The Urals attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Perm


Perm-36 (officially known as the Memorial complex of political repressions), located some 125km east of Perm, was a labour camp for dissidents from 1946 to 1987. In 1994 it became a museum complex run by the interna…
Top Choice Church in Yekaterinburg

Romanov Death Site

The massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood dominates this site where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and children were murdered by Bolsheviks on the night of 16 July 1918. Nearby, the pretty wooden Chapel of the R…
Top Choice Church in Yekaterinburg

Church upon the Blood

The massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood dominates this site where the Romanov family was executed. While many believe the funds that went into building this lavish church might have been better spent, it w…
Top Choice Historic Site in The Urals

Capova Cave

People come from all over to visit this limestone cave with its ancient rock drawings from the Paleolithic era, some dating as far back as 36,400 years.
Top Choice Notable Building in Yekaterinburg

Vysotskiy Viewing Platform

Take the lift up 52 floors to the viewing platform for one of Russia's best urban panoramas. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. The name of the tower is a pun on the Russian word for 'high' and…
Top Choice Museum in Perm

Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM

This museum was opened in 2009 with the aid of gallery dealer Marat Gelman. At that time it was housed in the historic Perm River Station Hall. It moved in 2014 and today continues to play a pivotal role in the Perm…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Ufa

Park Vatan

Park Vatan is a unique collection of boutique shops and arts-exhibition spaces housed in traditional yurts. Visitors can purchase delicacies such as local honey, drink local tea, and learn about the Republic of Bash…
National Park in The Urals

Taganay National Park

Dramatically set in a lake-filled valley, the town of Zlatoust (285km from Ufa) serves as the gateway to one of the most popular national parks and hiking, mountain biking and rafting getaways in the Ural Mountains.…
Cave in Kungur

Kungur Ice Cave

The network of caves stretches for more than 5km, although only about 1.5km are accessible. The ancient Finno-Ugric inhabitants of the region believed the cave to be the home of an underground creature, and the grot…
Museum in Yekaterinburg

Military Technology Museum

This vast indoor and open-air collection of tanks and armoured vehicles is located on the northern outskirts of Yekaterinburg in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. It’s one of the largest of its kind in the world, with an extensive…