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Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg, Russia

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About Ekaterinburg

About 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 Russia's most important cultural and economic cities. 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 an Ekaterinburg tour is a visit to the famous Europe Asia Monument, marking the point where two continents meet.

Reasons to travel to Ekaterinburg

From the end of the 19th and the early 20th century, Ekaterinburg was one of the revolutionary movement centers 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 at the city's main train station. It represents the divine era of Russia's Imperial past with grand white columns and a beautiful shade of lime-green. 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, built on 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, but 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 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, many world-class museums 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
Best Tours to Ekaterinburg

Best Tours to Ekaterinburg

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Top Attractions in Ekaterinburg

Europe - Asia Obelisk, Ekaterinburg

The Ural mountain range divides the continents of Europe and Asia, but did you know that several Obelisks were placed along the border at the beginning of the 19th century?

Ganina Yama

One of the most visited places during Ekaterinburg tours is Ganina Yama monastery, built in memory of the Romanovs, the last royal tsar's family in Russia.

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