Yekaterinburg Russia Travel Guide A Vagabond Life
Yekaterinburg Russia Travel Guide
Yekaterinburg Russia is most famous for the place the last Tsar, Nicholas II and his family were assassinated by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 by Peter the Great as a metallurgical factory and is named after his wife Yekaterina. The town grew rapidly during WWII with industry moving to Yekaterinburg to escape the war.
In the 90’s the city was the place of numerous gangster feuds and was considered ‘lawless’ by some.
Today Yekaterinburg is the 5th biggest city in Russia and the bustling capital of the Urals. Yekaterinburg has a plethora of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries which makes it well worth dedicating a few days to.
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Church Upon The Blood
Church Upon The Blood
The Church uopn Blood is a Byzantyne church that sits on the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were killed by Bosheviks in 1918. The building the murders took place was demolished and in 2003 the Church of the Blood was built. Inside are many works of art depicting the Romanov famiiiy.
Address: ul Karla Libknekhta & ul Tolmachyova
Chapel Of the revered Martyr Grand princess yelizaveta fudorovna
Chapel Of The Revered Martyr Grand Princess Yelizaveta Fudorovna
Great-Aunt and faithful friend to the Romanov’s Grand Princess Yelizaveta Fudorovna was a pious nun who was thrown down a mine shaft, poisoned with gas and then buried.
Open: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Red Line Walk
The Red-Line Walk
The “Red Line” is a 5.5 km line painted on to the footpath that takes visitors passed 35 of Yekaterinburg’s best sites and allows you to see much of this lovely city at an easy stroll.
Pick up a map at the Tourist Information Service 19 yn. 8 Mapta
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