Krasnoyarsk Territory & Khakassia attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Krasnoyarsk

Stolby Nature Reserve

Russia's most visited national park is located right across the river from Krasnoyarsk's city centre. Its highlight are the fingers of volcanic rock called stolby poking above gently sloping wooded mountains. To rea…
Top Choice Museum in Krasnoyarsk

Ploshchad Mira

Krasnoyarsk's Lenin museum was opened on the occasion of the October Revolution's 70th anniversary in 1987, only to see the entire communist system collapse four years later. But, in a true revolutionary spirit, it …
Museum in Krasnoyarsk

Regional Museum

Housed in an incongruously attractive 1912 art nouveau Egyptian temple, this is one of Siberia’s better museums. Arranged around a Cossack explorer’s ship, surprisingly well-presented exhibitions across the two floo…
Museum in Minusinsk

Martyanov Museum

Filling three distinct buildings, the countless halls crammed with local taxidermy, Bronze and Iron Age finds, Tuvan and Khakass standing stones, traditional stringed instruments and shaggy shaman costumes just keep…
Dam in Sayanogorsk

Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

Completed in 1985, this stunning feat of engineering blocks a beautiful forested canyon cut through the Sayan mountains by the mighty Yenisey. At 242m, the dam is the world's 17th tallest, and the hydropower station…
Museum in Shushenskoe

Shushenskoe Ethnographic Museum

For the 1970 centenary of Lenin’s birth, a two-block area of the village centre was reconstructed to look as it had in 1870. These well-kept ‘old’ Siberian houses now form the Shushenskoe Ethnographic Museum. Many a…
Museum in Krasnoyarsk

Literature Museum

Occupying a glorious 1911 merchant’s mansion, this wonderfully restored museum highlights various aspects of Siberian life that inspired authors who wrote about it – from cold and gloom to multicoloured gems and sha…
Square in Krasnoyarsk

Revolution Square

The city's vast central square showcases Soviet-era architectural classics in all their Stalinist glory – complete with colonnaded government buildings and a statue of Lenin, who extends one hand as if inviting visi…
Museum in Abakan

Khakassia National Museum

The highlight at the National Museum is the atmospherically low-lit hall containing a striking exhibition dedicated to Khakassia’s wealth of standing stones. Curators have erected a kind of mini Stonehenge in the mi…
Notable Building in Krasnoyarsk

Chapel of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa

For some spectacular city views, climb Karaulnaya Hill (there's no bus) to the little chapel that features on the Russian 10-rouble banknote (now slowly being replaced with a coin). It was designed in 1855 by Konsta…