First Time Tourists Guide in Arkhangelsk

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The city of Arkhangelsk is located in the north of European Russia.

The city is a historic seaport city that has interesting activities to offer and places to visit.

As a part of Russian North, the city becomes the source of Russian culture.

The downtown of Arkhangelsk is home to government business, museums, and restaurants.

Obelisk of the North is a popular destination to visit in the city center.

Want to know more about the city before coming there in person? Keep on reading this First Time Tourist Guide in Arkhangelsk!

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SIGHTSEEING

Stela "Mys "Pur-Navolok" is a great place to get a stunning sightseeing view. This fortress is a symbolic place where the city of Arkhangelsk began. It is located just near the sea. Therefore you can explore the surroundings like ships and Russian style sculptures. Not far from the fortress, you will find Poteshnyy Dvor. It is one and only amusement park in the city. You can take a picture with Gonstinyets the cat that becomes mascot of the park.

Stela "Mys "Pur-Navolok"

a great place to get stunning sightseeing view.

This is a fortress and also a symbolic place of where the city of Arkhangelsk began.

This stunning spot is situated just near the sea.

Address : Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 86, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163004

DOWNTOWN

The downtown of Arkhangelsk is a central hub for government office, museums, parks and shopping destination. Discover the famous city landmark namely Obelisk of the North near the Sberbank. The monument was built during 1930 to respect the union of North region into one territory. It is interesting to see the detail of this relief with its history.

Obelisk of the North

One of famous city's landmarks.

The monument was built during 1930.

It was built during 1930 to respect union of North region into one terittory..

See the entire landmark to see the detail relief.

Address : Prospekt Troitskiy, 49, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

SHOPPING

Go to Maxi Shopping Center to satisfy your shopping experience. It is the biggest mall in the city and becomes a shopping center. You can find clothing stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities here.

Maxi Shopping Center

Go to this shopping centre to satisfy your need.

It is one of major Arkhangelsk's shopping centres in the city.

It is the biggest mall in the city].

find clothing stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities here.

Address : Leningradskiy Prospekt, 38, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163009

FOOD & DRINK

Arkhangelsk city has its own local cuisine characteristics among other region of Russian North. The food of Arkhangelks adopted its basic cooking from Russian cuisine that are baking and simmering in the oven. Try the famous Kulebyaka, a fish pie that usually served after a fish dish. Also take a sample of Kozul, a Northen Gingerbread or Tetyorki (round pattern cookies).

CULTURE

The city of Arkhangelsk is called as the cultural capital of Russian North. There is plenty of opportunities for exploring the traditions and cultures. You can visit the natural history museum, gallery of arts or enjoy classical organ concerts. Some cultural events like Annual International Street Theaters Festival, Jazz Days in Arkhangelsk or Ice sculpture festival allow you to plunge into the local culture.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The perfect months to visit Arkhangelsk is from late June to Early August. Get a warm weather when you are exploring the city's attractions.

HOTEL

Get an unforgettable stay at Pur-Navolok Hotel, a 3 stars hotel located in a city center. The hotel has classic rooms with relaxing amenities such as wellness center, sauna and a steam bath. With strategic location, staying in this hotel allows you to explore some popular destinations. If you want to stay in a cozy hotel, you may book a room at Dvina Hotel. It is also located in the heart of Arkhangelsk, near the shopping malls, restaurants, and banking offices. There are variety of room types you can choose based on your budget.

Pur-Navolok Hotel

This is a comfortable 3 star hotel.

The hotel is located in a city centre.

It has has classic rooms with relaxing amenities such as wellness centre, sauna and a steam bath

Address : Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, д. 88, корп.1, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

Dvina Hotel

It is a comfortable 3 star hotel.

The hotel is located in the heart of Arkhangelsk,

It is near the shopping malls, restaurants, and banking offices.

There are variety of room types you can choose based on your budget.

