There are many historic and exciting attractions for tourists in the city. There are also many hidden gems within the local neighborhoods and streets that many have yet to discover. This walking tour will stop at many of the popular sites but will reveal unknown pieces that make this city unique.
The local Art Hotel Rachmaninov gives the illusion of being artfully decorated but is actually a canvas for many local artists. A tour of the hallways, rooms and sitting areas showcases sculptures, photos and painted walls.
The saying “blink and you miss it” stands true for a tiny restaurant called SupVino. Although it specializes in soup and wine, it is also known for a variety of light lunches.
For more than 50 years, locals have flocked to a small two-room doughnut shop for a taste of crunchy doughnuts with icing sugar. Formerly known as Zhelyabova 25, it maintains the Soviet era décor and feel, despite being set among glamorous modern cafes.
There are also out-of-the-way night clubs and jazz huts that will draw you for an evening of dancing and singing.
This tour will give you a more comprehensive understanding of the daily lives of the people and the 300-year history of the complex city. It’s time to step off the regular path and see what’s behind the mainstream scene.