The climate is continental with
warm, humid summers and severely cold winters. Temperatures range from 20 °C to 25 °C in summer
and -18 °C
to -20 °C
in mid-winter. The skies are often clear, but heavy rain is possible during
is located 18 km from the city centre.
Transport to the city centre: taxis
and buses (the routes and timetable are displayed in the arrivals hall).
To enquire about visa requirements, please contact
the Moscow Consulate Department on (495) 961-3871; mobile (495) 9709328.
Alternatively, please refer directly
to the local immigration authorities or your travel agent.
Russian Ruble (RUB)
Government: 0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday
Banks: 0900 to 1800 Monday to Friday
Shops: 24 hours Monday to Saturday
International car rental companies, taxis,
public buses, trams, trolleys and underground trains.
The Novosibirsk metro is the cheapest and easiest
way to move around the city. The fee for one trip on the Metro is the same whatever
the distance travelled.
is famous for its theatres. The most important is the Novosibirsk State
Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, situated at 36 Krasny Prospect. Other great
theatres include the Novosibirsk State Drama Theatre and the Novosibirsk
Academic Youth Theatre “Globus”.
Pervomaisky Park is conveniently
located at the centre of the city, while the Botanic Garden, with its small
river and the lake, is a great place for a picnic lunch. The big Novosibirsk
Zoo has one of the largest collection of weasel and cat species in the world.
Museums and galleries include
the Museum of Art; the Regional Museum of Local Culture
and History; the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian
Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the “No Soap”
Gallery; and the “Chernoff” Gallery.