Route 7: Railway story

The majestic, spacious railway station was a place of parting and meeting of many generations of Norilsk residents.

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Route 11: Sevastopolskaya street

Route 11: Sevastopolskaya street

It has all the features of the times that Norilsk has gone through. The same age as the first Norilsk metal, Sevastopolskaya street was the most representative and distinctive part of the city for many years. The street got its name on May 9, 1975 ...

Route 10: Dudinka seaport

Route 10: Dudinka seaport

In other words, if there was no port - there would have been no polar cities and such infrastructure. Nothing would have happened. It would not have been possible to get here, to the land of silence and eternal ice. In one of our previous walks, ...

Route 8: The Zero Point

Route 8: The Zero Point

The Zero Point is the place where Norilsk construction began, the absolute reference point of the territory. In appearance, the Zero Point is not particularly remarkable and more than modest. One might even say unfairly unprepossessing. It is too far from looking like a monument ...

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: ...