Sights of Barnaul - what to see and where to go


Barnaul owes its origin to the family of the richest Russian merchants Demidovs. It was they who in 1730 created a small settlement on the banks of the Ob River, in which 200 peasants were placed, smelting copper and silver from ore in a new plant. Over time, the village turned into a city, which now has become a major cultural, educational and industrial center, as well as the official capital of the Altai Bread Market.

House of Polyakov and Yakovlev

  • Address: st. Korolenko, 50 / st. Gorky, 30. Stop transport Dynamo Stadium.

The magnificent mansion, built in 1912 by order of wealthy city merchants and patrons, is considered one of the most recognizable sights of Barnaul. An elegant Art Nouveau building with elegant balconies, a corner tower, covered with an intricate dome crowned with a spire, is often depicted on presentation cards, posters and calendars. The red and white facade of the mansion, decorated with stucco and embossed carvings, stands out against the background of neighboring buildings, and the house itself is the dominant architectural ensemble of the historic city center.

Philharmonic Hall

  • Address: st. Polzunova, 35. Stop of transport "Freedom Square".

A wonderful building, by the way, built on the foundation of the prison, has been decorating the city since 1900. It is the personification of the unique charm of the Russian architectural style of the beginning of the last century. Venetian windows on the front side of the facade are framed by embossed stone carvings. Some solemnity in the exterior is made by balconies with a balustrade. The pediment is decorated with turrets in the shape of kokoshniks. The architectural highlight of the building is the pseudo-tower with a conical roof of complex configuration. It somewhat violates the symmetry, but does not introduce dissonance in the composition. Today, the mansion houses a concert hall of the city philharmonic.

Shadrin's house

  • Address: Krasnoarmeysky Prospekt 8. Bus Stop "Pushkin Street".

Among the monuments of wooden architecture of Barnaul, the main masterpiece is the mansion built at the beginning of the last century for the prosperous merchants of the Shadrins brothers. The house is very interesting with the eclecticism of its architecture. The symmetry of the building with a deep loggia in the central part is broken by an elegant tower attached to the right side of the facade, on the roof of which a rotunda with a conical roof crowned with a decorative shamrock was erected. The pediment of the mansion is decorated with delicate work of openwork wooden lace. Heavily damaged by fire in 1976, the house was carefully restored and today is in excellent condition.

House of Nosovich

  • Address: st. Anatolia, 106. Stop transport "Anatolia Street".

The history of this architectural monument speaks of how carefully the Barnaul residents relate to the sights. An elegant mansion with an elegant tower, decorated with sawn wooden patterns that are not inferior in grace to lace, was built for his family in 1908 by the famous city architect Ivan Nosovich. Towards the end of the last century, the empty building fell into disrepair and the authorities decided to demolish it in order to use the land for new development. However, the initiative group of citizens managed to defend the attraction. In the period from 1992 to 2006, the building was carefully dismantled and rebuilt already on Anatolia Street.

House of the head of the Altai mountain district

  • Address: Lenin Avenue, 18. Stop of the Dynamo Stadium transport.

One of the most popular urban legends is associated with this historic building, erected in 1827 in the best traditions of Russian classicism architecture. Popular rumor claims that the first owner of the mansion, the head of the Altai mountain district, Petro Frolov, walled up his young wife in his basement, who was jealous of the young engineer. Since then, on the full moon, the ghost of the Blue Lady appears on the balcony of the house and sings a sad song to her own accompaniment. Whether it is true or not, you can see for yourself by visiting the wonderful Altai city. Now the building is occupied by structures of the city administration.

Three heroes

  • Address: Lenin Avenue, 31 / st. Partizanskaya, 81. Stop of the MNS transport.

One of the most picturesque sights of the city, built in modern times, is considered a 7-storey residential building, erected in 2000 according to the project of V.I. Zolotova. The highlight of the red brick building are three massive semicircular bay windows. Each of them is covered with a dome, very similar in shape to the helmet of an old Russian hero. The domes are crowned with figured cones, the facade is finished in two colors. The house, on the lower floors of which offices and shops are located, looks original and surprisingly elegant.

Art Museum

  • Schedule: on Wednesday, Friday and the weekend from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00.
  • Ticket price: adult 30 p., Children 15 p.
  • Phone: +7 385 250-22-24.
  • Website:
  • Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 16. Stop transport "October Square".

Founded in 1959, the museum has a magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, graphics, and applied art. In the exhibition halls you can see paintings by Krymov, Kuprin, Kandinsky, several works of the great Rembrandt. Of great interest to visitors is an extensive collection of paintings by Siberian and Altai artists. Separate exhibitions are devoted to ancient and Mongolian art, the work of Russian painters of the 16th-19th centuries. Be sure to check out the wonderful collection of icons and religious accessories.

