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Observation Point, Samara

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Lookout Observation Deck
Admire the panoramic view of the mighty Volga as it flows through the Zhiguli Gates from Observation Point. Offering some of the best unobstructed views in the Samara region, the picturesque point is frequently visited by both tourists and locals, who often refer to it as Vertolyotka, or the Helipad. Spend time soaking in the scenery and don't forget to capture the landscape with your camera, paints, or sketching equipment. Close to the observation deck is a restaurant where you can taste some of the local specialties. Because it is a popular spot for wedding processions, the plateau can be somewhat crowded on the warm weekends, while it tends to be less busy on weekdays. Using our custom trip planner, Samara attractions like Observation Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This location is a favorites with locals. Wedding parties are constantly stopping by to take advantage of the commanding view of the Volga. Very beautiful.  more »
  • Spectacular view to Volga's Gates and Zhiguli mountains. Highly recommended for anyone who mad of magnificent landscapes.  more »
  • If you want to have a romantic date with a girl, it's a nice place to watch the sun going down. It's a bit distant from the city center and sometimes there is an unpleasant smell. It's quite a small p...  more »

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Where to stay in Samara

Samara has long attracted visitors with its laid-back riverside atmosphere and surrounding natural beauty. A city of over one million residents and a popular destination especially during the summer when beaches are packed, Samara offers a selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. The city boasts quite a few luxury hotels, as well as more economical options. Many of these are in the center, close to the riverbanks or the train station. For more tranquil lodging, check out the several hotels, pensions, and bed and breakfasts just outside the city along the Volga. Budget travelers can choose between several hostels, and you can also get a great deal by renting a self-catering apartment.
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