Observation Point, Samara

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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 online itinerary creator, Samara attractions like Observation Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Many times this happened on the lookout. And early in the morning and in the afternoon and at night. And each time the Volga and its surroundings attract attention. Looking at these expanses wants to turn into a bird and fly. Takes your breath away. Greatness, strength and beauty, but these words are not enough, they need to be and feel.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A wonderful view on the Volga River and Zhiguljovskie gate is visible almost to Tolyatti. The best place where you can look at Zhiguli reserve.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Every city has its own ritual place. One such place in Samara is an observation deck on the Volga in management village. Volga players call this place "heliport". Is it a relative far away from the historic city centre (26 km from the river station, 24 km from the train station, 19 km from the central bus station and 35 km from the international airport kurumoch). However, if you want to keep the best memory of Samara, worth to come here in the summer. Better do it by car. View on the Volga River captures their beauty. From the height of viewpoint it seems that you are steaming over it in this unusually wide spot, sandwiched mountains on both banks and separated into individual ducts of large and small islands. Eyes appear majestic zhiguljovskie mountains (ZHIGULI) who purchased sacred significance in our country. Through the Volga Gates is seen Shiryaevo village on the right bank of the Volga. There lived famous Russian artist-painter Ilya Repin. In this place he wrote his famous canvas "barge haulers on the Volga". You will be able to make dozens of landscape or portrait images here that will leave your memory indelible memories of the visit Samara. Samara authorities promised to make this place more comfortable and convenient for visitors to the World Cup in 2018 year. But today everything perfectly. There is a restaurant, café and landscape area, decorated with flowers, lawns and fountains. Many newlyweds include this place in their wedding photo shoot. I advise to visit necessarily, but in good weather.
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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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