Top attractions in the city of Yekaterinburg

View of Yekaterinburg

View of Yekaterinburg ©andrijbulba/Flick

The city of Yekaterinburg can be considered the hearth of the Ural from cultural and industrial point of view as well. Close to the border separating Europe and Asia, the city today is an important pilgrimage place for fans of the Russian tsars. Yekaterinburg is the 4th largest city of Russia after of Moscow, Sankt Petersburg and Novosibirsk.

It is the administrative center of the Sverdlovsk, the capital city of the Ural and lies at the bank of the Iszety River. The town was founded in 1721, and named Yekaterinburg in the honor of Catherine I.


There are more than 600 historical and cultural tourist attractions in the city of Yekaterinburg and 43 of them are considered to be top national monument. Opera, circus, museums, theaters, libraries, movie theaters, and restaurants, cafes, pubs and night clubs reveal a wide range of the arriving visitor. The Trans-Siberian railway line passes through the town as well.

The border between Europe and Asia

On the western part of the city stretches the border between Europe and Asia. It can be an unforgettable experience for us to visit the obelisk monument where one of our foot is in Europe and our other foot is already in Asia. Rumour has it that this is a place where our desires are fulfilled.

The obelisk in Yekaterinburg

The obelisk in Yekaterinburg ©ph_en/Flick

The Plotinka and the Prud

In the heart of the city of Yekaterinburg you will find the “Plotinka” dam, which today is the place of various festivals and celebrations. On one side of the dam is the lake called “Prud” where in summer is a possibility of jet-ski and renting boats, and on the other side is the Iszety river and the citys parks and sidewalks.

Important buildings of Yekaterinburg

One of the most beautiful buildings in Yekaterinburg is the opera house, which a unique building in the whole Asian part of Russia. The Natural History Museum and the Museum of the History of Ural Architecture are located in the Historical Public Park. There you will also find the oldest building of the city that was built in 1764 and currently operates as a Museum of Fine Arts.

The palace and the luxurious park on the Voznesenskaja Mountain is one of the most important landmarks of Yekaterinburg . Churches and chapels complete the panorama of the city.

Church in Yekaterinburg

Church in Yekaterinburg ©scjody/Flick

Other architectural tourist attractions in Yekaterinburg are: the General Post Office, the “Uralski Raboch” press, the film studio, the famous White Tower and the Dynamo Stadium. The Military Headquarters Building and the Ural State Technical University, the building of the Railway Administration and building of the Philharmonic Association.

Attractions for sport lovers

In winter, the city is ideal for winter sports lovers and in summer countless rivers and lakes awaits the visitors. The surrounding mountains are popular among climbers and cyclists. If you are one of the hunting lovers, you will like the forests surrounding the town.

View of Yekaterinburg

View of Yekaterinburg ©andrijbulba/Flick

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