Barnaul Things to Do
This Yak - 28L ("Lotus") is established in Barnaul on territories of former Barnaul Maximum Military Aviation School of Pilots. It is established in the end 70th years. Now in this territory there is a legal institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The plane is registered as a monument in 1998, that would be to hand...more
This is a favourite place with the locals to come and watch what is going on on the river Ob. From here also leave the boats to the nearby villages of Bobrovka, Passkasicha and Kokuiskoe. There is a timetable on the the wall by the cashier. There is also a fun cruise with music on certain dates and times which costs 40 rubles and takes 60 or 90...more
This museum is very old and was first opened in 1823. It has a variety of exhibits like old artifacts and all kinds of stones found in the region, a section on Soviet achievments and stuffed animals of the region. It also explains where the original population came from. Unfortunately, all is in Russian only.Entry fee was 15 rubles. Time needed...more
A big entertainment center hosts "Garage" nightclub, a pool bar, Japanese sushi restant, Italian pizzeria and a 24-hour coffee house. Everything is very well made and decorated, this restaurant is favourite among students of Barnaul university (which is opposite across the road) and families who want to spend a nice afternoon out. A coffeeshop can...more
An authentic mexican restaunt, all meals are cooked by the chef from Mexico, William. When I saw him in Barnaul I was really surprised thinking what could bring him so far - from hot and sunny Mexico to vast Siberia where colds go down to minus 30 in winter... But I understand, Barnaul is a nice place, and William enjoys promoting his home-country...more
You won't find any western fast food chains in Barnaul. There is a smoking and a non-smoking section, a bankomat and a toilet.Open daily from 9 till 23.00 Well, the menu is in Russian only but there are several kind of non-italian pizzas, french fries, salads etc. Soft drinks, tea, coffee etc. One piece of pizza won't feed you if you are hungry.more
This club is already gained popularity with trendy young people. The club has three dancefloors and two bars: the ground floor is occupied by house music most of the time, the second floor is a more alternative playground (features hip-hop on Saturdays), and the third floor plays Russian dance hits. Surprisingly, all this diversity doesn't become a mess and you have a unique chance of seeing three different types of entertainment and hear three different types of music. There's also a lounge with a cinema screen on the second floor, but quite often it is occupied. The people all seem to be nice, friendly and opened to meet new people. The entrance for special events is usually 100R ($3), however, sometimes it is free. There's a face control at the entrance, but if they see you're a foreigner, they'll be happy to let you in. There's also a music store on the 2nd floor, where you can buy a brand-new pirate drum'n'bass, house, techno, trance CDs — stock up for your journey to Altay.
Dress Code: Normally, the best days to club in Pilot are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — that's when DJ spins his favourite house music and coolest people in Barnaul come to party. Promoter of the club complained to me that all foreigners come to Pilot for some reason on Wednesday and Thursday when there's retro (80s) music, which he personally doesn't like. DVD movie shows start daily at 19.00.Related to:
- Budget Travel
The bus terminal is located just next to the railway station. There are buses to all main destinations: Novosibirsk (from 6.30 to 20.00, every hour, the trip takes 5 hours, platform 1), Biysk (from 6.30 to 19.30, every hour, the trip takes 3 hours, platform 5), Gorno-Altaysk (from 7.30 to 17.00, every hour, the trip takes 5 hours, platform 5),...more
The airport is located in about 40-60 minutes ride from the center of the city. There are flights between Barnaul and major Russian cities and Hannover and Munich in Germany :Moscow - Barnaul: two daily flights by Siberia airlines (from Domodedovo airport) and Rossiya airlines (from Vnukovo), both depart around 23.00 and the flight takes 4...more
Markets: Shop till you drop
You can buy everything in the market or in the shops. A big food market is Zentralny Rinok and outside are the clothes, shoes etc. stalls.
