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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
[[Image:Barnaul_-_building_with_spire.jpg|thumb|250px| The Building with spire]]
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[[Image:Barnaul_-_building_with_spire.jpg|thumb|250px| The Building with spire, one of the city's landmarks]]
  
 
The city was founded in the XVIII century as a center of silver and copper mining, and has a population of over 600,000.
 
The city was founded in the XVIII century as a center of silver and copper mining, and has a population of over 600,000.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[Image:YakovlevnPolyakov.jpg|thumb|150px| The house of merchants Yakovlev and Polyakov]]
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[[Image:YakovlevnPolyakov.jpg|thumb|150px|left| The house of merchants Yakovlev and Polyakov]]
The foundation year of the city is unknown and is either 1730 or 1739. The name of founding father is Akinfey Demidov, a Russian mine-owner who started copper extraction and melting in the region. Later on his business spread to the gold and silver and the family reached all-Russian scale. The city became a fort and built a dam. This activity was major for centuries to come. Except that, nature and geography explorers never abandoned this Siberian place. Pyotr Petrovich Semyonov Tian-Shansky and Alexander von Humboldt lead their expedition routes across the city.
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The foundation year of the city is unknown and is either 1730 or 1739. The name of founding father is Akinfey Demidov, a Russian mine-owner who started copper extraction and melting in the region. Later on his business spread to the gold and silver and the family reached all-Russian scale. The city became a fort and built a dam. This activity was major for centuries to come. Except that, nature and geography explorers never abandoned this Siberian place. Pyotr Petrovich Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky] and Alexander von Humboldt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_von_Humboldt] lead their expeditions across the city.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
[[Image:Barnaul station.jpg|thumb|150px| Barnaul Railway Station]]
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[[Image:Barnaul station.jpg|thumb|200px| Barnaul Railway Station]]
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''Wikitravel has a guide to [[Trans-Siberian Railway]].''
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The travel from Moscow takes 2.5 days and covers 3500km.
 
The travel from Moscow takes 2.5 days and covers 3500km.
*№036В/№036Н Barnaul — [[Moscow]] — Barnaul — 1st class train  «Altai»
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*№036В/№036Н Barnaul — [[Moscow]] — Barnaul — '''firmenniy''' train  «Altai»
 
*№509/№510 Barnaul — [[Omsk]] — [[Adler]] - Barnaul — from 16 June to 1 September.
 
*№509/№510 Barnaul — [[Omsk]] — [[Adler]] - Barnaul — from 16 June to 1 September.
 
*№613/№614 Barnaul — [[Karasuk]] — Barnaul.
 
*№613/№614 Barnaul — [[Karasuk]] — Barnaul.
 
  
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
'''German Titov''' airport [http://www.airaltay.ru/] is located 17km west from the city center and serves flights from [[Krasnodar]], [[Moscow]], [[Irkutsk]], [[Anapa]], [[Rostov-on-Don]], [[Vladivostok]], [[Saint Petersburg]].
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'''German Titov''' airport [http://www.airaltay.ru/] is located 17km west from the city center and serves flights from [[Krasnodar]], [[Moscow]], [[Irkutsk]], [[Anapa]], [[Rostov-on-the-Don]], [[Vladivostok]], [[Saint Petersburg]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Inside the city there are routes of public buses (about 150), marshrutkas, taxis, trams (11) and trolleys (5).
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The thoroughfares interconnecting Barnaul with other cities, towns and suburbs are Pavlovsky Highway (''Павловский тракт'') leading to Novosibirsk, Zmeinogorsky Highway (''Змеиногорский тракт'') leading to Kazakhstan, Pravoberezhny Highway (''Правобережный тракт'') to Novosibirsk and Biysk.
  
 
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The river port may be useful in getting to suburbs or closest villages like Bobrovka that offers country tourism activities.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
===Museums===
 
===Museums===
[[Image:Kilometre Zero Barnaul.jpg|thumb|150px| Zero kilometer]]
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[[Image:Kilometre Zero Barnaul.jpg|thumb|250px| Zero kilometer]]
 
*Altai museum of regional studies [http://www.agkm.ru/] offers expositions of ethnographical artefacts.
 
*Altai museum of regional studies [http://www.agkm.ru/] offers expositions of ethnographical artefacts.
 
