11 Sights in Smolensk, Russia (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Smolensk, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Smolensk, Russia.

List of cities in Russia Sightseeing Tours in Smolensk

1. Place of death of Polish President Kaczyński and Crew of Tu-154M

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Place of death of Polish President Kaczyński and Crew of Tu-154M See ticket for details. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Tu-154 crash in Smolensk was a major aviation accident that occurred on April 10, 2010. The plane of the presidential delegation of the Tu-154M of the Polish Air Force, performing flight PLF101 on the route Warsaw-Smolensk, crashed on approach to the Smolensk-Severny airfield. All 96 people on board were killed - 88 passengers and 8 crew members; among them are Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynska, as well-known Polish politicians, almost the entire military high command and public and religious figures. They flew to Russia on a private visit as a Polish delegation to the mourning events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

Wikipedia: Авиакатастрофа в Смоленске 10 апреля 2010 года (RU)

2. Башня Веселуха

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Башня Веселуха Сергей Семёнов (User:Stauffenberg) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Veselukha Tower is a corner sixteen-sided tower of the Smolensk fortress wall. It is located on the crest of a hill, east of the house number 3 on Timiryazev Street. The nearest towers were the Pozdnyakova Tower from the south, and the Stefan Tower, which has not survived to this day, from the north-west. Between the towers of Veselukha and the Nikolsky Gate is the largest fragment of the old fortress wall.

Wikipedia: Башня Веселуха (RU)

3. Храм Непорочного Зачатия Пресвятой Девы Марии

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The Immaculate Conception Church is an old Catholic church in the city of Smolensk in Russia. This neo-Gothic building was built from 1884 to 1896 and hosted the Regional Archive of Smolensk. It is in a state of disrepair and is scheduled for complete restoration. It has a large body and remarkable stained glass windows. Religious services are now partial. The number of parishioners is around 9,000.

Wikipedia: Immaculate Conception Church, Smolensk (EN)

4. Защитникам Смоленска 1812 года

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The monument to the defenders of Smolensk on August 4-5, 1812 is one of the sights of Smolensk, perpetuating the memory of the Smolensk battle of 1812. Officially, the monument is called as follows: "Monument to the defenders of Smolensk on August 4-5, 1812." It is located in the Lopatinsky Garden and is familiar to every Smolyan. The author of the project is Antonio Adamin.

Wikipedia: Памятник защитникам Смоленска 1812 года (RU)

5. Церковь Св. Первоверховных апостолов Петра и Павла

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The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul on Gorodyanka is an Orthodox church of the XII century in the Transdnieper part of Smolensk. One of the three surviving monuments of ancient Russian architecture in the city. On the west side, it is almost adjacent to the church of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara of the XVIII century.

Wikipedia: Церковь Петра и Павла на Городянке (RU)

6. Памятник Глинке

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Monument Glinka is the world's first monument to the composer M. I. Glinka, one of the sights of Smolensk. Located in Blonier Park, opposite the Philharmonic building. Sculptor - A. R. von Bock (1829-1895). The fence was carried out according to the project of academician I. S. Bogomolov.

Wikipedia: Памятник Глинке (Смоленск) (RU)

7. Красная башня

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Kostyrevskaya Tower is one of the towers of the wall of Smolensk Fortress, which has not been preserved in its original form until today; In 1837, a building was built in the style of a tower with original city walls, which has been preserved to this day.

Wikipedia: Костыревская башня (RU)

8. Пятницкая башня

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The Pyatnitskaya Tower is one of the towers of the Smolensk fortress wall. To this day, it has not been preserved in its original form, a new building has been built in its place, which is located on Studencheskaya Street.

Wikipedia: Пятницкие водяные ворота (RU)

9. Башня Донец

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Donets Tower is one of the towers in the Smolensk Fortress Wall, built by architect Fyodor Koren. The name comes from the constellation Sagittarius, which was stationed in it, with many immigrants from the Don Cossacks.

Wikipedia: Башня Донец (RU)

10. Авраамиев монастырь

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Авраамиев монастырь Сергей Семёнов (User:Stauffenberg) / CC BY 3.0

The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Abraham Monastery is a monastery of the Smolensk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, one of the oldest monasteries in Smolensk. Almost all the buildings belong to the XVIII century.

Wikipedia: Спасо-Преображенский Авраамиев монастырь (RU)

11. Олень

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The sculpture of the deer is the creation of the German animalist Richard Frieze, originally installed in the Rominenskaya Pushcha, moved after the Great Patriotic War to the Smolensk Garden of Blonier.

Wikipedia: Памятник Оленю (Блонье) (RU)


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