A red line appeared on the streets in the center of Barnaul, which outlines the tourist route through the main attractions of the capital of the Altai Territory. This is reported by the Tolk publication.
The route can be followed with an audio guide. Each point on the line tells its own story, immersing the tourist in different periods of the city’s life. The authors of the project believe that people of all ages will like it and will interest not only city visitors, but also local residents, because some facts are known only to historians or guides. “The main goal of the project is to maintain interest in the historical center, in the history of Barnaul. And, perhaps, even encourage someone to come here specifically to get acquainted with the sights of the capital of the Altai Territory. The creation of this project was inspired by the successful experience of other Russian cities,” said Alexander Baryshnikov, head of the tourism development department of the Barnaul administration. The total length of the Barnaul red line is two kilometers. The route is formed in such a way that residents and guests of the city can get acquainted with the historical part, from where the city began. The largest number of architectural monuments of the XVIII-XIX centuries is concentrated there. The line runs along the main tourist arteries: Polzunov Street – Malo-Tobolskaya pedestrian street – Lenin Avenue – Pushkin Street – Svoboda Square. The route is circular, that is, you can start moving from any point both to the left and to the right. However, despite this, the pedestrian street Malo-Tobolskaya is considered the beginning – an information stele is installed on it, telling about the route. Similar lines already exist in other Russian cities. So, in 2011, a red line appeared in Yekaterinburg with a route through the historical center of the city, a year later – a yellow line for rollerblading or cycling, in 2018 – a blue line, along places associated with the family of Emperor Nicholas II, and in 2020 – a purple line, uniting art objects. In Perm, such a route appeared in 2010, now there are three lines in the city – green (combines key cultural and architectural objects), red (acquaints tourists with celebrities who lived in the city), and blue (tells about the life of the imperial family). Later lines appeared in Omsk, Saratov and Irkutsk.