Guide to Perm: modern art, wooden gods and salty ears
The Perm Territory is an incredibly beautiful and photogenic region, and it is not for nothing that more and more films are being made here. The most recent are the series “Territory” and the film “The Last Bogatyr”.
In terms of cultural attractions, Perm competes with another Urals megalopolis, Yekaterinburg. Thanks to this humanitarian rivalry, new museums, galleries, and art objects are constantly being opened here, and festivals and exhibitions are held. Perm is also one of the ten “Most Smiling Cities in Russia”, according to RBC.
When you come here, you can knock on a tree that is 250 million years old and get rid of misfortunes forever. What else you can see, do and taste in Perm – read the guide.
The central embankment of Perm runs along the right bank of the Kama River, parallel to the railroad tracks, Okulov and Monastyrskaya Streets. © Matyas Rehak | Dreamstime.com
What to see in Perm: sights of the city
The first settlement at the confluence of the rivers Kama and Egoshikha appeared in 1723, when a copper smelting plant was built here. And in 1780 with the formation of the Perm Viceroyalty Perm received the status of city. It owes its name to the Veps tribes, who lived in Karelia: their territory in the east was called “pera maa” – “distant land”. Over time, all the lands of the Western Urals from Cherdyn to the confluence of the Kama and Chusovaya rivers began to be called Perm. And the new city, too, was named Perm.
Due to a fire in 1842 in Perm, the entire center was razed to the ground. Some of the buildings were restored in order to preserve at least part of the former architectural look of the city.
The capital of the Perm Krai today is a large industrial, scientific, and cultural center of the Urals. Its pride and honor are the historical buildings and temples, unique museums and theaters, and, of course, S. P. Diaghilev, N. Nemirov, who made the city famous, is the city’s founder. P. Diagilev, N. G. Slavyanov, A. S. Popov.
Museum of Perm antiquities
Collection of samples of ancient flora and fauna of the Perm geological period will be of interest to both children and adults. The collection includes Permian lizards, rare minerals, fossilized remains of plants and sea creatures, dinosaurs and mammoths. You can see the fossil grasshopper with the world’s longest mustache, go on a night tour by lantern-light, listen to lectures about ancient animals and learn that Picasso’s paintings are made of petrified wood. There is a drawing corner for kids and an area imitating archaeological excavations. The museum regularly conducts quests and intellectual and educational games.
Tickets: The cost per adult is 200 ₽. Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-19:00, Monday is a day off. For more information, visit the official website.
The historic center of Perm
In the old center there are many architectural monuments that make an indelible impression. Among them is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – the merchant Gribushin’s house with Baroque and Art Nouveau elements, the majestic Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, which now houses the Perm Art Gallery and the Bishop’s House, the religious school – now the Institute of Culture, and the Mariinsky Gymnasium for Women, which became the Pryanishnikov Agricultural Academy. Pryanishnikov, Assumption Convent, Kazan Church, Noble Assembly House, All Saints Church, Church of the Ascension.
There are many old buildings on the embankment of the Kama River. Walk along it to the impressive mansion of the steamshipman N. Meshkov, which now houses the Local History Museum, and then turn to the five-domed Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the first stone buildings in Perm. From the observation deck (Okulov St., near Komsomolsky Prospect, 4) you can take a picture of the picturesque panorama of the Kama and the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, which is being restored. In the evening, the square in front of the abandoned building of the former missile troops school turns into a walking boulevard, a site for flash mobs and a gathering place for Perm bikers.
If you want to relax in an unusual place, go to Old Brick Lane. Once it was an ordinary back alley, but now it’s an art cluster in trendy European style. Cozy courtyards, restaurants, a wine shop, clothing stores and lots of spots for photo shoots. Another interesting attraction and pride of Perm residents is the Opera House, where during the Second World War the Leningrad Mariinsky Theatre troupe was evacuated.
The house of the steamshipman N. Meshkov on Monastyrskaya Street, 11 can compete in its beauty with the best examples of Art Nouveau style. © Saler4uk/CC BY-SA 4.0
“Permian – Salty Ears.”
A funny monument in the form of a photographer’s figure and a round frame with big ears, in which you can put your own face, is called “Permyak – salty ears.” This popular and unusual nickname of the inhabitants of the lands of Perm was associated with the once widespread in the region trade of salting. It is believed that so called the workers of the salt mines: they were carrying bags of salt on their shoulders, stripping their ears, causing them swollen and red.
