During 3.5-hour city tour you will visit the most interesting sights of Barnaul: Soviet Square, central square of the city formed in 1960s-1970s where Administration of the Altai Territory, Altai State University, main Post Office, the city’s main hotel — the hotel «Central» and Altai Regional Dramatic Theater are located; the main street of Barnaul city — Lenin Avenue with interesting ensemble of Stalin’s buildings (1930s-1950s) and with grandiose buildings of Polyukov Trade House (1913) and City Hall (1914).
Interesting monuments of the early XX c. wooden architecture: private gymnasium of Maria Budkevich, house of engineer Alexander Lesnevsky; mining Petropavlovskaya str. — the oldest street in the city formed in 1730s-1740s; Demidov Square («small Saint-Petersburg») covered with buildings in Classical style. You will cross the new bridge over the Ob River which is considered the official city name card, it’s symbol. Building of the bridge was started in late 1980s but soon it was stopped because of financial difficulties. In 1992 president of new Russia and great populist Boris Yeltsin visited Barnaul and staying just at the Ob River bank signed an order to finance the building and in 5 years building of the bridge was finished.
Tourists will have an opportunity to visit Barnaul silver-smelting factory, a monument of urban development and architecture (XVIII-XIX cc.). Barnaul was founded precisely as smelting factory. In the past at this factory were smelted up to 90% of all Russian silver, which was strategically important in the XVIII — XIX centuries. Here well-known Russian mechanic Ivan Polzunov invented the world’s first steam engine which could work at absolutely dry site without an auxiliary hydraulic drive (1763).