Novosibirsk is the third most important city in Russia. It is only recently that tourists are discovering this city. The unspoiled natural beauty of the place is mesmerizing. The tour helped me experience the authentic taste of Russia. There are many places to explore. So, if you plan to visit the city anytime soon, here are a few things that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Art Museum

Visiting Novosibirsk and not visiting the Art Museum would have been a huge mistake. This is the extensive most galleries in Siberia. You will find everything from local crafts, sculptures, to exquisite icons. I was surprised to find out that there are more than 10,000 in this museum. Hence, there are a plethora of masterpieces that you can explore.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The historical cathedral had been created in 1898. It is one of the first buildings that have been made of stone. The architecture is characteristics of Neo-Byzantine style. What attracted me to the cathedral was the golden dome. I was told about this by my old friend Andrey who has Ukrainian descent.  He suggested I visit this spot when I arrived.  So glad to make the decision to do so.  It is just the perfect place to get away from the humdrum life of the city. The cathedral has a peaceful interior.

The Lenina Square

The heart of Novosibirsk is Lenina Square. It is brimming with culture and activity. The place is home to several important buildings in the city. You will also find some architectural excellence. Here you will find the State Concert Hall, Philaharmonic Orchestra, and also the Opera and the Ballet Theater. The central point of the square is the statue of Vladimir Lenin.

Novosibirsk Zoo

This is a world-famous zoo. If you are traveling with your kids, this is the best place to be. There are over 10,000 different animals. For me, it proved to be a natural getaway. I was thrilled to see the setting of the idyllic pine forest.