Museum of Local Lore

  • Schedule: on Wednesday, Friday and the weekend from 9:30 to 17:30, on Thursday from 11:00 to 19:00.
  • Ticket price: adult 100 p., Student 70 p., Children's 30 p.
  • Phone: +7 913 229-28-47.
  • Website: http: // www. ru
  • Address: st. Polzunova, 46. Stop of transport "Freedom Square".

The unique exhibits included in the collection of the museum, founded in 1823, will interest both adults and children. During a fascinating tour you will see many valuable artifacts and learn a lot of interesting things. Exhibitions of halls devoted to ethnography tell about the life and culture of the peoples living in Altai. A large exposition describes the marvelous nature of the region. Stuffed animals and birds living in Altai, a herbarium are exhibited here. Be sure to check out the collections of old coins and decorative stone products. The museum funds currently contain more than 170 thousand exhibits.

Museum "World of Stone"

  • Schedule: daily, from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • Ticket price: adult 100 p., Children 50 p.
  • Phone: +7 385 269-14-70.
  • Website:
  • Address: st. Polzunova, 39. Stop of transport "Freedom Square".

The youngest museum in the city, founded only in 2010, is very popular with both Barnaul residents and tourists who come to the city. Having been here, you can familiarize yourself with an amazing collection of minerals found in Altai and brought from all over the world. The exhibition presents precious and semiprecious stones, ore samples interspersed with metals, nuggets. No less impressive is the collection of ancient fossils. In total, you will see more than 2 thousand exhibits. In addition, the museum organizes walking and bus excursions around Barnaul.

Altai Regional Drama Theater

  • Schedule: submissions are given from Thursday to Sunday inclusive. The performances start on weekdays at 18:30, on weekends at 17:30.
  • Ticket price: from 500 r. up to 1150 p.
  • Phone: +7 385 236‑97-13.
  • Website:
  • Address: st. Youth, 15. Stop transport "Youth Street."

Admirers of Melpomene should definitely watch one of the magnificent performances of the Barnaul Drama Theater, established in 1921. It is housed in a beautiful building built in the middle of the last century, has a luxuriously decorated hall that can accommodate up to 700 spectators, bears the name of the great Russian writer, director and actor Vasily Shukshin born in the Altai Territory. The theater’s regularly updated repertoire includes performances based on classical plays, works of domestic and foreign contemporary playwrights.

Youth Theater of Altai

  • Schedule: daily, except Monday and Tuesday. The performances start at the weekend at 17:30, on weekdays at 18:30.
  • Ticket price: from 200 r. up to 400 p.
  • Phone: +7 385 250‑35-03.
  • Website:
  • Address: Kalinin Prospekt, 2. Bus stop "Pharmacy" or "October Square".

The Youth Theater became the successor to the Barnaul Youth Theater, which presented the country with many great actors. His performances on the topic of the day attracted a large number of spectators in Soviet times. With the advent of perestroika, the repertoire was replenished with new bright productions, distinguished by uncompromising judgments. In 2003, the famous art director of the theater was Valery Zolotukhin, who held this position until the exacerbation of a serious illness. After the death of a wonderful actor, it was decided to give the theater the name of the great countryman.

Theater "Fairy Tale"

  • Schedule: performances are given on weekends, the performances start at 11:00.
  • Ticket price: from 200 r. up to 300 p.
  • Phone: +7 385 259-40-70.
  • Website:
  • Address: st. German Titov, 50A. Stop transport "Puppet Theater".

If you are traveling with a child, be sure to bring him to see the performance of the Tale Puppet Theater, dating back to 1938. More than 60 thousand people visit his colorful performances with the participation of wonderful puppeteers. Bright scenery and colorful dolls will delight your beloved child. The theater is known far beyond Altai. The troupe is actively touring the country, collecting full houses. Performances and individual artists have repeatedly won regional theater awards. Today the theater’s repertoire includes 24 productions based on Russian and foreign fairy tales.

Demidov Pillar

  • Address: Demidov Square. Bus stop "Pushkin Street".

The stele, which has the form of a classical ancient Egyptian obelisk, was installed on the eponymous square in the central part of the city in 1839. The monument was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first large smelter in Altai. The obelisk with a height of 14 m is not monolithic, but consists of 12 granite slabs. It is placed on a rectangular pedestal, on the sides of which bronze boards with commemorative inscriptions and an image of Akinfiy Demidov were fixed. In the 20s of the last century, the Soviet authorities tried to remake the monument to a classically alien element in a stele dedicated to the revolutionaries, but the idea failed, but the bronze decor elements were nevertheless sent for re-melting. In 1949, plaques were restored and took their rightful place.

