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.
The Central Station
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
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.
Lake Elton is one of the most beautiful and curious natural objects of the Volgograd region. People here say that it’s the pearl of the Volga steppe – the largest salt lake in Europe. It is hard to find a place that might compare with Elton in terms of its beauty and the diversity of its landscapes. The lake is situated on the territory of Eltonsky Natural Park, a place that surprises tourists and visitors with its beautiful sights. Such a trip might take the whole day, but the time spent here will seem like a brief moment of pleasure.
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.