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Ufa is one of the largest (with over a million residents) and most beautiful cities in Russia.
The city was founded in 1586.
- 1 Ufa International Airport (UFA IATA) (Airport lies southeast of the city and not so far from the city center.). There is at least one flight a day to Moscow and to St. Petersburg. There are also flights to Turkey.
A taxi from the train station to the airport takes about 25-35 minutes and can cost $15-25. Public transportation to and from the airport is uncomplicated, as there is direct bus service between the airport and the city center.
There are mashrutkas and buses that go all over the city and run very frequently. These can be hard to figure out if you can't read Russian so look up the route on yandex before heading out. Pay right before getting off, not as you get on. The drivers will make change for 50- or 100-ruble notes.
Statue of Salavat Yuliev - In the summer there are beautiful gardens around the statue and in the winter there are huge ice slides.
Victory Park - Park dedicated to the Great Patriotic War located in the Chorney Kofka part of Ufa. It has many monuments, artillery guns and a tank.
The House Museum of Lenin - Dostoevsky, 78 - Entry: RUB25.
Mega is a huge mall outside of the city with an Ikea, Ashan Hypermarket, H&M, and many other stores.
- Mado Bistro, ul. Lenin 16 (Just opposite to McDonald's). Recommended. Offers meals for about 200R.
- Tasty Tramcar (in the square outside of Guest's Yard (mall) on Lenin). Only open in the summer. Good cheap schwarma and donuts. The schwarma is like a Russian burrito. ~RUB70 per person.
- Lido, Pushkin, 94 or Mendeleev, 201b. Don't eat anything from the hot bar.
In the summer, there are good places for shashlik everywhere, usually in squares or outside of malls. ~RUB300 per person.
- Indochina, ul. Communist 80. A great Chinese restaurant, one of the few places in Ufa where you can get something that is spicy. They have normal Western-style Chinese dishes such as egg rolls, sweet and sour pork, etc. and a few unusual things as well. ~RUB500 per person.
- BeerBerry, ul. Komsomol 140. European and Japanese food and good beer, and the wheat beer is particularly good. The menu has pictures so it's easy to order if you don't speak Russian. ~RUB600 per person.
- Raisins, ul. Gogol 60/1. Great Uzbek food and reasonably priced hookahs. They have belly dancers and live Eastern music on some nights. ~RUB500 per person.
- Brau Haus (inside of "Flames of Ufa" entertainment complex.). European restaurant and microbrewery. Good dark beer, sausages and other food. On weekends they have live music but there's a RUB200 per person entrance fee, and the music is not that good. ~RUB500 per person without the entrance fee..
- 1st Kalyannaya.
- A Kafe.
- LaRuch. If you are in business and want to have a nice dinner, go here. It is not cheap, but it is really nice.
- McHighlander, ul. Karl Marx 24/1. Scottish-themed restaurant and microbrewery. Good Scottish eggs and excellent decor. ~RUB800 per person.
- Svoya companiya.
There are several nice hotels in Ufa: President Hotel, Bashkortostan Hotel, Amaks-Tourist Hotel and Azimut, but the best are Eurasia Hotel, President Hotel and Bashkortostan Hotel as they are the most comfortable. President Hotel is located in the city but in the forest zone. Bashkortostan Hotel located in the historical part of the city on Lenina Street.
Lime Ufa offers short term apartments.