Part of the industrial heartland in Russia, Ufa is a busy and thriving city and capital of Bashkortostan. Markets, mosques, cathedrals, theatres and over 1,000 sports facilities are on hand to make your stay relaxing and memorable.
You’re certain to enjoy the friendly welcome that awaits you in Ufa.
Top things to see and do
- Stroll around Kresto-Vozdvizhenskiy Cathedral, one of the landmark sites of the city.
- Visit one of the many museums or cultural centres for a flavour of life in the Ufa region.
- Travel in winter and admire the beauty of the snow-covered city.
- Treat yourself to some local ikra (black caviar) and champanskoe (champagne) in one of the city’s many restaurants.
Tips for travellers
With 1,300 rivers and many lakes in the province, just a short distance from the city of Ufa you can hire a small boat and spend the day fishing, taking in the beautiful Ural backdrop and vast expanses of forest and countryside.