Yekaterinburg, Russia

Description of Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg (from October 14, 1924 to September 23, 1991 - Sverdlovsk) is a metropolis in Russia, the administrative center of the Ural Federal District and the Sverdlovsk Region. Forms the municipality "city of Yekaterinburg" with the status of an urban district. It is the largest economic, administrative, cultural, scientific and educational center of the Urals. The area of the city is 1111.702 km².

It is located on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, along the banks of the Iset River, in its upper reaches.

It was founded on November 7 (November 18), 1723 as an ironworks. The name of the city was given in honor of Empress Catherine I. In 1781, Catherine II granted Yekaterinburg the status of a county town in the Perm province.

At the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, the city was one of the centers of the revolutionary movement in the Urals. In Yekaterinburg, on the night of July 16-17, 1918, members of the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II were shot. During the Soviet years, the city turned into a major industrial and administrative center of the country.

Ekaterinburg ranks third in the country in terms of economic volume, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. This is one of the country's largest centers of trade, finance, tourism, telecommunications and information technology, the most important transport and logistics hub (an international airport, the Trans-Siberian Railway and 6 federal highways pass through the city) and an industrial center (opto-mechanical industry, instrument making and heavy engineering). , metallurgy, printing industry, light and food industry, military-industrial complex).

Yekaterinburg is also an important administrative center. The headquarters of the Central Military District, the Presidium of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the representative office of the President of Russia in the Urals Federal District and 35 territorial federal authorities are located here. It is often unofficially called the "capital of the Urals". In addition, the city is included in the number of contenders for the informal title of the "Third Capital of Russia".

The city, along with several other Russian cities, became the venue for matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Yekaterinburg is famous for its constructivist architecture, world-famous musicians from the Sverdlovsk rock club, and is also considered the "Russian capital of street art."



Yekaterinburg is divided into 7 administrative districts, which diverge radially from the historical center, cut in half by the Iset River. In the city center, the streets still retain the linear layout set by the master plan of the early 19th century; three concentric transport rings are clearly distinguished: Vostochnaya, Furmanova, Moskovskaya and Chelyuskintsev streets, outlining the center, Shefskaya, Bazovy per., Deryabina, Tokarey and Bebel, between which the main part of the city is placed, and the Ring Road, which is still under construction, which is sometimes used even by taxis to move between city districts during rush hours. Most of the sights, theaters, museums and entertainment centers are concentrated inside the first transport ring, between the first and second there are already mainly factory and sleeping areas. The latter can be either new construction, clean and safe for walking (Academic, Botanica), or late Soviet, unremarkable and by no means so calm (concrete goods, Blue Stones, Uralmash), and some areas are quite notorious (Kompressorny, Vtorchermet, Sorting).

The main industrial districts of the city, adjacent to large factories, are located in the south (Khimmash district), in the north (Elmash and Uralmash districts) and in the west along the Verkh-Isetsky pond (VIZ district). In these areas, one can feel the scope of the grandiose construction projects of the middle of the last century: in addition to huge production sites, each factory district has its own main square, its own palace of culture, its own parks and alleys, and its own solemn entrance as the center of life. In fact, it is a city within a city. The most interesting, perhaps, will be the VIZ-Steel enterprise, whose workshops are clearly visible from bridges and highways, and at night the factory cooling towers stand out with spectacular illumination. Verkh-Isetsky pond is the largest body of water in the city in terms of area, in summer sailboats glide along it and jet skis noisily cut through the waves, a lively beach is open. One of the oldest and most remarkable tram lines of the city runs along the pond - a single track to the stop. "Green Island" with an exotic siding for trams.

The urban agglomeration also includes the cities of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sredneuralsk, Berezovsky and Aramil. Administratively, they still defend their independent status, but in fact they have already grown together with Yekaterinburg, because. have a common urban transport network and adjacent residential areas. In addition, Yekaterinburg has nearby satellite towns Pervouralsk, Revda, Polevskoy, which gradually transformed into remote sleeping areas.

Information and tourist service of Yekaterinburg, 8 Marta st., 21. Mon-Fri 10–19; Sat, Sun 10 am–5 pm.



