The city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) is located on the west bank of the Volga River and has a huge cultural heritage and history. The city is famous for its monuments, museums, parks and stadiums. Many local and international events have taken a place here. Nowadays, its a modern Russian innovation centre which is getting ready for The World Cup 2018. Here are the main things you should know about Volgograd.
Places to eat in Volgograd
Russia is a country of strict traditions and an authentic local cuisine, make take a visit to the Velvet Cafe & Bar for an authentic experience. It’s not just a regular Russian restaurant with the familiar courses on offer, it’s also a modern bar with an extensive cocktail list, wine cart and plenty of music from the best local DJs all night long. Velvet is considered to be one of the best local spots for classic cuisine. Get yourself some Russian vinaigrette and borscht (beet soup) – delicious!
Places to grab a coffee and have a brunch in Volgograd
Volgograd’s coffee spot scene is very famous among locals mainly because they know how to do great coffee, much of which is imported from many countries around the world. Visit Cafe Korzik to have your first espresso in the morning or right after brunch, which is also good here – tasty!
The best sport bar to visit in Volgograd to watch the match
Many bars and pubs are offering wide screens and numerous beer options, however most of these places are probably not ready for the huge number of visitors expected come 2018. Visit Alkhovski beer and sports bar for the one of the better experiences in Volgograd. This spacious bar is located in the heart of Volgograd, and it broadcasts every kind of sport game daily. All the sports schedules are available many days in advance on the official IG account for the venue, so plan it in advance.
Volgograd Arena Stadium and how to get there
Volgograd Arena Stadium is located right in the heart of the city, very close to the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial. This stadium is the home to the Russian FC Rotor, the leader in the local championship. The central location provides fast access from almost every part of the city; you can easily get there by foot, especially if your hotel is located in the downtown area. The project is still under construction, however, it’s going to open its doors one month prior the FIFA starting date.
Places to stay in Volgograd
Volgograd city centre is famous for its affordable accommodations in comparison with many others big cities of the Russian Federation. The hotel is quite easy to find, but we suggest you focus on your reservation way in advance for your own comfort. Check the availability at Park Inn by Radisson, located in the city centre, just five minutes walking distance from Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Mamayev Kurgan monument and 15 kilometres from Volgograd Airport. All the rooms of the hotel are equipped with flat screen satellite TVs, fridges, air conditioners, complimentary mini bar with tea and coffee and unlimited Wi-Fi access. The view from most of the rooms is a picturesque angle on the Volga River and its banks.
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