32 best places to see in Voronezh – descriptions and photos

What to do in Voronezh: walking routes and main attractions

The city is spread out on two banks. They are separated by the Voronezh River reservoir, which locals call the Voronezh Sea because of its scale. It was here in the late 17th century, Peter I began building the ships of the Russian fleet. A copy of one of them is installed on the waterfront, but it is not the only thing you can look at in the city.

I will tell you about the most interesting and unusual sights of the capital of the Black Earth Region – where to go on your own in Voronezh, where to eat delicious food, how to have a good time in any season.

What to see in Voronezh

All the main attractions of Voronezh can be found on the right bank. In fact, they are concentrated around the main street – the Avenue of the Revolution (former Bolshaya Dvoryanskaya). Orient yourself by map: so it is easier to walk around the city.

Kramskoy Museum of Art

One of the brightest museums of Voronezh, located at the beginning of Prospekt Revolyutsii. The permanent exhibition is impressive, and there are also exhibitions that are constantly updated from the rich storerooms. Often there are large-scale all-Russian projects. The museum is located in a palace built at the end of the 18th century and was created in 1933 after two large collections were combined: the Voronezh University Museum of Antiquities and Fine Arts and the Provincial Museum.

There is also a large collection of ancient Egyptian art.

Tickets cost from ₽100, for an additional fee of ₽200 per person you can take an individual tour. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

I.S. Nikitin Voronezh literary museum

This is actually not one museum, but several and under one management. They work from Wednesday to Sunday. On the official website you can explore the seasonal poster, the departments of the museum regularly hold events and workshops for the whole family. Here you can also buy tickets to any literary museum in the city.

I. S. Nikitin House. Nikitin Street runs parallel to the Avenue of the Revolution. Here you will find a small house, in which a merchant’s son Nikitin lived most of his life. The permanent exposition will acquaint you with the life of a Voronezh family of the 19th century. A ticket for a self-guided tour of the exhibition costs ₽150. There are literary and historical quests for children. The poster is on the official website. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tyurin House (“Marshak Center”). In 2009 a subdivision of the literary museum was organized here, it is dedicated to the famous children’s writer. Now there are two platforms for children from 6 to 11 years old. “Visiting Robin Bobin” – a great opportunity to introduce kids to the heroes of English folklore, the stories about which Marshak translated: Humpty Dumpty, Mary, Lamb and others. “Marshak’s Courier Train” is a fascinating educational journey along the fairy tale railroad, where towns from the writer’s tales and plays await at each station. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and is open seven days a week.

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I.A. Bunin’s house was an outbuilding of one of the oldest estates in the city, and recently a museum was opened here.

The museum offers year-round guided walks and tours of the city, as well as a children’s program – shadow theater and educational lectures. You need to make an appointment, you can see a poster and buy tickets on the website.

A tour of the main exhibit for adults will cost ₽140; a children’s ticket is ₽70.

Prices for special events start at ₽280. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jester Puppet Theater.

This building on Prospekt Revolutsii has an unusual fate. In 1942, a bombing, which destroyed the apartment buildings on this site, denuded the remains of a pre-revolutionary male gymnasium. During the reconstruction it was decided to keep the walls. After the opening there was a labor school, then a house of amateur art.

In 1982 the construction of the theater started, but due to the paper problems the project was not getting the financing. Then the citizens themselves – Voronezh architects and artists – took up the cause. They were able to complete the work in three years. Not a single standard design was used – the group created a unique project in the process of construction.

The theater has a large-scale puppet museum, which was created by more than one generation of local artists, and on the top floor there is a winter garden. However, you can see them only with a visit to the performance.

The repertoire includes productions for children from two years old and adults. Tickets can be booked online or purchased immediately at the theater box office (cost up to 500 ₽). The theater season ends in the summer, and the playbill can be explored on the theater’s official website.

Stone Bridge

Walk down Revolution Avenue to the Proletarian Cinema and turn onto Karl Marx Street (before the Revolution, Staromoskovskaya Street). In Peter’s time, the main road, which connected Voronezh with Moscow, ran here.

From afar you will see a building with a turret. In 1860 it housed the Alexandrinsky orphanage for noble maidens who were orphaned. You will come to the orphanage by a small, humpbacked bridge, in fact, an overpass: there is no water below, it connects the two sides of the street over the ravine. This is the Stone Bridge, or the bridge of lovers, which local craftsmen often depict on souvenir clay plates.

Many Voronezh residents come here to drink sparkling wine and break glasses for good luck on their wedding day. This tradition has a long history. They say that every year on the day of graduation from the Alexandrinsky orphanage young men gathered on the bridge. If a girl chose one of them as a husband, they could get a blessing here, in the orphanage. Dowry was due from the city.

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Walk along Marksa Street in the direction of the reservoir, and after twenty minutes of a leisurely stroll you’ll find yourself on Admiralteyskaya Square.

