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Bus and walking tour devoted to the dynasty of Demidov,
great industrialists and philanthropists

"STARIY SOBOL"

Tagil irony-making factory has been one of the most large-scale and progressive fabricator in Russia and Europe. It has delivered high quality steel with "Stariy Dobol" brand to the biggest manufactures of England, France, Holland and Sweden.

In 1858 and 1878 at world fairs in London and Paris the products of Tagil craftsmen were remarked with highest prices and Gran-Prix.

In the end of the tour - a nook of "Old Tagil" - "Demidovskaya dacha" (Demidov summer residence)
Just a while ago at the place of cozy private residence with a beautiful English garden and a view to the city pond there were ruins. Thanks to the efforts of the city government and Ural-lover enthusiasts "Demidovskaya dacha" was inaugurated in 2013.

 Tour begins at 4.30 PM, the duration 1 h 30min

DEMIDOV SUMMER RESIDENCE

Allegedly, in the basements of the tower, enterprising Akinfiy Demidov was minting his own silver coin. In order to hide this offence against the state the tower was flooded with both workers and facilities...

 Guests will have an opportunity to mint their own "Demidov coin" using special equipment in the tower.

"DEMIDOV" COIN

NIZHNY TAGIL

A gem in a crown of Demidov Empire is Nizhny Tagil. In 1722 in precincts of the city the development and the crop of a copper, gold and platina starts. It has begun at the same time as a rise of irony-making factory.

 1.30 PM departure from Nevyansk (travel time 1 h).
 General sightseeing city tour. During the tour guests will have unique opportunity to see the only outdoor factory-museum of industrial culture in Russia. Start at 2.30 PM, the duration 30 min.

LEANING TOWER

NEVYANSK

Leaning tower of Nevyansk is the most mysterious building in Urals. It was created in the image and likeness of Pisan tower.
What is hidden in its dungeons?
Why is it better not to share your secrets in the tower?
Why is it leaned towards Tula?

 The tour starts at 11 AM, the duration 2 h.
 Guests will be welcomed by Akinfiy Demidov in order to lift the Nevyansk veils.

Demidov family seat is Nevyansk, the city where Ural mining industry has begun. Nikita Antufiev arrived at the city by Peter the First order to take over a state-owned irony-making factory. In a short time the factory turned out to be the main supplier of Russian weapon.


 Start of the tour at 9 AM
(departure from Ekaterinburg)
 General sightseeing city tour, the duration 30 min

What parallels can be drawn between Nevyansk, NizhniyTagil and Italy,
and that connects Ural with Napoleon?
Why at the facade of the Duomo of Florence Duomo depicted a Ural's hack?
And how was built Nevyansk "falling" tower and how it differs from the leaning tower of Pisa.

32 BELINSKY STR.
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA
TEL/FAX: +7 (343) 222 22 14

32 BELINSKY STR.
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA
TEL/FAX: +7 (343) 222 22 14

Политика конфиденциальности

The bus tour:
THE DEMIDOV ERA IN URALS

5 places to visit

You can get acquainted with the amazing history of the Demidov dynasty merchants - Prince of San Donato.

lunch in a thematic cafe
of Ural cuisine

4 museums

tea with traditional pies,
keepsakes

The tour through Demidov halls in open-air local history museum "Gorno Zavodskoy Ural". The showpieces of time of reclaiming of metalliferous deposits and creating of irony-making factories of Urals are represented at the exhibition. Among them are the following items: the unique copper table, a mining pyramid, "Stariy Sobol" brand products, objects of folk life, and unique collections of rare objects of Demidov family.
 Tour bedins at 3 PM, the duration 1h.

DEMIDOV HALLS
IN LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM