24 best sights in Cheboksary – descriptions and photos

24 best sights in Cheboksary – descriptions and photos

Another important square in the life of the city (after Red Square) is Republic Square. It used to be called Lenin Square, so it is not surprising that the main monument of Cheboksary – a monument to Lenin – stands here. And this is a classic phenomenon for many post-Soviet cities.

Until 1933 the place of today’s square was occupied by the “Upper Bazaar”, where on Fridays peasants gathered to sell meat and agricultural products, and once a year the square hosted fairs with carts and merry-go-rounds. Nowadays, the square is a traditional place for meetings, and it is here that the main city Christmas tree is installed. By the way, one of the largest in the Volga region.

The square is completely surrounded by administrative buildings and at the same time important historical monuments: behind Lenin’s back (and the Lenin monument is the cultural heritage site in itself) stands the old Government House, the former House of Soviets (a monument of federal importance), on the left side – the city administration, on the right – the Pedagogical University, ahead – the main building of the Agricultural Academy (another three cultural heritage sites). And right in front of you is the chapel.

Republic Square (Lenin Square)

Military Glory Monument in Cheboksary

The best viewing platform in Cheboksary is probably the main thing to remember about the Victory Park. It is located at the highest point of the city and occupies more than 30 hectares. The park itself is a few alleys, originating from the Museum of military equipment in the open air. The main avenue of blue spruces is the Alley of Glory, and it leads to the Monument of Military Glory.

The Monument of Military Glory in Victory Park is one of the iconic places of Cheboksary and an object of cultural heritage. But it is not only a place of Great Remembrance, it is also the highest natural vantage point of the city. From here you have a magnificent view of the Volga, Cheboksary Volga and the historic part of the city.

This monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War was opened in 1980. At its foot, the Eternal Flame burns in a special bowl, lit from the Eternal Flame from the Hall of Military Glory on the Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd.

Victory Park in Cheboksary

Assumption Church in Cheboksary

The Church of the Assumption, or the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God, is a cultural heritage site and another of the symbols of the city, which is featured in many photographs of Cheboksary.

The stone Assumption Church was erected in 1763 on the site of the wooden Boris and Gleb Church. The new two-story church exceeded the size of the main cathedral of Cheboksary – Vvedensky. The Church of the Assumption absorbed baroque and Russian styles, the traditions of the St. Petersburg school of art and elements of the Kiev architecture. Once there was also an incredibly beautiful bell tower – a striking example of classicist architecture.

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In the 1970s and 80s, with the construction of the Cheboksarskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant and the raising of the level of the Volga River, the ground floor was covered with sand and the surrounding temple area was poured with concrete, so that the foundation of the church did not collapse. So this first floor rests at the bottom of the bay.

Alley at Assumption Church in Cheboksary

Holy Trinity Monastery

The monastery is located at the very bank of the Volga. It was founded in 1574 by command of Ivan the Terrible. In 1924 the monastery was closed, and only in 1993 the buildings were returned to the Chuvash diocese. In January 15, 1993 the Church of the Mother of God of Tolga was consecrated, as well as the first divine service after its restoration. Now it is a monument of federal importance.

One of the oldest in the monastery, the Church of the Holy Trinity, was founded in 1600. Here even today there are fragments of frescoes made in the year of its foundation. Among the monastic relics is a part of the cross, on which the Savior was crucified.

Svyato-Troitsky Monastery in Cheboksary

Konstantin Ivanov Square in Cheboksary

The square got its name when a bust of Konstantin Ivanov, a classic of Chuvash literature, was placed there in 1952. The bust itself became a monument of federal importance. In the XVII-XVIII centuries on the place of the square there was the Nikolsky nunnery – exactly here in 1631 the earthly way of Mary Shestova, grandmother of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty, who was exiled from Moscow to Cheboksary, finished.

In the 30s of the XX century Nikolsky Cathedral was destroyed, and in its place built a 26-apartment CEC house for senior government officials of the Republic. Then near the house, on the embankment of the Volga, linden trees and ornamental bushes were planted in straight rows, asphalt pedestrian walkways were laid. This was the future Konstantin Ivanov public garden.

The most romantic part of the square – Lovers’ Alley. It is a shady alley with a panoramic view of the Volga, which just evokes the spirit of dating, walking by the hand and butterflies in the stomach.

Alley of lovers in Cheboksary

Mikhail Archangel Church in Cheboksary

Built in 1702, the summer temple of St. Michael the Archangel became part of the ensemble of the Cheboksary Kremlin. There is a remarkable legend connected with this small but very nice temple.

Once upon a time in Cheboksary there lived two brothers-businessmen, who used to quarrel constantly. During another quarrel the younger of the brothers said: “I won’t even go to church with you! I’d rather build my own!”

What sets Michael the Archangel Church apart from the other churches in the city today is its purpose. It is not just a temple where services are held and sacrifices are made, and it is not just a cultural heritage site. This temple is “Auditorium No. 1” for the Cheboksary Orthodox Theological College, where future clergymen undergo liturgical practice.

