For those guests who have some free time to walk around Smolensk, we propose the following recreation options.
Griboedov Drama Theater, the main theater of Smolensk, is located in the city center. Its repertoire includes over 30 different performances. There are productions of Russian classics and contemporary plays on its main and small stages. Every two years the theater hosts Smolensk Ark International Festival, during which the actors from Belarus, Ukraine, Sweden and other countries present to the audience their best performance.
Cinephiles would not miss any exciting premieres in the best cinemas of the city. Silver Cinema in the Galaktika Mall, a movie theater in the Tsentrifuga Entertainment Complex, and Sovremennik Movie Theater are fit up to the state of the art, and equipped with good acoustic systems and comfortable seats.
Amusement rides, catamarans, cotton candy and popcorn can be found in the Central Park of Culture and Recreation Lopatinsky Sad. This is a favorite promenade place for Smolensk citizens and visitors. In summer, beautiful swans swim in the pond, and open air cafes work there. In winter, the park turns into one of the most beautiful places in the city.
The night life of Smolensk is no less explosive than its day life. Gubernsky, Olymp, Gold nightclubs, Chaplin Café Club, A-club, and Adrenaline work all week and regularly delight their visitors with themed parties and special guests from other cities.
As far as gastronomic attractions are concerned, there are a few outlets of the Domino fast food restaurant chain – Russky Dvor café (Blonie Garden), Samovar and Donna Clara cafés located within walking distance from the hotel. Tourists are attracted not only by their homemade-like and tasty menus, but also a unique design in the Russian painted palace style. Among the worthy restaurants in the city one can also name Hagen, Viktoria, San Zhak, and Chicago restaurants, and the Ciao Italia restaurant complex that please their guests not only with good food but also with nice interiors. You can enjoy a cup of good coffee in Vanil, Shokolad, Briosh, and Terra cafés.