KrasnodarKrasnodar is the capital of Krasnodar Krai.
The renovated tsar-era buildings make this city very pretty, also most travelers only need a day or two to see all the major sights.
HistoryOriginally knows as Yekaterinodar, meaning "Catherine's Gift", Krasnodar was founded in 1794 by the Black Sea Cossacks, under the guidance of Catherine the Great, to guard the southern border of the Russian Empire, to the east of the Black Sea.
Much of the city was destroyed during WWII, on late 1942, but it was later rebuilt.
From the airport, trolleybus 7 (1 hour) and minibuses 53 and 15 (40 minutes) operate service to main train station. Buses 1 and 1A operate service to the city centre. A taxi from the airport to the city centre should cost RUB500.
By trainSeveral trains per day operate between Krasnodar and the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk (RUB650, 3 hours), Rostov-on-Don (RUB600, 3-4 hours), and Volgograd (RUB900, 14-16 hours).
By busBuses operate approximately every 3 hours between Krasnodar and the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk (RUB350, 3.5 hours). Buses operate hourly to the Russian resort town of Anapa (RUB350, 3.5 hours). There are 6 buses per day to/from Rostov-on-Don (RUB400, 4-6 hours). There is also a daily bus to Sochi (6 hours).
By public transportationKrasnodar has a dense network of trams, trolleybuses, city buses, taxis, the boat across the Kuban river and marshrutkas. Public transport fees are generally approximately RUB30.
Theater Square has largest splash fountain in Europe.
phone: +7 861 262-95-04address: 13 Krasnaya St
Krasnodar Regional Showroom of Fine ArtsIncludes many famous works of Kuban and Russian and European artists from as early as 16th century.
Museum of Military Technologies Oruzhie Pobedyaddress: vPopular with kids that like to climb on the tanks.
- Monument to Catherine the Great
- Sculpture of Walking Dogs - Mira 35 - Built in 2007, it was inspired by a famous Russian poet that commented on the number of dogs in Krasnodar.
- Monument to Shurik and Lida
- Monument of Cossacks writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan
- Monument to Kuban Cossacks
- Monument Avrora
- Monument A.S. Pushkin
- Obelisk In Honor Of The 200th Anniversary Of The Kuban Cossack Army
- I.E. Repin Monument
- Monument A.V. Suvorov
- St. Catherine's Cathedral
- Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral
- St. George's Church
- St. Elijah Church
- Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Chapel of Alexander Nevskiy
- Church of St. Nicholas
- Church of the Holy Libor
- St. Kazan Church
- Climb the steel lattice hyperboloid tower built by Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov in 1928. The tower likely wouldn't pass a safety inspection in most first world countries, but it is the best place to get a view of the city. The tower is near the circus.
- Watch football at Krasnodar Stadium. The home team is FC Krasnodar who play in the Russian Premier League, the top tier of Russian football. It was opened in 2016 with a capacity of 34,000. It's on the northeast edge of the city, 4 km from Krasnodar-1 main railway station (further out than the old "Kuban" Stadium). Take a bus to Vostochno-Kruglikovshaya Street.
- Rozhdestvenskiy Park of Culture and Leisure
- The Solnechny Ostrov (Sunny Island) Park
- Safari Park - Includes a zoo, but the animals are treated poorly
- Chistyakovskiy Grove Park
- Botanical Garden of Professor I. S. Kosenko
- City Botanical Garden
- Park of the 30th anniversary of the Victory
- City Park of Culture and Leisure
- Marshal Zhukov's Park
- Training Botanical Garden
- Park Druzhby
- Lynx Zoo
TheatresMost are on Krasnaya Street
address: Ploshchad' Oktjabr'skoj Revoljucii, 2
- Children’s Puppet Theatre
- Philharmonic Hall
- Operetta Theatre
address: Krasnaya St 169Built in 1967. Two movie screens, including one with a capacity of 1,200. Also includes a cafe and pizzeria.
Entertainment complexesAround 20 entertainment complexes are open 24 hours/day. These complexes usually include bowling alleys, shopping centers, video arcades, casinos, and restaurants.
Water amusement parks
address: 161 Stasova St, inside Galaktika MallA 3,000 square meter aquarium. There are several tanks of fish to look at, including a tunnel-tank that patrons can walk under, allowing tiny sharks to swim over your head. It is best to visit during feeding time when the carnivorous fish make a gruesomely interesting scene. Be sire to feed the turtles in the koi pond -Use the RUB10 vending machine to purchase fish food.
Vostochniy Rinokaddress: 161 Stasova StThis outdoor assortment of booths offers the best in fresh produce and other domestic products. Be prepared to haggle/bargain, especially over non-produce items.
Galaktikaaddress: 182 Stasova StA more Western-style shopping experience. Galaktika includes hundreds of clothing stores, sports stores, computer stores, and an "Okey" store (which is comparable to a Walmart). Galaktika also features an aquarium, a respectable food court, and other diversions.
Lubo-DorogoA popular local cafe chain.
Fast FoodThere are several American fast food restaurants including Subway (5/2 Zipovskaya St, 149 Krasnaya St, 39 Krainyaya St, 38 Mira St), McDonald's (100 Dzerzhinsky St), and KFC (104 Uralskaya St)
address: Krasnaya St 182A great place to have borsch and beer.
address: Krasnykh Partizan 204Creative Russian cuisine.
phone: +7 918 330 1616address: Kubanskaya Naberezhnaya St 15Traditional food and atmosphere. Live traditional music. Food prepared on an open fire.
phone: +7 861 201-92-88address: Ural'skaya St 79/1The best place to have delicious food, fun and entertainment. Karaoke and night club.
phone: +7 861 299 9594address: Suvorova St 64Meat restaurant ans steakhouse with a great selection of wines and craft beers.
phone: +7 861 251 1698address: Krasnoarmeyskaya ul. 64
address: Stavropolskaya St 133The slogan here is 'beer, beef, and sport'.
phone: +7 800 333 0977address: Krasnoarmeyskaya ul. 52
phone: +7 861 259 6635address: Krasnykh Partizan 218Irish pub with a great atmosphere and beer selection.
phone: +7 861 299 9594address: Krasnoarmeyskaya ul. 58
phone: +7 861 944 1399address: ul. Chapaeva 94
phone: +7 861 221 2993address: Rashpilevskaya ul. 106
phone: +7 800 500 1402address: Severnaya ul. 324
phone: +7 928 258 4777address: Dlinnaya ul. 128
phone: +7 989 275 4288address: Kalinina 468
Greek House Hotelphone: +7 861 221 2993address: ul. Ryleeva 165Free WiFi and simply furnished accommodation. Each room is air conditioned and offers a flat-screen cable TV. Free private parking for guests. 24/7 reception. Refreshing drinks and snacks are served at the Greek House's bar.
phone: +7 861 226 7272address: ul. Vorovskogo 118Modern hotel.
phone: +7 861 255 1001address: ul. Kubanskaya 188
Savoy Petitphone: +7 861 226 7272address: ul. Kostyleva 193Wood floors, flat screen TVs, indoor pool, and a 24-hour restaurant with couches.
phone: +7 861 210 2030address: 25/2 Krasnaya St4-star hotel. Free Wi-Fi, fantastic breakfast buffet, large rooms, free laundry room, work-out centre, free mini-bar, air conditioning, comfortable beds and modern bathrooms.
phone: +7 861 268 5200address: Krasnaya ul. 109
Italyphone: +7 861 267-6496address: Stavropolskaya street 134, 1 floor