The city’s name in Old Russian means: “Rule the East”. Seaport and administrative center of Primorsky Krai (region), extreme southeastern Russia. The town was founded in 1860 as a Russian military outpost.

During World War I, Vladivostok was the chief Pacific entry port for military supplies and railway equipment sent to Russia from the United States. It became the main Russian port on the Pacific Ocean in 1873 and received city status in 1880. With a population of about 700,000, it is today the capital of Primorye – the Maritime Territory of the Russian Far East – and home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. Thanks to its advantageous location near China, Korea, and Japan, Vladivostok early on became a center of international trade, diplomacy, and cooperative business ventures.
Vladivostok is the largest historical center of Primorsky Krai. There are more than two hundred monuments. Buildings of the late XIX and the early XX century adjoin buildings constructed at the end of the XX century. Monuments of Russian wooden architecture of the end of the XIX century can also be seen.

  • Federal subject:

    Primorsky Krai

  • GPS coordinates:

    43°08′N 131°54′E

  • Area:

    331.16 square km

  • Population:


  • The highest point:

    Eagle’s Nest Hill (199 m)

  • The most visited attraction:

    Primorsky Aquarium

  • Climate:

    Monsoon-influenced humid continental

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    Eagle’s Nest is Vladivostok’s most famous viewpoint, popular with both locals and visitors. This place is also the city’s highest point, with a unique history. The peak was originally
    named Mount Klykov after the prominent explorer of Russia’s Far East. The name ‘Eagle’s Nest’ is a reference to the main episode of the Russo-Turkish war, the defense of the
    Shipka Pass. The viewpoint offers a magnificent view of the Golden Horn Bay, particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset.


    This complex of unique fortifications is rightfully considered one of the most powerful coastal fortresses in the world. The Vladivostok Fortress is a giant compound that includes numerous facilities and units. They are scattered over a vast territory, from the suburbs of Vladivostok to the islands of the Peter the Great Bay. The ‘Vladivostok Fortress’ Museum
    is located on the beautiful and busy Sportivnaya Embankment. The collection comprises photographs, plans, models and items related to the coastal defense and fortification of
    Vladivostok. The collection’s historic value is recognized in Russia and abroad.


    Inimitable nature of Primorye, blue sea, picturesque bays, majestic coastal rocks, wonderful beaches and a number of unique fortifications – all these are gathered on the Russky Island, the biggest one in the Peter the Great Gulf and the nearest one to the Vladivostok mainland. It is separated from the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, on whose hills the
    city stands, by the Eastern Bosporhus straight. The island has several good sights: the FEFU campus with a promenade, the Primorsky Oceanarium, the Novik recreation center,
    beaches and the remains of numerous fortifications of the Vladivostok military fortress. Here you will find plenty of opportunities for recreation: indulge yourself on its cozy beaches, arrange picnics on the seashore, fish or dive.


    The С-56 submarine was on watch during the World War II and is considered the USSR’s most efficient submarine of the time. The boat made 8 raids and launched 12 torpedo attacks in just one and a half years, destroying 14 enemy ships. In 1975, the C-56 was turned into a museum. Here, visitors can experience the atmosphere of this unusual place, climb
    through authentic hatches dividing the boat’s sections, look into the periscope and sit on a sailor’s bunk.



    Number of rooms: 153
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 50 km
    Address: 29 Semyonovskaya str., Vladivostok, Russia 690091


    LOTTE HOTEL VLADIVOSTOK is a five-star executive class hotel that has become a venue for many important social and economic events. It is located in the business and cultural center of Vladivostok: there are shopping centers, supermarkets, and major attractions nearby. Its 153 rooms share a common idea – to provide the ultimate service with their refined combination of colors, decor and panoramic views of the Amur Bay and the Golden Bridge. A wide range of amenities include: two restaurants (Korean and European cuisines), a gym, a sauna, a massage room, a swimming pool, laundry, a beauty salon, a flower salon, a tour desk, currency exchange, ATMs , a business centre, and more.


    Number of rooms: 113
    Distance to the city centre: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 47 km
    Address: 44 Partizansky avenue, Vladivostok, Russia, 690106


    This four-star hotel is located on the site of a former tool factory. The lower floors of the factory were preserved and turned into the hotel’s reception and restaurant. Its designers added wood, leather and warm light the original brick walls, creating a modern loft interior. A glass elevator with an illuminated concrete shaft brings the guests to the reception area. The hotel has been awarded four stars and therefore provides services travellers would expect: free Wi-Fi, parking, laundry, and a meeting room. Rooms have a mini-bar, toiletries, and a bathrobe. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the Ogonyok restaurant. Instead of offering a typical buffet, guests can choose from four sets featuring two entrees and a drink. The hotel’s location is great for guests who come on business, but it might not be the best choice for leisure travellers, since it’s rather distant from the city centre and its main attractions.


