Ufa is located in the Southern Urals on the banks of the Belaya River. This is a city that has its own unique flavor and architecture, unlike other cities in Russia.
The population of the city is just over 1 million people. Ufa is the greenest city with a million-plus population in the country! There are 202 square meters of green areas per person here that is why everyone who comes to this wonderful city notes its clean air despite the fact that Ufa is called the "oil capital"!
Ufa ranks 2nd in Russia in the rating of living comfort.
LOCATION AND CLIMATE
The climate is temperate, so there are no sudden temperature changes! The average temperature in summer is from +20 to +25 °C. Average temperatures in winter are from -7 to -10°C.
The flight to Moscow from Ufa will take you only 2 hours, and to St. Petersburg - 2 hours 50 minutes. And it will take you only 3 hours to fly to Sochi, a city that is considered "Russian Miami".
Hundreds of nationalities live in Ufa! Russians predominate – 50%, Tatars make up 28%, Bashkirs - 15%. Ukrainians, Chuvash, Mari, Belarusians, Mordvins, Armenians, Germans, Jews, and Azerbaijanis also live there. No other city in the country has such a harmonious combination of different nationalities and centuries-old mutual respect for Christianity and Islam.
WHAT SIGHTS TO SEE
Connoisseurs of architecture here will definitely enjoy beautiful churches, mosques and many other buildings! During the day you can go for a walk in the park, you can also visit numerous theaters and museums.
There is a beautiful promenade along the Belaya River.
The "Lala-Tulip" mosque-madrasah, an Islamic cultural and educational center, is one-of-a-kind.
WHERE CAN I GO?
Go to "Art KVADRAT" - a leisure center with art salons, craft workshops, cafes and bars. Entertainment, educational, creative and social events take place here: theatrical performances, workshops, concerts.
Ufa is a sports city. There are many sports grounds, fitness clubs, tennis courts, and ice arenas for hockey players and figure skaters here. Favorite sports in Ufa are hockey and football.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR THE WEEKEND
• Ufa is located in the Urals, and this is one of the most picturesque regions of Russia. For weekends you can go to national parks, nature reserves, climb mountains or visit caves!
• Be sure to visit Cook-Karauk – a delightful 12-meter waterfall.
• Another place is also very popular - just 50 km from Ufa there is a Blue Lake — a karst funnel filled with crystal clear blue water that never freezes, its temperature is only +5 ° C all year round.
• Don't forget about mountain skiing! After all, this is the Urals, and there is a huge selection of ski resorts and trails of different levels, where you can ski and snowboard here!
Ufa is a big youth city where you will definitely never be bored!