human settlement in Yeniseysk Urban Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Yeniseysk (Russian: Енисе́йск yee-nee-SYAYSK) is a town in the Krasnoyarsk Region. It is a historic and architectural gem located on the great Yenisey River; one of the first Russian settlements in Siberia. Russia has proposed that the town be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Get inEdit

Yeniseysk is located close to the much larger, but much less interesting, Lesosibirsk; it may be easier to take a bus to Lesosibirsk from Krasnoyarsk and then to transfer to a more local bus going to Yeniseysk.

Yeniseysk has a nearby small airport, possibly served by KrasAir from Krasnoyarsk.

Get aroundEdit


The Cathedral of Assumption.
The Church of the Transfiguration in Yeniseysk
  • 1 Cathedral of Assumption (Успенский собор), ul. Dudareva, 7. A prime example of Siberian Baroque architecture, this church was built in late 18th century.
  • 2 Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Raboche-Krestyanskaya ul., 103.
  • Fotoizba Museum, Lenina St., 81, +7 39195 2-27-26, . 10:00-15:00. Fotoizba provides fascinating tours based on the history of the old imperial settlement of Yeniseysk, everyday life and the fortunes of its inhabitants. The tours are conducted (in Russian) by the founder of Fotoizba, Peter, and his spouse Nadezhda. With distinctive exhibits and historic photographs of the town, the arrangements in the house and its courtyard create a unique atmosphere of the distant past. Artefacts have been carefully collected and restored by the owner himself.






  • 1 Eniseyskaya (Енисейская), ul. Lenina, 133, +7 (39195) 26-358. Old, rustic and comfortable. Not to mention it is just about the only option for lodging in town.

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