This is one of the largest squares in Europe. It is located between Vilonovskaya, Chapaevskaya, Krasnoarmeiskaya and Galaktionovskaya streets, in the center of the historic part of the city. In 2018 the square will welcome the FIFA Fan Festival which is one is the main events of the World Cup.
Every city guest comes to that square when arriving to Samara by train. Here you can see the Railway Station building. It is a whole complex of various structures, and the main building uprushes to the sky for 85 meters. From that tower everyone can get a bird's-eye view of the city. At the square you can also notice the statue of the main character of Eldar Ryazanov’s comedy “Beware of the car” Jury Detochkin.
It is one of the best city sightseeing platforms from which you can see the Volga right riverside. In the center of the square there is the Monument of Glory, that was created in the honor of aviation industry workers made a gigantic contribution to the Great Victory. There is the Eternal Flame and the Mother Motherland bas relief near the monument
The Chapaev square is known for the Strukovsky Garden and the Drama Theatre looking like a gingerbread house. In the center of the square there is a monument for Vasily Chapaev, the legendary red commander.
It is located at the crossing of Ventseka street and Kuybyshev street. Here the first Samara monument of Alexander II was installed in 1889. When the Soviets came, the monument was removed and substituted with a monument of Vladimir Lenin.
The monument of Soyuz rocket carrier was installed in Samara at the Kozlov Square near the “Rossiyskaya” metro station in honor of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight jubilee and R-7 rocket vehicle produced in Samara since 1958. The monument is the real R-7 rocket carrier that holds the construction and the metal building. The total height of the building is 68 meters, the weight is 20 tons.