Top things to do in Voronezh

Top Choice Russian in Voronezh

CoVok Sovetskoe Cafe

This nostalgic cafe recalls the days of the USSR, not with kitsch propaganda posters, but with cosy nooks, antiques, black-and-white TVs flickering on the walls and a witty menu highlighting the best of erstwhile So…
Top Choice Russian in Voronezh


Housed in a historic building, and done up like a wealthy merchant's home, Garmoshka is the fanciest night out in town. The atmospheric tone is traditional Russia, replete with antiques, a library filled with books …
Top Choice Coffee in Voronezh


Hipster coffee has arrived in Voronezh; the tattooed baristas at this cute cafe are doing serious brews. Beans are sourced from Kenya, Burundi and Brazil, and you can have coffees (from R130) including AeroPress, po…
Aquarium in Voronezh


That one of Europe's largest aquariums can be found in a shopping centre in a landlocked town synonymous with Black Earth may seem a little odd, but you'll find the huge collection of marine life – and other animals…
International in Voronezh

DJA + Go

This chic wine bar and restaurant is located in a crumbling historic building. Big windows, high ceilings and an open kitchen set the mood for eyeballing the creatively presented dishes emerging from the kitchen. Th…
Pub in Voronezh


This corner tap room and brasserie comes with comfy armchair seating, exposed brick walls and a fantastic range of local craft beers on tap. Service is efficient and friendly and they'll happily give you some tastin…
Market in Voronezh

Central Market

A stroll around this modern glass-ceilinged food market is a good way to while away some time. Check out spices, fresh produce, Russian cakes, dairy and deli items, as well as fish and meat. There's also a hipster f…
Museum in Voronezh

IN Kramskoy Regional Fine Arts Museum

Reached through a passage leading into a courtyard, this excellent regional arts museum offers up a solid collection of Russian painting and sculpture, and Greek and Roman sculpture. Quality temporary exhibitions ar…
Bar in Voronezh

Bar Duck

Find this cosy modern basement bar, its walls plastered with scrapbook cuttings (and a clientele just plastered), a few blocks northwest of pl Lenina, across from the central market. It also does meals.
Church in Voronezh

Annunciation Cathedral

Russia’s third-largest working church, this handsome 97m-high structure was built in Russo-Byzantine style in the late 19th century. Outside stands a statue of the early-18th-century cleric St Mitrofan surrounded by…