Top 10 Things to do in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

October 16, 2017 Hector Krause

Arkhangelsk Oblast (Russian: Арха́нгельская о́бласть, Arkhangelskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). It includes the Arctic archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, as well as the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea. Arkhangelsk Oblast also has administrative jurisdiction over Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Including Nenetsia, Arkhangelsk Oblast has an area of 587,400 km. Its population (including Nenetsia) was 1,227,626 as of the 2010 Census.
Restaurants in Arkhangelsk Oblast

1. Small Korela Wooden Architecture and Folk Art Museum

Ioanna Kronshtadskogo, 15, Arkhangelsk 163000, Russia +7 818 265-25-35
Excellent
88%
Good
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5 based on 115 reviews

Small Korela Wooden Architecture and Folk Art Museum

Reviewed By Bren A

A wonderful outdoor museum where you can see wooden buildings from Russia"s past. A number of the churches you can go inside a have a look around. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and you just had a nice day out in nature. Bring bug spray. I would love to see in the winter

2. Malye Karely Open Air Museum

Arkhangelsk, Russia +7 818 220-41-64
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 356 reviews

Malye Karely Open Air Museum

Reviewed By AlexandreBykov - London

the Soviets did one thing right in the region - they saved old buildings by bringing them to the museum. It is a truly fantastic place to explore history, especially, if you are into architecture.

3. Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery

Solovetskiy, Arkhangelsk Oblast 164070, Russia +7 818 359-02-98
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery

Reviewed By Nancy2005 - Brookline, Massachusetts

I read whatever I could find in English before I went to Solovetsky; the most comprehensive coverage is "Solovki : the story of Russia told through its most remarkable Islands by Roy R. Robson, which I recommend to the serious traveler.
We arrived from a private tour boat in the White Sea and were met by a guide; we spent about three hours touring the Monastery complex and the Gulag Museum. Although recent history is dark, we found the larger picture of the 15th century founding of the Orthodox Monastery which emerged 100 years later as one of the most influential religious centers in all of Russia to be the interesting focus. The Monastery community was also one of the wealthiest landowners in Russia at that time becoming the economic and political center of the White Sea region. The churches and museum house characteristically beautiful icons.
The complex includes several churches, fortifications, walls, towers, etc., necessary to accomplish the great work of this community over the centuries. From the 16th century onward, it was a center of Christianity, a place of pilgrimage, and a depository for manuscripts.
Here and there are small collections of souvenir shops and other tourist concessions. We had fair weather but not bright sun. The Monastery complex is in the midst of what is likely decades long renovation and repair. I didn't find this especially concerning or even distracting, but it is also hard to imagine that the work will ever be completed.

4. Pedestrian Chumbarova-Luchinskogo Avenue

Chumbarova-Luchinskogo Avenue, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 231 reviews

Pedestrian Chumbarova-Luchinskogo Avenue

This is a pedestrian street in Arkhangelsk with a variety of historic wooden buildings.

Reviewed By LLCJ54 - Alamo, California

This short street, unfortunately weed-strewn, gives one a good opportunity to see many different styles of architecture in Archangel without automobile interference. Many of the buildings are restored, Most of the buildings are restorations or replicas transplanted from other parts of the city. We did not have a chance to eat at any of the restaurants, including a Mexican restaurant (which seemed a little out of place.)

5. Monument To the Seal - the Savior of Citizens of Arkhangelsk and Leningrad

Severnaya Dvina Emb., Arkhangelsk, Russia
Excellent
73%
Good
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Monument To the Seal - the Savior of Citizens of Arkhangelsk and Leningrad

Reviewed By Albert_Figueras - Vilassar de Mar, Spain

A good place for walking arround and live the magnificent sunset over the Dvina. The Arkhangelsk Embarkment deserves a stroll while learning the centuries of history of the very first port in Russia.

6. Arkhangelsk Merchant Yards

Emb. Severnoi Dviny, 86, Arkhangelsk 163000, Russia +7 818 220-92-15
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Arkhangelsk Merchant Yards

Reviewed By supersatisfied - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

We felt we were rushed through the museum and shown only 'chosen' parts. As we passed other interesting exhibits we were unable to take the time to explore. We were on a guided tour! My main complaint was the acoustics of the building. If you were not standing next to the guide, it was extremely difficult to hear her. The building is full of history so if you visit, make sure you have ample time to explore. By the way, none of the exhibits that we saw had any explanations in English which makes a visit very difficult without a guide.

7. Labyrinths of Big Zayatskiy Island

Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
Excellent
88%
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5 based on 48 reviews

Labyrinths of Big Zayatskiy Island

Reviewed By Trondlorentzen - Fredrikstad, Norway

long way to walk only to see a lot of stones .........limited interest , no sign or info at the place. you have to ask locals for direction to the place.

8. Botanical Garden of Solovetsky Museum-Preserve

Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Botanical Garden of Solovetsky Museum-Preserve

Reviewed By AleksejsG - Riga, Latvia

Strongly recommend you to visit this place. Very beautiful and historical. Old trees. Beautiful landscapes. Green paths. You won't be disappointed.

9. Monument to Writer Pisakhov

Chumbarova-Luchinskogo Avenue, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Excellent
87%
Good
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5 based on 42 reviews

Monument to Writer Pisakhov

Reviewed By Nancy2005 - Brookline, Massachusetts

I don't know this writer's work, but from the attention he draws, I'd guess he is beloved. Russians are proud of their heritage and eager to share it with all of us. This pedestrian boulevard has many statues honoring Russia's own.

10. Beach Yagrinskiy

Severodvinsk, Russia
Excellent
60%
Good
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Beach Yagrinskiy

Reviewed By Artem K

Well, just a beach on Jagry island. In a good weather many locals are swimming there. But some of them told me that this could not be good because water isn't clean enough. So please check this before swimming. There are some changing stalls along the beach. And several cafes in the vicinity.

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