Barnaul, Russia is a city in Western Siberia and an important local industrial centre that was founded in the early eighteenth century by a Russian mine owner. It is the administrative centre of Altai Krai, an area rich in raw materials such as iron and bauxite. More than six hundred thousand people call Barnaul their home. If you want to get to Barnaul, the easiest option is probably the local airport, around fifteen kilometres west of the city centre. Frequent domestic flights from important cities such as Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow are available. In addition, the city is connected to the rail network and trains can be used to get from Moscow to Barnaul.
The winters in this part of Russia are long and cold. Temperatures of fifteen degrees Celsius below zero are usual during this season. In comparison to this, the summers are quite warm. Temperatures around twenty-five degrees Celsius are usual.
There are numerous hotels, guesthouses, holiday apartments and hostels in Barnaul, Russia, if you want to spend some time here. The quality of the Barnaul, Russia hostels varies, so check all the details before you book. If you decide to stay in one of the hotels, almost all of them offer free Wi-Fi. The Barnaul, Russia hostels and hotels are mainly located in the city centre, so it is easy to get around.
If you like museums, check out the World of Stones and the Altai Museum of Regional Studies. The Altai Museum of Regional Studies, built in the nineteenth century, has different departments such as nature, history, and military. Artifacts on the local history are displayed. Lenin Avenue, Victor Tsoi, and the T 34 Monument (an old tank put on display) are worthwhile to see in the city centre. The small Nagorny Park next to the river has a viewing platform and shows you the panorama of the city centre.
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