Monument V.M. Shukshin

  • Address: Intersection of Shukshin and Yurin Streets. Bus stop "Vasily Shukshin Street".

The image of the famous compatriot Barnaul was immortalized in 1989, when the 60th anniversary of the great writer, actor, director and just a wonderful person was celebrated. The sculptor Nikolai Zvonkov created his creation for a year and a half, consulting with famous artists and people who knew Vasily Makarovich closely. The writer is depicted sitting in a thoughtful pose, his hand resting on a stone. The monument was erected in a beautiful park, where the red berries of viburnum, sung by Shukshin in an immortal work, are visible in the foliage of shrubs.

Monument to Immigrants

  • Address: October Square. Bus stop "October Square".

Altai, along with the Kuban, is considered the main breadbasket of Russia. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that in the capital of the region there is a monument dedicated to the peasant and his hard work. The sculptural composition appeared on October Square in the city on September 14, 2012. The center of the monumental creation of Oleg Zakomorny is the figure of a peasant and a child. The gaze of the father, who laid a muscular hand on his son’s shoulder, is directed into the distance. Behind them, a solar disk is placed, against which a flock of cranes flies. Exactly this way, not being afraid of difficulties, peasants who were displaced from all over Russia went to Altai, hoping for a better future in this generous and fertile land.

Zero kilometer

  • Address: Lenin Avenue 54-58. Stop transport "Area of ​​the Soviets."

In many provincial cities there is a certain reference point for the distances from their center to other settlements in the region. In Barnaul, they decided not to confine themselves to the installation of a classic zero pillar, but a real monument was erected on this site. A column of polished granite is placed in the center of the circle, on which the image of a wind rose and zodiac signs is laid out with mosaics. On the top of the 6-meter obelisk a stone bowl is set up, made by the hands of Kolyvan craftsmen, covered with the finest carvings. The monument, inaugurated in 2003, fell in love with the townspeople, and tourists love to be photographed against its background.

Victory Monument

  • Address: Victory Square. Bus stop "Victory Square".

Barnaul people sacredly honor the memory of fellow citizens who died during the Great Patriotic War. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Victory, a grandiose monument appeared on the former Station Square, consisting of a 24-meter granite stele, the sculptural composition "Farewell", eight bowls with the Eternal Flame. On the walls of the concrete redoubt are carved the names of residents of the Altai Territory, awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for exploits on the fronts, as well as fellow countrymen who did not return from the war. The architectural ensemble of Victory Square was completed by the T-34 battle tank mounted on a pedestal in 1995.

Pokrovsky Cathedral

  • Schedule: daily from 7:00 to 19:00.
  • Phone: +7 385 263-62-16.
  • Address: st. Nikitina, 137. Stop transport "Intercession Cathedral."

An elegant temple with three chapels was laid on the site of a small wooden church at the end of the summer of 1898. The construction of the red brick building, located on the then outskirts of the city, was funded by donations and did not go quickly. The new church was consecrated only in 1903. The temple with blue Byzantine-style domes turned out to be festive and elegant. During the years of persecution of religion, it was closed, and worship services resumed in 1943. At the end of the last century, the cathedral, which received the status of a cathedral, was restored. As a result of the painstaking work of the team of artists, it was possible to almost completely restore the unique painting on the plaster of the interior.

St. Nicholas Church

  • Schedule: daily from 7:00 to 19:00.
  • Phone: +7 3852 35‑49-75.
  • Address: Lenin Avenue, 36. Stop of transport "Medical University".

One of Barnaul’s oldest churches was built as a regimental church, in which soldiers of the garrison and military units stationed in the city swore allegiance to the tsar and the Fatherland. The construction of the building in an eclectic style, combining elements of Russian and Byzantine religious architecture, was completed in 1906. Then the church was consecrated. In 1935 the temple was closed, its property was looted, and the premises were converted into a club. Restoration work began at its premises only at the turn of the century. Today, a church with a basilica and gilded domes looks great.

Znamenskaya church

  • Schedule: daily, from 8:00 to 18:30.
  • Address: st. Bolshaya Olonskaya, 24. Bus stop “Barnaul-suburb.