The sculpture is located on the left bank of Perm, with other popular monuments nearby – “Perm Bear” and “Kama River”. © Wikimedia/Public Domain
Perm Art Gallery
The art museum is located in the building of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. The exposition includes paintings by Aivazovsky, Rubens, notable works of Russian and Western European art, famous icons of Stroganov’s writing. The pride of the collection is the iconic wooden sculpture, exhibited on the third floor under the dome. Local masters carved sculptures, imitating Western models, but endowing saints with features of local nationalities – Tatars, Komi and Vogul.
Tickets cost from 40 to 150 ₽. Opening hours: Monday – day off, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-19:00, Thursday 12:00-21:00. You can buy tickets on the official website of the gallery.
The pride of the collection is the iconic wooden sculpture located on the third floor, under the dome of the former cathedral. © Perm Art Gallery page in VK
Walking next to the Yegoshikhinsky Log, you will see the enterprise, founded in 1878 as the main railway workshops of Perm. The territory of the plant is a whole town, which even has its own Red Square. At one time two writers worked at the plant – Vladimir Korolenko, who wrote “Children of the Underground”, and the author of “Scarlet Sails”, Alexander Grin.
Today this area is a socio-cultural space, where guided tours and various events take place, and concerts and festivals are held in the former workshops. In shop #4, under the glass floor, you can see sleepers and wheelsets, which were once produced at the plant. For more information, visit the official website.
Sociocultural space “Shpagin’s Factory” is located in the valley of the Egoshikha river near the site of Perm’s foundation. © Shpagin Plant
“Perm Gates” (monument to the letter “P”)
A unique 12-meter art object made of spruce logs evokes contradictory feelings: someone admires the creativity of its creators, while someone paints it with graffiti. The author was inspired by the traditional Permian timber haulage, the ferrying of logs down the Kama River. Now the “gate” is surrounded by a transparent fence to protect it from vandals.
Located “P” near the railway station Perm II. Here you can also stroll through the park of stones – this name the square got because of the presented here collection of samples of rocks, found on the territory of the Western Urals.
The form of “Perm gates” is a triumphal arch with four facades, which face all parts of the world. © Nikolai Polissky. “Perm Gates”, 2011. Exhibition “Russian Poor”/bednoe.ru
PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art
One of the main museums of contemporary art outside of the two capitals was founded in 2009, at first it occupied the building of the former river station, but then it moved to a three-story house on Gagarin Boulevard. It has a large collection of Russian contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries, especially works by conceptualists from the Museum’s collection. The core of the collection is a series of works “Russian Poor”, which is divided into 7 sections: “Painting”, “Graphics”, “Sculpture”, “Textiles”, “Photography, Video”, “Installations”, “Objects”.
This exhibition, held in 2008 thanks to the efforts of gallery owner Marat Gelman, philanthropist Sergey Gordeev, and Perm Governor Oleg Chirkunov, started a cultural revolution in Perm. Every Thursday the museum offers a free guided tour. Ticket price for adults: 200 ₽. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00, and the ticket office is open until 20:30. Monday is a day off. Tickets may be purchased on the official website.
Fragment of the installation “Points of Convergence,” 1997. Exhibition “Russian Poor”/bednoe.ru. © Alexander Brodsky. “The penultimate day of Pompeii.”
Paradise Garden Park
Perm has many recreational parks, but this one is particularly beloved by locals. A picturesque recreation area with bridges, arches, benches, carved fences, in the center of the park is a magnificent rotunda with eight columns, where concerts are held.
The Garden of Eden is a pleasant place to stroll at any time of year. One of the most landscaped and beautiful parks in Perm. © Ekaterina Borisova2/CC BY-SA 4.0
Where to eat in Perm
Taste of place” gastronomic project
This project is designed to bring the Perm cuisine brand to a new level, and covers three locations in the Perm Region – Perm itself, the town of Kudymkar, and the settlement of Ilyinskoe, where gastrofestivals and cultural and gastronomic tours are organized. In Perm itself, several restaurants are part of the project, including the Interview Restaurant, Rob Roy Grill-Bar, La Botegga Oenoteka, Piu Vino Wine Bar and Gatsby`s Bar and Grill: their menu includes author’s dishes and drinks whose recipes are somehow or other connected with the history of Perm and famous people who have lived in the city in different times. For example, when creating a dessert in honour of Sergei Diaghilev the chef at the Ulitka café consulted with the staff of the Perm local history museum.
