Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Astrakhan

Kremlin

The kremlin on top of Zayachy Hill is a peaceful green haven in what can be a hot, dusty city. Its walls and gate towers were built in the 16th century using bricks from the ruins of the Golden Horde’s capital Saray…
Top Choice Church in Astrakhan

Assumption Cathedral

Dating from 1698–1720, the Assumption Cathedral dominates the kremlin grounds and is decorated inside with attractive frescoes.
Gallery in Astrakhan

Dogadin Art Gallery

The Dogadin Art Gallery is especially strong on works of Astrakhan-born Boris Kustodiev, who painted lushly coloured semi-folkloric scenes of merchant life. Guided tours are in English. Call ahead.
Museum in Astrakhan

Local Studies Museum

The Local Studies Museum contains some interesting treasures excavated from the region, as well as exhibits on nature (including Volga fish) and local life. Temporary exhibitions fill one section.
Museum in Astrakhan

Guardhouse

Located inside the guardhouse from 1807, this museum gives quite a good insight into everyday life of soldiers in 19th century Astrakhan.
Museum in Astrakhan

Artillery Yard

The artillery yard and museum has an interesting collection of historic weapons and a mock izba (Russian cottage).
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Ioann Zlatoust church

Kriushi is also the location of the beautifully restored Ioann Zlatoust church, dating from 1763.
Historic Building in Astrakhan

Red Gates

Covers the history of Astrakhan as a southern outpost of the Russian Empire from the 16th to the 19th century.
Museum in Astrakhan

Velimir Khlebnikov Museum

Come here for a small collection of portraits, drawings and personal objects from this futurist poet.
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St Ripsime Armenian church

Kriushi is the location of beautifully restored St Ripsime Armenian church.