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Barnaul Sights and Landmarks Guide, Russia

Barnaul is a city situated to the south of Novosibirsk with a population of around 650,000. Barnaul is appealing and is situated close to Altai Mountains. Barnaul is known for its silver industry.

The most important attractions in Barnaul are a number of museums like Altai Fine Art Museum on the Prospekt Lenina, Art of Altay and Altay Regional Studies Museum.

 Lenina Prospekt is the main street of the Barnaul city and a boulevard. You can see Shpil, a strange building with a conus-like roof left from Soviet times, it is also known as Chasy, a favorite place to arrange a date.

Sovetov Square is a place where you can find an open-air cafe in summer and a park behind.


You can go for guided trekking to the beautiful region of Mikhailovka. You can travel by bus from Barnaul to Ust-Koksa. The road to the village takes you to the  Chuyskeye territory down the Katun River. You will pass through mountain passes and can enjoy the wonderful nature of Altaian villages and conventional yurts.


At Multinskoe Lake you can see various waterfalls and the areas where the snow leopard lives. Hiking in the Katunsky Reserve is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings and  the lifestyle of the locals. You can see some distinctive Siberian animals such as sable, brown bear, Siberian weasel, musk deer, etc.

Along the river B.Okol you can go for wildlife viewing and trekking. You can also visit the Old Church Ceremonies and Nikolai Roerich museums.

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