10 Things to Do in Petrozavodsk That You Shouldn't Miss

December 26, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Petrozavodsk (Russian: Петрозаводск, IPA: [pʲɪtrəzɐˈvotsk]; Karelian, Vepsian & Finnish: Petroskoi; Finland Swedish: Petroskoj) is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27 kilometers (17 mi). Population: 261,987 (2010 Census); 266,160 (2002 Census); 269,485 (1989 Census).
Restaurants in Petrozavodsk

1. Embankment of Lake Onega

Onega Embankment, Petrozavodsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Embankment of Lake Onega

Reviewed By Stylegar - Kristiansand, Norway

A stroll along the embankment is a great opportunity for experiencing the lake. The embankment is close to several hotels, is wheel-chair accessible and has several works of art on display.

2. Monument to Peter the Great

Petrozavodsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Monument to Peter the Great

Reviewed By Kay J

In the middle of the city certainly very impressive. Traffic is very bad very hard to find a time when the roads were not congested to be able to get around to sightsee

3. City Park and Embankment

Onega Lake waterfront, Petrozavodsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 469 reviews

City Park and Embankment

Reviewed By Jlefeber11

Beautiful area to walk, sit, relax, view the lake, and check your email (the Park and Embankment has 'free wi-fi' that works well)! The sculptures are very interesting to view. There are also some exercise machines that you can utilize for free. There was a heavy rainstorm when i visited, accompanied by wind, and i still enjoyed it; that should tell you something about how nice it is to see.
Jon Lefeber

4. Karelian State Museum of Local Lore

Lenina sq., 1, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia +7 814 278-02-40
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Karelian State Museum of Local Lore

Reviewed By VasilyMalygin - St. Petersburg, Russia

I must say Karelia has very good, modern and interesting museum of local lore!
Numerous rooms with lots of exponates from different ages of the region's history with informative cards both in Russian and English!
My personal favorite was the one dedicated to the history of the museum's building and the central square the building stands on. It impressed me a lot with old maps, drawings and short video-film!
It was pretty fun to dress-up like the ancient russian warrior and take some pictures! For free!
The stuff is very welcoming and friendly! The museum in general is definitely worth visiting!

5. Kizhi State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Memorial Museum Reserve

Kirova Sq., 10A, Petrozavodsk, Russia +7 814 276-70-91
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Kizhi State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Memorial Museum Reserve

Reviewed By marcel dam - Haarlem, The Netherlands

great historical side with beautiful wooden karelian buildings. situated on an island but with good fast boat service from petrovazovsk. food and drinks get be bought on island also souvenirs. the big church is fantastic and so are the old farm buildings some are hundreds of years old and all are from the local area of Karelia ( north Western Russia)

6. Sea Museum of The Polar Odysseus Club

Rigachina St., 37B, Petrozavodsk, Russia +7 814 273-32-77
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5 based on 57 reviews

Sea Museum of The Polar Odysseus Club

Reviewed By lindenblatt - NRW

We loved this museum a lot! We felt the passion with it the members of the Polar Odysseus Club created this museum and build their traditional wooden boats. We where impressed the see the boats and which adventures journeys they did with it. For an example sailing from Petrosavodsk across Russia to Black Sea and until Spain and Egypt. Our enthusiastic guide gave her best to explain us everything. Thanks a lot Daria! She did a great job to show us around. Unfortunately we don't speak Russian, so we couldn't ask all the specific questions about sailing we had. Also quite interesting to see their actual work on wooden boats and all the details on the ground of the museum related to sailing.

La Rochelle Embankment, 13, Petrozavodsk, Russia +7 814 277-34-56
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5 based on 46 reviews

Doll House Private Art Gallery

Reviewed By Марина В - Moscow, Russia

Галерея «Дом кукол» находится в стороне от центра, но мы не жалеем, что нашли ее. Входной билет 80 руб., пенсионерам и школьникам – 40 руб. Детям до 6 лет – бесплатно. Фотографировать тоже можно бесплатно. Три маленьких зала, два из которых наполнены разнообразными куклами, а в третьем проходят временные выставки. Кроме кукол, составляющих коллекцию музея (куклы из кукольного театра, коллекционные куклы из Германии, Японии), есть и небольшие недорогие для сувениров. Если планируете посещение этого музея, то сувениры покупайте здесь – они значительно дешевле, чем аналогичные в других местах города.

8. Tatyana Kalinina's Doll House

Emb. La-Roshel, 13, Petrozavodsk 185030, Russia +7 814 277-34-56
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Tatyana Kalinina's Doll House

Reviewed By luftbgy - Bergamo

Visitato su tour organizzato della Carelia. Museo piccolo ma ben tenuto. La guida molto cordiale vi racconterà le credenze Careliane degli spiriti che sembra siano ovunque e relativo pupazzo. Da vedere, non piu di 30 minuti...

9. Zookompleks Three Bears

Murmanskaya st., 26, suite 57, Petrozavodsk, Russia +7 814 270-27-66
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Zookompleks Three Bears

Reviewed By Viktoria S - New York City, New York

It was an informative visit and kids loved being able to feed some of the animals, which would never be allowed in N American zoo. ;)

10. The Museum Of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia

Karl Marks Ave., 8, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia +7 814 278-37-13
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

The Museum Of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia

The Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia was founded in 1960. It is situated in the historic center of Petrozavodsk in the former Cathedral Square, in one of the old stone buildings. This building is the architectural monument of the 18th century, and in different years it housed a public school, Olonets Grammar School for boys, Public Library, Pioneer Palace and College of Culture. The Collection of the Museum includes permanent exhibitions: • unique Icons of XV-XIX centuries (“Northern Paintings”) • Decorative and Applied Art of Karelia of XIX-XX centuries • Russian Art of XX century • Karelian Art of XX century • Russian Art of XVIII-XX centuries • Epic Poem Kalevala in the Art of Karelia, Russian and foreign artists • Western European Art In the Museum our guests can also visit temporary Exhibitions. In the Museum there are workshops for those who want to create gifts and souvenirs with their own hands.

Reviewed By VadimBelousov - Moscow, Russia

Consists of 2 levels: one for permanent exposition, and one for temporary Exhibitions with local graphics and lanscapes. Nice painting in every floor!

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