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Sights of Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, located on the northern Russia. The city is full of numerous sights and interactive tourist attractions that draw attention of every visitor. On this page you will be able to see the full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Petrozavodsk. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.


Onego Monument

Onego Monument

On the city promenade you can find a stunningly beautiful and very romantic sculpture named Onego. It is a slender young warrior in a boat. This sculpture is a gift to Petrozavodsk city from the Leningrad Region. Holding a spear in one hand, the warrior is leaning against a shield. At the bottom you can see the inscription «Petrozavodsk 1703-2003. A gift from a Leningrad region». The monument is 7,5 m in height.

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Monument to Peter the Great

Monument to Peter the Great

On the Onega river promenade which we can call an open-air museum you can find a monument to the founder of the city - the Emperor Peter the Great. That was Olonets Governor G.G. Grigoriev who commissioned the installation of the monument to Peter I in Petrozavodsk in honor of the 200th an niversary of the Emperor in 1871. The location for the monument was in the centre of the historic Circular Square, which was named Petrovskaya then.

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Tree of wishes

Tree of wishes

A tree of wishes appeared on an Onego embankment in 1996. The idea of its author — Kent Andersen from Umeo (Petrozavodsk sister city) was to help the inhabitants of the city as well as the guests to make their dreams come true.

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Tubingen panels

Tubingen panels

There are various names given to Tubingen panels by its citizens such as “Keys”, “Thinking reed (i.e. a long grass)”, “Sky-diver death”, among many others. Truth be told, you can hardly imagine what exactly these odd looking metal panels of various shapes and sizes really mean.

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