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About Ekaterinburg. Yekaterinburg. Sverdlovsk. Legend tour.

About Ekaterinburg. Yekaterinburg. Sverdlovsk.

YEKATERINBURG (EKATERINBURG)

SIGHTSEEING. PLACES TO VISIT IN YEKATERINBURG


Yekaterinburg today is a beautiful city. The present day Ekaterinburg is rich in sights - architectural monuments of Russian classicism of the 18-19th centuries including the estate of Rastorguev - Kharitonov; the house of the mining chief: the Mining Board; the Church of Alexander Nevsky, the Church of the of the Ascension and others; the Geological Museum which features a unique collection of minerals; the Fine Arts Museum which, along with a fine collection of paintings by Russian and foreign artists, displays Kasly castings; as also several museums dedicated to writers such as Mamin - Sihiriak and Bazhov. There is also an Opera House, a Musical Comedy theater, Childrens and Puppet theater, as well as a Philarmonic auditorium.
 

Ekaterinburg offers also a wide range of museums, theatres, discos, clubs and restaurants for you to enjoy.

People is the top value of Ekaterinburg. In compare with such big cities as Moscow and St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg may be considered provincial in some ways. That influents to people, they are more traditional, more open, more friendly.
 

 Probably the main tourist attraction though is the spot where the Romanov dynasty met its final gruesome end! This is beside Voznasensky prospect, 500 metres North of Prospect Lenina. At present a church (Church on the Blood) is being constructed to mark the site.

 

The city has a unique appearance. It seems that history itself is embodied in its streets and avenues, architectural ensembles and sights.

More than 600 monuments of history and culture are located in the city, and 43 of them are considered to be top national monuments because of their special significance.

The heart of Ekaterinburg is its dam (Plotinka), that permitted the initial development of the city's industrial base. The dam was erected in 1723 and survived later two reconstructions. At present it is an impressive industrial monument of the 18th century. Unfortunately, very few buildings of the old factory area have been preserved. Now only  a few buildings remained: the Museum of History of Architecture of the Urals, and the Nature Museum, both are located in the so-called Historical Public Garden. Situated here is also the oldest building of Ekaterinburg which dated from 1764 and that was recently reconstructed. At present this is the Fine Arts Museum. Ekaterinburg of the 18th century was a town made of wood. However, the first stone buildings also appeared here during this period. At most these were administrative buildings,  for example the Main Board of the mining factories, where the Urals Conservatoire is located now. In the late 18th and the early 19th centuries a new architectural style (classicism) influenced Ekaterinburg landscapes. The palace on Voznesenskaya Hill, with its luxurious park, is the most famous example of this style. Many churches and chapels made the city's panorama very beautiful and picturesque. In the beginning of the 20th century there were about 50 churches, and of this number only 6 still remain today. There are quite a few buildings in the constructivist style in the city. Typical of this style are such examples as the Main Post Office, the "Uralski Rabochi" printing house, the film studio, the famous White Tower, the "Dynamo" stadium, etc. 

The Soviet Period brought new trends to Ekaterinburg's architecture: luxury and rationalism, which reflected the influence of both ideology and asceticism. New tendencies in the development of world architecture have also affected the city. Some of the most well known of these structures include the Military Headquarters, the Urals State Technical University (UPI), the Railway Administrative Building, and the Philharmonic Society.

 

Among the many monuments in Ekaterinburg are the monuments to Bolshevik УMalyshevФ and "The Black Tulip" - Russian soldiers during the Afghan campaign named the airplanes which delivered the coffins of their dead comrades back to Russia УThe Black TulipsФ.

 

The dynamics of contemporary life does have its effect on the city. However, good care of its cultural heritage helps to maintain the historical continuity of times and confirms the right of Ekaterinburg to the status of a historical city.

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Tour to City and suburbs
 

About Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg history

Sights of interest

Ekaterinburg suburbs

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Ekaterinburg Hotels
 

Ekaterinburg Pictures

 

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