*Museum of literature, art and culture of Altai [http://www.gmilika.ru/].
 
*Museum of literature, art and culture of Altai [http://www.gmilika.ru/].
 
*Altai Museum of Art.[http://muzei.ab.ru/] Malevich, Kandinsky, Rembrandt.
 
*Altai Museum of Art.[http://muzei.ab.ru/] Malevich, Kandinsky, Rembrandt.
*'World of Stones' museum. Adress: 5b, Kalinina st.
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*'World of Stones' museum. Address: 5b, Kalinina st.
*Museum of military history. Adress: 73, Komsomolsky Pr. Hours: 9.30-17.30 Tu-Sa.
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*Museum of military history. Address: 73, Komsomolsky Pr. Hours: 9.30-17.30 Tu-Sa.
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*Museum of Time. Address: 12, Matrosova st. Private collection of 'curiousities' from a mammoth tooth to 300mln years old corrals and Soviet symbols, the visitors can touch with their hands.
  
 
===Parks===
 
===Parks===
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* <eat name="Zapravka" alt="Заправка, гриль-бар" address="51a, Kirova st" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 200-100" email="" fax="" url="" hours="12:00 - 2:00" price="">It's a grill bar.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Zapravka" alt="Заправка, гриль-бар" address="51a, Kirova st" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 200-100" email="" fax="" url="" hours="12:00 - 2:00" price="">It's a grill bar.</eat>
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*<eat name="Pozharka" alt="Пожарка" address="49, Chkalova st" directions="" phone="+7 (3852) 63-01-01" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Anti-fire grill-bar with a fire-truck inside.  </eat>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Locally brewed beer: Ворсин, Golfsteiner, Барнаульское, Чешское, Жигулевское [http://www.bpz.su/].
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* <drink name="Kabak&grill 'Pistols'" alt="" address="44a, Soyuza Respublik st" directions="" phone="" email="bczenit@mail.ru" fax="" url="http://kabakpistols.ru/" hours="11:00 – 03:00 Tu-Th, Su; 11:00 – 05:00 Mo,Fr,Sa" price="">'Wild West' styled restaurant capable to accomodate 250 presons, it has a long bar-stand,a dance-floor and live music at nights. Variety of dishes from American, Mexican, Japanese and Italian cuisines.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Kabak&grill 'Pistols'" alt="" address="44a, Soyuza Respublik st" directions="" phone="" email="bczenit@mail.ru" fax="" url="http://kabakpistols.ru/" hours="11:00 – 03:00 Tu-Th, Su; 11:00 – 05:00 Mo,Fr,Sa" price="">'Wild West' styled restaurant capable to accomodate 250 presons, it has a long bar-stand,a dance-floor and live music at nights. Variety of dishes from American, Mexican, Japanese and Italian cuisines.</drink>
  
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* <eat name="Il Patio" alt="" address="20, Lenina st" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="12:00–24:00" price="">Italian cuisine</eat>
 