Like most other temples in the city, the church was built on donations from the Barnaul people. The parish was not very rich, so the construction work lasted about five years. The rite of consecration of the church was carried out only in 1858. After the revolution, persecution of religion began. In 1938 the temple was closed. By decision of the authorities, the drum of the central dome and the bell tower were destroyed, and the building itself was converted into an archive.The temple was returned to believers only in 1992. After the reconstruction, it regained its five gilded domes, the central of which is now crowned with a massive cross weighing about 8 tons. In 1994, a novice monastery was founded at the church.

A trip to the city of Barnaul, the sights of which are described in this article, will be an excellent vacation option for an inquisitive tourist seeking to learn more about his country. The traveler will have the most pleasant memories from architecture, monuments, museums and theaters of the city.

House under the spire

The sights of Barnaul (photo you will see below) are so diverse that it is difficult to say which of them are more important or more interesting for visiting. But still there are places where you should definitely visit. It is impossible to imagine Barnaul without a house under a steeple - it is a symbol of the city, its history and cultural heritage.

Why is the story? The USSR was recovering from the collapse of the war. The building was erected as evidence that the war is over and now everything will be fine in the country, but this happened in 1956. Despite the fact that the house is gray, it does not look dull and boring, a clock and a fifteen-meter spire are installed on the tower.

The house is residential, on the upper floors are apartments, and below are shops and cafes. In the 20th century, there was a grocery store, for which he was loved, because it worked until 23.00, in the days of socialism it was a real rarity.

Address: Lenin Avenue, 82

Council Square

In the city center you can not ignore the area of ​​the Soviets. Once upon a time there were wooden houses surrounded by ravines. The area was designed in 1937, but the idea was not realized, the Great Patriotic War prevented. In the 50s of the last century, projects changed, as a result, in the early 60s they built a building where the Regional Administration and seven-story residential buildings are now located. In 1967, a monument to Lenin appeared, and later the Central Hotel was erected.

Such areas can be seen in many small cities of Russia. A few years ago they were almost indistinguishable from each other. Over time, they changed, improved, rebuilt, acquired the uniqueness and a certain zest inherent in a particular city.
In 2004, in Barnaul, on the Sovetov Square, the “Zero Kilometer” was established - a reference point for the distance in the region. The idea came about due to the fact that in Russia the roads began near the post office, that is, now it is the Main Post Office, just located in the city center.

A sports and entertainment palace was built next to the administration, and a theater named after Shukshin is nearby.

And those who want to see the city from a bird's eye view, it is better to go to the Ferris wheel in the "Barnaul Park".

Sovetov Square is located between Molodezhnaya and Dmitrova streets in the Zheleznodorozhny district.

Demidovskaya Square

The real decoration of Barnaul, the place that the city residents are proud of, is Demidov Square. Its architectural ensemble is quite typical for Siberia of the 19th century, but this has its majestic charm and originality.
An obelisk is installed in the center of the square; it was erected on the centennial of mining. It is attractive because it is dedicated specifically to human labor, and there are very few such monuments throughout Russia.
The central place in the square is occupied by a mining school.

The factory almshouse attracts the attention of tourists and local residents.

And the church of Dmitry Rostovsky is included in the list of places where the newlyweds go after the registry office.

The square was called Demidovskaya after a bas-relief depicting Demidov (a Russian businessman) was installed here. According to Dostoevsky’s contemporaries, it was here that the writer liked to walk in any weather.
To get to Demidovskaya Square you need to go to the historical center of the city, at the intersection of Krasnoarmeysky Avenue and two streets of Polzunov and Pushkin.

Museum City

"City" is a young museum with a capacious name and original exhibits. Having passed through the halls, you can trace the whole history of Barnaul, starting from the village, pumping it into an industrial center.

But the expositions are unusual, visitors will study the history through the prism of the fate of people who have made a significant contribution to the development of the city and left their mark.

Particularly curious can attend thematic lectures, for example, “The History of the Emergence of Medicine in Barnaul”. Museum employees hold exhibitions in honor of significant dates, conduct tours of the city. It definitely won’t be bored here.

Address: 656056, Altai Territory, Barnaul, ul. L. Tolstoy, 24
Phone: (3852) 65-93-69, 63-87-94
How to get there: by public transport to the stop. "L. Tolstoy St. (Old Bazaar)
Opening hours: the museum is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00, Sunday, Monday - day off.
Entrance fee: ticket for adults - 35 rubles, for students and pensioners - 25 rubles, for schoolchildren - 15 rubles.

The cost of visiting and the mode of operation may vary.

Museum of theft

The Yuri Detochkin Car Hijacking Museum is one of the interesting places in the city where you must definitely go, even if you travel by car in Barnaul and only have a few hours left.

