Krasnoyarsk, which is the most eastern of Russian millionaires, is capable of capturing the imagination of even a seasoned traveler. And itӳ not even the case that, being founded in 1628, it has a rich history. With its beauty, unpredictability, modernity, the metropolis destroys traditional stereotypes about the provinciality of Siberia. Do you think that fountains and palm trees are attributes of southern resorts? Come to Krasnoyarsk and see how deeply you were wrong! Sights of Krasnoyarsk, photos and descriptions of which you will find in the article — this is just not much of what is worth seeing here. The city will amaze and charm you, making you fall in love with yourself.
The Krasnoyarsk pillars are a state natural reserve located in the spurs of the Eastern Sayans, on the right bank of the Yenisei. Local cliffs are called pillars because of their shape. The age of the pillars is worthy of respect: according to various sources, 450 to 600 million years have passed since the day they appeared.
Walking through the center of Krasnoyarsk, along the Yenisei embankment, you cannot fail to notice the artsy building behind the Communal bridge, similar to an Egyptian temple. Come in — this is a regional museum of local lore. The architecture and ornament of the museum are explained by the dream of its author, the famous city architect L. Chernyshev.
There is an unusual-looking house in Krasnoyarsk, you will see — it is immediately clear: it is an architectural monument. And the oddity to it is given by the combination of wooden modern with the Gothic style — carved lace of a tree and a spire with arches. This 19th century mansion was owned by merchant Frieda Zuckerman.
At 30 km from Krasnoyarsk there is a viewing platform with the monument to Tsar-Ryby, the story of the same name by Viktor Astafyev. An incredible view of the Yenisei opens from a multimeter cliff, on the left bank of which, clearly, is Ovsyanka, an ancient Siberian village, the writer’s birthplace.
The city of fountains, the theater city, the city on the Yenisei, the capital of Siberia … It’s all about Krasnoyarsk! And although the people of Novosibirsk are very jealous, when the former Krasnoyarsk jail is called the capital of the region, the locals have no doubt about this fact and are even more fierce than they are. Recently, namely from April 2012, Krasnoyarsk is a million-plus city, the 14th in Russia in a row. And in 2019, the 19th World Winter Universiade will be held here.