The city of Perm is on the Kama river in the eastern foothills of the Ural Mountains. There are interesting walking routes, as well as museums where you can get acquainted with the history of the Ural and Kama regions.

Of a special interest is the art gallery with its collection of wooden sculptures known as the «Gods of Perm». The tradition of making wooden sculptures of Jesus Christ was spread in the north of Perm Krai in the 17th century. The official church considered it as idolatry but could do nothing about it. This collection has an all-Russian importance as there is no such thing in the other regions of Russia.

In the historical part of the city there remained the buildings of the 19 century. The most beautiful of them – those of Gribushin and Youth Theatre – were built in the style of modern. On Sibirskaya Street you can see the houses of merchants and the nobility, including the House of Dyagilev, where he spent his childhood and youth.

When planning a trip to Perm you must spare a day for Kungur Ice Cave and the White Hill Monastery. Kungur Ice Cave is probably the most famous and most beautiful karst cave in Russia. It is near the town Kungur, 100 kilometers to the south of Perm. 

Belogorsky Convent is not far (about 50 km) from the cave, on Belaya Gora (White Mountain). At the beginning of the 20th century the convent was called the Ural Athos. However, you must remember that if you want to visit both the places in a single day, you should try and visit the cave early in the morning.

On the bank of the Kama to the north of Perm is the village Khokhlovka where a wooden architecture museum is located. And if you can not go to Kungur, you must visit the museum to see traditional Ural architecture. 

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The Metropolitan`s Podvorye (residence) on the Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square
The Perm Gods, a collection of wooden temple (Christ) sculptures from the villages in the north of Perm Krai
The sculpture «Christ in Prison» (18 century) at the art gallery of Perm
The Polar grotto, the most beautiful grotto of Kungur Ice Cave
Ice outgrowths at the entry to the Diamond grotto of Kungur Ice Cave 
Ice blocks at the Diamond grotto of Kungur Ice Cave
Perm Ascension Church of St. Theodosius built in 1902
The Elevation of the Cross Cathedral of the Belogorsky (White Hill) St. Nicholas monastery
The tsar`s 7-arshin cross in remembrance of the saving of cesarevitch Nikolai in Japan
The historical buildings of the 19th century on Sibirskaya Street in Perm
The building of the Peasant Land Bank now occupied by the FSB (Federal Security Service)
The local history museum in Meshkov`s mansion on the high bank of the Kama River
An exposition devoted to the Yegoshikha copper smeltery built in Perm in the 18 century
The sculpture of St. Nicholas in the center of the Sobornaya Square in Perm
The Perm Gods, a collection of wooden temple (Christ) sculptures from the villages in the north of Perm Krai
The sculpture complex «Christ in Prison» at the art gallery of Perm 
The interior of the domestic church of St. Metrophanes, bishop of Voronezh, at the Metropolitan`s Podvorye
Gribushin`s House, one of the most beautiful mansions in Perm
Originally, the female heads on Gribushin`s House had different faces
Youth Theatre is in Lyubimova`s mansion
Perm «tsar gun» at the museum of the Motovilikha plant
MRLS «Grad», «Uragan» and «Smerch» manufactured at the Motovilikha plant
Guns and howitzers of World War I at the museum of the Motovilikha plant
Ascension church of St. Theodosius earlier called «merchant» church
Holy Trinity metropolitan cathedral of Perm often called Sludskaya church
Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first temple of Perm built at Yegoshikha copper smeltery
Tchaikovski opera and ballet theatre in Perm
The monument «Permyak Salty Ears» on Komsomol Avenue
The monument «Kama River» in front of the hotel «Ural» on Komsomol Avenue