Only 5 halls and 200 exhibits. But what! All items, one way or another related to the theft of vehicles. The exposition is interesting not only for those who are interested in car thefts. There are many anti-theft tools, from simple devices to the most exotic and incredible ways.

Visitors get acquainted with the history of the automotive industry, statistics, models of cars of domestic and foreign production, and much more.

And all the exhibits were presented by the metropolitan (then still) traffic police and the seventh department of the MUR.

Address: Barnaul, st. Anatolia, 130
Phones for information: 63-07-63, 77-89-89, 350-112 (you can call around the clock).
Opening hours of the museum: Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00, Monday - day off.
Ticket price: 100 rubles, for children under 6 years old, admission is free.
Group visits from 10 people - 50rub.

Park "Forest Tale"

"Forest Fairy Tale" - a large park in Barnaul, fully lives up to its name. Here you really feel like in a fairy forest, and it is also an ideal place for a photo shoot. At any time, there are a lot of people in the park, especially families with children. Attractions attract children in the park, lovers prefer the silence of the forest zone.

But the central place is reserved for the zoo. Not so long ago there was just a zoo, where abandoned and sick animals were nursed, but now there is no one here! These are various birds, foxes, leopard, deer, cougar and many other animals.

You can spend all day in the park, so there are many cafes and places on its territory where you can eat incredibly tasty and inexpensive barbecue. In the evening, sometimes visitors are pampered with live singing.

The park always hosts various events and celebrations. Yes, and just a walk here on a hot summer day is so nice, and if company, it’s also fun!

1. Upland park

The territory began to develop in 1772. So in the interfluve of the Ob and Barnulka a cemetery appeared. In the 30s of the last century, they almost completely got rid of it, having set up a park on this site. In 1956, an agricultural exhibition was held here. The fire and partial collapse of the coast led the pavilions to a deplorable state. Now the park is trying to return to its former splendor: they held a graffiti festival, began to build a temple.

3. House of merchants Yakovlev and Polyakov

Recognized as an architectural monument of the early XX century. The two-story building was built in the Central district of the city in the Art Nouveau style. The masonry is red and white, arched and round windows, a spire is erected on the dome. The general harmony of the old buildings is somewhat disturbed by the massive building on four floors attached right in the 70s. There is no one stylistic transition, so the merchant's house began to stand out more.

4. House of merchants Shadrins

Built at the beginning of the 20th century on Krasnoarmeysky Avenue. One of the brightest examples of wooden architecture in Siberia. The facade is decorated with carved inserts. The Soviet restaurant "Russian Samovar" was replaced by a more modern "Emperor". Since 2016 is under reconstruction. After completion of work, a catering establishment will reappear here. The house is listed as a cultural heritage site.

5. Mountain pharmacy

The building is recognized as an architectural monument in the 18th century. During the development of Siberia, there was a point on the distribution of drugs. There was also a pharmacist’s house, storage rooms, a laboratory and student rooms. Now a tourist center is based here. There is a museum with him that tells the story of pharmacy in the region. In addition, an exhibition of pharmaceutical products of Altai has been opened.

6. Museum "City"

It dates back to 2000, when a small exhibition received a room at the library. By 2007, the museum was allocated two rooms on Lenin Avenue. The exposition covers all the stages of the city's formation in its current form, starting from the time when Barnaul was a mining village. They also give profile lectures, for example, “Temple architecture of Barnaul at the end of the 18th - beginning of the 19th centuries”.

7. Altai Museum of Local Lore

It is the receiver of the Barnaul Mining Museum, founded in 1823. In 1913 the collection was moved to a new building - the former chemical laboratory, where it is located now. The total number of exhibits is about 150 thousand. Among other things, archaeological finds, numismatics, household items characteristic of Altai, as well as a unique model of a steam engine, invented in 1763, are on display.

9. Museum of entertaining sciences “How-so ?!”

Located on Lenin Avenue. The interactive exhibition is divided into several rooms. Each one has a separate mini-show. For example, in a mirror room, thanks to an optical illusion, one person can “multiply” and become a crowd. Guides will tell visitors a lot about soap bubbles, allowing them to consolidate knowledge in practice. Scientific sets and designers for every taste are immediately sold.

10. Museum "World of Time"

Year of opening - 2008. Under one sign 2 departments and an exhibition hall are combined. The exposition consists of objects from different eras and places. Ancient coins and modern technical means can easily be nearby, on the shelves you can find mammoth teeth, household items of the Slavs, medieval clothes, measures of weights. Most exhibits can be touched. The exhibition hall also hosts guest collections.