Admiralteyskaya Square

From the wide palm of this square, you have a view of the reservoir and the left bank.

Here the Goto Predestination is moored. or “God’s Prediction” – a replica of a ship from the end of the XVII century. It is difficult to say how accurate it is. No documents on the “Predestination” have survived, and the ship has been restored mainly by engravings and watercolors.

The ship is a symbol of the fact that Voronezh was the cradle of the Russian fleet. It took three years to build, although Peter I coped with the original Foresight for a year and a half.

Initially it was planned that the ship would sail on the reservoir, but in the end it was installed on the embankment.

Now you can get inside only with a guided tour. It is better to find out the schedule and buy tickets on the official website in advance, as the number of seats is limited. A guided tour ticket costs ₽300 for adults, ₽200 for children or reduced price.

“Goto Prestinacia” is open to the public from June to September and November to March, weekends are Monday and Tuesday. In cold and windy weather, the gangways are icy; the ship’s commander may close the museum. Contact the administration in advance at +7 (903) 853-61-60.

The dam at the Chernavskiy bridge

Chernavskiy bridge, a symbol of the city with a long history of transformation, connects the left bank with the right one. It was there in the 1760s and rebuilt from wood to stone in the 1820s. It was destroyed in 1942 and rebuilt only by 1959.

After the arrangement of the reservoir on the Voronezh River the bridge came into disrepair, during the construction of dams on the river Voronezh did not take into account the peculiarities of its construction. It was reopened only in the fall of 2009.

The bridge is pedestrian and automobile, it takes about twenty minutes to walk across it. Immediately after the bridge begins Left bank district of the city – dense residential buildings and a lot of greenery. Plan to explore the left bank if the weather disposes to walks in the park.

Walk from Revolution Avenue along Stepana Razina Street, which abruptly descends to the water. From the embankment you can admire the bridge, and if you walk a little bit along it, you will get to the dam. There is also a descent for cars and parking at the entrance.

In Soviet times this place was the central beach of the city, but in the nineties it was in disrepair and only dusty soccer fields and an old training base for kayakers remained (because of the large water in the city it is an extremely popular sport among young Voronezh residents). A few years ago the dam was completely reconstructed, children’s playgrounds, sports complexes and a recreation area were built.

Here you can walk along the paved alleys and admire the boathouses for kayaks, built in the style of Dutch ship repair houses.

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City parks

In recent years Voronezh’s parks have been actively reconstructed and renovated, while retaining their nostalgic names.

When the weather is good, head to the left bank of Voronezh and visit one of the parks. Beautiful views and lots of places for vivid photos await you here. You can take everything for a picnic. Be sure to take a ride on the reservoir and look at the city from the water. Prices to rent a catamaran or boat are 200 ₽ for half an hour.

Dolphin Park is a pine forest overlooking a large wooden promenade where you can take dance lessons or listen to music in the summer. Sports fields, merry-go-rounds and squirrels that are not at all afraid and come up for nuts. The landmark is the stop “DK Electronika”.

Attractions in Voronezh

Monument to Pushkin Voronezh River Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre Castle of Oldenburg Princess Voronezh Reservoir Church of the Life-Giving Trinity Monument to Vysotsky

This site contains sites in Voronezh – photos, description and tips for travelers. The list is based on popular travel guides and is presented by type, name and rating. Here you can find answers to questions: what to see in Voronezh, where to go and where are the popular and interesting places of Voronezh.

Pushkin Monument

Monument to Pushkin (photo)

Monument to Alexander Pushkin in Voronezh is located in a park near the Opera and Ballet Theater. It was opened in 1999, when the whole country celebrated the 200th anniversary of the luminary of Russian literature. Belonging sculpture of Pushkin with a cloak over his shoulders is set on a low column, surrounded by a snow-white rotunda. The rotunda is accessed by a semicircular staircase of light marble, and the composition is surrounded on one side by a white fence with lanterns in the style of Pushkin’s epoch.

Pushkin’s torso is cast in metal, painted gold. The poet’s arms are bent at the elbows and turned toward the viewer, as if he is addressing the admirers of his talent. Pushkin holds a scroll of poetry in his right hand and his left hand is frozen in a gesture that accompanies his narration. On the plate, which is part of the rotunda, engraved lines of poetry known to almost everyone in our country: “I will be kind to people for a long time, as I awakened good feelings with my lyre”.

Coordinates: 51.66187200,39.19949200

Voronezh river

Voronezh River (photo)

Voronezh River is about 340 km long and runs through the territory of Tambov, Lipetsk and Voronezh regions. The width of this flat river in different sections varies from 20 to 30 meters.

On one of the islands of the Voronezh River there is still a military storehouse for ammunition, provisions, and uniforms, built by decree of Peter I. In the time of Peter the Great and until the 1960s, the river was navigable and could even lift a fleet.

Despite the fact that the river is considered polluted, it is home to more than 20 species of fish.

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In the old days, the river was called the “Great Crow”.

