The Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre was founded in 1945. The largest theatre building in Russia and the USSR was constructed in 1931-1941. It is a unique architect complex, possessing the status of the cultural heritage of the Russian Federation.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of the first brick buildings of Novosibirsk designed in Neo-Byzantine architectural style. The Cathedral possesses relics of several saints, including a relic and a piece of the schema of Alexander Nevsky, Russian outstanding military leader and statesman.
The Novosibirsk Zoo is one of the biggest zoos in Russia. It covers an area of 63 hectares and contains about 11,000 animals of 756 species. More than 350 species in the zoo are included in the Red Book. It is also a home for a liger, a unique hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress.
The Zayeltsovsky Park is one of the oldest and the most picturesque parks in Novosibirsk. It used to be an ordinary pine forest, but in 1930 authorities decided to turn it into Zayeltsovsky countryside park with swimming baths, dachas, a theatre and sports grounds.
The Novosibirsk Railway Museum is an open-air exposition with the length of about 3km. The collection includes steam and diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, special work cars, tankers and carriages that were used on the railway in the West Siberian region.
Museum of World Funeral Culture is the only Russian museum of its kind. Located in the Memory Park of the Novosibirsk crematorium, it is devoted to funeral traditions of different nations. Besides, it is included in the UNESCO programme of the world funeral culture preservation.
Akademgorodok is a part of Novosibirsk located 20km to the south from the city centre, on the right bank of the Ob Sea. Akademgorodok is one of the most important scientific and educational centres of Russia. Dozens of research institutes are situated on its territory.
The Suzunsky Mint was the only mint from the Ural Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Today, a museum is established at the place of the mint. The museum funds contain a collection of Suzun mint coins, archeological findings, etc.
The Novosibirsk Planetarium is a unique complex containing the Astrophysical Centre, the Foucault Tower, a park and a two-storeyed building of the Planetarium, which includes the Star Hall with a 16-metre dome, 2 observatory towers, etc.
The Novosibirsk Aquapark is the biggest indoor water park in Russia. It is open all the year round. The complex includes an Aquapark with a thermal zone, a SPA-centre, a hotel with 150 rooms, cafés, bars, restaurants, a car parking and a trade zone.
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