“In Siberia of your own free will” is the name of the program of the Tourism and Promotion Organization of the Tyumen Region. And there is the gastroobserver BURO. Ivan Vasilyev went with Media Intelligence, a project of the travel and travel service Tutu.ru. And now he shares his impressions.
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Tyumen is the oil capital of Russia and the first Siberian city to appear beyond the Urals in 1586. For a quick (and fun) immersion in history, you can take a tour of Merchant’s Tyumen. by the wife of the famous inheritor Merchant Apollinaria Ivanovna Sheshukova (ticket – 1,100 rubles). For interactive – the inflammatory music of Boney M (they came here on tour and sang about the local celebrity Rasputin) and hot tinctures that suddenly appear along the way.
There are no five star hotels in the city. But Tyumen is also a thermal resort, so you can book the new four-star LetoLeto (from 27,000 rubles for two for two nights) in the city. It is at the same time a hotel, a water park, a spa and a restaurant with a perfect breakfast. Children will definitely enjoy the water rides (from 1,500 rubles) and adults can take a dip in the pool with a water bar. The most chic is to swim outside the large pool on the street: even if the temperature is below zero, the water temperature is always +38. It is true that it is recommended to stay in the water for no more than 20 minutes.
The thermal springs in Siberia are almost an oxymoron, but it is an amazing truth. About 20 thermal resorts are concentrated around Tyumen, where the mineral water has a unique composition and more than 70 micronutrients useful for the body. 24 km from the city center there is the Taiga Ecological Park with hotel (room – from 4,000 rubles), a country village, a Polyanka restaurant and a mini zoo. From entertainment – riding in all-terrain vehicles of local production, horse riding, thermal spring with Russian bath and Finnish sauna (daily cost – 500 rubles).
In the private gallery of the artist Igor Ryazantsev (or Rene Reza) there is an excursion program “The Great Silk Road with a Golden Thread”. It is carried out by the author himself – the creator of the new painting technique “philumism”, which involves the use of fine threads of acrylic paints and gold leaf on canvas. Pay attention to the central image – it depicts Gregory Rasputin and his eyes really shine. At the end of the tour, you can take part in a large-scale show – become an artist and paint with acrylic on a large canvas.
In Tyumen, you have to try the cuisine of the Siberian people. The dishes on the premises are repeated, so choose where you want to try sliced meat, venison, roe deer, wild boar or bear meat.
+7 (3452) 62-16-60
Inside there is a real chum and a small museum dedicated to the life of geologists in the north. Stroganina is slaughtered here by chef Natalya Trapeznikova (depending on – 1,780 rubles). They also serve boiled bear meat with boiled potatoes (1,770 rubles), venison tartar (780 rubles) and elk meat salad (640 rubles). Do not forget to try the national flatbreads – myaren-poruy-nyan with pike caviar (150 rubles), lam-nan of cherry flour (105 rubles), telin-nyan with pine nuts (150 rubles).
Volodarsky Street, 3
+7 (3452) 38-15-86
In the restaurant with panoramic views, in addition to northern delicacies (muksun sugudai – 750 rubles, northern fish soup – 490 rubles, pasta with moose – 620 rubles), grilled dishes (minion fillet – 1,750 rubles, fried octopus – 1,490 rubles). You should come in the evening either with great company or by appointment – from here you have the best view of the four-storey embankment of the river Tura and the “bridge of lovers”.
The city is located 85 km from Tyumen and is now famous for its gastronomic performances. In Maslenitsa, the largest pancake in the world is baked here to enter the Guinness Book of Records and they recently fried World Yaish from 1,500 eggs with onions and lard. Gulliver condensed milk and sweets were produced here. On the territory of the tourist complex “Yalutorovsky Ostrog” there is a Siberian carnival with costumes, competitions and round dancing. You can dine in the restaurant “Geasant’s Feast”.
Must visit. The most mysterious character in Russian history and the most famous Russian in the world, Grigory Rasputin, was born in the village of Pokrovskoye, where his private museum was founded. The site was opened in 1990 by the Smirnovs, who also lead excursions. You must register in advance. The exhibition is not very big, there are only two rooms in the museum, but a lot of work was done to collect material. Things were being investigated not only in the whole village, but all over the world – in addition to the real chair in which Rasputin was sitting, condoms and vodka with the Rasputin brand were on display.
The wooden tourist complex “Abalak” on the banks of the Irtysh is a reconstruction of a prison from the time of the Cossack conquest of Siberia by Ermak Timofeevich. The hotel rooms (from 3,000 rubles daily) are called chambers: boevodatos, archery, Kozakos. There is a wedding tower with a swivel bed (from 7,000 rubles), a White Owl tavern and a Russian wood-burning sauna. Fairytale scenes are played on the territory of the band – visit the real Baba Yaga, who lives in a chicken coop hut (in summer the structure makes a 180 degree turn) and take a photo with a background of three – snake head.
The ancient capital of Siberia with the unique Kremlin made of white stone beyond the Urals, a museum of Siberian criminal slavery and exile (here, by the way, sat Dostoevsky) and the first state museum in Russia of the family of Emperor Nicholas . From this building they started their last trip to Yekaterinburg. After the shooting of “Tobol”, the setting stayed here, so it is very easy to feel like an 18th century Siberian.
Red Square, 2/1
+7 (982) 977-85-75
At the restaurant in Gostiny Dvor, David Khachatryan, the famous chef of the Tyumen region, unleashes his imagination and mixes up the traditions: he puts taiga mushrooms (210 rubles) in vinaigrette, adds venison (280 rubles) to the borscht, serves pasta to the ear. and cooks them in a creamy sauce sour cream with a lid of cheese (230 rubles).
Semena Remezova St., 19
+7 (982) 945-77-77
This restaurant project started in the Tula region and then ended up in the heart of Siberia. You should go here for fresh farm suggestions and respect for traditions, seasonality and environmental friendliness. On the menu: borsch with sour cream and toast with lard (400 rubles), lilac potatoes with dill pesto (290 rubles), rabbit cutlets with mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce (590 rubles).
Revolutionary road, 2
+7 (3456) 22-21-11
Russian restaurant in the city center, where you can stop after a tour of the Kremlin. Traditional national dishes are prepared on this landlord’s estate: pickled mushrooms (220 rubles), Stroganoff beef with mashed potatoes (390 rubles), pork chops (360 rubles), aspiki with homemade mustard (220 rubles).
9th micro-district, building 1
+7 (3456) 39-91-39
Elegant two-level restaurant in the hotel with white tablecloths, gilding and a luxurious ceiling painting. It serves Petrine-era cuisine and the “Royal Dinner” set by the aforementioned chef David Khachaturian, which includes an impressive fish-head soup (3,000 rubles with a tour). By the way, you can try the same dinner directly at the Romanov family museum.