Visit Novosibirsk - Best of Novosibirsk

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!

Novosibirsk Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Novosibirsk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Novosibirsk

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

    • Air Pollution 70.31 (High)
    • Water Pollution 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.31 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.63 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Novosibirsk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Novosibirsk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Novosibirsk.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.26 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.74 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.11 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.89 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.34 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.43 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.55 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.94 (Moderate)
  • Living in Novosibirsk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Novosibirsk is 86.46 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 52.11 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 16.14 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 75 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.92 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 30.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.02 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.83 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Novosibirsk

    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 4.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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