In the depths of the Siberian ores... – Road.Travel

In the depths of the Siberian ores...

Road Trip Route. Chimeyevsky Monastery in Kazan, Local History Museum, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kurgan History Museum, Decembrist House Museum, House-Museum of Decembrist V.K.Kukhelbeker, Museum of Aviation, Yalutorovskiy jail.

In this journey you will get acquainted with Decembrists: you will visit the houses where they lived; you will also learn about irrigated icons and shashmurai; you will wear a rock-brace and make a pot; you will see rock paintings and learn about customs of ancient tribes that lived in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Tyumen

Maria Gorobets. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

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.


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.

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.

Day 2: Folk Arts and Crafts

Today you will be able to wear a rock-brace and make a pot, shoot an archery and make a folk doll; learn about irrigated icons and shashmur; see rock paintings and learn about the customs of ancient tribes that lived in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

House-Museum of Decembrist V.K. Kukhelbeker

Keep getting to know the Decembrists. Waiting for you is the Kühelbeker V.K. House-Museum, the place where Decembrist Kühelbeker and his family lived from 1845 to 1846. Now the house has been restored and has exactly the same look and layout as in 1845. The museum is open daily except Sunday and Monday from 10 to 18.

Музей Авиации

Kurgan Aviation Museum, which displays aircraft and helicopters, both military and civilian. You can even climb into some planes! The collection includes a total of 15 airplanes and helicopters located in the open air: Mi-2, MiG-19P, MiG-17, MiG-23UB, MiG-21PF, Su-7B, Su-17UM3, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Yak-52; An-2, IL-14T, Yak-40, An-24B. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 17 hours, Monday is a day off.

Gazpromneft filling station #309

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Iset People's Museum of Local Lore. A.L. Yemelyanov Iset National Museum of Local History

Here you will learn more about the people of this region (do you know who are Sargats, Velvets, Baitovs and Alakults?), look at the rock drawings and understand the customs of ancient tribes that lived in the area in ancient times. The museum works from Monday to Saturday from 9 to 17 hours, on Sunday it is not open.

Dumpling LLC Petelinskoe

Lunch in the dumpling room. Please note that the dumpling room is open until 16:00, closed on Sundays.

Ялуторовский острог

Yalutorovsk is one of the historical cities in Russia, the history of which dates back to 1659. There is a reconstructed piece of archeological excavation in the stockaded town. Here you can also enjoy peasant life: feel its traditions and take part in its fun. In the handicrafts workshops you can make a folk doll, make a pot or weave something. And if you like active recreation, archery and dragging the rocking arm are waiting for you. Yalutorovskiy ostrog works from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 6 pm, on Monday it is not working. For all activities it is necessary to leave an application in advance on [site](


Dinner at the restaurant-museum "Chum". It has a very atmospheric interior, live bard music in the evenings and serves Siberian cuisine.