26 Best Things To Do In Voronezh, Russia - Updated 2021

Things to do in Voronezh

The city of Voronezh is situated on the Voronezh River in southwestern Russia. Its a city filled with many fun and exciting activities for family and friends touring, not to forget the lone traveller. It includes places like Alyye Parusa, museums like the Korabl’-Muzey Goto Predestinatsiya and other historical landmarks like the red-brick neo-gothic Ramon Palace and The Annunciation Cathedral one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world. The city is rich in history and mystery awaiting your explorative skills to uncover some of the hidden activities and places that a tourist would not easily find. Whatever it is that brings you to the city of Voronezh, you will not miss out on what to do or where to explore. It has something for everyone. Read on to find a list of top things to do in Voronezh, Russia.

1. Check out the first battle ship of the Russian Navy

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One of the favourite places to visit for locals and tourists in Voronezh, especially in summer, involves a tour of the Korabl’-Muzey Goto Predestinatsiya. Goto Predestinatsiya, translated as “God’s Foresight” was the first battleship of the Russian Navy. The tour involves discovering the history behind the reconstructed 18th-century military vessel and will feature lots of photo sessions as you walk and enjoy the sights. Therefore, it is recommended that you always carry a camera with you.

Goto Predestinatsiya

Address: Admiralteyskaya Square, Petrovskaya Naberezhnaya, Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Russia, 394035

Website: Goto Predestinatsiya

Opening hours: Wed: 11am - 6pm; Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 1.59 USD

2. Explore the Alyye Parusa

Fireworks during Alyye Parusa festivities ( seen from a balcony:))

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Take your outdoor experience in Russia’s Voronezh to a new level while exploring the lively neighbourhood of Alyye Parusa. The neighbourhood includes a park which features playgrounds, picnic areas, an outdoor theatre. Enjoy with the family a summer recreation like no other. There are comfortable benches, sports equipment for teenagers, a dance floor area, several picnic areas, an outdoor theatre ground and a summer cinema. Almost throughout the park, you will find there are free Wi-Fi access zones for your convenient use.

Alyye Parusa

Address: Arzamasskaya Ulitsa, 4A, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast ’, Russia, 394033

Website: Alyye Parusa

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

Price: 3 USD

3. Visit the Voronezh Aquarium

Voronezh Aquarium
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Voronezh Aquarium features fascinating exhibits of sea life. You get to enjoy an exclusive experience with vast species of aquatic animals including turtles, fish, and others as you wonder at the wide variety of marine life at Oceanarium. The enthralling sights are a highlight and a definite hit for you and family and all lovers of the sea life but most especially the kids. Check it out for a truly memorable family outing.

Voronezh Aquarium

Address: City Park “Grad, Parkovaya Ulitsa, 3, Solnechnyy, Voronezh Oblast, Russia, 394025

Website: Voronezh Aquarium

Opening hours: Mon: 2pm - 9pm; Wed-Sun: 10am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

Price: 9 USD

4. Tour the lovely Annunciation Cathedral

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Your tour of Voronezh should lead you to The Annunciation Cathedral. This cathedral is known to be one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world and is a spectacle to behold. Get a chance to explore one of the landmarks of the city and marvel at the sight of the five-domed building cathedral that tells many stories of the past.

Annunciation Cathedral

Address: Prospekt Revolyutsii, 14В, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast ’, Russia, 394036

Website: Annunciation Cathedral

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Catch a show at Voronezh State Theater of Opera

The Voronezh State Theater of Opera is one of the oldest theatres in the city having been founded in 1870. The Opera, which also tours as the State Ballet Theater of Russia is conveniently located at the centre of the city, Lenin Square. Grab yourself a ticket and get hooked by the amazing displays in a comfortable and superb setting. Secure the best viewing spots to enjoy unobstructed viewing of some of the most eye-catching performances. Check it out for a truly memorable family outing.

