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the Rook (Ladya), Samara

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Monument Tourist Spot
A symbol of the city built at the confluence of two rivers, the Rook (Ladya) sits on the Volga River embankment. The stone monument shaped as a prow serves as a popular meeting place for friends and couples. The embankment also hosts festivals and weddings. Walk, bike, or skate the lanes on the embankment, and enjoy bars, restaurants, gardens, and beach access along the way. Our Samara trip builder makes visiting the Rook (Ladya) and other Samara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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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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  • The boat. Everybody know this place, so it is good place to meet. And beach at 5 mins of walk) as Russians says: Good from any side)  more »
  • The Rook (Ladya) is situated in the new part of Samara embankment and it always attracts many tourists and citizens.This light white and graceful vessel seems to be going along the Volga river.  more »
  • Yes!!! This is what I like as a Swedish Viking I am. The Vikings have been hear and started to build houses and after that Samara was born. Nice to see that they have that history in that monoment. It...  more »