* <eat name="Il Patio" alt="" address="20, Lenina st" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="12:00–24:00" price="">Italian cuisine</eat>
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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* <sleep name="Hotel Altai" alt="Гостиница Алтай" address="24, Prospekt Lenina" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 23-92-47" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hotel Altai" alt="Гостиница Алтай" address="24, Prospekt Lenina" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 23-92-47" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Hotel Barnaul" alt="Гостиница Барнаул" address="135,Krasnoarmeiskiy Prospekt" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 62-62-22" email="" fax="" url="http://www.barnaulhotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Barnaul" alt="Гостиница Барнаул" address="135,Krasnoarmeiskiy Prospekt" directions="" phone="+7(3852) 62-62-22" email="" fax="" url="http://www.barnaulhotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Includes a business centre with free internet access. If you check in at a ridiculous hour (i.e. 2 in the morning) the rest of the night isn't what you've payed for; rather, the following night is, making it effectively a two-for-one deal if you land in town late.</sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Hotel Berezka" alt="Березка" address="260, Pavlovsky trakt" directions="" phone="" email="info@hotel-berezka.com" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-berezka.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Located 26km off the city, the hotel has 7 rooms, a swimming pool and a sauna</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hotel Berezka" alt="Березка" address="260, Pavlovsky trakt" directions="" phone="" email="info@hotel-berezka.com" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-berezka.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Located 26km off the city, the hotel has 7 rooms, a swimming pool and a sauna</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Laletin" alt="Гостиница Лалетин" address="34,Malo-Tobolskaya st" directions="" phone="(3852) 38-00-21, 63-54-21" email="info@hotel-laletin.ru" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hotel Laletin" alt="Гостиница Лалетин" address="34,Malo-Tobolskaya st" directions="" phone="(3852) 38-00-21, 63-54-21" email="info@hotel-laletin.ru" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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===Hostels===
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* <sleep name="Yellow submarine" alt="" address="72, Krasnoarmeisky pereoulok" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="400RUB. It's located above Hotel Tourist on the top floor. Kitchen included. Well-kept showers and toilets in the corridor."></sleep>
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==Itineraries==
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Start walking along Sotstialistichesky Prospekt and pay attention to the Drama Theater and further on to the Pedagogical Academy, in a small square of which there is a monument to Unhappy Lover waiting on the bench.
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When arriving to the Victory square (''Ploschad Pobedy'') find the sculpture ''Movie is filmed''. Go on to Stroiteley Prospekt. Here at the Library sits a bronze cat. Going ahead you'll come to the October sq. (''Ploschad Oktyabrya''), the site for the Buiding with spire. Turn to Prospekt Lenina ascending to ther River Port with a number of nice houses alongside. The port plaza musters monuments to renown citizens and white Hollywood-styled letters on the bank.
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
The road to Mongolia aka Chuysky Highway starts from Barnaul and goes through [[Biysk]].
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The road to Mongolia aka Chuysky Highway starts from Novosibirsk and goes south to [[Biysk]] and [[Altai Republic]].
  
 
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Revision as of 09:02, 2 August 2013

Barnaul (Russian: Барнау́л buhr-nuh-OOL) is the capital of Altai Krai.

Contents

Understand

The Building with spire, one of the city's landmarks

The city was founded in the XVIII century as a center of silver and copper mining, and has a population of over 600,000.

History

The house of merchants Yakovlev and Polyakov

The foundation year of the city is unknown and is either 1730 or 1739. The name of founding father is Akinfey Demidov, a Russian mine-owner who started copper extraction and melting in the region. Later on his business spread to the gold and silver and the family reached all-Russian scale. The city became a fort and built a dam. This activity was major for centuries to come. Except that, nature and geography explorers never abandoned this Siberian place. Pyotr Petrovich Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky [1] and Alexander von Humboldt [2] lead their expeditions across the city.

Get in

By train

Barnaul Railway Station

Wikitravel has a guide to Trans-Siberian Railway.

The travel from Moscow takes 2.5 days and covers 3500km.

  • №036В/№036Н Barnaul — Moscow — Barnaul — firmenniy train «Altai»
  • №509/№510 Barnaul — OmskAdler - Barnaul — from 16 June to 1 September.
  • №613/№614 Barnaul — Karasuk — Barnaul.

By plane

German Titov airport [3] is located 17km west from the city center and serves flights from Krasnodar, Moscow, Irkutsk, Anapa, Rostov-on-the-Don, Vladivostok, Saint Petersburg.

Get around

Inside the city there are routes of public buses (about 150), marshrutkas, taxis, trams (11) and trolleys (5). The thoroughfares interconnecting Barnaul with other cities, towns and suburbs are Pavlovsky Highway (Павловский тракт) leading to Novosibirsk, Zmeinogorsky Highway (Змеиногорский тракт) leading to Kazakhstan, Pravoberezhny Highway (Правобережный тракт) to Novosibirsk and Biysk.

The river port may be useful in getting to suburbs or closest villages like Bobrovka that offers country tourism activities.

See

Museums

Zero kilometer
  • Altai museum of regional studies [4] offers expositions of ethnographical artefacts.
  • Museum of literature, art and culture of Altai [5].
  • Altai Museum of Art.[6] Malevich, Kandinsky, Rembrandt.
  • 'World of Stones' museum. Address: 5b, Kalinina st.
  • Museum of military history. Address: 73, Komsomolsky Pr. Hours: 9.30-17.30 Tu-Sa.
  • Museum of Time. Address: 12, Matrosova st. Private collection of 'curiousities' from a mammoth tooth to 300mln years old corrals and Soviet symbols, the visitors can touch with their hands.

