Yekaterinburg Russia Travel Guide

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Yekaterinburg Russia Travel Guide

Yekaterinburg 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 Yekaterinburg 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.

Things To See & Do Yekaterinburg Russia

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

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

Yekaterinburg Red Line Walk

The Yekaterinburg 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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