Gold, ceramics, Old Believers' icons: what is the Sverdlovsk Region famous for? – Road.Travel

Gold, ceramics, Old Believers' icons: what is the Sverdlovsk Region famous for?

Road Trip Route. Go to a gold washing workshop and find a gold mining dredge., Study the beauty of ancient Nevyansk., Mould the famous Tavolga whistle out of the clay., .

The Sverdlovsk Oblast is a land of amazing beauty, folk art and the main industrial centre of the country. During this two-day tour you will touch the rich history of the region, learn more about local handicrafts traditions, as well as take a stroll through the most picturesque protected areas. ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%.

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Museums and Nature of the Sverdlovsk Region

In the morning of the first day we'll visit the Berezovsky museum-mine. Then we will sneak into one of the largest museums of technology, and in the afternoon we will try to find a real gold mining drag. To learn about the nature of the Middle Urals lowlands we'll try in a charming museum in Kirovgrad.


Museum of Mine Beryozovsky

You can learn more about the history and methods of gold mining in Russia at the Berezovsky Museum-Mine. In two halls of the museum there is an exposition that reveals all the nuances and subtleties of gold mining craft. It is better to make an appointment for the excursion in advance by phone 834369-4-47-11 or +7(950)20-56236. The cost of the tour is 400 rubles. You can also ask for an individual tour in a group of 3 to 10 people - this pleasure costs 3 200 rubles.

Музей Военной Техники "Боевая Слава Урала"

Before lunch we'll have a look at one of the world's largest museums of military and automotive equipment and history. Guests are invited to visit three exhibition centers and an outdoor exhibition area. Planes, tanks, trains, helicopters, vintage cars - the abundance of technology is striking the imagination! Those, who have already visited [UMMC Museum Complex](, still should look here again, as the expositions here are constantly growing. Schedule: W.-W. 10.00-19.00 Phone: 8 (343 68) 4-67-84 or 8 (343 68) 4-72-18

Своя компания

We'll have lunch in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, in the restaurant "My Company". The menu includes dishes of traditional European, Russian and Japanese cuisine. By the way, you can pay up to 50% of the order value by bonuses accumulated from previous orders.

Draga #33

Gold drag #33 was brought to Nevyanskiy mine in 2003. It took two years to assemble and launch it. Today this dredge is considered one of the best in Russia.

Администрация Висимского Заповедника

[Visimsky Zapovednik]( was established to preserve the unique ecosystems of the South-Taiga Central Ural Lowland. You can safely go to the Reserve for the whole day. Due to the small amount of time, it is probably worthwhile to limit your visit to the nearby landscapes or visit the Museum of Nature of the Visimsky Reserve.

Жадина Говядина

For such a busy day, you must be hungry! We'd like to have dinner at the Greedy Beef Steakhouse. The name speaks for itself - beef and other meat is cooked here with dignity. And the interior will remind you of the setting of taverns from westerns.

Day 2: Original architecture and traditional Urals crafts

In the morning we enjoy the services of the hotel, and then go to the town of Nevyansk, one of the oldest cities in the Urals. Having admired the inclined tower, we drive to the ancient Old Believers' village Byngi with a very unusual church. Then we will attend a master class on making traditional Tavolga ceramics. On the way back we will stop at the "Nevyansk Icon House" with the most valuable collections of Old Believers' icons.

Nevyanskaya Tower

Park next to Nevyansk's main attraction, the Sloping Tower. It was built in 1721-1725 by order of Akinfiy Demidov, the founder of mining industry in the Urals. Why is the tower leaning sideways like the legend of Pisa? Specialists are still in doubt: whether it is a specific idea of the architect, or an error in construction. Or the ground water is to blame. At one time this 57-meter structure served as a bell tower, factory archive, laboratory and even a prison. There are still operating clocks on the tower, bought in England for the fabulous 5 thousand rubles in gold. Cost of entrance with excursion - 400 rubles. You can order an excursion by phone: +7 (34356) 4-45-09.

Historic center of Nevyansk

Small and cozy Nevyansk is a perfect example of careful treatment of historical heritage. The majestic cathedral, inclined tower, museum, monuments to Peter and Demidov - everything is in excellent condition and ready to meet the guests!

Church of Nicholas the Wonderworker

The next point of the trip will be the Temple of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in the village of Byngi. The church itself is very beautiful, and also with curious features. Not only for the Urals, but also for Russia as a whole it is a great rarity to have chimes on the church bell tower. The clock is not running now, but they say that the clock mechanism is in good order.

Crystal Cellar Café.

It's lunch time! We're going to the Crystal Crystal Cellar in the village of Upper Tavolgi. One of the few cafes in the vicinity pleases with a good range of dishes and adequate prices. The café usually hosts tourist groups, so it is better to call there in advance (+7 982-658-17-30).

Tavolozhskaya ceramics

The Tavolozhsky region is famous for its ceramics production. Russian handicrafts have been flourishing in this region since the end of the 17th century, when deposits of red clay are represented here. "Ceramic" tours are held daily from 09:00, except Monday and Tuesday. The tour includes a story about pottery and life of Old Believers, as well as master classes: working on a potter's wheel, making the famous Tavolozhskaya whistle, casting products in plaster form or mastering Tavolozhskaya angobe painting. You can find out the cost of the tour and the administration phone number [here](

Museum "House of the Nevyansk Icon"

We're going back to Nevyansk to finally visit one important attraction - the museum "Nevyansk Icon House". The private museum, which has existed for more than 20 years, presents more than 700 icons of the XVIII-XX centuries. Among them are not so many directly Neviana Old Believers' creations. The fact is that the iconographers of the Old Believers had a difficult life: during the persecution they had to write in secret. So every icon is considered a precious treasure. Nevyansk icons - geographical: the masters were not afraid to give real architecture and real landscapes. "Nevyanskie slides - they will not be confused with anything", - says the founder of the museum Evgeny Roizman. The museum is open from 10 to 18 hours every day except Monday.

Park Inn by Radisson

You can finish your journey at the Park Inn by Radisson's restaurant. Choose your favourite Russian or European cuisine, or a seasonal offer from the dinner menu. **Passenger for a note: book a room on a special page on the site [Radisson Hotels](**, pay with premium card Mastercard and get 15% discount, as well as the possibility of early arrival and late departure. [Full promotion rules](**