20 Instagrams That Will Make You Fall in Love With Samara

Konstantin Golovkin's Cottage | ©karnaval2018 / Shutterstock
Konstantin Golovkin's Cottage | ©karnaval2018 / Shutterstock
Photo of Zita Whalley
14 November 2017

There is plenty to catch your eye in World Cup host city Samara. Gleaming skyscrapers, impressive statues, constructivist relics and architectural hangovers from Soviet times dot this Volga side port town. Then there is the spectacular scenery just outside the city, the rolling fields and starry skies. With so much to look at, you might miss a game. To avoid that take a look at these Instagrams.

The Volga region

Head just outside the city limits for some ridiculously picturesque countryside along the Volga River.

Samara’s brutalism

A closed city during Soviet times, much of Samara’s architecture reflects Soviet and constructivist design aesthetics.

New Samara

Preparations for the World Cup are seeing slick new buildings and apartment blocks popping up around town.

Samara beach

Packed with people during the warmer months, the long, wide sandy banks of the Volga River in Samara is one of Russia’s best landlocked beaches.

City Beach, Samara, Russia

Shout out to @63_region for sharing their photos. If you think Samara is a gem, check out how good looking another World Cup host city, Kazan is.

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