    Number of rooms: 378
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 50 km
    Address: 10 Naberezhnaya str., Vladivostok, Russia, 690091


    AZIMUT Hotel Vladivostok is conveniently located in the city center, nearby all the major highlights, and within a walking distance of the passenger sea terminal and the railway station. The AZIMUT international hotel chain is represented in Vladivostok by two hotels, standing one by the other and partly sharing their extensive infrastructure. AZIMUT Hotel Vladivostok was completely renovated in 2015. It makes part of AZIMUT Business Complex and is currently the largest hotel in the city. All of its rooms were designed according to the Azimut’s SMART concept, its major principles being minimalistic functional design, sober colours and the “smart” use of space. Many rooms have views
    of the ocean. You will enjoy the hotel’s gym with its most modern, cutting-edge equipment, the bar and the PORT AVENUE seafood restaurant, where you can invite your friends or business partners for a dinner.


    Number of rooms: 86
    Distance to the city centre: 9 km
    Distance to the airport: 43 km
    Address: 23 Yeniseyskaya street, Vladivostok, Russia 690039


    BAY GARDEN is a modern 4-star hotel, located in the Vladivostok business district by the sea, only 10-15 minutes’ drive to all major highlights. All rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an iron with an ironing board, a separate dining area with a microwave and a kettle, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries, and a desk. The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant and a bar, 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and self-service laundry, conference rooms, free Wi-Fi and parking for guests.


    Number of rooms: 26
    Distance to the city centre: 27 km
    Distance to the airport: 23 km
    Address: 290 Makovsky street, Vladivostok City, Primorsky region, Russia, 690054


    VILLA ARTE is a baroque-style hotel, located in the suburbs of Vladivostok. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and a minibar, bathrooms come with slippers and bathrobes. European and Russian cuisines are served in the Villa Arte’s restaurant, decorated with gilded furnishings and ceiling drawings. There’s a beautiful summer terrace where guests can also enjoy their meals. Relax in a sauna and take a dip into the swimming pool. A massage room and billiards are also available on site, as well as private parking and free WiFi, a conference room and a banquet hall.


    Number of rooms: 201
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 50 km
    Address: 9 Naberezhnaya street, Vladivostok City, Primorsky region, Russia, 690091


    A-HOTEL Amur Bay is a budget hotel in Vladivostok, located a short distance away from the sea shore and the city centre, the sports harbour and yacht clubs, and only a few minutes‘ drive to the famous Golden Bridge and less than an hour by train or by taxi to the airport The hotel meets international standards of the chain and has everything to make your trip comfortable: cozy beds, an ergonomic working place, free Wi-Fi throughout. This hotel offers all basic services and amenities you might expect from a modern hotel, including free Wi-Fi, helpful multilingual staff at the 24h reception desk, a well-equipped business centre, a beauty salon with a massage room to help you relax after your business meeting, car rental and assistance in arranging your transportation. In the evening try its Café “DE KASS” dinner menu is with your friends or business partners. Pamper yourself with pan-Asian cuisine at PORT AVENUE, a restaurant with a subtle naval feel in the neighboring AZIMUT Hotel Vladivostok.


    Number of rooms: 111
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 47 km
    Address: 41 Gogol str., Vladivostok, Russia, 690990


    Guests of Avanta Hotel Vladivostok enjoy its central location. The hotel occupies a seven-storied building with panoramic views over the city landscape. Each room features a double bed or twin beds, a private bathroom with shower cubicle and toiletry accessories, a minibar, a kettle and tableware, a wardrobe, a desk, an LCD TV, Wi-Fi. You can upgrade
    to a suite for a more spacious room and extra services. The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, safety deposit boxes for each room, laundry services, gifts shop, room-service, car rental and special rates on a gym and a medical centre nearby.


    Number of rooms: 57
    Distance to the city centre: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 53 km
    Address: 3 Krygin street, Vladivostok, Russia, 690065


    The Gavan Hotel opened in 1993. It is located on the Shkot peninsula – only a five-minutes’ drive from the historical, business and cultural centre of Vladivostok. Guests arriving by car will appreciate its convenient location and easy access to parking. Its spacious rooms with a classic design and cozy, comfortable furnishings are equipped with a flatscreen TV, a bathroom with a bath and toiletries. Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the hotel. All rooms have a balcony. The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, a banquet hall, three conference rooms, a wellness centre with a sauna and a hammam, laundry service, daily housekeeping, transfers.


    Number of rooms: 88
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 50 km
    Address: 29 Bestuzhev str., Vladivostok, Russia, 690003


    Located in the historical and administrative centre of Vladivostok, Zhemchuzhina Hotel places its guests within easy reach of the railway station and the sea terminal. A 10-minutes’ walk can bring them to the beautiful embankment, while a drive to the airport takes about 50 minutes. Standard rooms feature a double bed or twin beds, a desk or a coffee table, a wardrobe, TV, a fridge and the necessary tableware, and a private bathroom. The hotel’s services and facilities include a café, a karaoke bar, a sauna with a swimming pool and a
    lounge, an ironing room, a business centre, billiards, Wi-Fi, laptop rental, laundry and clothes repair services.

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