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Sightseeing in Barnaul - what to see. Complete travel guide

Barnaul - the capital of the Altai Territory and the breadbasket of Siberia, a beautiful ancient city, founded in the middle of the XVIII century. Territorially it is located in the south of Western Siberia, where the Barnaulka River flows into the mighty Ob. The city is quite large; it is the cultural and educational center of Western Siberia. There are many theaters, museums and ancient monuments of architecture. In Soviet times, the city was exceptionally industrial; the crisis of the complex 90s did not reflect its appearance in the best way.
In the modern city you can find a variety of restaurants, as well as many cozy cafes and bars. Such national Barnaul cuisine is not here, because the city is multinational, and the … Open
Now that the crisis is far behind, Barnaul is rapidly developing and flourishing, new office buildings of glass and concrete are being built in the center, which surprisingly change its appearance. It is worth noting that Barnaul is the unofficial capital of Altai, one of the oldest cities in the region and a popular tourist center. By population, Barnaul ranks second in Russia among cities that are not administrative centers.
About Barnaul and its history, a lot of interesting things can be told. The building, which now houses the city administration, previously belonged to the Russian general. He was a terribly jealous man, who madly loved his young wife. According to one of the legends, while in a fit of jealousy, the general walled up his wife in the wall of living room of his family mansion, but this gloomy history has not been formally confirmed. Eyewitnesses say that since then a ghost in the image of a young lady who demands revenge has been seen repeatedly in the building, what Mark Yudalevich told about in detail in his play "The Blue Lady". Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Barnaul is incredibly interesting from an excursion point of view. It clearly does not lack a lot of attractions and cultural sites. It should be borne in mind that initially Barnaul was an … Open
There is another city legend in Barnaul, connected with the name of a large industrialist Akinfiy Demivov, who smelted silver at his factories. The industrialist was convicted of illegal activities, and the government decided to transfer all of his factories to the state treasury. On May 1, 1747, the factories passed to the state, and the desperate industrialist, before dying, cursed them. Since then, in places where old factories were located, catastrophes and unexplained calamities often occur. It is worth mentioning that they happen in early May. A unique symbol of the city is the monument of Lenin, which is in many Russian cities, but only in Barnaul in the composition of the monument is there also a drapery. In the famous British guidebook "Lonely Planet" this monument was ironically called "Lenin Toreador".
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Sightseeing in Russia: things to see

The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings. … Open
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