Fire Observation Tower
For a fine view of the town’s gilded cupolas, ask the firefighters at the antique red brick fire station to let you climb up their fire...
Ivan Bunin Museum
The small Ivan Bunin Museum chronicles Nobel laureate Ivan Bunin's (1870–1953) life and works. The man was obviously a travel fiend;...
Great Count’s Church
Built during the early 1900s, Great Count’s Church has a distinctly modernist, even art-nouveau flair, with an exotically tiled...
Just inside the City Park, off ul Kommunarov, this open-air spot serves standard pelmeni , shashlyk, salads and soup. It's also a fine...
Lonely Planet review
Yelets’ Regional Museum houses artefacts from its colourful past. Particularly interesting are the model of ancient Yelets and the collection of Russian coins from the 4th century BC to the Soviet era. The second room is dedicated to the Mongol cavalry that ran roughshod over Yelets in the 13th century. Upstairs is a collection of paintings by local 19th-century artist Meshchkov and information on Yelets’ devastating WWII experience. Beware of overcharging for entry tickets.