Omsk (Russia)

Omsk Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Chelsea Marie Hicks

4/10 on the way from Moscow to Beijing

Omsk is a city in Russia south-western Siberia of 1 million peopl
Stop on the Trans-Siberian Railroad
Historical 19th century center, museums, theaters and churches (most notably Assumption Cathedral)

If you were to track the route the crow flies from Moscow to Beijing, Omsk would be on its path after it has finished about 4/10 of its journey (Novosibirks lies half way). This industrial city and regional economic hub of over a million people in the south west of Siberia indeed lies quite far out of the way, and we would say only worth a visit if you are traveling along the Trans-Siberian Railroad which stops here.

That is not to say that Omsk, on the banks of the Irtysh River, is without its attractions. The city boasts an historical center - the around around Lyubinsky Avenue - where you find attractive 19th century buildings filled with shops, clubs and restaurants that wouldn't look out of place anywhere else in Europe. In terms of museums, the Fine Arts Museum and State Museum of Regional History are recommended.

Its most spectacular landmark however, is the pictured Assumption Cathedral. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Omsk is a city in Russia. It has a population of 1,154,116, is situated at an altitude of 246ft and the best airport to fly into is OMS (Omsk, Omsk)
  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian ruble (RUB)

Omsk Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

10 14 27 48 66 75 77 73 61 46 25 14

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

0.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.4 2 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.1

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