Piu Vino In the wine gastropub you will be surprised with lamb cutlet with creamy lentils, mushroom or pumpkin soup, veal loin from the fire, pasta and various wines. Average bill: 1500-2000 ₽.
An atmospheric restaurant of traditional German cuisine not far from Permyak – Salty Ears. Come hungry – the portions are huge. Average bill: 1700-3000 ₽.
Cafe of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, where you can enjoy the freshest seafood. “Medusa” was included in the top 25 of the national gastronomic award Wheretoeat Ural. Average check: 1,000-1,500 ₽.
“Seagull ZaZa” The restaurant by the Kama offers two menus – Pan-Asian and Georgian – plus a great wine list and healthy vitamin cocktails. Average check: 900 ₽.
Pizza lovers, take note – hardly anywhere else can you try such delicious dough! Average bill: 800 ₽.
Hunters of national cuisine and pure Perm specialties should book a table in one of the main meat restaurants of the city. Average bill: 700-1700 ₽.
The cafe on wheels is equipped inside a real streetcar which runs through the city center. You can combine a sightseeing tour with enjoying aromatic coffee and delicious desserts. The duration of the trip is approximately 1.5 hours. The streetcar begins and ends at the stop “Stakhanovskaya Street”. It runs on Thu, Fri, Sat and Sat.
When to go to Perm
Visit the sights of Perm is best during the warm season. In summer, in the city and its surrounding areas several large-scale festivals take place at once. In Kungur, which is located 1.5 hours away by “Lastochka”, you will see the 20th International Aeronautics Festival “Sky Fair-2022”. At the Osa – Bering Aquatic Festival in Osa Township, you’ll see aquabike competitions, snowmobile races on the water, freestyle standing jet skiing and flyboarding. “Secrets of the Cross Mountain” is a theatrical landscape festival, which takes place in Gubakha. The Perm Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet and the Moscow Alexei Rybnikov Theater gave their performances here.
In autumn, it will be pleasant to take a walk through the parks and promenade. The average temperature in September is +10 ° C.
In winter there are several ski centers near Perm. The average temperature is -13 ° C, but sometimes freezing temperatures of -30 ° C. March in Perm is snowy, usually down to -5 ° C. On May holidays, many residents of Perm go rafting on the Chusovaya, Usva, and Vishera rivers.
How to get to Perm
Bolshoye Savino International Airport has a new and modern terminal. This terminal is 17 km from the center of the city and has regular flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, and Sochi. To get to the city from the airport you can take a bus number 108. A cab ride will cost about 400 ₽. Flight time from Moscow to Perm is two hours. The cost of a one-way flight is from 4000 ₽.
Perm is an important transport hub of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Every day, the station Perm-II receives fast trains from different Russian cities: from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. To get by train from Moscow is possible for 21 hours, the cost – from 2800 ₽. From the station to other areas of the city you can get by buses 1, 2, 6, 40, 49, 50, 54, 56, 64, 68, 88, streetcars number 5 and 7. perm2.net
Kama is a large navigable river. River cruise routes connect Perm with St. Petersburg, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Kizhi and cities on the Volga.
By car you can get from Moscow to Perm via Yaroslavl, Kostroma and Kirov. The distance is approximately 1,400 km.
How to get around the city
In Perm, there are 69 routes of city buses, 7 streetcar lines and about 20 numbers of buses. The most convenient way to travel around the city is by bus. The cost of public transport is 33 ₽.
Top inexpensive cabs in Perm: Citimobile, “Veset”, “Maxim”. But you can also call a car through Uber, Wheely and Yandex.Taxi apps.
In the capital of the Perm region, the Russian kickshare service Urent has been operating since spring 2021. It is possible to rent a scooter through Urent or Citymobile apps.
Where to stay in Perm
Perm has enough hotels in various price categories. You can opt for an inexpensive hostel starting at ₽750 per night per person, or you can stay at a five-star hotel – rooms start at ₽3,800 per night.
Choose a hotel in the Leninsky District, near the city esplanade or near Sibirskaya Street. Then you will be within walking distance of the main sights, art objects, museums and theaters.
