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'''Voronezh'''[http://www.voronezh.ru] is a city in [[Voronezh Oblast]], near the [[Ukraine]] border. It is located on the Voronezh river and is an important railway junction with lines to [[Moscow]], [[Rostov-on-Don]] and [[Kiev]]. Due to its relatively large population (ca. 850.000), it is often considered as the capital of [[Chernozemye]].
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[[Image:Foto013.jpg|300px|thumb|Voronezh, former Meshchanskaya police station]]
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'''Voronezh'''[http://www.voronezh.ru] is a city in [[Voronezh Oblast]], ca. 250 km from the [[Ukraine]] border, in the heart of [[Chernozemye]]. It is located on the Voronezh river and is an important railway junction with lines to [[Moscow]], [[Rostov-on-the-Don]] and [[Kiev]]. Due to its relatively large population (ca. 960.000), it is often considered as the capital of [[Chernozemye]].
  
  
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
  
Voronezh airport is relatively small, but it has international flights to Munich, Prague, Baku, Yerevan etc, which are mainly provided by [[Polet Airlines]].
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Relatively small '''Voronezh-Chertovitskoye International Airport''' ({{IATA|VOZ}}) [http://www.voronezhavia.ru/] with several connections to [[Moscow]] and flights to [[Munich]], [[Prague]], [[Yerevan]] etc, provided by '''Polet Airlines''' [http://www.polet.ru/].
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
  
Many trains to and from Moscow every day. The most suitable option is a night train: no. 25 or 81/83. You can also travel to and from other Russian and Ukranian cities. The main station is Voronezh 1, but most of the trains going to the south via Voronezh stop only at Pridacha station, which has [[marshrutka]] connection with the city centre.
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Many trains to and from Moscow every day. The most suitable options are the day train no. 45 (less than 8 hours) and the night trains nos. 25 and 81/83. You can also travel to and from other Russian and Ukranian cities. The main station is Voronezh 1, but most of the trains going to the south via Voronezh stop only at Pridacha station, which has marshrutka connection with the city centre.
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
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The monument '''Kitten from Lizyukova street'''.
 
The monument '''Kitten from Lizyukova street'''.
  
The '''Cathedral''' (still under construction, but impressive from exterior, it is topped by probably the largest cross in Europe).
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The '''Annunciation Cathedral''' (finished in 2009, 4th tallest Orthodox church in the world, being topped by probably the largest cross in Europe; surrounded by a fence with Soviet symbols).
  
 
The office of '''South-Eastern Railways (SERW)''', in Russian: YU-VE-ZHE-DE.
 
The office of '''South-Eastern Railways (SERW)''', in Russian: YU-VE-ZHE-DE.
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The park '''Koltsovskiy skver'''.
 
The park '''Koltsovskiy skver'''.
  
Monuments to such writers and poets as Koltsov, Nikitin, Mandelshtam, Esenin, Pushkin, Platonov, Bunin.
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'''Monuments''' to such writers and poets as Koltsov, Nikitin, Mandelshtam, Esenin, Pushkin, Platonov, Bunin; to Lenin and tsar Peter the Great.
  
 
The '''Admiralteyskaya''' square with the old church where Peter the Great baptized his ships.
 
The '''Admiralteyskaya''' square with the old church where Peter the Great baptized his ships.
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'''Akatov''' women's monastery.
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Various Orthodox '''churches'''.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
Visit the Puppet Theater.
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Visit the '''Puppet Theater''' and the '''Kamerny''' (Russian for "chamber") Theatre.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
The shopping centers include Rossiya (good for buying souvenirs), Tvoy Dom, Metro, Moskovskiy Prospekt, Armada, Solnechnyy Ray, Petrovskiy Passage, Aksioma.
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The shopping centers include Grad (one of the largest in Russia), Mezhdunarodny (in the very centre of the city), Arena, Maximir, Yugo-Zapad, Tvoy Dom, Metro, Moskovskiy Prospekt, Armada, Solnechnyy Ray, Petrovskiy Passage, Aksioma.
  
 
Souvenirs can also be bought on ''Prospekt'' (e.g. in ''Liki Voronezha'' shop).  
 
Souvenirs can also be bought on ''Prospekt'' (e.g. in ''Liki Voronezha'' shop).  
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You can find an appropriate restaurant or fast-food, but (if you don't eat everything) it requires some time. If you need a supermarket in the center of the city, you may go to the Soviet style Utyuzhok, modern Poisk shopping center or Tsentrtorg supermarket in the midway between Utyuzhok and SERW.
 
