Nevyansk

What is Nevyansk known for?


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. 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 soft hues, lavish gold decorations, and strictly canonical imagery. Nowadays, these icons are mostly showcased in the museums at Ekaterinburg, but you can also see them in Nevyansk or, preferably, in the village of Byngi (Nevyansk#Go next) which boasts authentic houses and an old church designed by Old Believers. Tourists with less interest in history and arts enjoy numerous local crafts, especially the production of pottery. Tourist information is available from the local museum They also offer a great variety of guided tours, though they are generally given in Russian and largely exaggerate the real significance of the town. Get in Nevyansk is best accessible from Ekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil. By plane The nearest international airport is '''Koltsovo International Airport''' ( wikipedia:Nevyansk Commons:Category:Nevyansk


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, the original decor featured in the tower's interior is not preserved, and most rooms are filled with dull exhibits. The unusual structure and peculiar clock are, nevertheless, a good reason to go inside. :Entering the Tower is only possible via guided tours organized by the local museum. These cost 200 rubles per person or 1250 rubles for a group of up to 5 people (2012). The tours, which can be tedious, relate local myths concerning the tower and are typically given in Russian; however

''' (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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, the museum merits a visit mainly as a way to pass the time before a visit to the tower. *


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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


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, advance booking is not required. English translation can be had for an extra price; book at least one week in advance for this. On weekends, tours are conducted every half an hour, rendering the narrow passages of the Tower very congested. :The vicinity of the Tower is a mishmash of gleaming renovated buildings and somewhat decrepit older structures. The '''Transfiguration Cathedral''', a bright-yellow Classical-style edifice built in 1824-1830 and rebuilt in the 2000s, boasts a fine faience

on the northeastern shore near the village of Shayduriha (Шайдуриха) : '''Get in:''' by car only. Drive local roads via Shayduriha or take P352 and turn right toward the lake. * '''Shurala''' — a village 6km south of Nevyansk. Formerly an industrial town, it now boasts the bulky Classical-style '''Alexander Nevsky Cathedral''' (early 20th century) and a number of gold mines in the surrounding area. : '''Get in:''' via local trains to Ekaterinburg, take off at the "419 km" station


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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


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soft hues, lavish gold decorations, and strictly canonical imagery. Nowadays, these icons are mostly showcased in the museums at Ekaterinburg, but you can also see them in Nevyansk or, preferably, in the village of Byngi (Nevyansk#Go next) which boasts authentic houses and an old church designed by Old Believers. Tourists with less interest in history and arts enjoy numerous local crafts, especially the production of pottery. Tourist information is available from the local museum

The war memorial at Revolyutsii Square. thumb 300px Cultural center of the Machine Factory. (File:Дворец культуры машиностроителей в Невьянске.jpg) * '''Nevyansk (Leaning) Tower'''. This gorgeous structure was built between 1721 and 1742. Its history, purpose, and style are a matter of numerous local myths. One piece of information that is beyond dispute is the Tower's original shape, which consists of a lofty rectangular base surmounted by three octagonal tiers and a spire. The degree of tilt


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to the factory and might have been demolished if not for the continuous efforts of architecture buffs. Recently, the situation reversed itself: the factory has decayed, whereas the Tower was proclaimed a major regional landmark. Ample funding facilitated its rapid renovation, making the Tower fully accessible to the public. Active promotion of the tower as a local landmark drew many visitors and rendered Nevyansk a popular day trip, to the extent where it should perhaps be avoided on weekends. 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 soft hues, lavish gold decorations, and strictly canonical imagery. Nowadays, these icons are mostly showcased in the museums at Ekaterinburg, but you can also see them in Nevyansk or, preferably, in the village of Byngi (Nevyansk#Go next) which boasts authentic houses and an old church designed by Old Believers. Tourists with less interest in history and arts enjoy numerous local crafts, especially the production of pottery. Tourist information is available from the local museum They also offer a great variety of guided tours, though they are generally given in Russian and largely exaggerate the real significance of the town. Get in Nevyansk is best accessible from Ekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil. By plane The nearest international airport is '''Koltsovo International Airport''' ( wikipedia:Nevyansk Commons:Category:Nevyansk


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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

Nevyansk

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