UfaUfa (Russian: Уфа́ oo-FAH) is the capital of Bashkortostan.
Ufa is one of the largest (with over a million residents) and most beautiful cities in Russia.
The city was founded in 1586.
There are mashrutkas and buses that go all over the city and run very frequently. These can be hard to figure out if you can't read Russian so look up the route on yandex before heading out. Pay right before getting off, not as you get on. The drivers will make change for 50- or 100-ruble notes.
Statue of Salavat Yuliev - In the summer there are beautiful gardens around the statue and in the winter there are huge ice slides.
Victory Park - Park dedicated to the Great Patriotic War located in the Chorney Kofka part of Ufa. It has many monuments, artillery guns and a tank.
The House Museum of Lenin - Dostoevsky, 78 - Entry: .
Mega is a huge mall outside of the city with an Ikea, Ashan Hypermarket, H&M, and many other stores.
Mado Bistroaddress: ul. Lenin 16Recommended.
Tasty TramcarOnly open in the summer. Good cheap schwarma and donuts. The schwarma is like a Russian burrito.
Lidoaddress: Pushkin, 94 or Mendeleev, 201bDon't eat anything from the hot bar.
In the summer, there are good places for shashlik everywhere, usually in squares or outside of malls. ~ per person.
Indochinaaddress: ul. Communist 80A great Chinese restaurant, one of the few places in Ufa where you can get something that is spicy. They have normal Western-style Chinese dishes such as egg rolls, sweet and sour pork, etc. and a few unusual things as well.
BeerBerryaddress: ul. Komsomol 140European and Japanese food and good beer, and the wheat beer is particularly good. The menu has pictures so it's easy to order if you don't speak Russian.
Raisinsaddress: ul. Gogol 60/1Great Uzbek food and reasonably priced hookahs. They have belly dancers and live Eastern music on some nights.
Brau HausEuropean restaurant and microbrewery. Good dark beer, sausages and other food. On weekends they have live music but there's a per person entrance fee, and the music is not that good.
LaRuchIf you are in business and want to have a nice dinner, go here. It is not cheap, but it is really nice.
McHighlanderaddress: ul. Karl Marx 24/1Scottish-themed restaurant and microbrewery. Good Scottish eggs and excellent decor.
Lime Ufa offers short term apartments.
phone: +7 347 216-47-56address: 2 Verkhnetorgovaya Square193 comfortable and modern rooms and suites, restaurants and cafes, flexible conference and banquet facilities and gym. First hotel in Russia with Open Lobby Concept.