Novosibirsk Tourism

The third most-populas city of Russia, Novosibirsk shed its earthy image and emerged as a bustling city after it gained the status of being the capital city of Siberia. Underneath, it is still a calm, tranquil, artsy city boasting a huge array of theatres. The theatres of Novosibirsk have been contributing to the art and culture of Russia since centuries. Be it the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre or the regional puppet theatre, Novosibirsk has something for everyone.

The city was founded in 1893 as a future station of the Trans-Siberian railway line. The first bridge over the Ob River was laid as the foundation of what would turn out to be a huge city. Novosibirsk was just a village till the arrival of railways and this event acted as a catalyst in the city’s growth. Although the city took a toll during the Russian civil war, it managed to survive and rose again like a phoenix.

The city has many landmark monuments marking the Siberia-Russia merge, the great patriotic war and never fails to pay homage to the martyrs. There are several monuments constructed all over the city dedicated to the martyrs and the warriors. There are also quirky monuments like the one dedicated to Mice. Taking a walking tour of all these monuments is recommended by Novosibirsk travel guide.

Visit Novosibirsk, fall in love with its charming Lenin square, enlighten yourself at the museums and be entertained at its theatres, this is a place to be!

Essential travel information and Novosibirsk tips for your visit

  • Most of the Cathedrals, churches, monasteries and temples in the city are orthodox and female visitors are requested to cover their heads while entering any such religious area. Also, modest dressing is recommended.
  • Public transport is busy during 8 to 9 in the morning and 4 to 6 in the evening, avoid taking the transport at these hours.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Novosibirsk

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  • Know the pollution level of Novosibirsk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.24 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 63.1 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70 (High)
  • How safe is Novosibirsk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Novosibirsk.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.55 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.61 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.98 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.84 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.21 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.48 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.57 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Novosibirsk is 91.18 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 16.14 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 72.23 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.57 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.18 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.68 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.32 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.57 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Novosibirsk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.51 USD

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