Sightseeing in Volgograd - what to see. Complete travel guide
Volgograd is one of the most important historical centers of the country, because it was here that one of the most important turning points of the Great Patriotic War - the Battle of Stalingrad took place. Today, thousands of tourists visit the city to stroll through historical places and appreciate the grand monuments dedicated to the victims of the war.
1. For tourists who expect to visit Volgograd in the summer, it is best to refuse trips in the first half of June. Traditionally during this period there is a peak of activity of mosquitoes … Open
Pleasant cafes and restaurants for rest are in every area of the city. You can find them on busy shopping streets, in parks and near popular sightseeing objects. Among the elite … Open
Volgograd will be liked not only by lovers of walks in historical places, but also fans of active leisure. The city on the Volga has long been chosen by fans of fishing and beach recreation as there are wonderful places for recreation on the river bank. The modern city is not deprived of entertaining establishments, new shopping centers and entertainment centers open here literally every year. After the devastating war, by the efforts of locals, the heroic city was restored in the shortest possible time. Today it is known as a large industrial, commercial and, of course, a tourist center, which never stops improving for a minute.
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Motherland Calls SculptureFrom the series “The most grandiose statues and monuments”
Check on the map: Distance from Volgograd center - 3 km.At the time of the opening, the statue, whose height is 87 meters, was the highest in the world. The main building materials were metal and concrete. About 2 400 tons of metal structures, as well as 5 500 tonnes of concrete were used to create the statue. One of the most difficult elements of the sculpture is the sword that is 33 meters long. It was originally made of the stainless steel sheathed with titanium sheets. This arrangement did not last long. The sword was strongly swayed in the wind and could cause a destruction of the monument. In 1972, it was replaced by the sword of the fluorinated steel, which decorates with a sculpture for more than forty years. … Read further
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