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Welcome to Novosibirsk, the third most important city in the Russian Federation! In these pages we set out to discover Novosibirsk, in southwestern Siberia, on the banks of the Ob River, its treasures, its people and its natural beauty. Novosibirsk is the gateway to discover the Siberian world in all its splendor.

The city emerged at the end of the 19th century to be the crossing and crossing point of the Ob River, the famous and long Trans-Siberian Railway Network. Novonikolayevsk was his name from the foundation of the first settlement in 1893 until 1926. From then on, it was renamed Novosibirsk. The metropolis of western Siberia is an important industrial, commercial, cultural and technological center of the Russian Federation, and is only behind Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Lake Baikal

The Pearl of Siberia - The deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal (in Russian О́зеро Байка́л) is one of Russia's wonders. It is located in southern Siberia, 70 km from Irkutsk, the fifth largest city in Siberia, to the northwest, in the state (oblast) of the same name. To the southeast, separating it from Siberia, is the Republic of Buryatia. In extension, the lake is 31,722 km2.

Trans Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway (in Russian: Транссибирская магистраль or simply Транссиб, Transsib) is the best way for the traveler to discover all of Siberia and Lake Baikal. This 9,289 km long railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, in the far east of Russia. It is the third longest railway in the world: the first is Moscow-Pyangyang, with 10,267 and the second, Donetsk-Vladivostok, with 9,903 km.

The trip from Moscow to Vladivostok takes 7-8 days to complete and crosses seven time zones. An incredible adventure that takes us from Europe to Asia. There are interesting junctions that lead to Mongolia and Beijing (China) or with the Baikal-Amur Railway.

What to see?

• the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

• the State Art Museum

• the Novosibirsk Theater and Opera

• the Zoo, one of the most famous in the world

• the Lenine Square, in the city center

• the Museum of the USSR

• the Planetarium

• the Museum of Regional Studies

• the N.K. Rerikh Museum

• discover the delights of Siberian cuisine

Russia's Main Tourist Destinations

These destinations are among the first on any wishlist to discover Russia:

Moscow Russia Saint Petersburg Russia Novosibirsk Russia Ecaterimburg Russia Samara Russia Kazan Russia

Best Trips Selection

Our trips and packages have been carefully chosen to make your trip unforgettable.. To learn more: Trip Selection.

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