There are a number of popular attractions to be seen within Omsk’s expansive surroundings, hidden like gems around the city. Its many modest sights are a unique display of the different eras from an intriguing past, highlighting the city’s breadth and cultural distinctiveness. The original fortress site now makes a historical city center, where ancient stone buildings capture alluring memories. There are a multitude of cultural opportunities here with numerous museums, theaters and over 500 festivals, events and concerts are held here annually.
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No visit to Omsk is complete without a trip to the spectacular Assumption Cathedral, considered to be one of Russia’s most curious buildings. The turquoise and gold spheres of its five-domed edifice shine especially bright against an urban backdrop, and the building is a sight of spectacular architectural beauty. Demolished in the Soviet Era, the cathedral was rebuilt after the collapse of the USSR to maintain its prestigious reputation as an iconic monument within the city.
Built in the early 20th century, Omsk’s drama theatre is the 4th oldest theater in Russia and one of the most attractive buildings in the city. A beautifully-ornate exterior is matched with breathtaking interiors, featuring intricate designs and lavish finishes throughout. It’s a cultural centerpiece that crowns the district, reflecting the distinctive Russian heritage prominent in this region.
Lyubinsky Avenue is an awe-inspiring ensemble of impressive architecture and styles. An eclectic mix of historic buildings line the street, including merchant salons, residences, commercial buildings and two distinctive chapels, dating back to the late 1800’s. The styles on this symbolic road are dominated by Neoclassical and Art-Nouveau builds, with a collection of rustic wooden houses that date back to the first merchants who settled in Omsk.
A trip to Omsk Fortress takes visitors on a journey back in time to the historic origins of the city. Close to the confluence of the Om and Irtysh rivers, some of the first buildings of the 18th-century fortress stand proud against an ever-developing backdrop. The Omsk Fortress remains the historical heart of the city, where a melange of architectural styles is a visual reminder of inhabitants from eras gone by.
Omsk Museum of Fine Art
Boasting an extensive art collection of over 25,000 items, the Omsk Museum of Fine Art is without a doubt the largest in Siberia and the Far East. Its displays include items of great global significance and rare arts from impressionable Russian, European and Asian artists. Remarkable creations from the famous Carl Faberge can be found here as well as impressive Russian masterpieces from the XVIII to the early XX century.
Siberia & Russian Far East Regions
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Although the sheer vastness of Eastern Siberia might overwhelm some, this handcrafted seven-day itinerary guides you to the region’s must-see spots. Venture from Tomsk to the more built-up Novosibirsk, through the ancient city of Omsk, ending in Tobolsk after a week on the road and and the famous Trans-Siberian rails.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,500
Tourist Omsk Hotel
Enjoying a splendid riverside location, Tourist Omsk Hotel is one of the most popular places to stay in town, offering a range a well-appointed rooms and suites. The interiors here are slightly dated compared to more luxurious hotels in Russia’s larger cities, but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide plenty of comfort and conveniences. As one of Omsk’s largest hotels, expect a long list of services and amenities including a 24-hour reception, a snooker room, Wi-Fi access and various dining venues. The hotel is also just a five-minute walk to Assumption Cathedral and Omsk Theatre of Drama, while the popular Lenina Street is a short walk away. The airport is conveniently located around six miles away and the hotel can arrange private transportation to the major train station, just a short drive across town.
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