The Ural Mountains divide the continents of Europe and Asia. These ancient, relatively low mountains are very interesting in terms of tourism. Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Ural. It is very interesting for tourists.
Yekaterinburg was founded in the 18th century along with the start of the construction of a copper factory. In Yekaterinburg there are historical sights and new skyscrapers that form the look of a modern city. It is there that the Ipatyev`s House is located where the family of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II was executed, as well as the Ganina Yama (Ganin Pit) where their bodies were found.
Verkhoturye is located 300 kilometers to the north. Before Yekaterinburg was founded, it was the capital of the Ural, as it was on the Tura River, which was the main trade route between the European part of Russia and Siberia for more than a century. There survived the Kremlin of the 17th century, as well as the very large St. Nicholas Monastery in the city.
The city of Nevyansk, the capital of the foundry industry, is between Verkhoturye and Yekaterinburg. The Leaning Tower of Demidov is the main tourist attraction of the city. It was built in the 18th century.
There are many natural sights in the Ural Mountains, such as the Taganay National Park. It is located near Chelyabinsk. You can see there very beautiful sights such as the Otklyknoy crest, Kruglitsa mountain, and the Valley of Fairy Tales. But the Stone River is the most interesting of them. Indeed, it looks like a river of huge stones. It stretches along the valley for several kilometers.
The city of Perm is located on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains. The city is interesting for its wood carving traditions. The Kungur Ice Cave, a natural miracle of Russia, is to the south of Perm. You can see beautiful rocky ridges along the Chusovaya River running near Perm.
The city of Tobolsk is a gem of the Ural. It is located 250 kilometers north of Tyumen. There survived a magnificent Kremlin built at the beginning of the 18th century in Tobolsk. During the 17th century Tobolsk was the capital of Siberia.