The town of Nevyansk was founded in 1701 by a decree of Peter I, when the Demidov began to build an ironwork there. Today it is a small district center located 80 kilometers north of Yekaterinburg. The Leaning Tower is the main attraction of the town. It is near the Transfiguration Cathedral and the local History and Architecture Museum.
All tourist attractions of Nevyansk are very compactly located near the dam of the former ironwork. Unfortunately, the ironwork itself and the house of Demidov have not survived but the famous Leaning Tower stands very firmly, despite the vertical deviation of 1,85 meters.
The Leaning Tower is the first stone building Nikita Demidov erected in the center of the ironwork in 1721. Now it houses a museum and an observation deck offering very beautiful views of the cathedral and the environs.
The wooden Transfiguration Church near the dam was built in 1710, and in 1824 there was started the construction of a classic style stone cathedral. Now it is one of the largest churches in the Urals. The cathedral has faience iconostasis.
Nevyansk History and Architecture Museum is in the building of the former power plant of the ironwork near the Leaning Tower. There you can see very interesting expositions devoted to the Demidov dynasty, as well as the development of mining in Nevyansk and the surrounding towns of the Urals.