Address : Prospekt Troitskiy, 52, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

RESTAURANT

Head to Anrov to get a combination of delicious food in a cozy setting. This local cuisines restaurant has modern stylish design, offering a warm atmosphere for every visitors. Also experience a fine dining at Pochtovaya Kontora 1786. It is located in the historic center of Arkhangelsk. Besides serving local delicacies, this restaurant also offers you lovely wine and whiskey.

Anrov

A cozy restaurant in Arkhangelsk.

It offers you a combination of delicious local cuisines.

It has modern stylish design, offering a warm atmosphere for every visitors.

Address : Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 71, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163046

CAFE

Pekarnya on Chumbarovka is a great place to stop if you like something sweet. This cozy cafe offers you a variety of good bakery, cakes, ice creams and waffles. While for a coffee lovers, take a visit to IRIS COFFEE, French coffee shop. This cafe is located in Titan-Arena, a shopping center of Arkhangelsk. There are wide selection of coffee beans and also desserts.

Pekarnya on Chumbarovka

A cozy cafe for having something sweet.

It offers you variety of good bakery, cakes, ice creams and waffles.

The cafe has nice decoration and warm atmosphere.

Address : Prospekt Chumbarova-Luchinskogo, 29, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163046

IRIS COFFEE, French coffee shop

A cozy cafe offering variety of coffee.

The cafe is located in Titan-Arena, a shopping centre of Arkhangelsk.

There are wide selection of coffee beans and also desserts.

Address : Voskresenskaya Ulitsa, 20, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163046

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Koleso Music Club is obviously a nice place to spend your night in Arkhangelsk. This is a favorite place to go for enjoying live local bands performances. When you want to enjoy beers or cocktails, Chester pub is a where you should visit. The pub also serves variety of meals you can order to complete your drinks.

Koleso Music Club

A nice place to spend your night in Arkhangelsk.

This is famous club among local and travelers.

It is the best place go for enjoying live local bands performances.

Address : Ulitsa Gaydara, 4к1, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

Chester pub

A popular pub to hang out.

There are plenty selection of beers or cocktails.

he pub also serves variety of meals you can order to complete your drinks.

Address : ТК "Центр", Prospekt Troitskiy, 37, Цокольный этаж, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

INTERESTING PLACE

An open museum "Small Karelians" is one of must visit destination while you are in Arkhangelsk. With some old yet unique wooden buildings, the museum boasts rich history of North Russian.
Another interesting place is Art Museum of the Arctic exploration im.A A Borisova. The museum contains collection of paintings from Russian North and famous artists. Enjoy the art works and capture some pictures there.

Museum "Small Karelians"

An open air museum.

There are some old unique buildings.

The museum boasts rich history of North Russian.

Address : Музей "Малые Корелы Малые Карелы, 2В д. Малые, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163075

Art Museum of the Arctic exploration im.A A

A popular museum in Arkhangelsk.

The museum contains collection of paintings from Russian North and famous artists.

Don't forget to bring your camera and capture the moment.

Address : Ulitsa Pomorskaya, 3, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163100

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

With so many icons from 14-17th centuries, Art Museum Arkhangelsk becomes one of famous place to visit. There are over 30.000 pieces of artifacts such as wooden sculptures, folk art, ceramics, and bone carvings. Arkhangelsk regional museum could be another option to get instagrammable worthy photos. This is the oldest building in the city located near the sea. Beside capturing historical heritage, you can also get some photos with amazing sea background.

Art Museum Arkhangelsk

This is where you should go to enjoy 14th to 17th centuries artifacts.

There are over 30000 pieces of artifacts.

The museum also features wooden sculptures, folk art, ceramics, and bone carvings.

Address : Ploshchad' Lenina V.i., 2, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000

Arkhangelsk regional museum

It is where you should go to get a good photo.

The museum is considered as the oldest building in the city.

It is located near the sea, you can get stunning sea view.

Address : Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 86, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Rusia, 163000