You will have the opportunity to visit the most famous industrial facilities of the city, reveal its history and experience the profession of miner!
Sightseeing tour includes visiting:
- Open pit of the South Iron Ore Mining and Concentration Complex;
- Museum of PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih";
- 3D-video gallery of the city historical museum;
- Entrance portal of the Saksaganskyi derivational tunnel;
- The Training center of PJSC "Kryvbaszalizorudkom."
Café "Two Geese" treats tourists (at tourists' expense).
Transportation to the objects is guided by a qualified tour guide.
Duration of the tour - 8 hours.
To participate in the tour fill in the entry form on our website!
"KRYVYI RIH - INDUSTRIAL PEARL OF UKRAINE" tour schedule.
1. Gathering at the monument to Cossack Rih (9.00)
2. Visiting Southern Iron Ore Enrichment Works Quarry
Southern Iron Ore Enrichment Works Quarry is a unique and exciting spectacle created by miners. In their day government officials, authoritative delegations and foreigners came to see this unique quarry. And nowadays almost all delegations at various levels coming to Kryvyi Rih do not miss the opportunity to visit the quarry.
Modern quarry sizes : length - 3000 m, width - 2650 m, depth - 339 m (at a closed- loop) or 404 m(including upland part), area - 570 hectares. Number of levels – 26, of them functioning ones - 20.
During 60 years of its existence the quarry became a testing ground for research, testing, implementation of advanced technologies and equipment, a school of advanced experience, a forge of experienced personnel.
3. Excursion to the Museum of PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih"
"ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rig" is the largest enterprise of mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine. The company is unique in its industrial scale and facilities. It is a full-cycle steel plant, which consists of the coke and by-product plant, ore mining (open pits and underground ore mining) and steel production which parts are sinter and blast furnace, steel and rolled departments.
Construction of the enterprise began in 1931 and in 1934 it started operating.
The metal-rolled products of the company are used in all climatic zones of the planet. This helps to create the image of the company as a reliable partner that takes into account and meets the needs of every consumer.
ArcelorMittal products finds markets in many countries and is used in the construction of the world's most ambitious projects - skyscraper "Burj Khalifa " in Dubai, which is 828 m high, the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, which is one of the three tallest buildings of the Orthodox world, the stadium "Olympiyskyi" in Kiev and others.
At the museum you will have the opportunity to learn the history and current conditions of the enterprise, which is undoubtedly concerned to be a symbol of our city.
4. Lunch at the café "Two Geese"
5. Visiting 3D-video gallery of the city historical museum
3D-video gallery is located in the pavilion under the largest floral clock in Europe. Stands with photos, exhibits and information on each district of the city are displayed in the outside showcases of the pavilion. Photos of the old town Kryvyi Rih and the most attractive city development projects photo gallery are also represented here. 2D and 3D documentaries about Kryvyi Rih history and modern development are shown in the gallery. Photos of the most remarkable city sites are displayed on the illuminated walls.
6. Visiting the entrance portal of the Saksaganskyi derivational tunnel
Many objects of industrial tourism are concentrated in the Kryvyi Rih region. Saksaganskyi underground derivational tunnel is one of them.
Derivational tunnel is a unique hydraulic engineering structure which is the underground river, buried to a depth of 31 to 63 meters. There is no such structures in Ukraine. The tunnel passes under the residential district of the city. The tunnel was created to divert waters of the Saksagan river from large iron ore reserves of the former Kirov mine. It was constructed as a mining tunnel. So the Saksagan river now flows into the Ingulets river 1.5 miles below the natural mouth.
The length of the tunnel is 5322 m, its diameter is 3.5 m. The tunnel operates since 1957 and is designed to operate for the next 150 years. Dzerzhinsky reservoir was constructed to collect water downstream the Saksagan river.
On the surface the tunnel has input and output portals which consist of towers with lock-gates installed.
7. Visiting the training center of PJSC "Kryvbaszalizorudkom"
Public Joint Stock Company "Kryvbaszalizorudkom" is the largest enterprise in Ukraine that extracts iron ore by underground mining. The structure of the industrial complex includes Mine named after Lenin, "Hvardiys'ka", "Zhovtneva" and "Rodina" mines, the letter being the deepest iron ore mine in Europe.
Currently, iron ore is extracted at depth of 1190-1350 m. Rich iron ore deposits have been explored to the depth of 1500 meters and are of 235 million tons with an average iron content of 58.71 %.
On April 1, 2001 a Training center of Kryvyi Rih iron ore industrial complex was created. There is a unique training ground (a model of mine workings) with operating machinery at the training center, which provides training of practical skills. Every visitor will also have the opportunity to experience a profession of miner while practicing with training machinery.