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Museum in Ufa

Bashkortostan National Museum

Housed in a renovated art nouveau building behind the government office, the National Museum has two rooms downstairs dedicated to the natural environment and upstairs rooms on culture. The exhibits on Bashkir histo…
Gallery in Ufa

Nesterov Art Gallery

This small but interesting gallery contains a fabulous collection of artwork by the Ufa native Mikhail Nesterov and 50 paintings by Ukrainian futurist David Burlyuk, which he left in a Bashkir village when escaping …
International in Ufa


Ufa's hippest location for dinner, drink or a hookah is located outside the centre on pl Lenina, near the Hotel Azimut. The food is excellent and served in well-sized portions. Take buses or marshrutky 226, 249 or 2…
Historic Building in Ufa

Trading Arcade

The focus of appealing ul Lenina is the 19th-century Trading Arcade, set back from the street. Behind the renovated facade is a luxuriously marble-lined shopping mall full of boutiques and cafs. Take any marshrutka …
Cafe in Ufa


This branch of the Pyshka chain serves classic Bashkir dishes such as belish (meat pie) and tukmas (chicken broth). Also try one of the pastries from the bakery section. Take any bus or marshrutka from the centre to…
Live Music in Ufa

Rock's Cafe

Not to be missed for live gigs, Rock's lives up to its name with local and national acts, ranging from the Monday acoustic night to punk and metal.
Cafe in Ufa


One of Ufa’s most popular spots for a coffee break, with jazz music, B&W photos and fashionable young folk.
Live Music in Ufa

Lights of Ufa

Concert hall, disco, sports bar and microbrewery in one. From ul Lenina, take any bus north to ‘Dom Pechati’.
Ukrainian in Ufa

Shinok Solokha

A homely Ukrainian cottage restaurant. One in a row of themed restaurants, including a decent Czech beer pub.
Theatre in Ufa

Bashkir Opera & Ballet Theatre

The theatre where Rudolf Nureyev took his first steps.