Top ChoiceHistoric 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...

Top ChoiceChurch in Yekaterinburg

Romanov Death Site

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...

Top ChoiceChurch 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,...

Top ChoiceHistoric 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 ChoiceNotable 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'...

Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoiceCultural 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...

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...

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...

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...

Museum in Yekaterinburg

Museum of Architecture and Design

Situated on Istorichesky skver (Historical Sq), this museum is located on the grounds where the first ironworks was established in Yekaterinburg in 1723. In recent years the museum has had an overhaul, and today...

Museum in Perm

Museum of Perm Prehistory

The archaeological collection here encompasses over 2000 antiques, many from the Perm region. The highlight is a skeleton exhibit, where visitors will find a number of original and replica skeletons of dinosaurs...

Museum in Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinbrug History Museum

At one of the more contemporary museums in town, most of the focus is on Yekaterinburg through the 18th and 19th centuries. Most exhibits are captioned in English and there are plenty of interactive displays.

Street in Chelyabinsk

Ulitsa Kirova

Chelyabinsk’s highlight is strolling down the cobblestone pedestrian-only ul Kirova, where shops, cafes and life-sized bronze statues of local personalities dot the street.

Church in Yekaterinburg

Ascension Church

The restored late-18th-century Ascension Church is the oldest in Yekaterinburg and rises up moodily alongside parkland that's perfect for a stroll.

Museum in The Urals

Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha Museum-Reserve

The village of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha, about 150km northeast of Yekaterinburg and 12km north of Alapaevsk, is home to an excellent open-air Architecture Museum of traditional Siberian log buildings, featuring...

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...

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...

Museum in Yekaterinburg

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

Traffic was stopped the day the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center was opened in 2015. The mammoth site includes a museum, a conference centre, an art gallery and a bookshop, although it's the museum that is of...

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...