What to bring from Perm
The art object “Happiness is just around the corner” has long been known outside of Perm: a kind of water level gauge in the Kama River has been featured in the films “The Geographer Globe Propyl”, “The Real Fellows” and Kanye West’s music video. A mini-copy of the iconic Perm monument is worth 350 ₽. It itself has been temporarily dismantled, but there are plans to return it to the embankment at the end of 2022.
If you were born under the sign of Pisces, you are a Squirrel according to the Perm zodiac. The signs of the Perm zodiac are Elks, Ermines and Bears, which is how the inhabitants of the Urals called the months. Keychains and magnets with images of the entire Perm animal pantheon sell for about 150-300 ₽. And for 3,000 ₽ you can buy a funny matryoshka in the form of a bear.
An author’s cup holder made of serpentine stone turns any tea party into a royal ritual. The price starts at ₽6,000. Pay attention to souvenirs made of selenite. Named after the moon goddess Selene, this stone is a type of gypsum.
Souvenirs and gifts from the Permian geological period are popular. It is believed that if you tap on a fossilized tree, which is 250 million years old, you can get rid of misfortune forever (600 ₽.). You can also buy the ancient Permian Sea in the form of potassium salt and authentic prints of the most ancient fish (2500 ₽.).
Books “Perm phrasebook” and “Perm dictionary” will give you an opportunity to laugh from the heart (250 ₽.). A serious and unusual gift is the book “The Bear in Cultural History” (1,100 ₽.).
Uinsk bees collect nectar from flowers on the territory of the ecologically clean preserve “Raspberry Farm”, so “Uinsk reserve honey” is not only tasty, but also very useful.
By the way, the memory of Perm always lies in your wallet. After all, all Russian banknotes are printed exactly at the Perm factory “Goznak”.
Tips for tourists
1. To see all the main sights of Perm, you can walk along one of the hiking routes.
2. “Red Line” will give you the opportunity to get acquainted with the city through the love stories of famous people who lived in Perm at different times. Their passions, tragedies and joys open new facets in the appearance of Perm. There are 20 stories in total on the route, their heroes are Meshkov the steamshipman, writer Gaidar, Prince Mikhail, Diaghilev and other famous people. The route starts from “Korolev numbers” (Sibirskaya street, 5).
3. “The Green Line” is a route that brings together key stories, cultural and architectural objects from the past and present. It starts from the sculpture “Permian – Salty Ears” and includes the Perm Art Gallery, the Theatre Square and the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, the house of the steamshipman Meshkov, the City Duma building, the merchant Gribushin’s house, “Kilometer Zero”, the Church of Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the Theatre-Theatre. In total, there are 40 points of interest on the Green Line.
4. The most important event on Perm’s cultural agenda is the Diaghilev Festival, and if you have the opportunity, it is worth planning a trip to it. It is named after the famous impresario, the creator of the “Russian Seasons” Sergey Diaghilev, who spent his childhood in Perm. Artistic director of the festival, famous conductor Theodor Kurentzis invites the brightest representatives of modern music to Perm: composers, musicians, choreographers, and artists. To commemorate the “Russian Seasons in Paris” the festival takes place in late May – early June.
5. Be sure to try one of Perm’s main specialties – posikunchiki, reinvented by Perm’s chefs. The name of these pirozhki comes from the words “sikat” or “sech”. The researchers of culinary traditions argue if it is possible to consider them an original Perm dish: there wasn’t such a recipe in the Kama Region’s culinary “Bible”, published in 1979, but the Perm and Kudymkar people have always heard this name from their grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
25 Main Sights of Perm
Translated from the Finno-Ugric language, the name “Perm” means “Distant Land”. For 200 years the city was considered the official capital of the Urals, until this title was passed on to Yekaterinburg. Since the beginning of the 18th century, Perm began to develop as a major metallurgical center of the Russian Empire – modern factories were rapidly built here.
The quarters built with wooden houses are interesting to visit – from the mansions of the 19th century to Stalin’s barracks, as well as the territory of the former Tatar sloboda. Attention is drawn to the ancient buildings on Sibirskaya Street, Motovilikha district, which has long developed as an independent settlement, and the grandiose building of the Department of Internal Affairs, steeped in obscure legends.
What to see and where to go in Perm?
The most interesting and beautiful places for walks. Photos and a brief description.