You can find an appropriate restaurant or fast-food, but (if you don't eat everything) it requires some time. If you need a supermarket in the center of the city, you may go to the Soviet style Utyuzhok, modern Poisk shopping center or Tsentrtorg supermarket in the midway between Utyuzhok and SERW.
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The well-known restaurants are:
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'''Restaurant Plaza''',  European and Russian tel:+7 (473) 269–58–97
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'''Stary Gorod''', Russian and European
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'''Irish pub'''
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'''Tanuki''', Japanese
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'''Furusato''', Japanese
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'''Pivasiy''', Russian
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'''Burger Haus''', German
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'''Tiflis''', Georgian and European
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'''Praga''', Russian, Czech and French
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'''Chernogoriya''', Yugoslavian
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'''Mediterra''', European
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'''Dolce Vita''', coffee
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
Vodka produced in Voronezh or Buturlinovka.
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''Lipetskaya'' Mineral Water discovered by Peter the Great (you can find it in Moscow as well, but here it would be an almost local drink). Fair vodka is produced in Voronezh and the small city of Buturlinovka. The local beer is not very good. Some grapes grow in the area, but there is no wine industry, some people make small amounts of home wine.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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2* - 5* hotels are available.  
 
2* - 5* hotels are available.  
 
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Art Hotel 5* -
 
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* <sleep name="Hotel “Benefit Plaza Congress”" alt="Benefit Plaza Voronezh"  address="Voronezh, Vladimira Nevskogo 29" directions="" phone="+7 (473) 269-58-99" email="hotel@benefitplaza.ru" fax="" url="www.benefitplaza.ru" ></sleep>
Park Inn 5*
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Yar 4* -
Art Hotel 5* (in the centre)
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Petrovskiy Passage 4* (in the centre) -
Yar 4*
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Sputnik 3* -
Petrovskiy Passage 4* (in the centre)
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Rossiya 3* (in the centre) -
Sputnik 3*
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Faraon 3* -
Rossiya 3* (in the centre)
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Premium Hotel 3* -
Faraon 3*
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Brno 3*  
Premium Hotel 3*
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Brno 3*
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(in the centre)
 
(in the centre)
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* <sleep name="Hostel “Voronezh”" alt="Hostel “Voronezh”" address="Voronezh, Novikova 90" directions="" phone="+7 950 766 93 36" email="" fax="" url="http://viaestvita.net/en/hostel-voronezh" checkin="" checkout="" price="350 ruble"></sleep>
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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Benefit Plaza Congress Hotel 4* www.benefitplaza.ru +7 (473) 269-58-99
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394005, г. Воронеж,
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ул. Владимира Невского, 29
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ресепшен: +7 (473) 269–58–99
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ресторан: +7 (473) 269–58–97
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факс: +7(473) 269-52-52
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эл.почта: hotel@benefitplaza.ru
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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===Local destinations===
  
 
'''Ramon castle''' of Princess Oldenburgskaya.
 
'''Ramon castle''' of Princess Oldenburgskaya.
  
'''Divnogorye''' reserve and cultural landscape.
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'''Divnogorye''' reserve and cultural landscape (competed for [[Seven Wonders of Russia]]).
  
 
'''Zadonsk''' (an Orthodox pilgrimage destination: monastery and more).
 
'''Zadonsk''' (an Orthodox pilgrimage destination: monastery and more).
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'''Kostenki''', plenty of cultural remains of modern humans up to 50000 years old!
 
'''Kostenki''', plenty of cultural remains of modern humans up to 50000 years old!
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'''Voronezh''' reserve (beavers etc.).
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Earl '''Venevitinov''' Estate.
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===Further destinations===
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[[Lipetsk]], mud and balneological resort, an industrial hub, centre of an oblast.
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[[Kursk]], centre of an oblast.
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[[Belgorod]], centre of an oblast.
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[[Tambov]], centre of an oblast.
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[[Uryupinsk]], the symbol of Russian "''glubinka''" (provincial "depths").
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Stanitsa [[Veshenskaya]] (the State Museum-Reserve of M. Sholokhov, author of ''And Quiet Flows the Don'').
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[[Elets]], an old-fashioned city.
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[[Borisoglebsk]], the second largest city in Voronezh oblast (after Voronezh).
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[[Stary Oskol]].
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Revision as of 09:27, 13 January 2013

Voronezh, former Meshchanskaya police station

Voronezh[1] is a city in Voronezh Oblast, ca. 250 km from the Ukraine border, in the heart of Chernozemye. It is located on the Voronezh river and is an important railway junction with lines to Moscow, Rostov-on-the-Don and Kiev. Due to its relatively large population (ca. 960.000), it is often considered as the capital of Chernozemye.


Contents

Get in

By plane

Relatively small Voronezh-Chertovitskoye International Airport (IATA: VOZ) [2] with several connections to Moscow and flights to Munich, Prague, Yerevan etc, provided by Polet Airlines [3].

By train

Many trains to and from Moscow every day. The most suitable options are the day train no. 45 (less than 8 hours) and the night trains nos. 25 and 81/83. You can also travel to and from other Russian and Ukranian cities. The main station is Voronezh 1, but most of the trains going to the south via Voronezh stop only at Pridacha station, which has marshrutka connection with the city centre.

