Krasnoyarsk Russia Travel Guide

Krasnoyarsk Russia Travel Guide
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Krasnoyarsk Russia Travel Guide

Discover the allure of Krasnoyarsk, an enchanting city nestled in eastern Siberia, Russia, along the majestic Yenisey River. Established in 1628 as a border fort aimed at safeguarding the frontier from native peoples along the Yenisei and its tributaries, Krasnoyarsk has evolved into a captivating blend of history, industry, and natural beauty.

During World War II, the city played a pivotal role as numerous factories were relocated from Ukraine and Western Russia to Krasnoyarsk and nearby towns, shielding them from potential attacks. This influx stimulated the city’s industrial growth, and the legacy endures with a prominent aluminum smelter still in operation.

Amidst the modern developments, Krasnoyarsk is celebrated for its pristine landscapes, particularly the Stolby Nature Reserve, a vast 470km² expanse featuring remarkable volcanic krasts formations. However, caution is advised for springtime hikes (April-July) in Stolby due to the prevalence of Encephalitis-infected ticks. If planning serious hikes in Siberian forests during spring, vaccinations are strongly recommended.

Breaking your journey on the Trans-Siberian railway in Krasnoyarsk offers a delightful interlude. The city’s main streets boast a delightful architectural heritage, adorned with pastel-colored historic buildings dating back to the 1700s, adding a touch of timeless charm to your visit.

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Travel Tips Krasnoyarsk Russia

The Trans Siberian Railway stops in Krasnoyarsk.

There are numerous buses that run from the station to the city centre and cost RUB25 per person. There are numerous bus stops around the city and conductors on the buses will take your money and give you a ticket.

Summers in Krasnoyarsk are short but warm with temperatures of around 27°C (80°F) but it can be cold at night. Summer months are also often wet and rainy and storms can occur. June and July are the sunniest months.

Winter is very cold with temperatures dropping below -30°C (-22°F), but its usually around -14°C (7°F). Winter is often quite dark and cloudy and heavy snowfall is a regular occurrence.

Spring and Autumn are both transitional months, and can either be very cold or quite warm. During spring, streets and roads can become dirty as a result of mud and melting snow.

Weather Averages In Krasnoyarsk Russia

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) −11.4

Coffee – Barista Coffee Garden for good coffee and fresh cakes. Address 106 Mira Av Krasnoyarsk.

Georgian Food – There are numerous restaurants serving delicious Georgian food across Krasnoyarsk. Tuck in to some delicious stuffed savory pastries or grill shasliks.

On The River – There are a number of restaurants on the river front offering great views of the river and across to Stolby Nature Reserve. We ate at Terrasa Grillbar and had a great meal with lovely friendly service.


Things To See & Do In Krasnoyarsk Russia

Stolby Nature Reserve

Stobly Nature Reserve

Located 10 km south of Krasnoyarsk in the northwestern part of the Eastern Svan Mountains, the Stolby Nature Reserve is currently under consideration for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Renowned for its striking rock formations known as “stolby,” which bear a resemblance to the krasts found in Southeast Asia, the reserve attracts over 200,000 visitors annually, drawn to its opportunities for hiking and climbing.

For an awe-inspiring experience, visitors can reach the most impressive stolby by taking bus number 50 to Hotel Snezhnaya Dolina, followed by a 7-kilometer hike along the track. Alternatively, a year-round chairlift at the Bobrovy Log Ski Resort provides access to the same breathtaking destination through a scenic walk in the park.

It’s crucial to exercise extreme caution when hiking in the Stolby Nature Reserve during spring (April-June) due to the prevalence of Encephalitis-infected ticks, which pose a serious health risk. For those planning substantial hikes in Siberian forests during spring, vaccinations are highly recommended to ensure a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience

Krasnoyarsk Russia Regional Museum

Krasnoyarsk Russia Regional Museum

The Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum in Russia stands as a comprehensive repository of the region’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Located at 84 Dubrovinsky Street, Krasnoyarsk, this museum is a treasure trove of artifacts, exhibits, and information that chronicle the diverse tapestry of Krasnoyarsk and its surrounding areas. The museum’s collections span various periods, offering visitors a nuanced understanding of the region’s development, from its early settlements to its pivotal role in industrial growth. The exhibits cover topics such as indigenous cultures, the impact of industrialization, and the unique flora and fauna that characterize the Siberian landscape.

Visitors to the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum can delve into the city’s past, exploring the historical transformations that have shaped its identity. The museum not only serves as an educational hub but also as a cultural center, hosting events, lectures, and exhibitions that further enrich the visitor’s experience. With its commitment to preserving and showcasing the region’s history, the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum is a must-visit destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in the captivating narratives of Siberia’s heartland.

Admission: RUB 150

Opening Hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun

Krasnoyarsk Russia Central Park

Krasnoyarsk Central Park

Stretching from Krasnoyarsk Revolution Square with its statue of Lenin to the Yenisey River Krasnoyarsk Central Park is a pretty park to wander through, have a picnic or watch the entertainers and buskers.

On weekends and warm days the park comes alive with entertainers including mimes, buskers, puppateers and more.

Krasnoyarsk River District

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Krasnoyarsk River District

The Krasnoyarsk River District in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, is a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural vibrancy, and recreational allure, all framed by the picturesque Yenisei River. Along the riverbanks, lush parks and promenades provide idyllic settings for leisurely strolls, picnics, and outdoor activities, attracting both locals and visitors seeking a peaceful escape. This district is not only a haven for nature enthusiasts but also a thriving hub for social and culinary experiences, hosting an array of restaurants and bars that offer a delightful blend of local and international cuisine. Whether enjoying a scenic meal overlooking the river or savoring drinks at waterfront establishments, the Krasnoyarsk River District offers a diverse culinary landscape against the stunning Yenisei backdrop.

Beyond its recreational and culinary appeal, the Krasnoyarsk River District plays a pivotal role in the city’s economic vitality. Serving as a crucial waterway for cargo transport, the Yenisei River facilitates commerce and trade, connecting Krasnoyarsk to neighbouring regions. The district’s infrastructure, including ports and terminals, contributes not only to economic activity but also enhances the overall allure of this dynamic district. With its perfect fusion of natural splendour, cultural events, and culinary delights, the Krasnoyarsk River District stands as a multifaceted gem within the heart of Krasnoyarsk.

Krasnoyarsk Fresh Food Market

Krasnoyarsk Fresh Food Market

We stumbled upon this lovely food market in Krasnoyarsk selling all manner of delicious fresh food.The market sells all kind of fresh and smoked fish along with loads of fruit and vegetables and delicious pre-made salads.

The Tsentral’nyy Rynok is located on Respuliki St Krasnoyarsk.

Krasnoyarsk - Try Locally Brewed Beer

Krasnoyarsk – Try Locally Brewed Beer

All over Russia you will find locally brewed beer on tap that is poured into plastic bottles for you to take away. We had a lovely time sampling beer in our local bottle store and choosing beer to take back to our apartment.

Alcohol is often found in stores also selling dried and smoked fish along with other deli items.

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