Nevyansk

What is Nevyansk known for?


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of the region's industry. Further attractions include artifacts from the Old Believers, some of whom still live in the area, local crafts and the scenic landscapes of the Central Urals. Understand thumb 200px Nevyansk's coat of arms features symbols of the city: the Leaning Tower, cannonballs, and Y-shaped tools used for prospecting. (File:Coat of Arms of Nevyansk (Sverdlovsk oblast).png) Nevyansk (formerly Nevyansky Zavod) is sited on the Neyva river, 75km north of Ekaterinburg and 50km

. The tourist business is largely focused on the Leaning Tower, but there are more things to see: for example, the artifacts from the Old Believers, who were allowed to reside in neighboring villages because of the pragmatically tolerant attitude of the Demidovs toward religion. The so-called Old Believers, who did not support the reform of the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-17th century, are supposed to be the originators of '''Nevyansk icons''', a distinct painting tradition that features

power plant behind the Leaning Tower, and a small house on Revolyutsii Square. The latter also has a small, though free, outdoor exhibition of local products. The cornerstone of this collection consists of dried herbs native to the area as well as stuffed animals, but also includes some more interesting regional specialties such as Nevyansk icons, artifacts from the peat bog of Shigir, and iron castings from Casli. Since similar (and more interesting) items are on display in Ekaterinburg


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linking the train station to the historical center. In the eastern part, Oktyabr'skiy Avenue and Shevchenko Street lead to Rezh. The town is relatively small and easily explored by foot. If you need a lift, flag down one of the minibuses running from the train station to the historical center, which is at the bus stop ''universam Yuzhny'' (универсам «Южный»), at 23 Lenina St. Taxi * '''Gorod''' (Город): +7 (34356) 2-22-22, 2-33-99 * '''Iva''' (Ива): +7 (34356)&

they otherwise would. * '''Lebyazhka Mountain''' is a pretty hillock in a suburb northeast of Nevyansk. It is likely the best place for those who seek a panoramic view of the town and distant mountains. To reach the top, follow Shevchenko Street towards Rezh and bear left at the point where the main road veers right (Gorodskaya Street). With sufficient driving skill, the top is also accessible by car. Do *


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''' — an industrial town in the midst of copper smelters and ski resorts. * '''Nizhny Tagil''' — a historic industrial city renowned for its museums, enchanting architecture, and impressive heavy industrial facilities. * '''Verkh-Neyvinskiy''' — an old industrial settlement in the picturesque mountains of the Central Urals. wikipedia:Nevyansk Commons:Category:Nevyansk


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, this enterprise nonetheless has one major strong point: facilities to feed, accommodate, and entertain large tour groups. Otherwise, you may deem it a bit disappointing to discover the same kind of primitive tableware and toys that are ubiquitous in gift shops (''podarki'') throughout the country. Facilities and exhibitions are located in the twin villages of Verkhniye Tavolgi and Nizhniye Tavolgi. Souvenir shops can be found in both villages, ensuring that nobody leaves without a purchase. * Under


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''' (late 19th century) is a much more bland style that could be described as "neo-Russian". This church still belongs to Old Believers (''edinovertsy''). On regular houses, elaborate wooden carvings abound. : '''Get in:''' minibuses depart from the bus station ''universam Yuzhny'' in the center of Nevyansk. * '''Kunara''' — this village 18km south-east of Nevyansk, is known for the unusual '''House of Sergey Kirillov''', a local artisan of old. He extrapolated on his chosen craft


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address 39 Kuybysheva St., Nizhniye Tavolgi lat long directions 14km northeast of Nevyansk; second house on the left-hand side as you drive in phone +7 (912) 614-88-37 tollfree fax hours price content Sergey Maslikov gives guided tours and master classes in his family-owned pottery workshop. While Sergey makes a variety of earthenware, his wife molds and paints clay toys. Their crafts are for sale, but you can also produce your own pottery free of charge (though using

the potter's wheel is harder than it looks!). Arrange the visit in advance and bring work clothes. *

the aegis of the History and Architecture Museum, visitors can witness or try their hand at a variety of traditional handicrafts: :* '''Forge''' (phone: +7 (912) 2-14-14) :* '''Redwood workshop''' (30 Svobody St.; phone: +7 (922) 612-37-83) :* '''Clay toys''': (phone: +7 (912) 292-68-20) :* '''Felt boot workshop''': 71 Volodarskogo St.; phone +7 (912) 608-54-51 :More information on these workshops is available at the museum


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Though not much to look at from the exterior, this fast-food establishment serves delicious pelmeni. Drink Local '''beers''' are the dark and strong '''Vepr''' (Вепрь) with a snarling wild boar on the label, and the light '''Snezhinskoe''' (Снежинское). Both brands are sold as "live" and "unfiltered". *


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of Afanasiy Abramov''' (54 Kommuny St.) expands upon this decorative concept, sporting elaborate carving all over the façade. The few examples of Soviet architecture worthy of note are the gloomy pale-green buildings on Revolyutsii Square, as well as the Neoclassical-style '''cultural center of the Machine Factory''' (1 Malysheva St.) Five-story residential buildings from the 1960s are "decorated" with light-brown paste (presumably for the sake of heating) and look even more repellent than they otherwise would. * '''Lebyazhka Mountain''' is a pretty hillock in a suburb northeast of Nevyansk. It is likely the best place for those who seek a panoramic view of the town and distant mountains. To reach the top, follow Shevchenko Street towards Rezh and bear left at the point where the main road veers right (Gorodskaya Street). With sufficient driving skill, the top is also accessible by car. Do * wikipedia:Nevyansk Commons:Category:Nevyansk


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as producing the gold and platinum that were discovered in early 19th century. The town's factory was renamed the '''Nevyansk Mechanical Plant''' (presently named '''Nevyansk Machine Factory''') and began to produce a variety of simple cast-iron items, such as girders, shovels, and wheels. In the Soviet era, the plant was repurposed to produce ammunition and large-scale machinery for heavy industry. This reorganization halted the smelting works and distinguished Nevyansk, with its gorgeous

features a simple rectangular layout, with the dam and dilapidated factory complex in the very center. The dammed Neyva river and the adjacent reservoir (literally translated from Russian as Nevyansk Pond) cut the town into western and eastern parts. Major streets in the western part are Lenina Street and Dzerzhinskogo Street (leading from Ekaterinburg), Stepana Razina Street (leading from Nizhny Tagil), Kirova Street (from Byngi and Tavolgi (Nevyansk#Go next)), and Krasnoarmeyskaya Street

: alt url email address 2 Karla Marksa St lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content 11a M. Gor'kogo St. * Simple souvenirs and local food specialties (gingerbread, jams) are on sale at the Leaning Tower. Lots of regional products—both useful, decorative, and totally


green buildings

of Afanasiy Abramov''' (54 Kommuny St.) expands upon this decorative concept, sporting elaborate carving all over the façade. The few examples of Soviet architecture worthy of note are the gloomy pale-green buildings on Revolyutsii Square, as well as the Neoclassical-style '''cultural center of the Machine Factory''' (1 Malysheva St.) Five-story residential buildings from the 1960s are "decorated" with light-brown paste (presumably for the sake of heating) and look even more repellent than

Nevyansk

'''Nevyansk''' ( 29,800 (1970).

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