What to see in Petrozavodsk for the weekend

Petrozavodsk – the capital of Karelia, but the city is relatively small and even in places the provincial. Population – about 300,000 people. Make friends with Petrozavodsky easy: just a few hiking. What do you have to look at in Petrozavodsk for the weekend, read the review on the DOROGI-NE-DOROGI.

At the beginning of the last century, routes around the city started from the pier in the lake, and after the construction of the Olonetsk railway, the acquaintance with Petrozavodsky begins with the railway station.

Petrozavodsk is based in the same year as Peter, in 1703. By order of Peter I, on the site of the current Petrozavodsk, the construction of the Armory Plant was launched. From the moment and leads its own countdown history.

Card Petrozavodsk

What to see in Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk Although the capital of Karelia, some special attractions here are not much. You can find a lot of interesting things, but it will rather be some kind of local historical research.

In Petrozavodsk, it suffices to highlight a maximum for two days, and then go further to Karelia.

The main thing is that you need to see here, this is the Museum of Polar Odyssey and the Embankment.

Weekend program:

We come to the city, in the evening we walk in the Onega embankment, next morning we go to the polar Odyssey. If you are going to Kizhi, then you need to look at the exhibition of the reserve in Petrozavodsk.

Onega Embankment

Start acquaintance with the city with Onega Embankment. The total length of the entire promenade – more than 2 km. Summer in the evening it’s nice to walk

Monument "Fishermen" in Petrozavodsk on Onega Embankment

To the embankment leads Central City Street – Lenin Avenue. It starts at the railway station and comes out exactly in the middle of the embankment. Do not care anywhere. Can go down K Water station on ul. Karl Marx, it will be the beginning of the embankment.

Rotate from Lenin on Marx to do with the North Hotel. It comes out with a high red facade with columns on intersection. We will come back to her.

Pedestrian walk from the center to the embankment takes 20 minutes.

Embankment is interesting abundance of unusual sculptural compositions. You will surprise your mysteriousness of French "Sleeping Beauty", "Tubingen panel" Right from Germany, Norwegian Present "Venue".

The first thing attracts on the path to the embankment, sculpture "Fishermen", Govned by the town of Duluth from the American Minnesota in 1991. She laid the beginning of this unusual exposition on the shore of Onega Lake. Since then, Onega Embankment has become a real gallery of contemporary art.

Sculptures are located all over the embankment. For future art objects, there is also enough. Among the sculptures there is a gift of the Leningrad region – Monument "Birth of Petrozavodsk" (Onego). The young man in the image of a warrior with a spear and a shield symbolizes the birth of the city, which became a defensive avant-garde of all Russia.

Maritime Museum "Polar Odyssey"

Be sure to visit this Museum.

Polar Odyssey. Sailing ships in Petrozavodsk

In the museum you will see copies of old our courts created by masters based on ancient drawings. And all this is not exhibition layouts, but real sailboats that go or have once walked on lakes and seas. We stayed in this museum afternoon.

In the summer, ships stand at the berths, but in winter they are raised to the shore and it will not work on board.

If you wish, you can become a member of the master class to learn how to knit sea nodes.

  • Ticket price – 150 rubles. With excursion service.
  • Address: ul. Rigaina, 37b.

Exhibition halls of the Museum-Reserve "Kizhi"

Museum introduces the history and culture of Karelia. This is the place of numerous ethnographic exhibitions. Presented exhibits from the island of Kizhi.

The tour program provides a virtual journey through a museum-a nature reserve, which, of course, will not replace a real trip to the island.

  • Opening hours: from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • Price: Adults – 100 rubles., Children – 50 rubles.
  • Address: Kirov Square, 10a.

Where else to visit

Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia

He takes the building of the XVIII century. In the collection of more than 12,000 works of art, including the works of Aivazovsky, Benoit, Levitan, Shishkin, Kramsky.

  • Opening hours: Daily, except Monday – from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • Price: 150 rubles., Order excursions – 400 rubles.
  • Address: ul. TO. Marx, D. eight.

National Museum of the Republic of Karelia

The collection of the museum tells about the history of the region and the city of Petrozavodsk, represents the traditional culture of the indigenous population: Karel and Veps, Nature of Karelia, archaeological finds.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 &# 8212; 18:00, except Monday.
  • Ticket price: 150 rubles.
  • Address: PL. Lenin, 1.

