Vladivostok attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vladivostok

Zarya Centre for Contemporary Art

The full renovation and repurposing of a former clothing factory into a giant creative complex containing offices, studios, cafes and work spaces is one of Vladivostok's most interesting recent developments. Visitor…
Island in Vladivostok

Russky Island

A fully militarised zone for most of the past 150 years, this big island just offshore has been reinvented as a business and academic centre and is home to the sprawling Far Eastern Federal University campus and the…
Aquarium in Vladivostok

Primorsky Oceanarium

This massive new development on Russky Island is one of Vladivostok's planned key attractions and opened with great fanfare in 2016. It's a vast space in a remote, purpose-built building, and while it has all the po…
Museum in Vladivostok

Arsenev Regional Museum

This recently redone museum dates from 1890 and offers three floors of galleries, although there's little in the way of English labelling. Exhibits delve into local history, covering early explorers of the region, V…
Cathedral in Vladivostok

Transfiguration Cathedral

Vladivostok was building a massive new cathedral on its central square at the time of writing, and it's set to be one of the city's most recognisable sights. Having spent over a decade arguing about which design wou…
Museum in Vladivostok

Antique Automobile Museum

If you’re a bit of a car (or Soviet) nerd, the Antique Automobile Museum is an absolute classic. A room full of Sovietmobiles (motorcycles too) from the 1930s to 1970s includes a 1948 M&M-green GAZ-20 ‘Pobeda’ (…
Fortress in Vladivostok

Fort No 7

Of Vladivostok's multiple, numbered defensive forts, No 7 (14km north of the centre) gets our vote. It has 1.5km of tunnels, pretty much untouched since the last 400 soldiers stationed here left in 1923, although th…
Museum in Vladivostok

Hermitage Vladivostok

This gorgeous tsarist-era building in the centre of Vladivostok is the latest big cultural institution to open a Far Eastern campus. Once complete, the fully renovated building will host temporary exhibits from the …
Funicular in Vladivostok

Funicular

Vladivostok’s well-oiled funicular railway makes a fun 60-second ride up a 100m hill every few minutes (unless the old girl is experiencing one of her frequent 'technical breaks'). At the top, cross ul Sukhanova via…
Museum in Vladivostok

S-56 Submarine

Perched near the waterfront, the S-56 submarine is worth a look. The first half is a ho-hum exhibit of badges and photos of men with badges (all in Russian). Keep going: towards the back you walk through an officers…