Tobolsk has a huge tourism potential. Interesting architectural sights, original local cuisine and large-scale events attract tourists from all over the country. According to statistics,  every fourth guest of Tobolsk comes back here again to get to know the beautiful Siberian city closer. 

If you are looking for an interesting travel destination, we present you 5 arguments in favor of Tobolsk. We are sure you will be happy with your choice.

History and architecture

Modern buildings in Tobolsk are organically combined with unique ancient architecture. The Tobolsk Kremlin, erected on a high hill, is visible from almost anywhere in the city. This is the last Kremlin built in Russia and the only stone building of its kind beyond the Urals. Today, numerous museums are located inside the Kremlin walls. Visit Sophia-Assumption Cathedral, Rentereya (Swedish Chamber), Gostiny Dvor, Governor's Palace, Prison Castle.

Tobolsk — the birthplace of many famous people who made the glory and pride of Russia: the founder of modern chemistry Dmitri Mendeleev, composer and author of "Evening Bells"; and "Nightingale" Alexander Alyabyev, the itinerant artist Vasily Perov and others 


Tobolsk has a rich cultural life, many interesting entertainment and educational events take place here. 

Tourist complex "Abalak"  annually holds a festival of historical reconstruction "Abalakskoye Pole", dedicated to the history of the early Middle Ages. In July, you should definitely visit "Summer in the Tobolsk Kremlin" — music festival, where world-famous performers performed in different years: People's Artist of Russia Dmitry Hvorostovsky, soloists of the St. Petersburg State Academic Mariinsky Theater, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, Helikon-Opera troupe. 

In August, painters from all over Russia gather for the plein air "Art-Tobolsk". For 20 days, artists paint landscapes inspired by the beautiful Tobolsk and its environs.

Siberian cuisine

Tobolsk, which stands at the confluence of two famous Siberian rivers, the Irtysh and Tobol, is famous for its rich fish catches. Delicious dishes from freshly caught river fish — pride and calling card of the local cuisine. Do not miss the opportunity to try rasstegai, Siberian dumplings stuffed with fish.

Tobolsk establishments also offer game dishes, stroganina, fruit drinks from wild berries and other delicacies. The gastronomic festival «Ear Queen», in which 18 restaurants of the city take part at once, – a real paradise for gourmets!

Mammoth tusk souvenirs

During archaeological excavations in the region, the remains of mammoths were found, and the complete skeleton of this ancient animal is exhibited in the Provincial Museum. Indigenous northern peoples have long been engaged in bone carving. Products made from ivory and mammoth bones are traditional for these places, so you have the opportunity to take home a truly unique souvenir. 

Comfortable to get to and live

It is easy to get to Tobolsk by plane —  modern comfortable airport "Remezov" daily receives many flights from all over Russia. Air traffic is constantly expanding — flights to Samara, Novy Urengoy and Nizhnekamsk were launched in 2023.

We recommend staying in Tobolsk during your trip at the AZIMUT Hotel Tobolsk. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the airport, 4 km from the Tobolsk Kremlin. The location is ideal for walking around the historic city center. During the festivals "Summer in the Tobolsk Kremlin" and "Art-Tobolsk" the hotel hosts participants and guests of events, so the load is increased.

Tobolsk is waiting for a visit, and everyone will surely find their own reason for visiting the beautiful old Siberian city.