Astrakhan is the city in the Southern Federal District.

The year of foundation is 1558.

The population is more than 500 thousand.

Astrakhan is situated 25 meters below global ocean level.

In centuries past there were the capitals of the Khazare Khaganate, the Golden Horde, and the Astrakhan Khanate in the territory of contemporary Astrakhan region of Russian Federation.

There is a lotus valley in the Astrakhan region. Plenty of lotos flowers are opening in the Volga River delta from the end of July to the beginning of September.

Airport in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, International Airport website in the Russian language

Railway Terminal in Astrakhan

Station Astrahan (Вокзал Астрахань) in the Russian, and English languages

Astrakhan Bus Station

Astrakhan Bus Station website in the Russian language

The best time for visiting Astrakhan is from May to September.

Attractions in Astrakhan:

Astrakhan Kremlin
Astrakhan Museum of Local Lore
Museum of Astrakhan Culture
House of the Merchant G.V. Tetyushinov, the Museum and Cultural Center
Volga River Embankment
Velimir Khlebnikov House Museum
Swan Lake
Exhibition Hall “Zeughaus”
Museum of Astrakhan City
Astrakhan Military Hall of Fame
Park Planeta
Petrovsky Fountain
Memorial House of B.M. Kustodiev
Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet
Astrakhan State Art Museum
Frogs and Toads Museum
Marriage Palace
White Mosque
Ivanovsky Monastery
John Chrysostom Church
Mosque in Bolshie Isady
Baky Mosque
M.A. Shelekhov Estate
Convent of the Annunciation
Bolshie Isady Market
Mariinskaya Girl’s High School

Attractions in the Astrakhan Region

Museum of Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev in Altanzhyr
Selitrennoe Ancient Settlement
Baskunchak Lake
Astrakhansky Nature Reserve
Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Nature Reserve
Sarai Batu
Lotus Valley
Museum of Russian Water-Melon
Museum of Local Fishing in Ikryanoe
Museum of Local Fishing in Oranzherei
Chiorniy Yar Museum of Local History
Liman Museum of Local History
Enotaevka Museum of Local History
Museum of Gaziza Samitova in Kamenniy Yar
Khosheutovsky Khurul (Pagoda)
Monument “Wing of Icarus”

It is convenient to travel from Astrakhan to:

  • Moscow – 2 hours 10 min trip by plane.