Why to go? Kungur Ice Cave.The Gulag museum at the political prisoners camp “Perm-36”. Opera and Ballet Theatre. Perm State Art Gallery. The Kama river!

Must see

Sculpture ‘Permyak Salty Ears”

The sculpture consists of two parts - the figure of the photographer and a round frame with large ears, in which those who wish to pose for a photograph can put their faces. It is situated on the main street of the city of Perm, Komsomol Prospect, near the "Ural" hotel.

Opera and Ballet Theatre

The oldest and the most known among the Perm theatres. Its ballet team is considered one of the best in Russia. Repertoire includes classical Russian and foreign ballet and opera performances. 2 - 2.5 hrs.

Perm State Art Gallery

It has a big collection of Permian wooden sculpture. These brightly coloured figures are a product of an uneasy compromise between Christian missionaries and the native Finno-Ugric population. The latter, while agreeing to be converted, closely identified the Christian saints these sculptures depict with their ancient gods and treated them as such eg by smearing their lips with the blood of sacrificed animals.

Sergei Diaghilev Museum

The Sergei Diaghilev Museum is a small, lovingly curated school museum dedicated to the impresario (1872–1929) who turned Russian ballet into a world-famous brand. Children speaking foreign languages, including English, serve as guides.

Kungur Ice Cave

Kungur Ice Cave is one of the biggest caves in the world. This unique natural monument has a lot of legends . The extension of the cave’s passages is around 6000 metres, and the underground tourist route is 1.5 kilometres; the cave has 20 grottos and about 60 lakes.

Belogorsky Monastery

The Holy Cross was erected on the top of White Hill 114 years ago. That was a launch of Belogorsky Missionary Monastery for men. The White Hill was named so, because it is the only place around where the first snow keeps unthawed. The history of Belogorsky Monastery before and after the Revolution of 1917 is cloaked in a kind of secret mysticism. It includes tales of healing with the help of icons, ‘angel chorus singing’ in the Monastery building ruined by the Bolsheviks. There are also numerous testimonies about obtained monks’ treasures.

Khokhlovka (an open-air museum).

A marvelous wooden town is situated 45 kilometers off Perm. The place is by a village of Khokhlovka, on a picturesque high cape, which is washed by the flow of Kama river. It is an architectural and ethnographic museum under the open sky. 19 examples of wooden architecture erections of Perm Region in a period of late 17-th — early 20-th century are exposed to visitors on 42 hectares of hills and valleys. Some of buildings are equipped by interiors and exhibitions, created by researchers of the museum.

The Gulag museum at the political prisoners camp “Perm-36”

It is located right in the premises of the former camp for political prisoners in Kuchino Village of Chusovsky District. In the Soviet period lots of free-thinking people, among them writers, scientists and right defenders – went through the hard trial of this camp near Chusovaya River. Many prisoners died there due to severe conditions. The museum includes remains and reconstructed premises of the camp (aka correctional labor colony) for political prisoners, where dissidents, far-outers, active fighters for human rights, opponents of a communistic mode, advocates of national independence - politicians, public figures, writers, scientists - suffered and perished in the hardest conditions.