Places of interest

Salavat Yulaev Monument

A monument to the Bashkir national hero and poet. The Salavat Yulaev Monument has become one of Ufa’s trademarks and is part of the national heritage. The image of the monument can be seen on the Bashkortostan coat of arms. Weighing 40 tons and having only three points of control, the monument is one of a kind. The monument reaches 9.8 meters in height. It is the biggest equestrian statue in Russia. By the monument visitors will find fountains, a cozy public garden and a stunning view of the Belaya River embankment.

Gostiny Dvor, Marten Monument

Gostiny Dvor, formerly known as Karauansarai, is situated in the historic center of the city. It is one of the classical shopping arcades typical for provinces of old Russia. Gostiny Dvor was built on the Verkhnetorgovaya Square in Ufa in 19th century. Since 1999 visitors have been attracted here by the well-preserved architectural heritage of this trade, business and cultural complex and its modern appearance. Visitors and citizens are warmly welcomed by a bronze sculpture showing two martens on a tree – the marten is a traditional symbol of Ufa. This monument was installed near Gostiny Dvor on the Family Day on July 8, 2010.

Salavat Yulaev Park (Krupskaya Park)

A picturesque and romantic park slowly descending to the Belaya River embankment. The park boasts a hanging bridge which is also called Lovers’ Bridge. It is a popular place among newlyweds who hang locks onto the railings of the bridge. The locks are engraved with newlyweds’ names and declarations of love and serve as tokens of faithfulness. Visitors can also see a monument to the Bashkir writer Rashit Nigmati in the park.

Sergei Aksakov Public Garden

The public garden boasts a small lake with beautiful snow-white swans swimming on its surface. The garden is a pilgrimage center for newlyweds since they can find the famous Scarlet Flower (an image from the famous story by Sergei Aksakov), touch it and make a wish.

Monument of Friendship

A monument dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Bashkiria’s voluntary annexation to the Russian state. The 35-meter obelisk is shaped in the form of a sword with its handle buried in the ground. It is a symbol of fraternal friendship between Bashkir and Russian peoples. A hundred granite steps lead to the foot of the monument from the Belaya River.

Educational and experimental facility - Lemon Nursery

It gets visitors acquainted with the largest hothouse citrus plantation in Russia which is also one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Apart from ecologically pure lemons weighing up to 1 kg, bananas, feijoas, tangerines, oranges and pomegranates are also grown here. You are welcome to take a tour of the plantation and taste the fruits.

Yakutov Park

Modern rides, the large Soldatskoe Lake with a promenade embankment and a boat station, and shady paths make this park a popular recreation place among Ufa citizens. The park has an operating children’s railroad with the total length of 2.5 km. In 2004 the park was listed among the top ten Russian parks.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God

The most famous and the most beautiful functioning Orthodox Christian cathedral in the city. A monument of the cult architecture of the early 20th century. The current appearance of the cathedral is based on the “gold against sky blue” principle.

National and Cultural Jewish Center

One of the largest centers of its kind in Russia. The building is T-shaped and has three to four floors with the total area of more than 6,000 sq. m. The building hosts a synagogue for 250 people, a kindergarten and a school.

Lyalya Tulpan Mosque

Islamic cultural and educational center in Ufa. The appearance of the mosque is based on the concept of a blossoming tulip which symbolizes coming spring and has long been a symbol of Turkic peoples. The minarets of the mosque (53 m high) represent two flower buds.

Congress Hall

Social, political, trade, business and cultural center. The complex has no analogues in the Russian architecture and construction. It is the first attempt to implement a project using spatial, shaping and color prototypes of Bashkir culture. The original landscape design features a fountain complex consisting of 2 bowls shaped in the form of kurai flowers and interconnected by a river with 3 cascades.

Victory Park

One of the most wonderful parks on the bank of the Belaya River in Ufa. It is one of the most sacred and famous sites in the city. The Victory Park is a tribute to feats of our heroic fellow citizens who died on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War. The park has a 25-meter high monument to the Soviet Union heroes Aleksandr Matrosov and Minnigali Gubaidullin next to the Eternal Flame. The complex also features the Bashkir Republican Museum of Battle Glory.