What to do and see in Novosibirsk, Russia: The Best Places and Tips

January 25, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

A stop on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, Novosibirsk is perched on the banks of the Ob River, which features fountains that seem to float on its surface. You can learn about the city’s founding at the West Siberian Railway History Museum. Novosibirsk is renowned for its thriving arts scene, and the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is fondly known as the “Siberian Coliseum.” The Novosibirsk Zoo is beloved for its collection of animals and its preservation work with endangered species.
Restaurants in Novosibirsk

1. Novosibirsk Zoo

Timiriazeva ulitsa 71/1, Novosibirsk 630001, Russia +7 383 220-97-79
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5 based on 1 reviews

Novosibirsk Zoo

This fascinating zoo features 4000 animals representing 399 species, and is active in the preservation and reproduction of endangered species.

Reviewed By silencd - Albania

Once located in the very city center in a congested space last decade the zoo enjoy the plenty of space in the near suburb area. It is a wonderful place to relax summertime, especially with children

2. Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Krasny Ave., 36, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia +7 383 222-34-75
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5 based on 487 reviews

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

This internationally renowned theater is an architectural masterpiece and includes two well-known ballet and opera groups.

Reviewed By Anya B

Wonderful place, luxurious setting, fantastic atmosphere of theatrical magic! Amazing opera and ballet Performances. I was very happy to get a chance to watch "Spartacus" ballet last year, it was my dream come true :). Highly recommend this place to all the ballet and opera lovers.

3. Children and Youth Centre Planetarium

Kluch-Kamyshenskoye plato, 1/1, Novosibirsk 630114, Russia +7 383 347-77-07
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Children and Youth Centre Planetarium

Reviewed By Ann W - Novosibirsk, Russia

Nice view from plateau, Was quite cold so i recommend to visit on more warm days or just dress up for a walk outside since its got some interesting sights as moon model, lunar rover, sundial and playground for kids also some flowerbeds that ll bloom in summer. As for Planetarium it got some interesting things inside for you to see like some meteorites fragments, black hole model, weighing machine that can tell what will you weight on the different planets and others. There is also some small cafe if you are hungry and souvenirs. It was my first visit to Planetarium since back in school and i cant compare it to others. So for me it was nice but show wasn't good enough since it consisted 3 parts and 1 was interesting for since it was about my city, but others were like cut and sometimes logic was lost.
So all in all its worth a visit, i like views and Exhibitions and Foucault 's tower after the main show.

4. West Siberian Railway History Museum

Razyezdnaya St., 54A, Novosibirsk 630055, Russia +7 383 337-96-22
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

West Siberian Railway History Museum

Reviewed By MartinBaxter58 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In truth was disappointed with this railway museum. It is a long way out of town and consists of Russian trains parked outdoors one behind the other. Apart from the trains themselves, no interactive display and no real information available. As a rail enthusiast (we did visit this whilst doing the Trans Siberia across Russia) I was expecting a lot more.

5. Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo)

ul. Sovetskaja, d.1a, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia +7 383 223-83-49
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4.5 based on 157 reviews

Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo)

Reviewed By nickcleg - Sydney, Australia

It was simply a beautiful Cathedral I was simply amazed at how from the Soviet era they have transformed this beautiful church into one of the most beautiful churches I have seen.

6. Wonder Park Galileo

Dobrolyubova st., 16a, Novosibirsk 630009, Russia +7 383 299-10-40
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Wonder Park Galileo

Reviewed By Gregory T - United States

It takes about an hour to pass through all stations. The place is wonderful with mirror labirynth, scientific experiments, anti-gravity room and more. There is also a nice educational games store.

7. Sculpture Buying Scene

Kamenskaya St., Novosibirsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Sculpture Buying Scene

Reviewed By Thierry L - Langrune-sur-Mer, France

After spending time in the colourful central market , you can see this bronze sculpture. The characters are very expressive and of course my favourite among the three ones is the dog, he is so realistic you can imagine he is going to bark.

8. Glory monument

ul. Stanislavskogo 9 | Metro Ploshchad' Marksa, Novosibirsk 630054, Russia
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Glory monument

Reviewed By LsaKingswinford - Kingswinford,England

The visit to the Glory Monument was a real surprise - this place has a very special feel to it. Got us all talking! How could it not? Appropriately there was an icy chill in the air. Many beautiful trees to admire. We followed this visit with a stroll and refreshments in local restaurant with a warm welcome.

9. Chapel of St. Nicholas

Krasny ave 17a, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Chapel of St. Nicholas

Reviewed By SanDiego_RunLong - San Diego, California

This chapel is right off Lenin Square; easily accessible by subway, and worth a quick walk by on as you're touring the center of town. Interesting contrast-- chapel right across from Lenin statue.
I'm told that this is a standard place to take wedding photos in May-- must be very interesting then!

10. The Lenina Square

Krasnyj prospekt | Metro Ploshchad' Lenina, Novosibirsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

The Lenina Square

Reviewed By Kirbyk - Virginia

This apparently is where everyone hangs out on a nice evening. Includes the mandatory Lenin statue, the nearby opera house, and lots of open space. Surprised to see so many skateboards.

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