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Perm: Trans-Siberian Railway Route Stop

The getaway to the Ural Mountains and a prominent rail junction which connects the European part of Russia with Siberia, wonderful Perm is ready to enhance any Russia travel itinerary.

Having served as the official capital of the Ural region for 200 years, Perm continues to maintain the image of a cultural and historic center, which never gets boring.

The city houses the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, which could easily compete with Moscow's famous Bolshoi Theatre, as well as a number of art museums. 

One of the most famous ones in the area is the Perm State Art Gallery. Situated along the Kama River, the gallery is actually set in the Cathedral of Christ Transfiguration and displays an extensive collection of wooden sculptures. 

Another great monument by the river and one of the symbols of the city is the big red letters, saying, that 'Happiness is not behind the mountains'. With the backdrop of the scenic river, it adds a really nice touch to an evening stroll along the embankment.

Those interested in unusual natural wonders can also enrich their tour of Perm with a visit to the Kungur ice caves. Reminding a bizarre ice castle with underground lakes and various formations, this place definitely leaves a lasting impression.

Best Things to Do in Perm, Russia

  • Take in the beauty of the Ural Mountains
  • Explore the Kungur ice caves
  • Visit the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater
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A perfect match for active travelers seeking to explore all Russia. Apart from visiting the mighty capital - Moscow, you get to see multi-sided and diverse Russia far and wide during your adventure. Cross Siberia, discover genuine Russian towns and reach Vladivostok!

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