The Top Attractions in Volgograd

The Motherland Calles, Volgograd
The Motherland Calles, Volgograd | © Edmund Gall/Flickr
Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

Volgograd is a very important tourist destination in southern Russia. Each building, each place, and each step – everything here was struggled for. The city is constantly developing and growing, but meanwhile it still remains the same, and that’s why this place is visited by thousands of people every year. Still wondering where to go and what to see? Take a look at what we have prepared for you – our tips will make your trip to Volgograd unforgettable and exciting. Poehali!

1. Mamayev Kurgan


This is the number one place to visit here, which basically means it’s required – no one is allowed to come to the city of Volgograd and not to check out the main attraction. No one. Mamayev Kurgan is considered to be the most massive memorial complex in Russia, and, of course, this is all about World War II and its Russian heroes. Those architects who worked to construct this immense monument wanted to show people how enormous the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad is to Russia. It’s almost impossible not to be impressed by the greatness of the feat pulled off by soldiers during the war. The memorial complex commemorating the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad is crowned by a statue named “The Motherland Calls.” This is one of the tallest statues in the world. Take a look at the statue’s concrete cloak, which flutters powerfully over your head. It is a rather impressive sight to see.
Prospect Imeni Lenina, Volgograd, Russia

2. The Central Station

Building, Museum

It’s not just a place to catch a train; it is in fact one of the most gorgeous railway stations in the country, which is significant when you consider how immense of a country Russia is. Back in 1997, the station was declared an architectural landmark of this region. In early 1950s, during the construction of the station, architects really did their best, decorating the building with various paintings. As soon as you’re there, you’ll feel like a museum visitor.
Privokzalnaya Square, 1, Volgograd, Russia

3. Pavlov's House

Building, Memorial

At first glance, it seems like an ordinary residential building. However, you have to know that during World War II, it became the symbol of the courage and virility of Russian soldiers, as from this particular building they managed to hold off the Germans for 60 days. The first thing that catches your eye when looking at Pavlov’s House is a tremendous memorial wall, reminding you that the war was real and of the hard-won victory of the Soviet soldiers.
Sovetskaya Street, 39, Volgograd, Russia

5. Volgograd Municipal Musical Theatre "Muzkomediya"


The building was originally constructed in 1903, but during the Battle of Stalingrad, it was destroyed. However, it was restored in 1946 and reconstructed in 1960. Currently, it houses the Volgograd Municipal Musical Theatre and is full of interesting shows every week.
Marshala Chuikova Street, 4, Volgograd, Russia, +7 884 2383068

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