In an old brick house, the War History Museum is simple and all in Russian but the moving understatement of its Afghanistan and Chechnya memorials is particularly affecting.
The impressively eclectic – not to mention good-value – Altai Arts, Literature & Culture Museum occupies a restored, furnished 1850s mansion. There are some fine icons, Rerikh sketches and an impressive WWII roo…
This bulbous-domed brick building is the most appealing of the city’s many churches and has a fine, gilded interior.
The freshly prepared Uzbek cusine here is some of the best food in Altai, and well-worth stopping for if heading south on the Chuysky Trakt. The manti (Uzbek dumplings), dusted with paprika, is partiularly good, and…
The firehouse theme extends to the presence of a shiny red firetruck at this buzzing upstairs eatery with great views of central Nikolsky Church. They fire up everything from pan pizza to sizzling dishes to langosh …
This blossoming travel-themed Siberian chain is a welcome addition to Gorno-Altaisk's staid food scene. Well-priced breakfasts, the best coffee in the republic, Russian staples and light bites.
Founded in 1823, the reasonably interesting Regional Museum is Siberia’s oldest. Top exhibits include intriguing models of various 18th-century industrial processes.
The Altai Fine Art Museum is the best of several galleries in this very cultured city.
Traditional Russian food served in a rustic setting by waitresses dressed as peasants. The chain is named after a 1972 Soviet road film. Smoky and noisy at weekends.
Water pipes, cocktails, creative salads and grilled meat make this swanky bar-cum-restaurant popular with a young and lively crowd. Live music at weekends.