Still, Tobolsk’s appeal for travelers remains strong today, with the fortress-like Kremlin being the must-see attraction for the modest amount of travelers that make it this way. The town also boasts a number of worthwhile museums, a cathedral and various historical monuments depicting the long and fascinating history of the region.
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Castle Prison Museum
Also known as Tyuremny Zamok, this museum offers a poignant insight into the hardships that prisoners faced during their time spent in this notorious prison. Captives were held here during Tsarist and Soviet times, with many exiles imprisoned here before being sent on to Moscow or other major Russian cities.
Deputy’s Palace Museum
Known to be the finest museum in town, Deputy’s Palace Museum is set in a wonderfully restored 18th century building next to the Kremlin. Inside, there’s an excellent array of exhibits depicting the modern and ancient history of Tobolsk, as well as the surrounding Siberian region.
Perched atop a hill overlooking the town, the iconic Tobolsk Kremlin remains the town’s star attraction, both in appearance and historical significance. Erected at the end of the 16th century, the main Cathedral building has been subject to continuous restoration work and its bright white walls and grey-gold turrets still shine today.
This modest structure sits in the town center, and was designed by the Russian architect Alexander Brullov in 1839. The monument commemorates Yermak Timofeyevich who led the Russian conquest of Siberia during the reign of Ivan the Terrible.
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Tracking Eastern Siberia, From Tomsk to Tyumen
Although the sheer vastness of Eastern Siberia might overwhelm some, this handcrafted seven-day itinerary guides you to the region’s must-see spots. Venture from Tomsk to the more built-up Novosibirsk, through the ancient city of Omsk, ending in Tobolsk after a week on the road and and the famous Trans-Siberian rails.
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Hotel Georgievskaya is one of the most prominent places to stay in the city of Tobolsk, with a grand circular column rising above a picturesque courtyard in the center of town. This modern, three-star hotel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Tobolsk Kremlin and a short drive from the train station. Rooms, while classic in décor, all feature a whole host of modern facilities such as flat-screen TV and heating controls. The range of single, double, triple and suite options here also come well-furnished with sofas to relax on as well as large comfy beds. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in the bathrooms. The hotel also provides a massage service, beauty treatments, a billiards room and a sauna.
This long-standing hotel in the center of Tobolsk presents a good mix of comfortable rooms, including twin, double and more luxurious suite options. The hotel takes on a classic feel, with carpets, traditional curtains and quaint artwork spread across the rooms, grand lobby, dining facilities and leisure spaces. There’s also a good mix of modern conveniences, with each room coming with WiFi access, air conditioning, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Away from the rooms, venture to the hotel’s very own billiards room, enjoy the fitness suite or take time to relax in the large downstairs restaurant and bar. Slavyanskaya Hotel is located just a short walk or taxi ride away from the Tobolsk’s central train station, while the nearest airport is around 15 miles away.
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