Coordinates: 51.96479200,39.35905700

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Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre

Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre (photo)

Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theater has come a long way. It began in September 1931, when the Voronezh Theater of Musical Comedy, organized on the basis of the commonwealth of professional artists, began its work. This theater was led by a talented organizer, director and actor Lazar Arkadievich Lazarev.

Since its opening, the theater has staged over 200 productions, including all the popular classical opera and ballet repertoire.

From the very first years of its work the stagemasters have considered it an important task to combine organically the classical traditions and modern tendencies of musical and theatrical art when forming the repertoire.

The touring geography of the theater is vast. The Voronezh Ballet has been applauded by Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Japan, Finland and African countries. In 1996 the ballet “Sleeping Beauty” was performed in France in 38 cities, and in 1997 and 1999 it toured to India.

Since 2000 Voronezh Ballet has toured to Holland, Germany and Belgium with the performances “Giselle”, “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty”. In May 2005 the ballet company took part in the International festival, devoted to the works of P.I. Tchaikovsky, which was held in Germany.

Since 1988 the theater has been managed by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Igor Mikhailovich Nepomnyashchy who successfully combines the creative work of the soloist of the opera with the post of the director of the theater.

Coordinates: 51.66171500,39.19865500

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Princess of Oldenburg Castle

The Castle of Princess Oldenburg (photo)

The Castle of Princess Oldenburgskaya was built on the estate given by Alexander II to his relative, Princess Romanovskaya, by her husband, Princess Oldenburgskaya. The castle was completed in the Old English style in 1887.

It was one of the exemplary palaces in Russia at that time, not only because of its unique architecture, but also because of its indoor plumbing with hot and cold water.

During the revolution, the princess had to flee to the United States and the castle was looted. During World War II, the Germans learned of the German roots of the castle’s owners and thanks to this it survived.

Since the 1970s, the castle is under renovation, but in spite of this, guided tours are constantly held there.

Coordinates: 51.90700200,39.33405900

Voronezh reservoir

Voronezh Reservoir (photo)

Voronezh Reservoir is located entirely on the territory of Voronezh city. Its area is 70 square kilometers and its volume is almost 205 million cubic meters. The length of the Voronezh Reservoir varies from 25 to 30 kilometers, the average width is 2 kilometers and the average depth is almost 3 meters.

It was formed in 1971-1972 during the construction of a dam for industrial water supply of the city. Currently, the reservoir is heavily polluted and works are underway to increase its average depth in order to clean it. On the banks of the reservoir is located the city of Voronezh, as well as the villages Maslovka and Tavrovo, which are part of it administratively.

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There are about 10 small uninhabited islands in the waters of the Voronezh Reservoir. These are mostly former hills, left above the reservoir level after the flooding of the river floodplain. The reservoir is famous for the diversity of flora and fauna, and its coast is ideal for family vacations.

Coordinates: 51.60863600,39.19847800

Voronezh reservoir

Voronezh Reservoir is a reservoir on the Voronezh River in Voronezh Region of Russia. It is located in the urban district of Voronezh. Area 70 km&sup2 , volume 204 million m&sup3 , length about 30 km, average width 2 km, average depth 2.9 m. It was formed in 1971-1972 by a dam. It was formed for the purpose of industrial water supply of the city. In the colloquial speech of Voronezh inhabitants, it is sometimes called the sea or Voronezh Sea.

Life-giving Trinity Church

Life-giving Trinity Church (photo)

Church of Life-Giving Trinity in the village of Krinitsa, Voronezh region, at the moment is a dilapidated church overgrown with weeds. It was built in 1866 of red brick and had a high bell tower, which was destroyed. In the postwar period the church housed agricultural grain warehouses, which caused the building to fall into disrepair. At the end of the last century, the central vault of the building collapsed.

The state of Trinity Church is assessed as catastrophic. Since 1995, the ruins of the temple were listed as a monument of architectural importance. Local residents hope for the restoration of Trinity Church.

Coordinates: 51.48627500,39.40354400

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Monument to Vysotsky

Monument to Vysotsky (photo)

The V.S. Vysotsky Monument is a small but very nice landmark in Voronezh, dedicated to the famous Soviet actor and singer Vladimir Semenovich Vysotsky. The bronze statue of the famous bard is set in a small, picturesque park, drawing the eyes of tourists and passersby.

The monument was inaugurated in 2009, and the ceremony was attended by both family members and friends of Vysotsky. The author of the project was Maksim Dikunov, a popular sculptor from Voronezh. The sculpture depicts smiling Vladimir Semenovich, who is sitting on a chair in a relaxed pose, and holds his customary guitar. The pedestal for the monument is made in the form of a stylized wooden stage.

The statue is striking in its detail and realism, and is a real decoration of the urban landscape of Voronezh. In addition, the monument is gradually becoming a real mecca for all fans of Vysotsky and his work.

Coordinates: 51.66632500,39.20232200

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