14. Altai Theater of Musical Comedy

It was created in Biysk in 1960, and in 1964 moved to Barnaul. The first production was the operetta Rose of the Winds. Initially, it was planned to stage only musical comedies, but the repertoire at different times included works by other genres. In 1972, the theater moved to a new building on Komsomolsky Avenue, where it is located to this day. The troupe regularly tours in Russian cities, less often - abroad.

15. Puppet Theater "Tale"

Organized in 1938, initially did not have its own building. The troupe toured various cities. After the war, the theater was closed and revived only in 1963. Temporarily, the artists settled in the Philharmonic. After 7 years, they received a permanent residence permit on Pushkin Street, where they remain now. Most of the repertoire is designed for children, but sometimes performances are also performed for an adult audience.


Under the abbreviation is a museum of the history of literature, art and culture of Altai. Its doors have been open for guests since 1989. The funds contain more than 78 thousand exhibits. This includes personal collections of the cinematographer Shukshin, artist Roerich, writer Grebenshchikov. The museum building is an architectural monument of the late 19th century. There are three branches - memorial museums of artists Zolotukhin and Savinova and the poet Rozhdestvensky.

19. Znamensky monastery

Appeared in 1994 at the eponymous church. At the same time, work was underway to restore the temple. Including installed a new iconostasis and opened the bell tower. The first abbess of the convent was buried next to the altar apses. The monastery has several valuable relics, for example, the icon "Fadeless Color", painted on Athos in 1902, and a particle of the relics of the Martyr Elizabeth.

20. Monument to V. M. Shukshin

Installed in the Leninsky district of the city in 1989. The opening was timed to the 60th birthday of Shukshin. The author of the brass monument was Nikolai Zvonkov. The work took more than a year and a half. The composition was collected first in the workshop, and then in the workshop. Later, the sculpture was erected on a granite pedestal, and a square was broken around. Among other things, they planted red viburnum. The Shukshin Readings are held here annually.

21. Monument to migrants in Altai

The opening took place in 2012. The author of the project is Oleg Zakomorny. This is the first monument in the country praising the difficult work of a peasant-immigrant. The composition was set on a high pedestal. In the center are two figures - an adult sower and a child following him. Behind them are trees, sun, clouds and birds. Each detail has its own semantic meaning, sometimes abstract.

22. The Emerald Park

Appeared at the beginning of the last century at the site of the cemetery. Area - 40 ha. In 1939, an artificial pond appeared. The park currently houses a planetarium. Its building is listed as an architectural monument and was a church in the past. In winter, ski runs are located in the park. In the summer, attractions work and concerts. There is a city where children are taught the rules of behavior on the roads.

23. Barnaul Zoo

It is located in the Industrial District in the picturesque park "Forest Tale". The official opening date is 2010. At the same time, the zoo developed from a living corner, formed in 1995. Area - 7 ha. There are more than 140 animals, and about 50 species of birds. Among the pets of the zoo there are both typical representatives of the region and rare specimens, such as a peacock or a Far Eastern leopard.

24. Ostrich Ranch (Vlasikha)

Located in the village of Vlasikha. You can visit any day for a moderate fee. Although the ranch runs until 6pm, the hosts allow visitors to linger. There are many large aviaries on the territory. They live not only ostriches. There are plenty of animal species: rabbits, peacocks, camels, deer, hens, geese, guinea pigs. Some can be ironed and fed. There are places for rest and lunch.

25. Barnaul ribbon boron

It stretches for 550 km on the left bank of the Ob. Width - from 8 to 10 km. The longest in Western Siberia. In addition to pine, birch and aspen are found. Among the rare birds can be distinguished black stork. A popular place for hiking. A lot of recreation centers have been built in or near the forest. Thanks to the volunteers, the area can be kept clean. At the junction with the Kasmalinsky ribbon pine forest, the Yegoryevsky Reserve was formed.

Altai State Museum of Local Lore

Museum founders: Tomsk Governor P.K. Frolov and doctor of medicine, researcher of the nature of Altai F.V. Gebler provided maps of Altai mountain ranges, drawings and models of production machines, mining books and a collection of minerals that made up the museum's first exposition.

Costumes, weapons, idols and equipment of shamans of the nationalities of China, Siberia and North America that made up the first museum exhibition are available for inspection today.

The museum was visited with great interest by famous travelers and scientists of the 19th century: A. Brem, P.P. Semenov-Tian-Shansky, A. von Humboldt.
The modern collection of the museum has more than 150,000 storage units.