Parks

  • Izumrudny Park (Парк "Изумрудный"), for families with kids.
  • Solnechny Veter (Парк "Солнечный ветер").
  • Barnaulskaya Krepost (Парк "Барнаульская крепость").
  • Lesnaya Skazka (Парк "Лесная сказка").

Do

  • House Club (Клуб Хаус), 15, Solnechnaya Polyana. Restaurant, sauna, hooka-lounge, disco floor and bowling.

Buy

Eat

  • Manhattan Pizza (Манхэттен-Пицца), Trade-centers 'Holiday classic' (Холидей классик) or 'City center' (Сити-Центр). A chain of pretty good fast-food resaurants.
  • Zapravka (Заправка, гриль-бар), 51a, Kirova st, +7(3852) 200-100. 12:00 - 2:00. It's a grill bar.
  • Pozharka (Пожарка), 49, Chkalova st, +7 (3852) 63-01-01. Anti-fire grill-bar with a fire-truck inside.


Drink

Locally brewed beer: Ворсин, Golfsteiner, Барнаульское, Чешское, Жигулевское [7].

  • Kabak&grill 'Pistols', 44a, Soyuza Respublik st, (), [8]. 11:00 – 03:00 Tu-Th, Su; 11:00 – 05:00 Mo,Fr,Sa. 'Wild West' styled restaurant capable to accomodate 250 presons, it has a long bar-stand,a dance-floor and live music at nights. Variety of dishes from American, Mexican, Japanese and Italian cuisines.
  • Sibirskaya Korona (Сибирская корона), 116, Sotsialisticheskiy Prospekt; 113, Lenina Prospekt; 20, Lenina st, [9]. 09:00–24:00. Beer restaurant with Russia-brewed beer 'Sibirskaya Korona' and traditional food.
  • English Pub, 57a, Chkalova st, (). 13.00 - 3.00. Wooden tables and chairs, British music, darts and flags
  • Il Patio, 20, Lenina st. 12:00–24:00. Italian cuisine

Sleep

  • Alexander House (Александр Хаус), 4,Profinterna st, +7(3852) 619-300 (). 26 rooms ranging from luxurious to economy classes
  • Hotel Altai (Гостиница Алтай), 24, Prospekt Lenina, +7(3852) 23-92-47.
  • Hotel Barnaul (Гостиница Барнаул), 135,Krasnoarmeiskiy Prospekt, +7(3852) 62-62-22, [10]. Includes a business centre with free internet access. If you check in at a ridiculous hour (i.e. 2 in the morning) the rest of the night isn't what you've payed for; rather, the following night is, making it effectively a two-for-one deal if you land in town late.
  • Hotel Berezka (Березка), 260, Pavlovsky trakt, (), [11]. Located 26km off the city, the hotel has 7 rooms, a swimming pool and a sauna
  • Hotel Kolos (Колос), 25, Molodezhnaya st, +7(3852) 62-40-48.
  • Hotel Sibir (Гостиница Сибирь), 116, Sotsialistichesky Prospekt, +7(3852) 62-42-00, 62-42-22 (), [13].
  • Hotel Laletin (Гостиница Лалетин), 34,Malo-Tobolskaya st, (3852) 38-00-21, 63-54-21 ().

Hostels

  • Yellow submarine, 72, Krasnoarmeisky pereoulok. 400RUB. It's located above Hotel Tourist on the top floor. Kitchen included. Well-kept showers and toilets in the corridor..

Itineraries

Start walking along Sotstialistichesky Prospekt and pay attention to the Drama Theater and further on to the Pedagogical Academy, in a small square of which there is a monument to Unhappy Lover waiting on the bench. When arriving to the Victory square (Ploschad Pobedy) find the sculpture Movie is filmed. Go on to Stroiteley Prospekt. Here at the Library sits a bronze cat. Going ahead you'll come to the October sq. (Ploschad Oktyabrya), the site for the Buiding with spire. Turn to Prospekt Lenina ascending to ther River Port with a number of nice houses alongside. The port plaza musters monuments to renown citizens and white Hollywood-styled letters on the bank.


Get out

The road to Mongolia aka Chuysky Highway starts from Novosibirsk and goes south to Biysk and Altai Republic.


Routes through Barnaul
OmskNovosibirsk  W 100px E  BiyskNovokuznetsk



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