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Welcome to Murmansk

 
Murmansk; Worlds biggest city above Polar Circle


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Murmansk is the capital of our region and the biggest city in the World above the Polar circle. The population is about 375 thousand persons! Murmansk was born just after the First World War. The settlement was determined by the survivors as a terminal point of Murmansk railway and a quay for unloading various materials and military supplies in February 1915. The construction of living quarters for the workers began the same year. The 4th of October 1916 became a birthday of the city, when an Orthodox Church was laid (on the place of the present Palace of Culture of Kirov) and official opening of Romanov-on-Murman city. Romanov-on-Murman was renamed in Murmansk in April 1917. The city began to grow swiftly; only 2,5 thousand persons lived here in 1920 and in 1932 already 42 thousand. In the beginning the city consists of wooden buildings.

Wooden houses in the old part of Murmansk kolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandRegional Art Museum in Murmanskkolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandThe first stone building was built in Murmansk in 1927 and it still exists nowadays as a Regional Art Museum. The first stone apartment houses were built in 1935 and they decorate the centre of Murmansk till now. These are the buildings on Lenin prospect.
 

View on Lenina prospect in the centre of Murmansk kolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandAlyosha memorial of the Great Patriotic War in Murmanskkolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandThe growth of the city was interrupted once - during the Great Patriotic War. 1.400 apartment houses were destroyed and burnt as a result of German bombardments of Murmansk. The city was heroically defending itself and working, allied convoys were coming here for unloading and even fishing continued in the Barents Sea. Murmansk was awarded a rank of Hero-City for heroism shown by Murmansk dwellers during the War. A majestic monument for The Defenders of the Arctic was installed on a high hill above Murmansk in 1974 in memory of the War; a figure of a watchman with a rifle of a height of 34 meters, which is visible almost from any point of the city. The folks have christened the monument as "ALYOSHA".  He is the first to meet ships arriving to Murmansk and from his foot opens the best view of Murmansk and Kola Bay.

Museum of History and Nature in Murmansk kolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandHarbour of Murmanskkolatravel murmansk romanov-on-murman polar circle great patriotic war memorial alyosha harbour kola peninsula navy museums streets history city kola barents bay russian laplandOther interesting points of interest in Murmansk are: Museum of History and Nature, Navy museum, Museum of PINRO institute, Regional Art museum, Oceanarium and the Marine passenger terminal.

Interesting streets for walking and to get Murmansk better are: Lenin prospect, Pushkingskaya, Leningradskaya, Profsoyuzov, Sofiya Perovskaya, Samojlovoj, Knipovicha and Polarny Zori.

During our excursions we will show you almost all of these places.
Let Kola Travel guide you!

 

 

Murmansk City tour

Murmansk is a quite young city (founded in 1917), but has a rich historical past. During our Murmansk city tour you become acquainted with history, the flora and fauna of Murmansk region, the function of Murmansk city in the past, nowadays and in the future.

 
With a minibus we can visit memorial "Alyosa", the old part of the city, the first stone building, the Historical museum and the Naval Museum with several expositions about history of the Northern Navy with photographs, uniforms, items and precisely build models of ships and submarines. We will visit the harbour.
Probably you can see one of the many Atomic icebreakers, because among the worlds cities, only Murmansk can boast a fleet of powerful Atomic icebreakers for use on the Arctic seas.
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Thrilling excursion to World's First Atomic Icebreaker "Lenin"!

 

"Have you ever been on the bridge of a real Atomic Icebreaker?" With this excursion you will not only be on the bridge, but you will also visit the Captains cabin, crew cabins, galley, control rooms for communication, turbines, engines and the reactor room. It's thrilling but absolute safe.

Take this chance of your life!

Click info@kolatravel.com for more info.
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Among the worlds cities, only Murmansk can boast a fleet of powerful nuclear icebreakers for use on the Arctic seas. More info about nuclear icebreakers>>

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