Top Choice Historic Building in Samara

Stalin’s Bunker

Samara hides a creepy piece of WWII history. This was the place Stalin was to be relocated to in the event that the Germans took Moscow. The never-used bunker was built nine storeys below the Academy of Culture and …
Museum in Samara

Samara Art Museum

Easily the most important cultural attraction in the city, the Samara Art Museum exhibits mainly Russian art, including works by those who came to the region to paint. Look for Boyarishina, given by Surikov to a loc…
Museum in Samara

Modern Museum

Modest but interesting museum dedicated to art nouveau architecture and design, which set the style tone for the city's wealthy residents in the early years of the 20th century. The setting is the central villa of t…
Museum in Samara

Repin Museum

The Repin Museum in Shiryaevo, north of Samara, has a nice selection of Volga River paintings, including some Repin reproductions. The appeal lies less in seeing the art, however, than in experiencing this quintesse…
Gallery in Samara

Gallereya Viktoria

This private gallery is excellent for viewing (and purchasing) works by the best of the Volga region artists in regular exhibitions. Check the website for openings and down times.
Gallery in Samara

Children’s Art Gallery

Housed in the landmark Engineer Klodt’s House (Дом инженера Клодта), which resembles a fairy-tale castle and contains a collection of children’s art and art for children, who can pick up a brush here. Part of the ex…
Museum in Samara

Alabin Museum

Come here for exhibits on regional palaeontology and archaeology, including dinosaur fossils found in the Zhiguli Hills.