See & Do

Primorsky Aquarium

Primorsky Aquarium

You can live by the sea, take seaside vacations every year – but you will not uncover the sea’s deep secrets until you go into an oceanarium.

What to do if you happen to be in Vladivostok during the winter?

What to do if you happen to be in Vladivostok during the winter?

Vladivostok is not one of those places that hibernates when the cold weather sets in. The city transforms into a winter resort where you can go skiing – and afterward relax in style. Come ready for adventure – just don’t forget to bring your sunglasses.

Submarine S-56

Submarine S-56

Inside this submarine you can literally touch the heroic past: the interior of the submarine’s central and bow compartments is preserved in its original form.

Vladivostok embankments

Vladivostok embankments

Walk along the waterfront on any of the four embankments in Vladivostok to feel the ocean breeze and pulse of the city.

The Vladivostok Fortress

The Vladivostok Fortress

The Vladivostok Fortress is a unique system of fortifications that is like no other in the world.

BRIDGES OF VLADIVOSTOK

BRIDGES OF VLADIVOSTOK

Introducing three bridges that remarkably improved Vladivostok’s landscape and traffic flow and changed the lives of over half-a-million people for the better.

Primorsky Stage of The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Primorsky Stage of The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Learn more about the state-of-the-art Primorsky Stage of The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre — the city’s center for the culture and arts.

The Arsenyev Primorye Museum

The Arsenyev Primorye Museum

Passing on the knowledge of the Primorsky region and preserving the heritage of Vladivostok.

Moonshine Bar

Moonshine Bar

Here you can order a drink just like this: “I’d like to have something not too strong but that would get me tipsy, with a hint of bitterness and the smell of summer. Something exceptional... Like the moon, you know?” and a bartender will mix a wonderful concoction to soothe your mind.

Walking in Vladivostok, route 3 (in Arsenyev’s footsteps)

Walking in Vladivostok, route 3 (in Arsenyev’s footsteps)

Arsenyev Museum – Ulitsa Svetlanskaya (Svetlanskaya Street) – Hotel "Versailles" – Kinoteatr "Okean" (Movie Theater "Ocean") – Makarov Square – Ulitsa Naberezhnaya (Seafront Street) – Chekhov Square – Ulitsa Pervaya morskaya (First Marine Street) – Ulitsa Arsenyeva (Arsenyeva Street) – Arsenyev’s Traveler House (Dom puteshestvennika Arsenyeva)

Walking in Vladivostok, route 2 (along the sea)

Walking in Vladivostok, route 2 (along the sea)

Arbat (Admiral Fokin Street) – Waterfront Sports Harbor – Aquarium (Oceanarium) – Museum "Vladivostok Fortress" – Batareynaya Street – Sister Cities Square – Music Bar "Mumiy Troll"

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Vladivostok in the Eyes of Explorers and Sailors.

Primorskiy State Picture Gallery

Primorskiy State Picture Gallery

Masterpieces of world class fine art and pearls with a local hue.

SUP-surfing

SUP-surfing

Visit the most hidden away corners of the coast, raft rivers, and ride waves ... standing on a SUP-board! Accessible, sporting, and meditative – SUP has become a popular summer activity in our city.

The Noon Cannon Shot

The Noon Cannon Shot

Naval tradition in the City of Military Glory

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Too complicated? Dangerous? Expensive? While the majority of townspeople contemplate these stereotypes, hundreds of Vladivostok "wind addicts" are deriving great, year-round pleasure in one of the best places to practice kiting in Russia and throughout East Asia.

Organ Concerts

Organ Concerts

The only one in the (Russian) Far East — not inferior to counterparts in New York.

Marathons of Vladivostok

Marathons of Vladivostok

Marathons have become an integral part of major cities around the world, and the global trend is currently taking root in Russia. Vladivostok is one of four Russian cities (including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Omsk) leading the advancement of large-scale races.

Old GUM Courtyard

Old GUM Courtyard

Bread and jams in the courtyard of one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Vladivostok, where the "free port" spirit meets the creative energy of urban youth.

Secret places, where the locals go

Secret places, where the locals go

From a secret bar and cinema to student coworking and a second-hand store.

The beaches of Vladivostok

The beaches of Vladivostok

The sea is all around Vladivostok, as are the beaches where you can relax during the sunny days of summer. There are several places within the city limits, and getting to them is easy: by bus, by train or by car.

Zarya center for contemporary art

Zarya center for contemporary art

Visit an exhibition of contemporary art, work, relax, read and simply chat with creative people.

Overview: where to ride and rent a bicycle in Vladivostok

Overview: where to ride and rent a bicycle in Vladivostok

The FEFU campus, Naberezhnaya Tsarevicha, a hostel in the center and other places for cycling lovers.

Primorye Safari Park

Primorye Safari Park

To see the animals of the Ussuri taiga, you do not necessarily have to go into the wilds of the Sikhote-Alin.

Diving in Primorye

Diving in Primorye

The Sea of Japan does not immediately give one-touch portraits of its beauty and its inhabitants. It does so slowly and unhurriedly, each time beckoning.

Walking in Vladivostok, route 1 (historical)

Walking in Vladivostok, route 1 (historical)

Each guest of Vladivostok should experience this route: fascinating, not long, but rich with impressions.

THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE

THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE

Created by an enthusiast of tropical oases; a place where you can plunge into a vivid world and shake off the worries of the day.

AUTO MARKET "ZELYONYI YGOL" (GREEN CORNER)

AUTO MARKET "ZELYONYI YGOL" (GREEN CORNER)

The famous "Zelyonka", where used Japanese cars are sold, is an example of a spontaneous people's economy, which helped the region survive the harsh 1990s.