A collection of the history of mining is rich in museum rarities:

  • Snake Mountain - a model of the Zmeinogorsk mine
  • Model steam-atmospheric machine inventor II Polzunova
  • A model of a minted machine and a set of mintings made for the museum at the Suzunsky Mint

Very interesting:

A collection of the history of the Kolyvan stone-cutting factory, which presents a bowl of gray porphyry for laying herbs (1815) and a vase of dark purple porphyry (1952)

Archaeological collection with historical monuments of Altai from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages

Ethnographic collection of materials of the traditional culture of Russian, Altai, German, Mordovian and other peoples of the region

Barnaul River Station

It adorns the city center and the banks of the Ob River. Until the mid-19th century, boating and large ships on the Ob through Barnaul were not frequent. But with the advent of the steamships at the Tomsk merchant Khaminov and the steamers Funk and Shcherbakov, the shipping traffic revived. In 1885, after the opening of the Yekaterinburg-Tyumen railway, a high-quality railway-water communication between the Urals and Siberia developed, transporting passengers and delivering industrial goods.

The modern station building was built in 1985, its walls in white and blue tones are elegantly in harmony with the color of the water, which allows you to make beautiful portrait photographs there. Now the steamboats, mooring to the river station of Barnaul, make pleasure flights along the banks of the Ob and carry passengers inside the city.

Museum of the History of Literature, Art and Culture of Altai

  • collections of things that belonged to: writer and director V.M. Shukshin and scientist, artist and public figure N.K. Roerich and his family members
  • collection of theater posters of Barnaul autographed by F.I. Chaliapin
  • lifetime editions of the ethnographer, publicist, founder of the Siberian regionalism G.N. Autographed Potanin
  • handwritten and old printed books
  • icons dated 15-19 centuries
  • musical instruments of Siberian regions

Sights of the city with a description and photo

If you start a journey around the Altai Territory, then the first city to visit should be Barnaul. Here you will find the amazing beauty of the church, a large number of interesting monuments, museums and other architectural structures and natural heritage. The city is also rich in historical sights, on its territory there are 63 locations of mounds, settlements and sites of an ancient person. All archaeological discoveries are mainly concentrated on the left bank of the Oka River.

Museums in Barnaul

Altai State Museum of Local Lore. The museum has unique exhibits that will tell about the history and culture of Altai. It also presents the world's only steam engine model, which was invented by I. I. Polzunov in Barnaul in 1973. The building of the museum belongs to the architectural monuments of Ser. XIX century.

Museum-Theater "Mountain Pharmacy". Having visited this museum, you will literally go on a journey through time. Here you will stay with the Russian merchants Avdotya Filippovna Polyakova, who will generously treat you to delicious tea with bagels and Altai honey and tell the secrets of traditional Russian tea drinking. This museum will tell you everything about the pharmacy business, and the pharmacist in the garment of that time will demonstrate a good example of how herbal medicines were made several centuries ago.

  • Museum of car theft them. Ruslana Dultseva-Detochkina,
  • Museum of entertaining sciences “How-So?”,
  • city ​​museum
  • Museum of the History of Literature of Art and Culture of the Altai Territory,
  • Museum "World of Stone",
  • Museum of the History of the Altai Branch of the West Siberian Railway.

Monuments of Barnaul

  • "0 kilometer". This is a granite pillar 6.5 meters high with a Kolyvan vase located on top. It is located on Lenin Avenue, and it is from this monument that the countdown of roads in Altai begins. An amazing mosaic with 12 zodiac signs “wind rose” is laid out next to this monument.
  • Monument to Charlie Chaplin. This is the only comic book monument in all of Siberia. He demonstrates an episode from the movie Circus, where a videographer takes a picture of a tramp running away from a policeman.
  • Demidov Pillar. This 14-meter-high obelisk is erected in honor of the 100th anniversary of mining in Altai. It consists of 12 gray boundary plates, on its faces are plaques.

Monument to Charlie Chaplin

Walking along the streets and squares of the city, you will meet many other monuments, which are also worthy of attention from the guests and residents of Barnaul:

  • Monument to V. M. Shukshin,
  • a monument to migrants in Altai,
  • monument T-34,
  • Monument to Viktor Tsoi and others

Natural attractions

  • Barnaul ribbon boron. This is the largest ribbon forest in Western Siberia, which stretches for as much as 500 km along the left bank of the Ob River. The flora and fauna of this natural monument is fascinating. Boron is planted with pines, birches, aspen, willows, various flowers, berry bushes and other vegetation. The animal world is represented by wolves, moose, chipmunks, hares, woodpeckers, squirrels, as well as various amphibians and reptiles. You can enjoy the beauty of the tape boron in full by visiting one of the sanatoriums located on its territory. There are also children's camps and recreation centers.
  • Emerald Park - One of the most favorite places for recreation and entertainment among local residents. The park covers an area of ​​40 hectares, where most of the green zone. There was also a place for rides, several cozy cafes, alleys with cozy gazebos. The park has a pond where you can ride a catamaran and a pleasure boat.

