Below the bluffs of the Kremlin and the later soviet apartment buildings is the older lower city. There are many wood structures and daschas as well as major churches and government buildings.
The Elizabeta Church, the Nicholas II apartmnet, the walk up the Kremlin Hill and Alexander park are all in the lower city, as well as the ferry boats to cross the river.
As best we can tell, this monument sits north and above the site of the old city. It was created recently to memorialize the Tartar capital and peoples who were conquered by Ermak 420 years ago.
Locals have made some unofficial Russian orthodox burial plots in the area.
Tobolsk is about the merger of the Irtysh river and Tobol rivers. The Irtysh river runs yellow, the Tobol clear,
Locals head to the Irtysh river that runs by town for swimming. It has sandy beaches and a fair current if you don't find a quit bay.
The water is mildly warm and pleasant in mid-summer.
Right in town there is the main cemetary. This year they announced there will be no more burials and it is beign restored. Here are the graves of teh Decembrist exiled there, Mendelev, inventor of the table of Chenical elements, and other notables.
Popular fairy tale author P.P. Ershov (1815-1869)
wrote the "Humpbacked Little Horse" fairy-tale in
1834. Originally the story was banned by the
Government and Ershov was sent to Tobolsk, Siberia.
It wasn't printed in full until 1917.
Even if you go through Tobolsk city by train, do not miss chance to buy different kind of smocked fish at the railway station.
The best are muksun fish (Mook - soon) and sterlet fish (ster - lyad'). All fish is fresh enough, as it is from Tobol river or around.
One of the most popular outdoor hangouts is the fountains in front of teh Europa business center. Pretty lights at night make it popular in summer.
Memorial to Veterans of WWII and gardens. Nice flowers and central location with many park benches to sit
Under extensive renovation, it is still interesting. View of river very nice and even though it is closed you can probably enter quietly where the workers go and see the renovations in progress.
Under renovation in 2007, the old pedestrian walk up the hill to the Kremlin affords nice views of the city
In the lower city near the palace used by the Romanov's is Allexander park. It is a grassy gren park with a few monuments. You may see horses taking advantage of all the grass!
There is no auto bridge across the Irtysh River in Tobolsk, you need to take a ferry boat from teh lower city.
The Irtysh river is the main river through Tobolsk, above the junction with the Tobol River.
Every bluff brings a new view worth seeing.
Compact building with interesting late-soviet design interior.
Art of paintings and ivory carvign as well as modern children's works.
The monuments to the Decembrists exiled to Tobolsk are under renovation in 2007 in the city cemetary.