Voronezh State Theater of Opera

Address: Lenina Square, 7, Voronezh, Voronezhskaya Oblast’, Russia, 394018

Website: Voronezh State Theater of Opera

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: 20 USD

6. Marvel at the nuns' choir at St. Alexey of Akatov Women’s Monastery

If you fancy having a moment to listen to the beautiful voices as the nuns sing in perfect harmony then a visit to St Alexey of Akatov Women’s Monastery is just the ideal place. Witness the nuns’ choir in action. The restored nunnery of St. Alexey of Akatov Women’s Monastery is situated near the river on with lovely grounds surrounded by colourful cottages. The beautiful interior of the church is covered entirely with frescoes. Come with friends and family. You will love it there!

St. Alexey of Akatov Women’s Monastery

Address: Ulitsa Osvobozhdeniye Truda, 1, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Look around the Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts

The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts is Voronezh’s famous theatre and art school. It is full of history and art that portrays the Voronezh region with rich and diverse characteristics. Visit the intriguing Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts in Voronezh located in the baroque Palace which features an array of old and very rich collections of ancient art. This collection is of great cultural, historical and artistic value. The collection includes famous paintings of compatriots I. Kramskoy, A. Butshkure, as well as the works of contemporary Voronezh artists including graphics, applied art, as well as sculpture. This is a must-visit for all lovers of art and creativity.

The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts

Address: Prospekt Revolyutsii, 18, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts

Opening hours: Wed, Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm; Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 6 USD

8. Appreciate the architecture of Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple

The region of Voronezh is packed with great architectural buildings and landmarks. Well, one of the most intriguing buildings is the Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple. The church is rich in history as it is the oldest preserved monument in the city and also because of having an association with the first Russian military fleet. However, what is truly majestic is the structure itself. Get time and learn about the temple, and appreciate the architecture that is so greatly structured. It still is talked about by the locals.

Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple

Address: Ulitsa S. Perovskoy, 9, Voronezh, Voronezhskaya Oblast ’, Russia, 394035

Website: Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

9. Admire nature at Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Sanctuary

The Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Sanctuary is home to plenty of nature’s finest plant and animal species. Take a tour with kids and family and admire the richness of nature at the home of several endangered species of both flora and fauna. Its a family outdoor activity that will be both educative and fun at the same time. If your time allows, then do not miss an opportunity to check it out! This is the right place to bring your kids along.

Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Sanctuary

Address: Central Manor, Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Russia, 394080

Website: Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Sanctuary

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 4 USD

10. Have a fun day out at Voronezh Central Park

Take your children to Voronezh Central Park, a child’s delight recreation park with lots of playgrounds for them to have all the fun. The park was created in 1844 by Alexander II and has been recently renovated. Its highlights include beautiful alleys, has open-air theatre and playgrounds but also ensures the adults get a place to relax and unwind. Also, you will find numerous exhibitions, festivals, cultural events, sports and other events being held in the park. Check it out for an epic outing in Voronezh.

Voronezh Central Park

Address: Ulitsa Tsyurupy, 12б, оф2, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: Voronezh Central Park

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

11. Meet The Kitten from Lizyukov Street

Kids love animated films and what better way to let them have fun than to take them to see models of their favourite tv-show characters of the well-known film The Kitten from Lizyukov Street. It’s a Soviet-inspired animated film that features the voices of popular artists Vyacheslav Nevinny and Olga Aroseva. This sculpture is almost a symbol of the city of Voronezh. Take your kids outdoors for the ultimate fun experience and don’t forget to carry a camera!

The Kitten from Lizyukov Street

Address: Lizyukov St., Voronezh 394000, Russia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

12. Savour the delectable dishes at Garmoshka

Help yourself to the delicious menu at Garmoshka Restaurant. This friendly and cosy restaurant offers the best of buffet options in a professional and customer-centred way. For the best Russian classic dishes, this is the place for you. The classic setting featuring 19th-century dining rooms is relaxing and comfortable, while the soothing music from the background will make for a great dining experience in Voronezh. Check it out for a dining experience in Voronezh like no other.