Emerald Park


  • House under the spire - This is not only a historical monument of the city, but also a recognized symbol of Barnaul. The main feature of this architectural structure is the clock tower topped with a 15-meter spire with a weather vane, as well as decorative stone plaster with mica.
  • The Three Heroes House (Domes). Despite the fact that the house does not belong to historical architectural monuments, it nevertheless attracts the attention of city guests. This new building was designed by I.V. Zolotov and is made in a combination of white and red bricks. The house is built in the shape of an irregular polygon. And because of the massive bay windows and wonderful "domes", the house got its name.
  • Shop "Red". The store building was erected by the merchant Polyakov back in 1911. It belongs to the eclectic style. The facade decor harmoniously combined the figured brick ornament and the decor in the national Russian style.

House under the spire

In addition to these unique structures, do not miss the chance to look at other architectural monuments:

  • apartment building Averina,
  • the building of the former elementary upland school,
  • Nosovich’s house,
  • Lesnovsky house,
  • house of an architect, etc.

Shrines of Barnaul

  • Pokrovsky Cathedral. The temple is made in the Byzantine style. Previously, in its place was a small wooden church. Inside, the shrine is painted according to the project of the artist Shvarev with various religious subjects from the paintings of Vasnetsov, Kramskoy and Nesterov. There are 3 main thrones in the cathedral, which are consecrated in the name of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon and the Protection of the Holy Virgin.
  • St. Nicholas Church. This is one of the oldest shrines of Barnaul. The temple is an ordinary military church, made in an eclectic style. Especially striking in the church is the magnificent portal on the western facade of the building, as well as the 3-tier bell tower.

Pokrovsky Cathedral

This is not the whole list of Barnaul's attractions. Theater lovers should visit Altai State Theater of Musical Comedy or State Youth Theater of Altai.

Tourists who prefer walking around the city should definitely visit at least a few of these areas:

  • square of victory,
  • Council Square,
  • Sakharov Square,
  • Freedom Square,
  • Demidovskaya Square.

What sights to visit in Barnaul (Altai Territory) in 1 day

It is very difficult to get around all the sights of the city in 1 day. Nevertheless, if you want to know Barnaul in full with all its traditions, you should stay here for a few days. A large number of parks, museums, entertainment shopping centers and other interesting places allow you to spend a weekend in this city not only fun, but also informative. If it so happened that you have only 1 day left, then use our proposed route.

Since you do not have much time, start your journey with a guided tour of the city. Such tours are presented in many travel agencies, they will take 2-3 hours to introduce you to the main attractions of the city.

  1. Head to Pokrovsky Cathedral.
  2. Visit Museum "Mountain Pharmacy"He is 10 minutes. walk from the temple. There you can participate in a master class in soap making and make your own soap with essential oils of natural herbs.
  3. Go to Demidov Square. On the way, you can see the Museum of Local Lore, the State Philharmonic and the Church of St. Dmitry of Rostov.
  4. From the square, head to River Stationwhere you can take a pleasure boat on the Ob River. Nagorny Park with huge letters “BARNAUL” is nearby, with which you must take a picture.
  5. And spend the evening at an interesting dinner, tasting exclusive dishes. IN restaurant-brewery "Bladbacher" served tender venison with vegetable salad. And in Hans beer bar You can enjoy venison sausages and barbecue sauce. You can try maral meat in Gusyatnikoff restaurants or Fat Duck. And in cheese Restaurant Cafe de Lafe you can taste a wild rabbit stewed with mushrooms, celery, prunes and red onions.

Where can I go with children in Barnaul?

Barnaul is full of places where you can have a great time with your whole family. Of course, first of all, parents want to make their child's leisure time interesting. Therefore, when planning your route around the city, be sure to include such places to visit in the list:

  • Planetarium,
  • Museum of theft named after Yuri Detochkin,
  • Aquapark,
  • Zoo, especially visit the ecological trail at the zoo,
  • Museum "World of Stone",
  • Entertainment park "Barnaul Fortress",
  • River port,
  • Amusement Park "Solar Wind",
  • Museum "Mountain Pharmacy",
  • Emerald Park.


Barnaul is a unique find for tourists. A large number of attractions, similar to which you will not meet anywhere in the world. The city impresses with its squares, parks, comfort and a good atmosphere.