Suifenhe

Suifenhe

"Let's go to Sunku, and grab a bite!" The local meme exaggerates the availability of the most-visited Primorye Chinese city, but not by much.

Sport and recreation complex PrimRing

Sport and recreation complex PrimRing

The PrimRing Complex simply must be seen to appreciate. And if you come at the right season there will be drifting!

SHTYKOVSKIE PONDS

SHTYKOVSKIE PONDS

This recreation park will delight with its variety of wooden architecture, clean air and the opportunity to feel like a talented craftsman.

Flowering wild rosemary

Flowering wild rosemary

The wild rosemary for us is like the flowering cherry tree to the Japanese. It is the official and most beautiful symbol of Vladivostok, which can be enjoyed forever.

WINTER FISHING

WINTER FISHING

The main winter catch in Vladivostok is smelt, which becomes a hundred times tastier if you catch it yourself.

SUMMER FISHING

SUMMER FISHING

Of course, in Vladivostok fishing in the summer a regular occurrence, but the locals love to participate in even more exciting activities such as night squid fishing and spearfishing.

ARKA GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

ARKA GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

A private gallery, open since 1995, and well known in the country's art community, in many ways guiding the artistic philosophy of the city's young artists.

WINTERING EAGLES

WINTERING EAGLES

In the winter you can see eagles in Vladivostok's city center. These majestic birds get their food from the ice-free water of the Zolotoy Rog Bay.

PIDAN (MOUNT LIVADIYSKAYA)

PIDAN (MOUNT LIVADIYSKAYA)

The most popular, most visited and most mysterious mountain in South Primorye.

Shamora

Shamora

A place known throughout Russia thanks to Mumiy Troll's eponymous album; a 30 to 40-minute drive from Vladivostok awaits this large, sandy beach.

THE CHURCHES OF VLADIVOSTOK

THE CHURCHES OF VLADIVOSTOK

The old Vladivostok churches from different religious denominations. Some survived the revolution and Soviet power to once again become centers of spiritual and cultural life for the faithful.

Underground Vladivostok

Underground Vladivostok

If you descend with the diggers, you will learn an entire underground city exists with catacombs, batteries, warehouses and galleries.

Arch of the crown prince

Arch of the crown prince

This is the place where Vladivostok residents met the future Emperor Nicholas II with bread and salt upon his visit in 1891.

Jet Capsule

Jet Capsule

  • may–september

This excursion boat came to Vladivostok from Italian shipyard, not from the future. The second one in the world belongs to The Prince of Monaco. But in our city Jet Capsule ride is available for everyone!

Spotted seals — what an amazing neighbors!

Spotted seals — what an amazing neighbors!

You can observe these cute creatures following simple rules: do not come close, do not feed and do not frighten them. Admiring and taking photographs from a distance – it’s allowed.

Cliff diving

Cliff diving

To overcome the fear of height, enjoy the flight and dive in the sea…of cheerfulness!

Izumrudnaya dolina (Emerald valley) park

Izumrudnaya dolina (Emerald valley) park

Open-air museum gives opportunity to plunge into the way of life of different folks and understand how our ancestors lived.

The large and small islands

The large and small islands

Trip «to the islands» (Russian island doesn’t count) – it’s a must summer ritual. Islands (not villages) are antipodes to cities, they are symbols of freedom and happiness.

Petrov Island

Petrov Island

A mysterious island with rich «human» history, places of power and yew tree grove.

Mumyi Troll Music Bar

Mumyi Troll Music Bar

Must visit music bar with local bands live performances.

Automotive Antiques Museums

Automotive Antiques Museums

Vladivostok, where vehicles are the main attribute of freedom and independence, has two privately owned Automotive Antiques Museums.

Retaining walls

Retaining walls

Murals on retaining walls have become a new creative trend in Vladivostok.

Vladivostok Funicular

Vladivostok Funicular

This charming little cable car is a tourists’ all-time favorite in Vladivostok.

Sailboats

Sailboats

Aristocrats of the nautical element, majestic, and proud: the frigates “Pallada” and “Nadezhda”.

Tokarevsky Lighthouse

Tokarevsky Lighthouse

Welcome to the “world’s end” — a place where the land meets the Pacific Ocean.

"Millionka"

"Millionka"

Dive into the steamy atmosphere of "Millionka" — a former city slum located right in the heart of Vladivostok.

The Far Eastern Federal University

The Far Eastern Federal University

The Far Eastern Federal University campus is not only the best educational facility in Russia, but is also a great recreational area for Vladivostok residents and guests.

Vladivostok: Architectural heritage

Vladivostok: Architectural heritage

The architectural heritage of Vladivostok is as diverse and beautiful as the city itself.

Viewpoint Eagle’s Nest

Viewpoint Eagle’s Nest

A vantage point on the Eagle’s Nest hill offers a must-see view of the city.

Sightseeing bureau "City Time"

Sightseeing bureau "City Time"

Discover Vladivostok through our bus, cycle, and — best of all — walking tours, led by the most knowledgeable tour guides in the city.

TRINITY IRISH PUB

TRINITY IRISH PUB

The “Trinity” Pub is an Irish pub in its classic sense

Lotus flowers in Primorye

Lotus flowers in Primorye

Like Hanami, the cherry blossom viewing tradition in Japan, lotus flower viewing is big in Primorye.

The Land of the Leopard

The Land of the Leopard

It is home to the rarest cat on Earth.

Come to Vladivostok!