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Yekaterinburg attractions

The main city of the Ural Region, Yekaterinburg, is very interesting for visiting. It has both historical and nature sights. The former are mainly related to the family of the last Russian emperor and the latter – with the beauties of the Ural Mountains.

You should start your acquaintance with Yekaterinburg from its historical center including the City Pond, the Plotinka (dam) and Lenin Avenue with its buildings, which were constructed in the style of constructivism at the beginning of the 20 century. The City Pond is a big water reservoir, which was created after the construction of the dam on the river Iset in the 18 century.

Now the dam on the river Iset is called «Plotinka» and is a city landmark. It is surrounded by a big walking zone and a small park where one can look at the samples of the rocks, which are mined in the Ural Mountains.

Lenin Avenue is the main street of the city. Its most interesting part is between Weiner Street and the Ural University. There one can see the buildings of Central Post Office and the printing house of «The Ural Worker», as well as the big building of the City Council, which is now occupied by the City Mayor`s Office, on Lenin Square.

The main sights of Yekaterinburg are related to the tragic events, which happened with the tsar`s family in the city in 1918. As is known, all members of the tsar`s family were executed in the Ipatiev House. Now the Church on the Blood is on the spot where the Ipatiev House once stood. Near it is the patriarchal annex, where you must visit the Romanov Memorial Museum.

By all means should you make a trip to the Ganya Pit. It was there that the bodies of all members of the tsar`s family were brought and thrown into the abandoned pit. The Monastery of Holy Royal Martyrs is now located in the midst of the dense pine wood. Several kilometers from it is located the Middle Ural Convent, which is also interesting to visit.

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An open sightseeing platform is on the 52nd floor of the skyscraper Vysotsky. From it one can have a view of the whole center of the city.
New skyscrapers of Yekaterinburg City on the eastern bank of the City Pond
Full name: Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land
The Church of St. Nicholas of Myra and the sculpture of tsar`s children at the monastery near the Ganya`s Pit
The icons of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Fedorovna to the right from the icon of Jesus Christ
The reconstructed basement room of the Ipatiev House where the Romanov family were shot is the main halidom of the Church on Blood
The portrait of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II
The remnants of the things belonging to the Grand Princesses, which were found in the fireplace of the Ipatiev House
Lenin monument in the middle of 1905 Russian Revolution Square in Yekaterinburg
Sevastyanov`s House built at the beginning of the 19 century is the only example of Neo-Gothic architecture in the Ural region
Bolshoi Zlatoust (Big Chrysostom) bell-tower church built in 1847. It was blown up in 1930 and restored in 2013. 
The monument to the founders of Yekaterinburg – Vasily Tatischev and Wilhelm de Hennin – on Lenin Avenue
The City Pond as viewed from the sightseeing platform of the skyscraper Vysotsky
A new business district – Yekaterinburg City – on the bank of the City Pond
Spiritual and educational center Patriarchal Metochion where the Memorial Romanov Museum is located
The winter exhibition of ice sculptures near the Church on Blood in Yekaterinburg
The Church on Blood was built on the site of the Ipatiev House where the tsar`s family were executed
Central Post Office is an example of the Soviet constructivism of the 30th of the past century
Granite rocks at the park «Stone Tents» in Yekaterinburg
Т-34, the main tank of the Russian (Soviet) army in the period of World War II
Collection of vintage cars at the museum Museum Of Military Glory Of The Urals exhibition center in Verkhnyaya Pyshma
Museum of gold in Berezovsky - a reconstruction of the first Russian gold mines in the environs of Berezovsky
The buildings of 19-20 centuries on the pedestrian Weiner Street in Yekaterinburg
Opera theatre as viewed from the sightseeing platform of the skyscraper Vysotsky
The first building of Yekaterinburg railway station
The building of State Stone-cutting and Jewelry History Museum on Lenin Avenue
Exhibits of the malachite room at State Stone-cutting and Jewelry History Museum in Yekaterinburg