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Michael the Archangel Church in Cheboksary

Art Gallery in Cheboksary

The mansion of Fyodor Efremov, the youngest son of the richest local merchant Efremov, is one of the most beautiful mansions of Cheboksary of the early 20th century. It is also the only Art Nouveau building in the city, which has been preserved to this day.

This architectural monument is a reminder of the great but cruel love and disobedience of the son. In short, the youngest son of the merchant Efremov fell in love with an overseas beauty. The father did not approve of this choice, and as a punishment, allocated his son land not near his family, but on the Western hillside near the Volga. There Fyodor Yefremov built a luxurious mansion for his beloved, but happiness was short-lived – she left Fyodor.

The building now houses the Department of Russian and Foreign Art of the Art Museum. For over 40 years, in the midst of baroque fireplaces, richly decorated carved ceilings, ancient vases and Kuznetsovsky porcelain, there are original paintings by Aivazovsky, Tropinin, Kuindzhi and Levitan.

Sights of Cheboksary

Cheboksary is the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia. In this city every tourist can find something to his liking: walks through ecological sites and forest paths, historical museums and art galleries, visiting architectural monuments or ancient temples.

Sights of Cheboksary

What to see in Cheboksary in 1 day

The main attraction of Cheboksary is nature. Then you can get acquainted with the picturesque places of the city. They must be visited by every tourist.

Pokrovsko-Tatianinsky Cathedral

This cathedral was founded in 1672. The stone church was built in honor of the Intercession of the Mother of God. It was reconstructed in 2001 and is now considered one of the youngest and most beautiful cathedrals in Cheboksary.

Address: ul. Michman Pavlova, 17.

Working hours: every day from 7 am to 4 pm.

The nearest bus stop is “Cheboksary Shop”. The bus number 32 and the trolleybus number 14 go there.

Monument of the Mother Superior.

The height of the monument is 45 meters, it was established on the initiative of Nikolai Fedorov – the first president of Chuvashia. What is the Mother Patroness famous for? This monument is considered to be the main symbol of the city and the republic. There is a large park around the monument, where you can spend time with your family.

Address: Herzen street, 25.

The nearest stop is “Vvedensky Cathedral”, the bus number 22 goes there.

The temple of Archangel Michael

The temple was built in 1702. It is executed in the best architectural traditions of the last century. Orthodox tourists can see a rare image of the Mother of God – the iconostasis “Addition of Mind”. People usually ask the icon for success in their studies.

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Address: ul. Bondareva, 12.

Mode of operation: Daily from 7.00 to 18.00.

The nearest stop is “Holy Trinity Monastery” and bus №7 goes there.

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Holy Resurrection Church

The territory of the church occupies a large part of the bank of the Volga River. These historical sites are clearly visible to tourists arriving in Cheboksary by water. The church was built in the 18th century, but for a long time it was used as a salt warehouse, which is why many frescoes and icons show white traces of salt.

Address: Kalinina street, 1.

Mode of operation: Daily from 7.00 to 18.00.

The closest stop is “Yaroslavskaya Street”, the bus number 7 goes there.

Holy Trinity Monastery

These historical sites have been preserved since the XVI century. The temple was built by the order of Ivan the Terrible. In 1946, the monastery was given the status of a monument of architecture. Now active monastic life is going on in the temple.

Address: Konstantin Ivanov street, 1.

Working hours: every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The church has a stop “The Holy Trinity Monastery,” which is served by bus number 7 and route cab number 53.

Vvedensky Cathedral

This cathedral has an interesting history. Its construction began by the order of Ivan the Terrible, and it took almost 100 years. The interesting architecture of the monastery distinguishes it from others. It collected elements of architecture. Earlier this building used to be a local history museum.

Address: Konstantin Ivanov Street, 21.

Mode of operation: Daily from 7.00 to 18.00.

The closest stop is “Holy Trinity Monastery”. You can get there by bus #7 and route cab #53.

Where to go in Cheboksary tourist interesting places

The main attractions, where you can buy souvenirs or have an interesting time, are presented below. Unusual stores, cafes and institutions will be long remembered by tourists.

Suvar Park

Ethnocultural park is located on the territory of the sanatorium “Chuvashia”. These interesting places attract tourists with their Chuvash colors. The park has many national sculptures and trees, tied with colored ribbons. It is believed that in this way you should make wishes that they will certainly come true.

Address: Sanatornaya Street, 5.

Working hours: 24 hours a day.

To get to the sanatorium “Chuvashia”, you need to get to the same name bus stop #333.

Victory Park

The memorial park is located on the bank of the Volga River. It is dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died in WWII, liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster and participants of hostilities in Chechnya. In addition to the plates with the names of heroes in the park is also placed a bronze monument of Military Glory, which has an observation deck. It provides a beautiful view of the river.

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Address: ul. Z. Yakovleva, 54B.

Working hours: 24 hours a day.

The bus stop closest to the park is “Decorativnaya”. Bus #7 goes there.

