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Ekaterinburg, Russia

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About Ekaterinburg

About Ekaterinburg

Reasons to travel to Ekaterinburg

Resting in the Ural region, Ekaterinburg is a thriving city where East meets West. Founded in 1723 by Czar Peter I, the city has grown to become an industrial powerhouse as one of the most important cultural and economic cities in Russia. Together with other Permian towns, Ekaterinburg became a key-city to endless and rich Siberia, "a window overlooking Asia" like Saint-Petersburg was Russia's "window overlooking Europe". For this reason, a great point of a Ekaterinburg tour is a visit to the famous Europe Asia Monument, marking the point where two continents meet.

From the end of the 19th and the early 20th century, Ekaterinburg was one of the centers of the revolutionary movement in the Urals. Today Ekaterinburg is a vibrant city full of towering skyscrapers, breathtaking churches and pristine remnants of the Soviet Union. Moreover, Ekaterinburg (also often spelled Yekaterinburg) is a large junction of seven railway routes. Travelers will find beauty instantly upon arriving in the city's main train station. With grand white columns and a beautiful shade of lime-green, it represents the divine era of Russia's Imperial past. From the station, which is actually a stop on the grand Trans-Siberian railway route, the city only gets better.

One of the most important places to put on your Ekaterinburg itinerary is the Church of the Blood which was built on the place of the Ipatiev House where former Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in July 1918. Not only is this church a towering testament to Russia's architecture, it is also a historic site. The city was one of the places where the Russian royal family was sent to exile during the Russian Revolution and where they spent their last days. The memorial complex of Ganina Yama, set not far from the city, is also another place to visit in Ekaterinburg and put on your Russia travel plans.

For those looking to dive into Russia's culture and history, there are many world-class museums that cater to every taste. For entertainment, the local circus and various ballet and opera theaters are sure to please.

Best Things to Do in Ekaterinburg

  • Visit the Church of the Blood, an important historic site of the city
  • Stand on the place connecting two continents, the Europe Asia Border Obelisk
  • Spend time in the Ganina Yama, a memorial complex in honor of the Russian Tsars
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