In close proximity to mountains with world class ski-jumping tracks and a nature park populated with soaring rock formations, Krasnoyarsk is popular with intrepid thrill-seekers looking for something a little extreme. Meanwhile, nature invades the city itself, in the form of lush green islands in the center of the river, drawing visitors and residents for peaceful and pleasant day trips. What’s more, it’s a city of history and culture, packed with churches, museums and galleries - many in well-preserved historic buildings. Perhaps the most famous construction of all, though, is the formidable Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam, harnessing the power of the Yenisei River and contributing to the city’s considerable output.
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Thanks to this masterpiece of engineering, the Yenisei River never freezes, despite Siberia’s notoriously punishing winters. Neither does it exceed 57 degrees in the hot summers - affecting the local climate. Standing at more than 400 feet, it is an impressive sight and, as a symbol of the area, is depicted on the ten rouble bill.
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel
Set atop Karaulnaya Mountain and overlooking Krasnoyarsk, this distinctive and striking Russian Orthodox church affords stunning views of the city. Famously a place of pilgrimage, many young lovers meet there to get engaged. The chapel also makes an appearance on the ten rouble note.
Thrill-seekers and outward-bound adventurers are drawn to Krasnoyarsk for its proximity to Nikolayevskaya Sopka, a mountain famed for its excellent ski-jumping tracks and home to the city’s Academy for Winter sports.
Stolby Nature Reserve
In Russian, ‘stolby’ means pillars and indeed this park, sprawling over 180 square miles, is home to fantastic granite rock formations, some of which stand as high as 300 feet. The reserve is also, unsurprisingly, very popular with rock climbers, especially those practising ‘Solbizm’ - an extreme form without ropes.
Yenisei River Islands
Running through the center of the city, from east to west, the Yenisei River is home to a number of pretty, green islands. Tourists and locals alike flock across, mainly to the largest two, Tatyshev and Otdyha, to spend a pleasant day in nature - in the middle of the city.
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Hilton Garden Inn Krasnoyarsk
Being one of the most modern hotels in Krasnoyarsk, Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located in the city center next to plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The Hilton name is a trusted hotel brand throughout the world, and this Krasnoyarsk branch is no different; rooms come smartly furnished with all the modern day conveniences you would expect from a quality four-star hotel. This includes a choice of comfy twin or double beds, air conditioning and heating, spacious en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV and WiFi access throughout the hotel. Early rises shouldn’t miss out on the Hilton’s excellent buffet breakfast, which is served downstairs at Garden Grill & Bar – a venue that also serves a menu of international dishes throughout the day. There’s also a 24-hour gym on-site, and guests can reach the city’s main train station in around 15 minutes.
One of the largest and most popular hotels in Krasnoyarsk is the namesake Krasnoyarsk Hotel, situated in the city center next to the Yenisei River. Many of the rooms here offer delightful riverside views, and all come well furnished and equipped with all the latest facilities such as WiFi, satellite TV, heating controls, mini fridges and safe-deposit boxes. Although the furnishings here are a little dated, beds are comfy, room sizes are large and the range of sleeping options is flexible, with single, double and triple guestrooms and suites available. A buffet spread is served for breakfast in the downstairs restaurant, and there are also four other dining and drinking venues spread across this large hotel. Other amenities here include a large conference room, meeting hall, on-site parking and fitness room. Surrounding the hotel is a long list of entertainment venues too, such as live theater, opera, bars, restaurants and museums.
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