10 Things to Do in Saransk That You Shouldn't Miss

Saransk is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia, as well as its financial and economic center. It is located in the Volga basin at the confluence of the Saranka and Insar Rivers, about 630 kilometers east of Moscow.

1. Mordovian Republican Fine Arts Museum S.D. Erzia

Kommunisticheskaya St., 61, Saransk 430005, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Shopping, Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Art Galleries More
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Mordovian Republican Fine Arts Museum S.D. Erzia

The Mordovian Republic Fine Arts Museum named after S.D. Erzia is one of the dynamically developing cultural and educational centres of the Republic of Mordovia, the Volga Region and Russia. The museum collection is based upon the sculptures by Stepan Erzia, a world-known artist, the pictures by Fedot Sychkov, a remarkable painter, Ilya Repin's pupil, the collection of Russian art of the 19th and the 20th centuries, the works of modern artists, folk and applied arts. Despite a comparatively short term of its existence in the cultural area of Russia, the museum already has much experience in organizing regional, state and international art exhibitions. The museum, being an integral part of the world cultural area, takes a lively interest in new creative and constructive contacts and in the ways of organizing the art exhibitions, symposiums and other cultural events connected not only with the fine arts, but also with history, literature, ethnography etc. The scientific and creative potential of the Mordovian Fine Arts Museum makes it possible to develop the museum work successfully within the context of the European cultural values. It serves the development of integration processes, because Culture and Art are the two great forces connecting people of different cultural and religious traditions.

Reviewed By BkMarks - Doha, QatarDoha, Qatar

Extraordinary Art

Very gifted and talented art. The artist was able bring life to each piece of art. The are several floors and separate areas with unique items in each area. They offer free wifi and a phone app that provides detailed descriptions. The gift shop has a vari

2. Cathedral of Saint Righteous Warrior Feodor Ushakov

Sovetskaya St., 53, Saransk 430000, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 174 reviews

Cathedral of Saint Righteous Warrior Feodor Ushakov

Reviewed By Ruslan B - Saransk, RussiaSaransk, Russia

Looks nice in the night, nothing unusual inside

This Cathedral is not old, a usual cathedral. It's rather big (one of the biggest in the Volga region), but that's all. However it looks very nice in the evening (and looks OK in the daytime), so most tourists take a photo or two with this Cathedral as a

3. A. Pushkin Park of Culture and Leisure

Krasnoarmeiskaya, 12, Saransk 430004, Russia Nature & Parks
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

A. Pushkin Park of Culture and Leisure

Reviewed By B737-800 - Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki, Finland

Place to relax

This is a good place to relax and look at the people passing by. At summer time there will be more happening.

4. Mordovia Arena

Volgogradskaya st., 1, Saransk 430009, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Arenas & Stadiums
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Mordovia Arena

Reviewed By mefa1984 - Newcastle, AustraliaNewcastle, Australia

Brand new

This stadium built for the World Cup has a very interesting and appealing design. From the outside the colours are vibrant and inside is really well structured and designed. Seating area was very comfortable. Excellent arena.

5. The Mordovian National Culture Museum

Sovetskaya St., 19, Saransk 430000, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums More
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

The Mordovian National Culture Museum

Reviewed By B737-800 - Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki, Finland

Very small museum

This was a very small museum, so you don't need very much time for it. One hour is enough, even less. But it was interesting, if you are interested in history.

6. Family Monument

Sovetskaya St., Saransk, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Family Monument

Reviewed By IvanP670

Симпатичный мини-памятник

Расположен рядом с собором Ушакова. Гости любят с ним фотографироваться. Такие памятники всегда украшают город. Главное, чтоб их было в меру

7. Yaushev State Music Theater

Sovetskaya ul., d. 60, Saransk 430000, Russia Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
76%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Yaushev State Music Theater

Reviewed By Gary W - Montreal, CanadaMontreal, Canada

Beautiful cultural centre

We had the opportunity to attend a special event that was held at the theatre. The interior was ideally suited for presentations visually and for sound. The interior was ornate, laden with marble, stain glass, and mirror finish. As a tourist,the exterior

8. John the Theologian Cathedral

Demokraticheskaya, 28, Saransk 430005, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

John the Theologian Cathedral

Reviewed By 223viktorias - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Старейшее здание Саранска

Церковь интересна хотя бы тем, что является самым старым зданием Саранска. Она была возведенная в камне в 1693 году (первоначально здание церкви в Стрелецкой слободе было деревянным). С 1991 года и до постройки собора Святого Феодора Ушакова в 2006 году с

9. Memorial Museum of Military and Labour Feat of 1941-1945

Sovetskaya St., 34A, Saransk 430000, Russia Museums, Military Museums
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Memorial Museum of Military and Labour Feat of 1941-1945

Reviewed By CambridgeChap - CambridgeCambridge

Moving

Staff very happy to show us around, none of our group could speak Russian and staff could not speak English..A place where language does not matter as the museum tells the story.

10. Church of St. Nicholas

Volgogradskaya, 90, Saransk 430009, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 13 reviews

Church of St. Nicholas

Reviewed By 223viktorias - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Церковь Николая Чудотворца

Никольская церковь, построенная в 19 веке, некогда была пригородной, но времена меняются и город разросся, так что это уже почти центр. До храма удобно добираться общественным транспортом, рядом остановка.

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