Welcome to Yoshkar-Ola
Dear guests! Welcome to Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari El republic. It is the land of wonderful nature, numerous pure lakes and rivers, and of course, the pearl of all this – the city of Yoshkar-Ola. In this section of the site you will learn why it’s become so popular among tourists from all over the world and what you might expect when you come here.
Holidays and Festivals of Mari El
In Mari El republic and its capital, Yoshkar-Ola, quite a number of festivals and holidays are celebrated every year. They are visited by many people and really popular. On this page you can find some of them.
Good places to have a walk in Yoshkar-Ola
For many years Yoshkar-Ola has been called the “green city” because of many trees, flowers, gardens and other green spaces. Currently, besides that there are many beautiful and interesting places for having long walks in the city: new alleys and boulevards, squares and parks. You can just walk along the streets admiring the city landscape and enjoying the beauty of flora.
Churches and cathedrals of Yoshkar-Ola
From the architectural and cultural point of view religious institutions can be of great interest when you want to get to know the city. Yoshkar-Ola is the city of many religions: Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Islam and even paganism. Currently, orthodox churches and cathedrals are in majority in Yoshkar-Ola. Here you can find the list of the most worthy ones.
Museums of Yoshkar-Ola
When visiting the capital of Mari El republic, the city of Yoshkar-Ola, you definitely should have find some time to visit one of its museums. They are all different and you can learn everything you want to know about the history of Yoshkar-Ola and Mari El republic, its culture and just have fun!
The Theatres of Yoshkar-Ola
When visiting this or that city we learn about the history of it, admire city views and attractions but in order to really get to know the city, to learn its soul and heart it’s necessary to learn about the cultural life of the city, that is visit at least one of the theatres. There are several theatres in Yoshkar-Ola, you can find the list of them on this page and choose something to your taste.
Mari El, the land of lakes
Mari El republic in Russia has all grounds to name itself the land of lakes as there are more than 200 lakes on its territory. They differ by its origin (karst or plunge-basin; interdune; river lakes that were formed by the remains of rivers), by size and by depth. But there is one thing that unites all the lakes: they all are amazingly beautiful and a lot of people enjoy their purity and primevalness.
Monuments of Yoshkar-Ola
Yoshkar-Ola is a historical city, so it’s no wonder that it’s rich in different places of interest, sculptural compositions and monuments to historical famous personalities.
10 best ideas for souvenirs from Russia
What to bring from Russia to your relatives and friends? Here you can find some advice.
Here you can find some means of accomodation that we offer you in different cities that you are to visit during your excursion tour.
Places of Interest of Yoshkar-Ola
Dear tourists! Here is an example of the sightseeing in Yoshkar-Ola, which you can book in our company. Our guided tour includes the inspection of the following visitor attractions:
Things good to know when you come to Russia and Mari El republic
Here you can find some information you should keep in mind when you come to a foreign country like Russia.
About the city of Yoshkar-Ola
Yoshkar-Ola is the capital of Mari El Republic, Russia. It is situated on the banks of the river Malaya Kokshaga, the Volga affluent. The name of the city Yoshkar-Ola is translated as "red". Local people are sure that it means "beautiful". You will have a chance to see if it’s true!
Modern Yoshkar-Ola through photos