history of our country, formed by a dam within the city boundaries. It first appeared in the general plan of Voronezh for 1939, but the construction was finished only in 1972. The water reservoir is situated completely within the city boundaries of Voronezh, its length is 5 km (from north to south), area – 70 sq.km, average width – 2 km, average depth – 2.9 m. The fact that the citizens often call the Voronezh water reservoir "the Voronezh Sea" well describes the scale of this water body. The reservoir was intended for industrial use of water by factories of Voronezh and Lipetsk, irrigation, fish breeding and citizens’ recreation. Voronezh water reservoir is marked as a unique water object in the UNESCO World catalogue of lakes. The location of the reservoir in the city centre attaches special importance to its water and near-water area in the urban planning and cultural city life. The historical significance of Voronezh as the place where Peter I created the first Russian military fleet.

Scarlet Sails park  is the restored park, was founded at the end of the 1970-ies is included in the planet’s 400 best projects by world-renowned landscape design experts. There is a summer theatre operating on its territory and exhibitions, master classes and youth and family events regularly taking place.

 

Orlenok park is one of the most popular recreation spots of Voronezh citizens in the city centre. In 2009 the park underwent reconstruction.

 

 

Vladimir Vysotskiy’s memorial was erected on August 21, 2009, the memorial is situated at Karla Marksa st., not far from the Institute of  physical culture.

Aquarium – the 3-d in Russia aquarium - it’s the unique educational and entertainment center, has an area of 4400 sq.m. Visitors can make a trip to the different climatic area of the planet, there are 4 expositions:

  • Forests and prairies
  • Polar water
  • Jungle
  • Seas and oceans

180 kinds of fish, 55 kinds of mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, animals and birds are presented in Aquarium. There are rare kinds of fish and animals, some of them are not represented in no one aquarium in Russia and CIS: Japanese moray eel, sand tiger shark, electrical eel, Japanese crab-spider.

 

You can also visit:

  • The Opera and Ballet Theatre
  • Chamber theatre
  • History museum of Voronezh
  • Nikitin literary museum
  • Kramskoy arts museum
  • Durov museum
  • Museum “Arsenal”  

According to the magazine "Front quarter"

 

Kostenky
Village Kostenky is situated on the Don and is called “a heart of Russian paleolith”. Archeologists, geologists, paleontologists, and other scientists still carry out their research near Kostenky. Such invaluable information was gathered at this place that Kostenky-Borshevo district became world famous. Today scientists know over 30 primitive settlements in Kostenky and in the areas around it. In Kostenky, a lot of female figurines made of mammoth bones were found. Archeologists call them Paleolithic Venuses. In 1979 over Kostenky-11 settlement a museum was built that preserved an ancient Paleolithic settlement that is about 20 000 years old.
 
Divnogorie
Divnogorie is an archeological, historical, and architectural site, as well as a unique natural park. It is an museum with an area of 1100 hectares. It is represented by step slopes of the right bank of the rivers Tikhaya Sosna and the Don, and also by steppes and chalk deposits. There are also famous chalk cave churches of the middle of the 17th century and an archeological complex of Saltovo-Mayatsk culture sites: Mayatsk settlement of the 9th -10th centuries (remainders of a Middle age fortess and a necropolis) and a Mayatsk potter complex of the 9th-10th centuries. Divnogorie got its name from the vertically raising chalk columns, scattered over steep slopes of the Tikhaya Sosna and the Don banks. Locals have always called them “stolpy”, “divo” (meaning “wonder”).
 
Kostomarovo
More than 50 caves have been discovered on the territory of the Voronezh region. Many of them were mined by people for the religious purposes. Another ancient cave monastery is on the river Don. It was founded during the reign of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in the 17th century. At that time in these caves hermits lived. Kostomarovo lands remind ancient Palestinian hills.
 
Oak forests
Shipov forest and Tellerman grove are the largest and most known woodlands in Voronezh region. Shipov forest spreads along the Osered river and occupies 29 000 hectares.In the Shipov forest there is both a highly productive grove, which is 140 year old, and an ideal oak tree - it is about 170 year old, it’s height. In the Tellerman forest you can see the oldest and unique grove areas. There are 180-200-240-year old oak trees.
Novozhitinnoe
Novozhivotinnoe is a family estate of the Venevitinovs. In the 19th century the Venevitinov family was one of the richest landowners in Russia. Dmitry Venevitinov was a poet, philosopher, critic, friend and cousin of a famous poet A. Pushkin.
On a high hill near the Voronezh river in Ramon there is an English-style castle. Its history is mysterious and full of legends.
 
Ostrogozhsk

Ostrogozhsk is known as a cultural and historical center of the region, for which reason it is called Voronezh Athens. Many public and culture persons were born and worked here. Among of them: K.Ryleev, N.Stankevich, N.Kostomarov, S. Marshak, G. Troepolsky, famous asrtist Ivan Kramskoy.

 

The Voronezh region welcomes all guests and its convenient geographical position makes it easily reachable from different areas of Russia. Today everything is done in the Voronezh region, to make a tourist"s stay comfortable, interesting and enjoyable.

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