At the east end of this shady garden with fountains, a statue of the composer Glinka, installed in 1885, is surrounded by a fence with...
Konenkov Sculpture Museum
Contains playful woodworks by Sergei Konenkov; Lenin seems to have been captured in the midst of a ballet manoeuvre. The museum also has...
Set within the fortress walls, this museum documents the invasion and devastation of the city during WWII; it is incredible to realise...
Glinka Concert Hall
Attending a concert is the best way to get a look at the reconstructed hall where Glinka once entertained Russian nobility and launched...
With dark wood walls, mirrors and brown leather seating, this sophisticated place aims for a French-bistro atmosphere with a menu that...
Lonely Planet review
Imagine a cross between St Basil’s Cathedral and McDonald’s and you’ll start to have some idea of what this place looks like. Despite catering towards a fast-food crowd, it maintains a uniquely Russian atmosphere with decor that thrills small children. Food quality is surprisingly high, which may explain the long queues that form at lunch.