Barnaul Local Customs
Russian orthodox Easter is later than the prothestant or catholic one. In Russia Easter cannot happen without an Easter cake which is on sale everywhere. They are basically the same shape as on the photo but with different decorations. Also people colour eggs and bang them with each other. There is mass at midnight and I can recommend going to church but as a female you have to wear a scarf and be sure to be there early enough as churched get packed. The service takes several hours but it is possible to leave earlier. Most people also buy and light candles.
Barnaul Warnings and Dangers
Registration of the visa
If you don't stay in a hotel then you need to register at the Ovir office. If you stand in front of the yellow MVD (to the right of house no. 75) on Prospekt Lenina, then go around the left corner and into the entrance of the side building through the double door and then it is the door straight ahead. The lady by the window to the right did the registration. You need to tell where you stay and how long to register for. You then get 4 pieces of paper with which you go to nearby Sberbank on Prospekt Lenina (coming to the road to the right) where you go to the first counter as you enter the bank. There you pay your 209 roubles and return to Ovir with 2 receipts with which you get your Migration card with the appropirate stamp back.
Barnaul Tourist Traps
Map of Barnaul
1 - Hotel Rus, 24h internet cafe, bar
2 - Hotel Tsentralnaya
3 - Hotel Altay
4 - Hotel Barnaul
5 - "Pilot" Night club
6 - "Mexico" restaurant and "Stary Gorod" cafe
7 - Granmulino center (pizzeria, 24-hour coffeehouse)
8 - Square, open-air summer cafe
9 - Attraction park
10 - 24-hour airline tickets, taxi service, pharmacy
11 - Internet Center (24 hours)
12 - "Depo" young fashion store
13 - "Spil" or "clock" towerRelated to:
- Budget Travel
Barnaul Off The Beaten Path
Trans Siberian line
TransSib, the backbone line in Eastern and, in particular, in Western Siberia, has, for today, no reserves either of passing, or of transport capability - even in view of last years reduction of freight turnover between western and eastern Russia's regions. Of three main railroads, which run from Siberia westward, the single one - TransSib - remains within Russia's boundaries. The other two (SredSib and YujSib) after the USSR disintegration came to be out of Russia, in the territory of the sovereign Kazakhstan. Moreover, the short length of the main travel of TransSib trespasses Kazakhstan territory along the Omsk-Ekaterinburg run (in the neighborhood of Petropavlovsk). The other TransSib travel along this run (through Tyumen) is weaker technically.
Among the most significant longitudinal lines there is Tyumen-Tobolsk-Surgut-Urengoi run, leading to the oil and gas bearing regions. Tomsk-Asino-Belyi Jar, Achinsk-Lesosibirsk, Jeleznogorsk-Ust Ilimsk runs give access to the main timber reserves areas. Tynda-Chulman will go north to Yakutsk. The south bound longitudinal lines links TransSib with SredSib and YujSib up.
As far as actual economies are concerned, a curtailment of state subsidies to the railways and energetics resulted in multiple rise in transportation rates. Conveyance scale went down sharply, and the railways do not manage invesments in technical modernization of the main lines. The consequences were speed reduction, frequent accidents, damage to cargoes.Related to:
There are myriads of different mountain walks for every taste and skill. Among the most popular are the 3-day walk to Beluha mountain and 1-day short walks around Aktru Glacier... The siberian steppe arround Barnaul is the start of the road to the Altay : a land where myths and legends are incarnated into reality. It's one of those rare corners on...more
The center of Barnaul is very compact, there are not many cars, good restaurants and open-air cafes, one of the most "progressive" dance clubs in Siberia, and surprisingly cheap and good hotels.There are about 750,000 people living in Barnaul and it is situated about 4300 km from Moscow. Trans-Siberian railway passes through Novosibirsk, which is...more
Most probably you never heard about Barnaul, but it is one of the greatest towns in Siberia. There are many reasons for it: proximity of Altay mountains makes it a great recreating place, central position in Siberia When you enter Barnaul, you'll see this Hollywood-like sign. And ads in the city say: "Barnaul - the City of the Future" makes it one...more
Explore Deeper into Barnaul
- Voksal (Barnaul Train Station)
- Barnaul is situated 250 km from Novosibirsk...