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Sightseeing in Ekaterinburg - what to see. Complete travel guide

Yekaterinburg is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center. This beautiful city attracts travellers by rich historical heritage and truly wide selection of cultural programs. There are 30 museums in Yekaterinburg, several theatres and concert halls. The streets of the city are home to over 600 monuments and the history of each one is unforgettable and miraculous.
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One of the main monuments of the city is devoted to its founders – Vasiliy Tatischev and Wilhelm de Gennin. They have offered to give the industrial complex and the fortress surrounding it the name Yekaterinburg. Historical Public Garden is the oldest part of the city. Many years ago the oldest factory of Yekaterinburg was located on that area. Large number of monuments has been installed after World War II. The most famous ones are Soviet Army Square, Regional Officers House and Museum of Ural Military Region History. Besides military exhibits that are kept in the halls of the museum tourists traditionally like the museum’s inner yard. Here you can see the examples of equipment that has been used by the Soviet Army during the years of the war.
Many monuments in Yekaterinburg are connected with unusual and sometimes even comic stories. Their names speak for themselves – the monument of Afonya plumbing specialist, the monument of the Invisible man and the Time Capsule. The monument named “Klava” and devoted to a computer keyboard has been opened in the city not long ago. Among other places of interest we should definitely mention several ancient churches (Saint Catherine Chapel and Svyato-Troistky Cathedral) that were built in 18-19 centuries. In Yekaterinburg you will find numerous exhibitions and museums. Your cultural program will be different and unforgettable every day, and every excursion will bring you only positive and memorable emotions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the varieties of sights of Yekaterinburg, many travelers with children give prime attention to the zoo. It occupies a very small area. In the Yekaterinburg Zoo, one can see many rare … Open
One of the most symbolic attractions for Yekaterinburg is the “Church on the Blood”. It was erected in memory of the tragic event - in 1918 in Yekaterinburg, the family of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II was shot. On the spot where the family was shot, locals set up crosses for many years. In 2000, the city authorities decided to erect a magnificent cathedral on this site. Three years later, it was wholly completed.
Ekaterinburg The city has many unique architectural monuments. A striking example of architecture of the early 19th century is the Sevastyanov’s House. This beautiful palace was built in 1817. One of its main features was a roofed fountain. The palace is named after its most famous owner under whom, the appearance of the palace underwent many interesting changes. Its classical façade was complemented by original elements in the classical and neo-Gothic style.
Yekaterinburg will definitely impress its guests with a variety of restaurants and cafes, where visitors can relax in a big company or have a warm family dinner. Restaurant connoisseurs will … Open
In the variety of cultural centers, it is worth highlighting the Museum of History of Stone-Cutting and Jeweler Art. For hundreds of years, the city is famous for its craftsmen who make chic decorations and accessories made of precious and semiprecious stones. In the museum, visitors are offered to get acquainted with the rich collection of Ural gems, and also to admire the chic jewelry that local artisans make. The museum has many unique exhibits, including a luxurious half-a-meter vase made of a single piece of jasper.
Ekaterinburg Night Lovers of walks in historical places would like the Rastorgueva-Kharitonov Estate. It is a large-scale complex of buildings in the classical style. The estate itself and the farm buildings located next to it, have survived to this day in their original form. Another interesting feature of the architectural complex is a luxurious garden with a pond. It is very popular not only among tourists, but also among locals.
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Nature lovers will also like the dendrological park located in Yekaterinburg. The beautiful park was founded in 1932, in an inconspicuous wetland area. Its collection became larger and more interesting every year. The park became available for public visits in 1962. Today on its territory, you can see rare plants brought from all over the world.
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♥   Shopping area ' Prospekt Lenina' Ekaterinburg, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kuybysheva Street' Ekaterinburg, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Ekaterinburg from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Narada Findings

From the series “Most curious artifacts of extraterrestrial origin”
At present, more than a thousand microscopic elements are available to scientists. All parts were discovered at the depth of 3 to 12 meters. The skeptics are trying to criticize the version about the extraterrestrial origin of the tiny artifacts. Today you really can not explain how they got on the riverbed. Only one fact is indisputable - man can not produce such elements these days. … Read further

Berezovsky Gold Mine

From the series “Famous spots of gold mines reminding the gold-rush times”
Today, the longest operating gold mine on the planet is accessible to tourists. On the territory of the field, incredibly interesting excursions are held. In the immediate vicinity of the mine is the city of Berezovsky, on the territory of which there are also many interesting monuments dedicated to the history of the development of gold mining. Visitors to an outstanding industrial and historical site will have an opportunity to see the operating mine, the depth of which is more than 500 meters. In addition, a training mine has been specially created for tourists, where everyone can learn the basics of gold mining. … Read further
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