Governor park

Adjoins the former governor’s home in which the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia settled. It is formed from the Garden of the Mining Chief (XVIII) and the Governor Garden.

There is an exposition in the park on the history of local industry development. You will see unusual mechanisms that in past centuries dried in local factories and factories.

Botanical Garden of the University

Place mandatory for those who love nature and unhurried walks. He spread on the northeast side of the Petrozavodsk lip.

  • Botanical Garden is open: from 9:00 to 17:00, without days off.
  • Price: 100 rubles.
  • How to get: Buses 8, 23, 4, 27, Stop "Store at the Pontoon Bridge", then 2 km on foot.
  • What to see in Petrozavodsk for the weekend

Lenin Square

Sometime round square, and now Lenin Square. Its surrounds historic buildings built at the end of the XVIII century. Now they settled the National Museum, the Center for National Cultures and the Ministry of Culture.

National Theater Karelia

On the stage of the theater are not only modern productions, but also performances based on the national epic. Setting in several languages: our, Finnish, Vepssky and Karelian.

  • Start of evening performances – at 19:00.
  • Ticket price – from 200 rubles.
  • Ticket prices for children’s daylights – from 150 rubles.
  • Address: Pr. TO. Marx, D. 19.

Kizhi Island

Do not forget that 70 km from the capital of Karelia is the most famous Museum of Wooden Architecture in the world – Museum-Reserve "Kizhi".

Interesting will be a guided tour in behavish Talvi Ukko, Karelian "relative" Santa Claus. It is less than half an hour by car from Petrozavodsk.

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Where to stay

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North Hotel

Four star hotel in the city center. Room cost is the highest – from 5500 rubles.

Here everything is standard, good hotel, without any features. Hotel Although in the center, but I would stop closer to the promenade. For tourist purposes is not very suitable.

  • Address: NS. Lenina, 21. on Bucking.

Onego Palace Hotel

If you need a hotel, it is better to stay here. Located on Onega Embankment. Minimum accommodation cost – 4500 rubles.

Also the most ordinary hotel, only overlooking the lake. Beware of numbers near the restaurant, there is very noisy.

  • Address: ul.Kuibysheva, 26.


More economical option – stay in one of the hostels. Even with children here can be very good. In the hostels there is a kitchen, save on restaurants.

In Petrozavodsk, I recommend 3 hostel:

    (ul. Kirov, D.8B) – very close to the embankment. (ul. Rigan, D.20a) – closer to the pier. (ul. Kuibysheva, 17) – close to the embankment and pier. May be a good transshipment point for a trip to Kizhi.

Hostels in Petrozavodsk much will find easy.

Where to eat in Perosavodsk

On the embankment, I advise restaurants:

  • The kitchen – Lenin should be climbed by one and a half quarter from the lake.
  • Frigate – right on the pier.
  • Watercolor – inexpensive cafe on Karl Marx, one quarter from Petrovsky Square.

Restaurant Karelian Torny

We went to this place specifically. They snamped the apartment near the pier when came to Petrozavodsk. Inside it is a wooden hut with a stove in the middle of the hall. The menu has a meat bear, you can try it once, but I would not say that very tasty. If you stop at the North Hotel, then go here necessarily.

  • Neshoshavo: Prices start from 600-700 rubles.
  • Opening hours: from 11:00 to 23:00.
  • Address: ul. Friedrich Engels, 13.

Restaurant Fusion

Located near the train station. If you have a tour of Karelia, then in this place you can wait until the tour operator takes you. Preparing delicious and varied: European and Japanese kitchen. There is nothing special, just a good attractive restaurant.

  • Prices are acceptable.
  • Works: from 12-00 to 02-00.
  • Address: ul. Krasnoarmeyskaya, 33.

Cafe "Mansard"

Very conveniently located for those who begin and finish their journey to Petrozavodsk by rail. Chief Bonus – 20% discount for train tickets.

  • Works: from 10:00 to 24:00 on weekdays and at 06:00 on weekends.
  • Address: ul. Anokhina, 41.

Good all travels to the capital Karelia – Petrozavodsk.

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