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Volga District

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments

Popular things to do in Volga District

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World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin Kazan
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque Kazan
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
The Kremlin Nizhny Novgorod
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Zoo
Limpopo Zoo Nizhny Novgorod
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Encompassing the southeastern part of European Russia, the Volga District has developed around Europe's longest and largest river, aptly called "Mother Volga" and thought of as the lifeblood of the country. Hundreds of historical monuments are set against the picturesque landscape of the lush riverbanks carpeted with coniferous and deciduous woods, flowery meadows, and wheat fields. The best way to experience this enchanting river is from the decks of a river cruise ship. A summer vacation in the Volga District would not be complete without sunbathing on its sandy beaches or taking a dip in its cool waters. The region's ethnic diversity and fusion of cultures and historical eras create a charming urban landscape. The colorful churches of medieval monasteries topped with characteristic onion domes, red brick kremlin walls and towers, and stone cathedrals will take you back to the times of imperial Russia. For a look at more recent Russian history, visit monuments from the Soviet era, such as Stalin's Bunker or the Lenin House Museum. Add Volga District and other destinations in Russia to your travel plans using our Russia itinerary builder.

Historic Sites in Volga District

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Historic Walking Area
Fedorovsky Embankment Nizhny Novgorod
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Annunciation Cathedral Kazan
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery Diveyevo
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Volga District

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Religious Site
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul Kazan
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Landmark
Raifa Monastery Raifa
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Iyoshkin Cat Sculpture Yoshkar-Ola
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Volga District

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Art Gallery
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio Kazan
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Perm State Art Gallery Perm
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda" Kazan
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Konstantin Vasiliev Museum Kazan
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Volga District

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Water Body
Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy Diveyevo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Park
National Khvalynsk Park Khvalynsk
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Mountain
Mountain Vetlan Krasnovishersk
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
National Park
Samarskaya Luka National Park Zhigulevsk
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Parks in Volga District

Playground
Baklazhan AntiCafe Nizhnekamsk
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Park
Natural Park Iremel Beloretsk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Playground
City Park Semya Nizhnekamsk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Teatralny Park Perm
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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