In the depths of the Siberian ores... – Day 1: To visit the Decembrists.

This day will be about miracles done by God and feats done by men. You will visit the temples where the ancient miracle-working icons are kept and you will see them; you will visit the Decembrists and try to understand these people who have traded the satiety and prosperity of the capital's life for the weight of exile.
In the depths of the Siberian ores...
Travel distance by car: 269 km.Travel distance on foot: 2 km.Visiting: Kurgan, Chervishevo, Chimeyevo, Gileva, Tyumen

Trip duration: 2 days

Maria Gorobets


Gazpromneft filling station #303

Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!

Church of the Archangel Michael

The temple was built in 1898. Originally, there were icons in the temple the size of human height, which were hung all the walls, a huge iconostasis. Unfortunately, it was destroyed during the persecution of the Orthodox Church.

Chimeyevsky monastery in Kazan

The main sanctuary of the cathedral is the Wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God XVIII, which is a list of the famous Kazan icon of the Mother of God.

Vorobyovy Gory Hotel

Local History Museum

The museum has archeological, paleontological, natural, agricultural and historical expositions dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. There is also a planetarium at the museum. The museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00 (cash offices are open until 17:30), a day off - Monday.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The temple was founded in 1896.

Santa Fe Tavern

Mexican tavern in the shop building of the end of XIX century, so the surroundings of the cafe is very interesting. The tavern is a good place to prepare Mexican and European cuisine. Leave your car at the museum and take a hike through the city centre: the Kurgan has a very beautiful historical building, so you'll have something to see.

Museum of the City History: "Kurgan County".

The museum is housed in a former merchant's mansion. It is the only preserved manor house in the Trans-Urals in the style of classicism. The museum will tell us about the city of Kurgan from its foundation until 1917, as well as about its inhabitants, especially you will learn a lot about Kurgan merchants and cultural life of the city (even theatrical and musical programs have been carefully preserved here). The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 (lunch from 13:00 to 14:00). Sunday and Monday are weekends.

Decembrist House Museum

The museum is located in the house where Decembrist M.M. Naryshkin and his family lived from 1833 to 1837. This house was one of the richest houses in the county town, and after its purchase by the Naryshkins, Decembrists and local intellectuals met here. Now the museum has restored the interiors of the rooms of that time. Please note that the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday and Sunday are not open.

Epiphany Cathedral

The Epiphany Cathedral in Kurgan, one of the most beautiful temples in the Trans-Urals, was built in 2007-2014 in the likeness of a 17th century temple - the Cathedral of the Nativity of John the Baptist in Uglich. The Church of the Epiphany of the Lord stands in one of the most picturesque places of the Kurgan - on the bank of the Tobol River.

Pizzeria Mamma Mia!

Go back to your car and go to an Italian pizzeria for dinner. Locals and tourists say it has the best Italian cuisine in town.

Vorobyovy Gory Hotel

After a hearty dinner, you'll be welcome at the hotel and rest.