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Yekaterinburg Culture And History

As a modern city with a long past, Yekaterinburg has so many elements to explore. Execution site to the last Russian royal family and birth place to the Russian Federation’s first president, the city has unique political importance. Its industrial roots are still evident in many of its constructivist buildings, replete with Brutalist charm and splendour. It also has a thriving art, culture and music scene, and as the major city for the Ural region, straddling both European and Asian Russia, it is a gastronomical delight

Ekaterinburg is the historical and economic center of the Urals which forms a natural border between Europe and Asia. It is also the administrative center of the Sverdlovsk region and the Ural federal district. The city lies on Iset River.

Ekaterinburg has played a notable role in the history of Russia. It was here that Russian industry was born. The products of Ural and Siberian iron mills were exhibited at local trade fairs. Iron and cast-iron from the Urals as well as masterpieces of Kasly casting (named after the town of Kasly) were delivered by merchants to various parts of the world. The town owes its origin to a metallurgical and metal-working plant which rose on the banks of the river Iset, and by the standards of those days was one of the best, not only in Russia but also in Europe.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 7 days

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If history is one of the subjects you consider yourself an expert in, then you definitely can`t miss this great chance to learn more about paradoxical, intriguing and controversial history of Ekaterinburg. You`ll go to Historical Square and walk along the bank of Iset River, which is framed by the oldest architectural buildings of the city. Then you`ll visit to the Art Gallery and look at authentic Russian decorative art. (2-3 hours, bilingual guide).


If you want to look at sights of historical and cultural significance in Ekaterinburg: churches of the XVIII and XIX centuries, most famous squares and beautiful architectural ensembles then don`t hesitate to order this excursion. You`ll walk to Church of Ascension, the oldest church in Ekaterinburg and to a place where Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar, and his family were brutally killed where magnificent Cathedral on the Blood has been erected. Visit Literary Quarter (2-3 hours, bilingual guide).


It is impossible to understand Russians - development of nation and specific traits of Russian mentality, which are reflected in every phenomenon of Russian culture - without getting a deep inner view of the Orthodoxy. That is why we offer you to take a close look at Ekaterinburg churches and cathedrals that will help you find the key to many mysteries of Russia. (3-4 hours, bilingual guide).


You can go alone or invite your friends to share this special tour with you, because never in your lifetime did you stand on the border of two great continents with one foot in Europe and another in Asia. You can`t skip going to this monument and taking lovely pictures not only of the monument itself, but of the picturesque view of forests and meadows surrounding it. (2 hours, bilingual guide, driver).


There is no need in any arguments, since the history of Nicholas II and his family has been a matter of incessant scientific, religious, and mystic interest. The interweaving of historic inevitability, strong and loving family ties, and a terrible death creates a story of love and despair, courage and weakness, and a new life after death. Visit monastery of Holy Majestic Martyrs at Ganya`s Pit - a place where Romanovs` bodies were supposedly burnt, walk around and feel the atmosphere of spirituality admiring 7 gorgeous wooden churches built without a single nail! (2-3 hours, bilingual guide)


The 2nd largest and most significant among Russia`s museums specializing in Ural mining and mineralogy is at your disposal. Just note that first expeditions to the Ural region reported it to be a "Paradise of Natural Resources", as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, various minerals, precious and semi-precious stones, coal, gas along with forests and rivers were found there in astonishing quantities. Souvenir shop is available here. (2-3 hours, bilingual guide)

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TransHotel, Yekaterinburg
Trans-hotel is ideally located in the very Ekaterinburg city center near the bank of the Iset river seducing you to go for a walk in the moonlight. Also Transhotel is conveniently located close to the many other local attractions including: Historical Center, Ekaterinburg City Hall, Major Shopping C... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.


Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

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1/7th of the World : Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is a beautiful and well developed city with many fabulous historical buildings in classicism style, with one of the world's biggest collection of constructivist architecture buildings and with several modern high-techs skyscrapers. It is situated in the central part of Russia, on the eastern slopes of the amazing Ural mountains and almost on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and named i... Read more
This temple, built in honor of the Lord's Ascension, is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Yekaterinburg. The temple was founded in May 1770 and was consecrated on September 19th of the same year. Read more
The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family, along with members of the household, were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. The church commemorates the Romanov sainthood. Read more
Yekaterinburg : City Dam
The City Dam, more commonly referred to as Plotinka, is located in the heart of the city and is a must see attraction. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Ganina Yama
Ganina Yama is a relatively new monument constructed out of wood and the story of its erection is full of tragic accounts. It is visited by orthodox people from all over the country to pay homage to the late Romanovs – the emperor dynasty of Russia. Found at the location where the given temple complex was built were the remains of the royal family. It is the also where their bodies were buried after they were shot to death. Read more
The Ural Geological Museum is rather young in comparison with other big Russian and foreign museums with a century-old history. It was founded in 1937 as an exhibition of mineral-ore treasures organized to the 17th session of International Geological Congress. In 1938 the exhibition was transferred to the Ural Geological Institute. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Revolution Square 1905
Before the October Revolution the Square of 1905 Revolution had many names: Church Square, Cathedral Square and Market Square. From the very beginning it was the main square of the city, as it was in the immediate vicinity of the City Pond, the place where Yekaterinburg was founded. Read more
Border between Europe and Asia is one of the features of the Ural area. Read more
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