Samara    

Samara city break guide.

Why go?
Samara is famous among Russian cities as a multi-faith city. There are many Orthodox churches, monasteries, old believers’ churches, mosques, a synagogue, Catholic and Protestant churches.
Samara's beaches are perhaps the city's biggest attraction. In the summer, locals and holidaymakers soak up the sun and swim in the enticing waters of the Volga.

Where to Go?
One of the main sights of the city is Samara Embankment, the longest in Russia (about 5 km). Kuibyshev Square is the largest square in Europe.The building of Samara railway station (101 meters) is the highest railway station in Europe. Do not miss a chance to look at Samara from above from the observation deck of the station, a large balcony around the dome.
You will enjoy walking through the historic center of Samara, where the buildings of the 19th - the beginning of the 20th centuries keep the atmosphere of an old Russian merchant city.
Architectural ensembles of Kuibyshev and Leningrad streets, Glory Monument, the monuments “Lad’ya”, “Chapaev”, “The cat on a radiator”, “Comrade Sukhov”, “Pinocchio” and others are known in Russia and abroad because of thousands of photos made by Russian and foreign tourists.

Know before you go!
Currency: Ruble
Telephone code: Samara has telephone code – 846 (prefixed by 00 7 if dialing from abroad). Codes must be used and prefixed by an 8 - so 8- 846 1234567, for example, then the number
Time difference: +3 hours (GMT)
Weather: Summer: around 25 °C (77 °F) winter: around −6 °C (21 °F)