During this tour you will see the historical center of Ulan Ude located along the river banks like a fancy amphitheater with its 1- and 2-storey houses that belonged to merchants of the 18th-19th century, the main square with the most extravagant monument to Lenin, the Holy Trinity and the Hodigitria Cathedrals, the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theater and other historical monuments.

  • Lenin Head on the main square sculptured in 1972 is quite possibly the largest in the world. It is one of the city’s symbols and one of the most popular post card objects.
  • Buryat State Opera and Ballet Theater. This is possibly one of the greatest bargains you will find on your trip. Recently performed ballets and operas include Faust, Swan Lake, Carmen, Barber of Seville, 1001 Nights and Madame Butterfly. Built on a hill by Moscow and Buryat architects, the theater looks very attractive with its beautiful exterior decorations and ornate interiors.
  • Cathedral of Hodigitria. This old Russian church is the first stone building of Verkhneudinsk (1741).
  • Great Merchants’ Rows. An architectural monument of the early 19th century decorated with wood and stone carvings is a beautiful example of Russian classicism.