Attractions

Top Choice Church in Yekaterinburg

Romanov Death Site

The massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood (Храм на Крови) 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…
Top Choice Gallery in Perm

Perm State Art Gallery

Housed in the grand Cathedral of Christ Transfiguration on the banks of the Kama, the Perm State Art Gallery is renowned for its collection of Permian wooden sculpture. Take trolleybus 1 to the stop Galereya or tram…
Top Choice Museum in Perm

Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM

The brainchild and legacy of its former curator Marat Guelman, who was sacked amid fallout over an exhibition satirising the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is housed inside …
Top Choice Museum in Perm

Perm Regional Museum

Located inside the imposing Meshkov House, the regional museum only gets really interesting when you see the small collection of intricate metal castings of the ‘Perm animal style’ used in the shamanistic practices …
Nature Reserve in The Urals

Zyuratkul National Park

This very remote and quietly beautiful part of the Urals is a great place for hiking, climbing the Zyuratkul range, swimming in a lake, going to a banya (hot bath) and sleeping in a log house. If you stay on the lak…
Museum in The Urals

Architecture Museum

The pretty village of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha, about 150km northeast of Yekaterinburg and 12km north of the town of Alapaevsk, is home to an excellent open-air Architecture Museum. Here you find 15 traditional Siberia…
Christian Site in The Urals

Monastery of the Holy Martyrs

After the Romanov family was shot in the cellar of Dom Ipatyeva, their bodies were discarded in the depths of the forests of Ganina Yama, 16km northeast of Yekaterinburg. In their honour, the Orthodox Church has bui…
Cave in Kungur

Kungur Ice Cave

The Kungur Ice Cave is about 5km out of town. The network of caves stretches for more than 5km, although only about 1.5km are open to explore. The ancient Finno-Ugric inhabitants of the Perm region believed the cave…
Museum in The Urals

Architecture-Ethnography Museum

This museum is located near Khokhlovka, about 45km north of Perm. Its impressive collection of wooden buildings includes two churches dating from the turn of the 18th century. Most of the structures are from the 19t…
Museum in The Urals

Nevyansk History and Architecture Museum

The main highlight in Nevyansk is the Nevyansk Leaning Tower, an impressive structure flanked by an equally impressive Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral. The worthwhile excursions (in Russian) into the tower are the…