There are lots of interesting wooden houses in the village of Kem and you will see some of them also around the place, where your tourbuses are leaving from. Even the new houses are built completely of wood in this part of Russia.
To Kem we came for only one reason: it is the place where the ships start from that will take you to the Solovietzky islands.
In my picture: the small wooden church of Kem was recently built next to the pier and it is open for visitors during the day. Take a look inside, it is quite modern, but still worth seeing and photography is no problem at all !
There are older churches as well in Kem, but much too far away from the pier, to walk there while your bus is waiting for the rest of your group !
Within 54 kilometres from Petrozavodsk, the Capital of Karelia, there is a valley of iron mineral springs, which were the foundation for establishment of "Martial waters" - the first Russian spa, discovered in 1719 by Peter the Great. The spa offers iron mineral water, unique in its structure, and sulfide-silt mud.
In accordance with the standard classification in our country, it can be characterized as iron sulfate-hydrocarbonate magnesium-calcium water. Its main value is high concentration of divalent iron, its quantity to a great extent exceeding that of in other iron springs in spas of our country and overseas.
Martial mineral water raises organism resistance to different infections, improves secretory and motor function of gastroenteric tract. Martial water has a positive influence on blood, raises hemoglobin and strengthens organism condition as a whole. The general complex of spa treatment is based on internal use of water.
There are four different springs there:
Spring # 1 is used in case of urolithic disease.
Spring # 2 is used in case of chronic gastritis and cholecystitis.
Spring # 3 is used in case of cardiovascular, nervous and locomotor system diseases.
Spring # 4 is used in case of anemia, caused by iron deficiency.
At your service here:
- Swimming pool, curative showers, manual and underwater massage, contrast baths, air pools, mud-baths, therapeutic physical training, fitness gym, solarium, phytotherapy, laser therapy and dry carbonate baths.
- Highly qualified medical staff
Accommodation: Double rooms.
And you should know that besides of visiting different procedures you can just enjoy the beauty of surrounding forests and the picturesque lake, which is situated just near the resort.
And if u are interested in history it would be curious for you to visit an old wooden chirch
and The house of Peter the Great with a good museum in it. Both sights ar located on the territory of the spa, beside the springs.
This is actually very close to the Jegorova's place (see Rest. tip).
This tower looks really funny, right before collapsing, but nope, there it still is standing...
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2 Gillugina Embankment, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1850
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Nice and clean hotel even if some of the rooms are renovated very long time ago. Rooms are mostly...more