Dominating the city’s skyline is this huge green-and-white working cathedral topped by five silver domes. A church has stood here since...
Fortress Walls & Around
Making a circuit of the restored city walls, long sections of which boast fine towers reminiscent of the Moscow Kremlin, is a pleasant...
MiG fighter jets are the theme for this popular downmarket bar. Basic Russian meals are also served here til late.
The same company that runs Russky Dvor and Domino also has this appealing self-serve restaurant specialising in traditional savoury and...
Lonely Planet review
The pink former Church of Trinity Monastery now houses a small Flax Museum . Historically, flax production has been one of Smolensk’s main industries as the moderate climate sustains soil ideal for growing flax. Exhibits here are sparse, but you’ll get an idea of how the process works. Walk around the back to find the entrance.