Address: Ulitsa Karla Marksa, 94, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: Garmoshka

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Price: 4 USD

13. Try Therapeutic Chair No 0001 Monument

Relax your back at the Therapeutic Chair No 0001. Designed by the artist Alexandra Nozhkin, this monument located in the square Platonov just behind the building of the regional Government is a thrilling piece of history in itself. The bronze medical chair is full of historic tales and is highlighted by its sculptural composition. The back of the seat has a ‘lightning symbol’ which indicates that the chair is electronic. It has a unique inscription on it which translates to “Everyone who sits down is charged with good and loses his zhlobskaya nature” while it is said that the hands on the seat are capable of passing on pure energy to whoever sits on it. Get to experience the mystery and history with a visit there.

Therapeutic Chair No 0001 Monument

Address: Lenina St., 1, Voronezh 394000, Russia

14. Grab fresh bakes at the Central Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Voronezh Central Market is full of fresh produce including spices, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Get some of the tastiest Russian cakes, dairy and dairy products at the Central Market. Taking a stroll around the modern glass-ceiling market establishment is a good way to explore the best products in their best quality and get to interact with the friendly sellers. Look around for a truck selling burgers. Check it out!

Central Market

Address: Ulitsa Pushkinskaya, 8, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394018

Website: Central Market

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

15. Watch a live play at the Voronezh Chamber Theatre

Watch as the iconic Voronezh Chamber Theatre is set ablaze with stunning plays and performances by a team of live performers, actors and actresses. Grab your friend and be part of the audience enjoying the exhilarating and unique experience. Watch as all the drama unfolds in the theatre. Check it out for the performance of a lifetime. Bring your friends and family along. You will love it.

Voronezh Chamber Theatre

Address: Ulitsa Karla Marksa, 55 А, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: Voronezh Chamber Theatre

Opening hours: 9am - 8:30pm (daily)

Price: 9.5 USD

16. Explore the Arsenal Museum

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The remains of the Second World War are displayed at the Arsenal Museum of The World War II in Voronezh. If you are a history enthusiast or lover you get the opportunity to discover fragments of Russian artefacts and participate in the exhibition and tour experience. Located on Stepan Razin Street. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a bit of Russian history existing in the halls of the once cloth factory in Voronezh. Check out the museum and get a chance to explore a bit of Russian military history!

Arsenal Museum

Address: Ulitsa Stepana Razina, 43, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: Arsenal Museum

Opening hours: Wed - Sun:10am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 2.4 USD

17. Visit the Zoopitomnik Chervlenyy Yar

Take your kids to the Zoopitomnik Chervlenyy Yar. The park is filled with exceptional sights including an aquarium room, a reptile room, a stable, predator room and much more. It will definitely be a great learning experience as well as a fun time for the young ones. The zoo has a large collection of animals including the endangered species. A great outdoor experience for the family awaits! The kids will surely love the experience. Don’t forget to carry a camera with you to capture the memorable outing in perfect frames.

Zoopitomnik Chervlenyy Yar

Address: St. currant, 2D, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast ’, Russia, 394093

Website: Zoopitomnik Chervlenyy Yar

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 10am - 7pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

Price: 2.4 USD

18. Check out the Voronezh Regional Local Lore Museum

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Voronezh is a city rich in history, demographically versatile and cultural diversities. The chance to know all about the city’s ethnographic, natural and military history is available when you find yourself at the Regional Local Lore Museum at Voronezh. The museum’s attractive characteristics include the rich 8th-century weapons expositions, enthralling excursions and extensive coverage of the city’s history. Check it out!

Voronezh Regional Local Lore Museum

Address: Plekhanovskaya, 29, Voronezh 394018, Russia

Website: Voronezh Regional Local Lore Museum

Opening hours: Wed: 11am - 6pm; Thu:12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 2.4 USD

19. Seek blessings at the Church of St. Nicholas

The Church of St. Nicholas gives you an opportunity to participate in mass and daily sermons as well as to have intercessory prayer sessions with the priest. This well-groomed temple welcomes you to its services. Its congregants are kind and very friendly while the unique artistry displayed on the walls and setting of the church are artfully laid out. Feel at home at the house of the Almighty!

Church of St. Nicholas

Address: Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Russia, 394035

Website: Church of St. Nicholas

20. Take a stroll on the romantic Stone Bridge

The Stone Bridge is a popular landmark in Voronezh. It is known for its unique, attractive design that is a spot for sparked romance. It has become a venue for weddings and other romantic events and is even nicknamed the “Bridge of Lovers.” Take your loved one out to the Stone Bridge, pop some champagne or hang locks with your names on it and as you enjoy the sunset, relax and make better memories with your better half. Go check it out, and experience it for yourself.

