Route 10: Dudinka seaport

The role of the Dudinka port in the economy of Taimyr and the Norilsk industrial area can hardly be overestimated.

Route 8: The Zero Point

The astronomical sign became the starting point for creating a topographic map of the Norilsk industrial district.

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Route 7: Railway story

Route 7: Railway story

 It’s still nice to stop near the monumental and luxurious three-storey building in order to examine the columns, clear architectural lines, to imagine how the Norilsk people lived and worked during the Stalin and post-Stalin times. Once upon a time, trains arrived from the airport and ...

Route 6: The first school of Norilsk

Route 6: The first school of Norilsk

The oldest educational institution of the city last year turned 70 years old, it was built in 1949. Until 1949, before this building was constructed in the style of the classical Empire, the first school had also existed, but in a completely different design. The ...

Route 5: Most beautiful house of the 1940s

Route 5: Most beautiful house of the 1940s

Our walks through the historic center of Norilsk began with barracks and the most visible buildings of the 1940s. The House of the Engineering and Technical Workers (HETW) was considered to be the most beautiful building, the main platform for solemn and official events of ...

Route 4: Big Ben and gateway to Arctic

Route 4: Big Ben and gateway to Arctic

Everyone who comes to Norilsk should visit not only the Old Town and natural, industrial and other tourist locations, but also the capital of the Taimyr Municipal District. The history of the development of these lands originates from Dudinka, named after the pioneer merchant Dudin. This ...

Route 3: The First House of Norilsk

Route 3: The First House of Norilsk

In the summer of 1920, coal seams and continuous sulfide ore outcrops were discovered in the Norilsk region. To continue scientific research and the prospects for mining in this place, it was decided to organize a wintering. An expedition of eight people, headed by a ...

Route 2: Old Town, Empire Style and Barracks

Route 2: Old Town, Empire Style and Barracks

If you face the Oktyabrskaya Square, where we walked the last time, you will have a view of Mount Schmidtikha, the dam and Lake Dolgoe. It separates the relatively modern Norilsk with its high-rise buildings from the old one - Sotsgorod. That was the name ...

Route 1: Octyabrskaya Square

Route 1: Octyabrskaya Square

Norilsk is an incredible lively historical monument.  Even just on its own.  The city arose from a camp settlement in the late 30s of the last century.  From there his style and character grew, the cultural layer was accumulated.  Traces of the past are everywhere: ...