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Welcome to Monchegorsk

 
Welcome to Monchegorsk The most green city of the Kola Peninsula

 

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Monchegorsk was founded in 1937 on the Monche Tundra as a village for geologists and builders. Today it is the third largest city in the Murmansk region with 45,000 inhabitants. Three lakes hem the city in, and the Moncha Tundra Mountains rise just west of the city; behind the mountains the Khibiny alpine plateaus open up.


 

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The largest Orthodox Cathedral (the Church of God’s Ascension) on the Kola Peninsula is located in Monchegorsk. The Cathedral was recently consecrated by the Russian head of the Church, Patriarch Alexij (in 1997). Its walls were decorated in a very special manner by famous icon-painters from Moscow.

It's really worth to visit the Cathedral when you are in Monchegorsk!

 

You can learn more about the history of Monchegorsk if you visit to the local History and Economy museum. Also we recommend you to visit the Museum of Color Stones. There is also the Museum of Dwarfs in Monchegorsk- a private collection of figurines and toy dwarfs.

Valery Tsyganov - the most known, almost legendary Russian mountain-skier (now - the chairman of a Committee on Sports and Tourism of Murmansk region) - was born and  grown up in Monchegorsk and trained on slopes of the neighbouring Monche mountains. The Tsyganov's Award mountain skiing competition is held in Monchegorsk annually in the beginning of April.

 

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Monchegorsk City is called "Pearl in palms of Laplandia". In Saami language the word "Monche" means "beautiful". Mountains of Monche-tundra adjoin the west side of the city. Behind them a magnificent view to the Khibiny tundra’s tops opens up. Three blue lakes almost divide the city in islands. You can see Monchegorsk City from the high point located on a mountain slope. The biggest Cathedral of Murmansk region is one of major places of interest in Monchegorsk city. Its name is Temple of God Ascension. Its walls were painted by famous icon-painters from Moscow with very special school. If you are lucky and visit the Cathedral during a holiday serves you have possibility to listen to a beautiful church choir. You can learn more about the history of Monchegorsk when you visit the local Historical museum. Also you can visit the Museum of Coloured Stones. It consists of outstanding collection of minerals and items from the whole Russia. You can try yourself in driving karts in a Go-kart centre and taste a juicy shashlik – pieces of roasted meet cooked on charcoal.

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The Sport Palace offers you a lot of possibilities to spend your time for health and fun: a 25 meter swimming pool, a cosy sauna, a gym with a great diversity of training equipment, a big sport Hal for playing ball sports, tennis, table tennis, badminton etc. In winter the Alpine slope waits for lovers of downhill skiing as well as those who prefer cross-country skiing can rent modern ski equipment. The Ice Stadium gives an opportunity to skate listening to nice music. For those whose hobby is shopping, Monchegorsk opens doors of hundreds shops where you can find all possible diversity of goods. The city is full of small and big restaurants where delicious food is offered accompanied by music and possibility to dance.

 

You are very welcome to meet the City!!!


 
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