You will visit the Stone Museum, where its founder gives fascinating guided tours. Then you will head to Troitsk, where you will visit its main attractions and learn a beautiful legend about the construction of the Bashkirov Hotel. Next you will be taken to Chelyabinsk, where you will have a chance to see the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite in person. And on the way back you will visit Yemazhelinsk and Plast, get acquainted with their sights and stop by the carved in a rock icon of the Mother of God.
You will visit private Museum of Stone in Fershampenuaz and take a walk along the streets of Troitsk, get acquainted with its history. By the evening you will arrive to Chelyabinsk and walk its pedestrian part. Don't forget to take a snack and a thermos with hot tea on the way, the visit to the cafe is planned only in the evening.
Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!
Let's start our trip with a private stone museum, which was created by local historian and geologist Alexander Matora. The owner of a museum itself spends on it excursions. On them he enthusiastically tells about a collection of minerals. Most of them he himself found in his trips. The museum is open for you daily from 7 am to 8 pm.
So we came to Troitsk. The first attraction that meets us in the city is the water tower. It was built in 1927 and is an architectural monument.
On Gagarin Street, a block from the tower, there is the next attraction - Dmitry Solunsky Church. In the square in front of it there is a monument to the founder of the city Ivan Neplyuev. There are also steles to the First Builders of Troitsk, Troitsk Fair and the Trinity Festival.
From Gagarina street go to the bank of the Uy river to Trinity church (Krasnogvardeyskaya, 1A). Here at the parking lot near the church you can leave your car and go for a walk. In the past there was Trinity fortress, with which the city began. The memorial stone in the square on the embankment was erected to commemorate its founding. Next to it, representatives of the Armenian diaspora put up a cross to commemorate the Armenian genocide. From the square, follow Krasnogvardeyskaya Street towards Stepana Razina Street and turn there. After a block, on the right side you will see buildings of Trade Rows (Klimova, 5A) that were built in 1866-68. Nowadays the Trinity branch of Chelyabinsk State University is located there. Across the road is another red building in Chelyabinsk State University (Oktyabrskaya, 79). In the XIX century this house housed shops and warehouses on the ground floor, and the second floor was rented by the city council. There is a monument to the famous lawyer Plevako next to the building of the University. And behind it begins the central square. Walk across it at a slant and you'll come to the city administration building (Klimova, 7). On the other side of the crossroads is Trinity Museum of Local Lore (Lenin, 70). At the beginning of XX century the Siberian Bank was located here. Across the road from the museum and from the city administration is the building of the Main Post Office (69 Lenin Street). Behind the city administration building is probably the most beautiful building of Troitsk - Bashkirov Hotel (Klimov, 9). There is a legend that the merchant Bashkirov bet with three merchants from Nizhny Novgorod that Troitsk has a great hotel. In fact, in those days there were only inns and furnished rooms in Troitsk. To win a bet, Bashkirov built this hotel. And the next year a new beautiful building appeared before the Nizhny Novgorod citizens, who came to Troitsk fair.
It's a great trip, isn't it? And for it to be dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.
From Troitsk we will go to Chelyabinsk to Kirovka pedestrian street. We will park on Truda Street in front of the Opera House (Yaroslavsky Square, 1). Kirovka Street stretches for only three blocks in the city center. And it's where most of the sights are concentrated. These are sculptures, old mansions, and the new business center "Chelyabinsk City". Kirovka is crowned on one side by Revolution Square, and on the other by the still under construction embankment of the Miass River.
The Editor restaurant is located in the center of Chelyabinsk not far from Kirovka. It's two blocks away. The restaurant will welcome you with its chic interior and live music. Here you can order dishes of European and Italian cuisine.
We will visit the Chelyabinsk History Museum, where we will see the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite.
Have breakfast at the Galette pastry shop. There's a great selection of pastries, salads, soups and a pleasant atmosphere. You should also take some takeaway with you for a snack on the go.
The permanent exposition of the History Museum consists of three halls: "Nature and Ancient History", "History and Folk Life", and "History of the 20th Century". The museum's permanent exhibition also includes the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite. The museum is open daily, on weekdays from 10:00, on weekends - from 11:00 to.
We're going from Chelyabinsk to Emanzhelinsk. Its main attraction is the City Square. There is a remarkable arch at the entrance to the park from the side of the bus station. Next to it there is a monument to victims of political repression and a chapel. In the central part of the park there is a sculpture "Good Angel of Peace". And near the lake there is a decorative lighthouse.
From City Square we move to the corner of Shakhter and Herzen streets. There is a monument "Moskvich-401". It was opened on the initiative of the owner of a nearby auto parts store.
Next we go to Plast town. Here on Krasnoarmeyskaya Street there is a three-meter monument to the miner. It is dedicated to the discoverers of Kochkar gold deposit, thanks to the development of which the city was founded.
We're going from Plast to the Upper Sinarka. Here near the road there is a temple of the icon of the Mother of God Skorobeshnitsa. The construction was under way from 2002 to 2005. The building initiative is attributed to the wife of the former governor of the region Petr Sumin - Olga. It is alleged that the church was built without a single nail. At first, a stone church was conceived in this place, but eventually the architects stopped at a tree.