7 Things To Do In Kamensk-Uralsky
# 1 Visit the Pyatkov & K Bell Foundry
4,500 tourists visit the Pyatkov & K Bell Foundry every year. This is the only bell manufacturer in the Urals. When in Kamensk-Uralsky, do not hesitate to take a tour to this factory. They are open for tours Tuesday through Saturday. The minimum number of tourists in a group is 5 persons.
Pyatkov & K Bell Foundry has been casting bells (from 6 kg up to 18 tons) for Russian, European and American churches. During the tour you will get to know about the bell manufacturing techniques, listen to the bells and, of course, they will let you ring the bells made in Kamensk-Uralsky.
49A Revolyucionnaya Street (please call +7 982 609 93 48 for pre-appointment)
# 2 Walk through the streets of the old town
Kamensk-Uralsky is one of the oldest industrial cities in the Urals. It was founded as a small settlement called Kamensky Zavod. Today, this part of the city is called the Old Kamensk. The planning design of the 18th century has been well preserved here. Visit the Cathedral Square to see a magnificent architectural ensemble created by Mikhail Pavlovich Malakhov, a famous Ural architect.
Take a walk through the Old Kamensk to see historical buildings that were built in the 19th century. These buildings used to belong to Kamensk merchants and doctors. Some of them are former shops, stores and a training school. There are 30 heritage-listed buildings of regional importance, and one listed building of federal importance (former factory office, now – the municipal Local Lore Museum). The Museum has the artillery collection of Kamensky Zavod products since 1733.
# 3 Visit the Kamensk Shaman for a purification ritual
Be the Shaman's guest at the ancient Ugorskoye Settlement which is located in the center of Kamensk-Uralsky. The Shaman tells fairy tales and performs magic rituals. You will relax, forget about any worries, and meditate. By the way, they also have a pottery workshop where you can make your first pottery. The Ugorskoye Settlement offers kids quests: the Hunter Quest and the Make Your Tribe Quest.
11A Lenin Street. Tel. +7 950 201 79 33
# 4 Taste pilaf made with Kamensk oyster mushrooms
Mushrooms can be picked in the forests near Kamensk-Uralsky all year round. Eco-friendly oyster mushrooms grow on the farm. Tourists and visitors will have pilaf with mushrooms. Have you ever eaten anything like that?
21A Lenin Street (Barabanovskoye village)
#5 Take a river boat through the Iset Canyon
Kamensk-Uralsky is located on the banks of two rivers: the Iset river and the Kamenka river. River boat tours, catamaran trips or SUP surfing are available May through September. While the boat is traveling, feel free to forget about the hustle and bustle, get recharged and see the one-of-a-kind Butterfly railway bridge and geological monuments that were formed hundreds of millions of years ago. See the Owl Rock, the Three Caves Rock, and, of course, the Stone Gate which is considered to be a landmark of Kamensk-Uralsky.
Boat trips are open every day. Departure: Metallist Boating Station (44 Gogol Street. Tel. +7 3439 306 620). Boats and catamarans can also be rented there.
Boat contacts: Triton Boat: +7 953 007 70 70, Volna Boat: +7 902 870 82 99, Metallist Boat: +7 904 546 69 38
# 6 Visit motorcycle racing
Top national racers arrive to Kamensk-Uralsky every year for motorsport championships. Our city has of the best racing tracks in Europe. Regional and Russian Championships are held all year round. In winter, Kamensk-Uralsky hosts Ice Speedway championships. Motorcycle racing is a fascinating sport. Come and see for yourself.
#7 Buy a souvenir
Do not forget to buy a Kamensk-Uralsky souvenir. These may be the symbolical bell and the cannon, or photo stones.
You can buy Kamensk-Uralsky souvenirs at the Local Lore Museum (1 Kommolodezh Street), ROSPECHAT shops, "Design In Time" (45 Karl Marx Street), "UralGraf" (8 Trudovye Rezervy Street), souvenir shops: Rossiya shopping center (1 Prospekt Pobedy), Megamart Shopping Mall (24 Suvorov Street), etc.