The Stone Bridge

Address: st. Karla Marksa, 45 , Voronezh 394036, Russia

21. Enjoy the view by the Voronezh River

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The Voronezh River is about 340 kilometres (211 miles) long and flows through the boundaries of Tambov, Lipetsk and Voronezh regions. The river has more than 20 species of fish found in it and was nicknamed “Great Crow” in the old days. Capture the best picturesque views of the city where the land and water meets, enjoy a dip in the summer or if you fancy one catching fish, give your fishing skills a try in the river.

Voronezh River

Address: Voronezh Oblast, Voronezh, Russia

22. Visit the Durov House Museum

The Durov House Museum is one of the great landmarks for tourists in Voronezh. The house was once inhabited by one of Russia’s greatest circus artist Anatoly Leonidovich Durov and was opened in 1978 as a museum. The expositions in this amusement park cum museum are a great attraction and feature unusual paintings on glass, sculptures, archaeological and ethnographic exhibits among others.

Durov House Museum

Address: Ulitsa Durova, 2, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast ’, Russia, 394036

Website: Durov House Museum

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 10am - 5pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 2.5 USD

23. Explore the unique Statue of Pushkin

Памятник Пушкину
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The city of Voronezh is probably packed with numerous monuments, artworks, and sculptures symbolizing historical figures including heroes and heroines that have lived in the past. But one such monument cannot be left unnoticed and that is the Statue of Pushkin. Made in honour of Russia’s greatest literature icons, Alexander Pushkin, the greatest and most famous poet. Explore the unique monument located in Voronezh, made in his honour and get to know a bit about him and his works as well.

Statue of Pushkin

Address: Tverskaya St, Moskva, Russia, 125009

24. Take the kids to the Museum of Theatral Doll of Veselov

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Check out the large collection of antiques and fine art available at the Theatre Doll of Veselov in Voronezh, which will definitely excite the young kids. The theatre is a state puppet theatre and is one of the oldest theatres in Russia. The theatre includes a small hall with shop windows, decade-old dolls are exhibited. New dolls are also frequently added to the museum’s collection. Get the totally unique outdoor family experience, one that the kids will remember for a long time at the Museum of Theatrical Doll of Veselov.

Museum of Theatral Doll of Veselov

Address: Revolution Avenue, 50 , Voronezh 394000, Russia

Website: Museum of Theatral Doll of Veselov

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 10am - 5pm; Tue - Fri: 6pm - 9pm

25. Grab a bite at the infamous Brugger

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Encounter the best dining experience at Brugger restaurant. It is, an elegant restaurant highlighted with unique decor, dim lights and most of all, delicious items for the foodies. You will love the well laid out, romantic setting and excellent service provided by the professional staff. The restaurant’s atmosphere is the best fit for a memorable dine-out. The food is exquisite and flavourful, and there are several drinks including wine to accompany the food.


Address: Stepan Razin 36, Voronezh

Website: Brügger

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12am - 12pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 2am

Price: 4 USD

26. Have a good time at DJA+GO Bar+Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Everything is easy and simple. Not specifically, not artificially. Nothing contrived and complex. Simple food, simple serving and tasty wine. Cosy place, a small cosy space, the atmosphere of which is formed, first of all, by its visitors. You come and become part of this atmosphere, the main link. We just love this city.

DJA+GO Bar+Kitchen

Address: Nikitinskaya Ulitsa, 1, Voronez, Voronezhskaya oblast’, Russia, 394036

Website: DJA + Go

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 1pm

What to do in Voronezh

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You will no doubt enjoy the overall experience touring the city of Voronezh. The rich vibrant lifestyle offered, the numerous places to visit like the museums, places to hang out and enjoy the ultimate outdoor experience like the playgrounds and parks are just but a few. The city is full of great places to visit for tourists and locals. The landmarks in the city are well known. If you have time on you while in Voronezh, don’t miss out having fun!

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