Until the middle of XX century Esplanade was a sleeping area with two-storey wooden houses. In 1982 a new building of the Drama Theater was built here, in 1985 – a monument in honor of war heroes and color-music fountain, later replaced by a more modern one. Nowadays, in order to improve the appearance of the place and make it more attractive to residents, cultural objects continue to be built here.
“Permian salt ears”.
An urban sculpture made in the form of a circle-frame with ears, where you can put your face and take a picture. The composition also includes the figure of a photographer standing opposite, ready to take a picture on a rarity machine. The monument is located in one of the central streets of Perm. It was installed in 2006. The name is related to the traditional nickname of the inhabitants of the Perm region.
“The Legend of the Perm Bear.”
Another city sculpture depicting the famous symbol of the city – the bear. It decorated the central part of Perm in 2009 (the first version of the monument was made of stone and installed in 2006). According to the original idea of the authors of the project, the composition symbolizes the stereotype widespread among foreigners that bears roam freely in the streets of the Urals cities.
Art-object “Happiness is not far off”
Art-object is an inscription of two-meter red letters, located on the embankment of the Kama river near the river station. It was created by B. Matrosov for the festival “ArtPole”. The composition appeared in Perm in 2009. The landmark gained popularity largely thanks to television, as it appeared in a couple of famous Russian TV series and even in an American music video.
Perm Art Gallery
Art museum, containing more than 50 thousand works of art, created in the period from ancient times to the present. There are collections of Perm wooden sculpture, icons, engravings, antique ceramics and medieval paintings. The exposition is located in the building of architectural monument – Spaso-Perobrazhensky Cathedral of the late 18th – early 19th centuries, built upon the project of I.I. Sviyazev.
Peter and Paul Cathedral
The temple is one of the first stone buildings in the city. It is believed that with its laying the development of the city in the XVIII century. The building was built in the provincial baroque style on the site of an earlier church. In 1929 the church was closed as part of the general antireligious campaign, and almost all valuable church property was confiscated. Services resumed in the 1990s after an extensive restoration of the building.
Holy Trinity Stefan Monastery
The history of the monastery began at the end of the XVIII century with the construction of a wooden church for the workers of the copper-smelting plant. In 1816 began the construction of a stone church, which gradually formed a monastery. In 1935 the monastery was abolished, the main part of the premises was transferred to the warehouses of the bakery plant. In 1995 Holy Trinity Stefan Monastery resumed its activity.
Church of the Ascension and St. Theodosius
The church was erected in 1902 largely thanks to donations from the townspeople. It was the last church in Perm built before the Revolution of 1917. At that time it was called “merchant’s” by the people. In the 1930s, after it was confiscated by the authorities, it was turned into a bakery. In the 1970s, it was decided to restore and placed inside a concert hall. In 1991 the building was returned to the faithful.
A picturesque art nouveau mansion is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Perm. It was built in the late 19th century, designed by A. B. Turchevich for the family of one of the city officials. In 1905 the house was bought by the merchant S. M. Gribushin and rebuilt to his taste. In 1919 the family left Russia, and the building became the property of the authorities. At different times it housed a military hospital and a children’s hospital.
City mansion in the historical center of Perm, built in the early 19th century. The house burned twice, after which it was rebuilt with significant changes – if in the first version Russian classicism prevailed, in later projects the architect preferred the Art Nouveau style. Nowadays a branch of the Perm museum of local lore with a historical exposition is situated on its territory.
Theater “At the Bridge”
The stage was founded in 1988 by S. P. Fedotov, an honored artist of the Russian Federation and a well-known art worker, on the basis of the Nytva youth theater studio, where interesting experimental performances were given. The theater got its own building, located near the Kamsky Bridge, in 1992. Today the institution is famous for its original plays, to which the audience specially comes from other cities.
Perm Academic Theatre-Theatre
Drama stage, founded in 1927. In the meantime, it has managed to change several venues. Today the theater is located in a building built in 1981, which is considered a regional architectural monument. The building was designed by V. P. Davydenko. In 2005-2006 it was restored – during the works the facades and some elements of exterior decoration were renewed.
Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theater
The theater appeared in 1870. The building that survives today was built in 1879. In the middle of the 20th century it was completely reconstructed, without touching the historical appearance of the stage. The main purpose of the theater is to show the audience the whole creative heritage of the famous native of the Kama region – composer P.I. Tchaikovsky. All of his works have been staged here: 3 ballets and 10 operas.
