OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Sightseeing in Krasnodar - what to see. Complete travel guide

Krasnodar is the capital of Kuban. It is an ancient city that was called Ekaterinodar until 1920. The city was formed to serve as a military camp. It was founded by the former Zaporozhian Cossacks who settled in Kuban when the North Caucasus became the part of Russia. The place for the camp was chosen by chieftain Zahary Chepega. His choice was quite successful, as the camp was set near the Arkhangelsk redoubt that was constructed here at the initiative of Alexander Suvorov, a great Russian commander.
The first settlement was the concentration of Ukrainian huts surrounded by wooden watch towers. This islet appeared in the vast oak wood covering the right coast of Kuban. A century and a half later, Ekaterinodar gained a city status. A railroad was built here in the late 19th century, which made future Krasnodar the transport and industrial center of Kuban.
At that time, there were almost eight churches, the main cathedral, seven hotels, and three restaurants. There were over 250 stores and over 110 taverns and other places where alcohol is served. There were also 8 big plants and a tobacco factory in the city. Revolutionary 1917 changed everything. Ekaterinodar was the White Movement center exactly at that time. The free Kuban Cossacks who always served their King and Motherland couldn’t put up with a new reality and headed the counter-revolutionary movement. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In 1920, the soldiers of the Red Army fully dislodged the White Russian from the city. Under Soviet rule, the city steadily developed and became not only the administrative, but also culture center of Krasnodar Region. The city went through the German occupation during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war devastation with honor. Today, Krasnodar is one of the largest centers of the North Caucasus where a lot of research institutes are located. The modern city is divided into four districts: Western, Karasunsky, Central, and Prikubansky. The city is very beautiful and interesting. There are a lot of different attractions, incredibly beautiful places for walks, entertainments venues, and colorful markets.
Today, Krasnodar attracts tourists with its rich historical heritage, amazing parks, and symbolic monuments. It is also a place where a lot of important sports competitions are often held. Fans of sightseeing tours should definitely see the Temple of Catherine the Great built at the beginning of the 20th century. Since its construction, it has been the main religious site in the city. The author of its project was I. K. Malberg. After the Revolution, exactly he convinced the city government not to destroy the temple. For the years of its existence, the temple in the Byzantium style almost has not changed.
In one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Krasnodar, there is the Art Museum of F. A. Kovalenko. It is the oldest museum in the North Caucasus. The art gallery was opened at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the museum houses over 13 000 exhibits, including amazing paintings and sculptures and pieces of applied arts. The museum was founded by F.A. Kovalenko, a famous collector. His private collection is a core of the unique museum exposure.
Another unique attraction here is the Krasnodar Oceanarium opened in 2011. It is one of the largest oceanariums in Russia and occupies almost 3 000 m3. In total, it presents over 200 species of sea dwellers, including rare fish, stingrays, turtles, crustaceans, and rare sea predators. The oceanarium primarily attracts visitors with children. There are also many interesting rides for the youngest guests.
In the city, there is the amazing Safari Park suitable for family recreation. It was opened in 2006. Initially, there were not so many animals in the park. Before, you could see here several monkeys and lemurs. Today, 250 different species of animals dwell in the park. They were transferred here from different countries. The visitors of the park can see real Australian kangaroos, camels, rare predators, and amphibians here. In the territory of the park, there are hundreds of decorative plants and trees, so you can spend time here even on a hot day with pleasure. This special park is distinguished by huge figures of prehistoric animals, in the background of which you can take wonderful pictures.

Sightseeing in Russia: things to see

The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings. … Open
Car rental on OrangeSmile.com Rentals in Krasnodar

Search touristic sites on the map of Krasnodar

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Sightseeing in regions nearby Krasnodar

All about Krasnodar, Russia - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Krasnodar, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Krasnodar in few days.
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5604 EC, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018