Shop-shop “Chuvash embroidery – Paha Tere”.

This store is worth visiting for tourists who are interested in Chuvash culture. It provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the national costumes. Tourists can try them on or buy them as a souvenir.

Address: Yakimovskaya Street, 2.

Working mode: Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. – From 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday off.

The store is near the bus stop “Energozapchast” and is served by buses 26, 37 and 42 and trolleybuses 2, 3 and 5.

Old Town Restaurant

If a tourist is interested in where to go for dinner, he should go to the restaurant “Old Town”. Colorful design with ethnic elements in the interior and local cuisine will surprise any traveler. The restaurant is divided into four zones: Greek, Chuvash, Knight and Russian. They differ in dishes and interior.

Address: 6a K. Efremova Blvd.

Mode of operation: every day from 10.00 to 23.00.

Nearby there is a bus stop, which is called National Congress. Buses Nos 26, 35 and 37 and trolleybuses Nos 3 and 18 go here.

Beer Museum

Where to go for tourists who want to get acquainted with the local drinks? They should check out the Beer Museum. There, visitors will learn about the unique recipe of the local beer and taste the drinks made in the neighboring village. Tourists will also be able to see old beer advertisements and learn about the unique varieties of hops produced in Chuvashia.

Address: 11a K. Efremova Blvd.

Mode of operation: every day from 10.00 to 20.00.

Nearby there is a bus stop, which is called National Congress. Buses Nos 26, 35 and 37 and trolleybuses Nos 3 and 18 go here.

K. Ivanov Drama Theater

Theater lovers and modern productions should visit the Drama Theater. Sometimes local troupes give performances there in the Chuvash language.

Address: ul. Krasnaya Ploshchad, 7.

Working schedule: Fri. – from 11.00 to 19.00, Saturday-Saturday. – From 12.00 to 19.00.

The nearest bus stop is “The Fashion House”, the trolleybuses Nos. 15, 18 and 37, 42 go there.

Chuvash State Art Museum

The museum was built instead of a small art gallery. Many paintings were moved to the house of the merchant Efremov, but the remaining works of art are placed in the museum: about 20.000 canvases of Russian and foreign authors.

Address: 60 Kalinin Street.

Working schedule: Monday off. Fri. and Sat. – 10.00 – 18.00. Fri. – 11.00 – 19.00.

Nearby is the Art Museum stop, which takes buses 12, 26, 37 and trolleybuses number 3, 18.

Chapaev Museum

Tourist places in memory of the Chapaev commander are considered to be truly popular. The museum and the nearby area were built at the expense of local residents. There are pictures by local authors, they illustrate the exploits of the military man. During a small excursion you can learn interesting facts about the biography of the great commander.

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Address: Lenin Avenue, 46a.

Working schedule: Monday off, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

The nearest bus stop is Chapaev Square, which is served by buses #1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and trolleybuses #30, 32, 33.

Tractor history museum

This museum is considered the most entertaining and visited center in the Chuvash Republic. Tourists from the USA and Europe come here. It offers to get acquainted with the historical models of tractors. A distinctive feature of the museum – no boring lectures, the program takes place in an interactive form.

Address: 1, Peace avenue.

Working schedule: Mon-Fri. – from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat-Sat. – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The closest stop is “Zheleznodorozhnichestvo”. The bus number 4 or trolleybus number 20 takes you to the museum.

State Opera and Ballet Theater

At the theater, tourists can see traditional performances based on local legends. Chuvash troupe also presents classical opera and ballet productions.

Address: Moscow avenue, 1.

Working hours: Monday-Sunday. – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. – From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The nearest stop is the Opera and Ballet Theatre, buses 15, 35, 37 and trolleybuses Nos. 1, 3, 4 go there.

Chuvash National Museum

The museum is located in an old merchant’s mansion, so its architecture attracts tourists. Inside you can see the famous monuments of Chuvashia, valuables found during archaeological excavations and household items of ancient tribes, who inhabited the territory of the republic.

Address: Red Square, 5/2.

Working schedule: Tue-Sat. – From 10 am to 6 pm, Monday is a day off.

The nearest bus stop is “The Fashion House”, the trolleybuses Nos. 15, 18 and 37, 42 go there.

Chuvash puppet theater

This theater is loved by children and adults. Its repertoire includes more than 50 productions. The first performance was played back in 1945. It is considered one of the best puppet theaters in Russia.

Address: 15, Presidential Boulevard.

Working schedule: Tue-Fri. – from 11.00 to 18.00, Sat. – From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday is the day off.

The nearest stop is “Ploshchad Respubliky”. Trolleybuses Nos. 1 and 4 go there.

Beautiful places in Cheboksary worth to visit

Below are described memorable places of the capital. They will help you to get acquainted with the local Chuvash color – these are the city museums and famous churches.

The bridge of light

Among the places worth visiting is the footbridge on the Cheboksary Bay. Its length is 320 meters, and more than 70 thousand lamps are involved in the illumination. The bridge connects Red Square and the historic embankment.

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