By bus

The cost of the bus from Moscow is approximately the same as the cheapest train ticket (and the latter provides more comfortable travel conditions). You can catch a bus to Voronezh near Moscow Paveletskaya train station. In Voronezh the bus stops near Pyramide (Pamyatnik) and terminates near Voronezh 1 train station.

By car

Voronezh is about 500km south of Moscow on the M4 motorway.

Get around

The public transport includes buses, marshrutkas and a small quantity of trolley-buses and trams. A funny option is the yellow buses Народный маршрут (Folk´s route). It costs nothing, and the network covers most of the city, but they are very rare.

See

Prospekt Revolyutsii, or simply Prospekt (a Russian word for avenue) is the epicenter of Voronezh's life. It has many beautiful and/or historical buildings, including the former Hotel Bristol.

The monument Kitten from Lizyukova street.

The Annunciation Cathedral (finished in 2009, 4th tallest Orthodox church in the world, being topped by probably the largest cross in Europe; surrounded by a fence with Soviet symbols).

The office of South-Eastern Railways (SERW), in Russian: YU-VE-ZHE-DE.

The Lenin Square.

The park Koltsovskiy skver.

Monuments to such writers and poets as Koltsov, Nikitin, Mandelshtam, Esenin, Pushkin, Platonov, Bunin; to Lenin and tsar Peter the Great.

The Admiralteyskaya square with the old church where Peter the Great baptized his ships.

Akatov women's monastery.

Various Orthodox churches.

Do

Visit the Puppet Theater and the Kamerny (Russian for "chamber") Theatre.

Buy

The shopping centers include Grad (one of the largest in Russia), Mezhdunarodny (in the very centre of the city), Arena, Maximir, Yugo-Zapad, Tvoy Dom, Metro, Moskovskiy Prospekt, Armada, Solnechnyy Ray, Petrovskiy Passage, Aksioma.

Souvenirs can also be bought on Prospekt (e.g. in Liki Voronezha shop). Apart from matryoshkas etc., a good local one is the Kitten from Lizyukova street.

Eat

You can find an appropriate restaurant or fast-food, but (if you don't eat everything) it requires some time. If you need a supermarket in the center of the city, you may go to the Soviet style Utyuzhok, modern Poisk shopping center or Tsentrtorg supermarket in the midway between Utyuzhok and SERW. The well-known restaurants are:

Restaurant Plaza, European and Russian tel:+7 (473) 269–58–97

Stary Gorod, Russian and European

Irish pub

Tanuki, Japanese

Furusato, Japanese

Pivasiy, Russian

Burger Haus, German

Tiflis, Georgian and European

Praga, Russian, Czech and French

Chernogoriya, Yugoslavian

Mediterra, European

Dolce Vita, coffee

Drink

Lipetskaya Mineral Water discovered by Peter the Great (you can find it in Moscow as well, but here it would be an almost local drink). Fair vodka is produced in Voronezh and the small city of Buturlinovka. The local beer is not very good. Some grapes grow in the area, but there is no wine industry, some people make small amounts of home wine.

Sleep

2* - 5* hotels are available.


Art Hotel 5* -

  • Hotel “Benefit Plaza Congress” (Benefit Plaza Voronezh), Voronezh, Vladimira Nevskogo 29, +7 (473) 269-58-99 (), [4].

Yar 4* - Petrovskiy Passage 4* (in the centre) - Sputnik 3* - Rossiya 3* (in the centre) - Faraon 3* - Premium Hotel 3* - Brno 3* (in the centre)

  • Hostel “Voronezh” (Hostel Voronezh), Voronezh, Novikova 90, +7 950 766 93 36, [5]. 350 ruble.

Contact

Benefit Plaza Congress Hotel 4* www.benefitplaza.ru +7 (473) 269-58-99 394005, г. Воронеж, ул. Владимира Невского, 29 ресепшен: +7 (473) 269–58–99 ресторан: +7 (473) 269–58–97 факс: +7(473) 269-52-52 эл.почта: hotel@benefitplaza.ru  

Get out

Local destinations

Ramon castle of Princess Oldenburgskaya.

Divnogorye reserve and cultural landscape (competed for Seven Wonders of Russia).

Zadonsk (an Orthodox pilgrimage destination: monastery and more).

Khrenovoe stables.


Kostenki, plenty of cultural remains of modern humans up to 50000 years old!

Voronezh reserve (beavers etc.).

Earl Venevitinov Estate.

Further destinations

Lipetsk, mud and balneological resort, an industrial hub, centre of an oblast.

Kursk, centre of an oblast.

Belgorod, centre of an oblast.

Tambov, centre of an oblast.

Uryupinsk, the symbol of Russian "glubinka" (provincial "depths").

Stanitsa Veshenskaya (the State Museum-Reserve of M. Sholokhov, author of And Quiet Flows the Don).

Elets, an old-fashioned city.

Borisoglebsk, the second largest city in Voronezh oblast (after Voronezh).

Stary Oskol.





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