Motovilikhinskie Zavody Museum
The appearance and development of Perm was largely due to the launch of metallurgical plants in the 18th century. At that time this area was called Motovilikha. The exposition of the museum is devoted to the history and development of these enterprises. The open-air part of the collection is of particular interest and consists of massive artillery guns and missiles, produced by the plant at different times.
Museum-diorama in Motovilikha
The exposition is a branch of the Perm Museum of Local Lore and is a part of the memorial on Vyshka Mountain, dedicated to the events of revolutions of the early 20th century. The history of the collection began in 1920 with the opening of the Monument to the Revolutionaries. The main exhibit is a panoramic painting made by a group of military artists and dedicated to the events of the 1905 armed uprising in Motovilikha.
PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art
The museum appeared in 2009 after the exhibition of contemporary art “Russian Poor”, which exhibited art objects created by progressive authors from sand, clay, cardboard, foam rubber, duct tape and other “poor” materials. Until 2014, the exhibition was located on the territory of the former river station. The main mission of the museum is to develop topical directions, create a creative environment, and enhance the image of Perm.
Museum of Perm Antiquities
The collection consists of geological exhibits: fossils, fossils, skeletons of ancient animals that existed on Earth millions of years ago. Many findings belong to the Permian geological period. The museum has a rich paleontological exposition, which arouses genuine interest among visitors. Interesting and informative excursions take place on its territory.
The Museum of the History of political repression, located on the territory of the former prison camp, approximately 120 kilometers from Perm. Its exposition is unique. Till 1988 the state criminals and political prisoners were serving their sentences here. After a walk through the museum territory the visitor will be able to get an idea of the Gulag camp system, the conditions of detention of prisoners and difficult prison everyday life. The museum is quite scandalous, and for many it is just another attempt to denigrate the Soviet period of history.
Khokhlovka Museum of Architecture and Ethnography
The complex is located on the picturesque bank of the Kama River about 40 km from Perm. It was founded in 1969 and was actually the first museum of wooden architecture in the Urals. The exposition is a group of buildings in the open air, belonging to the XVII – first half of the XX century. In some houses the historical interiors are recreated and ethnographic collections are placed.
The building of the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs for the Perm Territory
Once upon a time the building, built in the style of so-called “Stalin monumentalism” in the mid-20th century, belonged to the KGB bodies. In Soviet times there were many eerie legends about it, because of which it acquired a frightening nickname “Death Tower”. People used to tell stories about the torture of the innocent and the execution of the condemned by throwing them off the roof into the courtyard. Today, the building belongs to the local police department.
Art object made of wood, created in 2011 for the PERMM museum exhibition. It is a 12-meter structure made of spruce logs in the shape of the letter “U”. Now the sculpture is located in the territory of the Square of the 250th Anniversary of Perm, known under the name “Park of Stones”. Within this square there are samples of rocks brought from different districts of the Perm Territory.
Rotunda in Gorky Park
The city park of culture and leisure has a remarkable structure, a rotunda of the 19th century, built according to I. I. Sviyazev’s design for the visit of Emperor Alexander I to Perm. Here in 1824 the czar had a solemn meeting with authorities and citizens. Nowadays the architectural monument is considered to be a symbol of the city. Newlyweds often choose this place for a marriage exit registration.
Paradise Garden Park
The park appeared in 1865 on the site of a closed copper-smelting plant. Since its opening and under the Soviet regime its territory was monitored by workers, organizing activities to clean and improve the lawns. In the second half of the XX century the park gradually fell into disrepair. In 2010, after a major reconstruction “Paradise Garden” was reopened to the public. Today it is a popular place for recreation.
This powerful hydroelectric power plant is a part of the Volzhsky-Kamsk Hydroelectric Power Plant Cascade. Its construction was completed in 1958. Most of the work involved the labor of prisoners from the surrounding camps, which was very typical for the Soviet “construction sites of the century”. Today, the hydroelectric plant continues to play a key role in supplying electricity to vast areas of European Russia.
A major waterway over 1,800 km long, and a powerful tributary of the Volga. It is navigable and is home to many species of fish. Its picturesque banks attract a considerable number of travelers. A major sailing tournament “Cup of Kama” is held here. Within Perm, along the river there is a landscaped embankment, over which there are car and pedestrian bridges.
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