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  • Yana A
    Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
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    Отлично организованный и оборудованный парк. Было интересно и весело всем, и мамам, и папам, и подросткам. Узнали для себя много нового. С семьей мы были в подобных парках в Бельгии, Англии, ЮАР - уровень тот же или в чем-то выше.
    We had great time in this park! It has been a lot of entertainment and fun for all: parents and teenagers! Easily spent 3 hours at the place and would love to come back. Previously been in similar places in UK, Belgium, South Africa, standards are same or at some things higher. Really greatly organised!
    Written June 25, 2018
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  • a h
    Australia1,607 contributions
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    The place is just amazing it's size and beauty are just mind blowing the performances are super artistic and skilful just full on cultural experiences
    Written August 19, 2021
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  • Amir Elbasuny
    4 contributions
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    Wonderful place,,, many kinds of animals,birds, trees and plants,,,i like tge wild animals like tigers lions bears,,,
    Written November 18, 2022
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  • pope86
    Novosibirsk, Russia656 contributions
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    It was interesting to see the old Soviet trains. They also have a section for military equipment and old Russian cars. It’s not a bad way to spend a few hours meandering around. It is completely outdoor so if the weather isn’t great maybe find somewhere else to go
    Written March 14, 2020
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland26,281 contributions
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    Even if one is not travelling on the TransSib it makes sense to pay the building of the Main Railway Station of Novosibirsk a visit. By a big, not very attractive open space of concrete and asphalt is this elongated building kept in unusual turquoise and white colors. The single feature which will strike one most is the grand arch by the entrance.

    There is the possibility - also for people visiting only - to walk on a footbridge over the 14 tracks with steps going down in between to the platform islands. It made me think, that if travelling it doesn't look like a friendly place for people with an infirmity or with a lot of luggage, since I didn't see any escalators or elevators.

    The interior again offers quite a bit to the eye with its nice decorative elements, even a piano, with a huge waiting hall, big chandeliers. There are also several shops and eating places, as can be expected, especially in such an important 'voksal'.

    The history of the station goes back to 1893, even 4 years before the bridge over the river had been opened. The place was then called Ob, just like the river, before becoming Novonikolaevsk and later Novosibirsk. The originally wooden station building was replaced in the 1930's by the actual stone structure, an early work of Siberian architect Nikolay Nikitin, who later became famous with buildings like the 540m high Ostankino Television Tower in Moscow.
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • Takarasina
    2,133 contributions
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    We visited that imposing but somewhat squat cathedral in the beginning of August. Me, my friend, my son-in-law and my 15-years-old grandson. Since it's one of Novosibirsk landmarks it was easy to find it.
    It's one of the first (if not the first) brick buildings of the city. Consecrated in 1899, it was partly - but, luckily, not completely - blown up by communists in 1937 but quality of its construction appeared to be so robust that what was left of the church served various Soviet institutions for about half a century - from a design studio to a film studio to a philharmonic society - and, though half-blown, endured all those challenges! The cathedral was returned to the Russian Orthodox church in 1989 only.
    I stepped inside. Solemn, quiet, pious, richly and exquisitely decorated, practically no-one around.
    Frankly speaking, I prefer lighter constructions, like the church of the Saviour on Blood in St Pete, for example, but would still recommend that one for a visit too.
    Written August 27, 2021
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  • Antonina K
    Novosibirsk, Russia33 contributions
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    I originally went to Planetarium with a bunch of little kids and expected my experience here to be mundane, thinking they won't tell me anything I don't already know and won't entertain me the way they entertain the small kids. I am happy to be proved wrong on both points. Both kids and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, and I believe it's safe to recommend visiting this Planetarium to people of all ages.
    Written June 20, 2018
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  • pope86
    Novosibirsk, Russia656 contributions
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    It’s an interesting scene to see the interaction between the two characters. If you like statutes check it out.
    Written April 13, 2019
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland26,281 contributions
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    There are two places a visitor to Novosibirsk will most probably head to first: the Promenade by the river Ob and the Lenin Square, a place which had been meant to be the center of the town already in 1901, four years after the opening of the first rail bridge over the Ob. The place was originally called 'Novaya Bazarkaya Ploshchad' (New Market Square).

    There are still grand buildings from the czarist times standing around the actual Lenin Square like the State Bank and the City Trade House, both built by architect Andrey Kryachkov, of whom are plenty more constructions to be found in the city (and a statue of him). The Lenina Square is surrounded by the Krasny Prospekt (Red Avenue), the Orshonikidze Street (with the 'Marriott Hotel') and the Ulitsa Deputatskaya, while to the north stands Novosibirsk's grandest building: the State Opera ond Ballet Theater.

    In the center of the square is a big bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin on top of a grey granite plinth. The revolutionary's overcoat looks like flapping in the wind. Other monumental statues here represent three Red Guards: one clean shaven, one with a moustache, one with a beard. All are wearing a different headcover and are holding a rifle in different ways.

    Another giant sculpture shows a man with a torch and a woman with an ear of wheat in her hand. All around are flowerbeds, trees, benches. In the southern part, not far from the Metro Station 'Ploshad Lenina' is a small monument with film reels heaped on top of each other plus a camera. It marks the spot, where in 1908 the towns first cinema had been opened.

    When visiting in the summer of 2019 there was also an open air exhibition in the square, showing black and white photos of people in Novosibirsk 1977. Obviously international fashions like long hair for men and mini skirt for women had then gone all the way to Soviet Siberia.
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • pope86
    Novosibirsk, Russia656 contributions
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    Definitely a place of note to visit in the city. If on the weekend I recommend visiting early to avoid the kids on their bikes. At the other end of the park are some ww2 military pieces of equipment. There are a series of walls with names written on them of people and it is quite humbling. Worth a visit/ 10
    Written March 31, 2019
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  • Takarasina
    2,133 contributions
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    This is how it looks among monstrous Soviet era faceless behemoths.
    We visited it in the beginning of August while on a tour of Siberia. Consecrated in 1914, ruined by communist obscurantists in 1930 and re-erected in 1993, this chapel symbolizes unbelievable ideological mishmash still reigning in Russians' brains. It stands in the Krasnyi prospekt (Red highway) - named by communists to glorify their non-existent achievements - and neighbours Lenin's square. One of numerous paradoxes of this country...
    We loved the church. Small, symmetrical, elegant. Shimmering golden cupolas, pious atmosphere inside.
    Recommended.
    Written August 27, 2021
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  • Laxiaozi08200912
    Beijing, China1,277 contributions
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    This is overall, one of my favourite places to see while in Novosibirsk! It serves as a traffic link that connects to the other side of the bridge, it was wonderful overall to see it! Moreover, the lights illuminate the bridge at night to shine in the dark for those who needs it!
    Written April 25, 2017
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