The center of Yekaterinburg contains all the most famous sights of the city: Plotinka, the Church on the Blood and many (but by no means all) constructivist buildings. Here, Soviet architecture is bizarrely intertwined with pre-revolutionary and modern architecture, creating what has now become the face of the city, although, perhaps, it is not its essence. All museums, cafes are located in the center, and here you will probably spend the most time, and maybe not leave the area at all.
Verkh-Isetsky Zavod (VIZ) is located to the west of the city center. Once it was a couple to Yekaterinburg located on Plotinka, and now it has become one of the colorful industrial outskirts. Many factory buildings have survived from the 19th century, while the area around the factory with a single-track tram line and rickety wooden houses has preserved the atmosphere of a factory suburb, complemented by brightly illuminated cooling towers at night. VIZ is the area where the industrial Yekaterinburg of the end of the century before last has been preserved in places, and the breath of the metropolis is not felt at all.
Vtuzgorodok adjoins the center from the east. Most of this area is occupied by the complex of the Ural Federal University and research institutes, which are not very interesting from the outside, but give the area an intellectual flavor, complemented by solid Stalinist architecture in the vicinity of Lenin Avenue, the city's central thoroughfare. The main attraction in the east of Yekaterinburg is the Shartash stone tents: these are rock outcrops located on the very outskirts of the city, allowing you to feel that Yekaterinburg is still located in the Urals. Here is one of the city lakes - Shartash.
Uralmash and Elmash are districts in the northern part of the city, separated from the center by a huge industrial zone. This is the most impressive of the Yekaterinburg outskirts, where iconic monuments of Soviet architecture are located: the complex of administrative buildings of the Uralmash plant, the Madrid Hotel and the White Tower. In addition to them, you can enjoy the authentic pre- and post-war buildings stretching for kilometers, combining multi-storey residential buildings with wooden barracks. The road to Ganina Yama, the burial place of the royal family shot in Yekaterinburg, passes through Uralmash.
The south of Yekaterinburg is the least interesting part of the city for tourists, consisting mainly of residential areas. Here are the southern bus station and Uktus Park with beautiful rock outcrops. On the very outskirts is the Khimmash district, which grew out of another metallurgical plant, but now, if something remarkable, then the massive residential development of the 1970s. From here it is not difficult to get to the suburbs, such as the Mountain Shield and Aramil.


Getting here

By plane
Yekaterinburg is the main airport of the Ural region. The local airline Ural Airlines is based here, which actively operates flights within Russia and offers, for example, connections via Yekaterinburg in the direction of Siberia and the Far East.

Planes from Moscow fly 1-2 times per hour, from St. Petersburg - 3-4 times a day, from Novosibirsk - at least 2 times a day. There is also a good, although changing from year to year, flight network in the European part of Russia, and the already mentioned flights of Ural Airlines beyond the Urals.

International flights: Ural Airlines fly directly to some cities in Europe, but not every day. All these flights are designed to connect with Beijing and carry mainly Chinese, and flying in such a company for 4-5 hours is below average pleasure. Of the major international airlines, only Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) flies to Yekaterinburg, but not every day. Air Astana flights are operated more regularly, allowing you to get to the city from Kazakhstan or pick up a connection in the direction of Central Asia.

Koltsovo Airport (IATA: SVX). ☎ 8 (800) 1000-333, +7 (343) 226-85-82. The airport has two terminals (domestic and international), which are under the same roof: when viewed from the station square, terminal A (domestic) is on the right, and terminal B (international) is on the left. There are five restaurants and cafes in the registration area, the cheapest of which is the Kroshka-Kartoshka fast food on the ground floor. In the clean zone of domestic flights, there are a couple of good cafes with hot food, in the clean zone of international flights - only Shokoladnitsa with a very limited choice. Prices are higher than city prices, but 20-30% lower than at Moscow airports. Also in the check-in area and in the departure area of domestic flights there are shops with Ural stone and such local souvenirs that you will not find in any other airport: for example, the Uralvagonzavod branded kiosk with models of tanks and military-style clothing. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal. A 24-hour storage room is located in the basement: 350 rubles for the first calendar day and 100 rubles for each subsequent day. There is a capsule hotel at the airport (the second floor of the check-in area, 350 rubles per hour); on the station square there is an expensive four-star hotel Angelo (from 7000 rubles), and on the other side there is a slightly cheaper Liner Hotel: a 12-hour rate for 3400 rubles (common amenities per block). If you have a late arrival or early departure, it is cheaper to find a hotel in the city and take a taxi.

How to get there: city bus number 1 from the railway station runs to the airport. During the day, it runs at intervals of 15-20 minutes, but it takes more than an hour to the center by vegetable gardens, so if you value time, choose minibus number 1, which runs every half an hour and follows non-stop, 45 minutes on the way, travel: 100 rubles and more 20 rubles for luggage (2020). A taxi to the center costs from 400 rubles when ordered via the Internet, and at the official counter in the arrivals area, prices can reach 700-800 rubles. The train goes to the airport only twice a day, and you are unlikely to be able to adjust your plans for it. The Koltsovo station of the Kamensk-Uralsky direction is located half an hour's walk or two bus stops from the airport, it makes sense for those traveling in the direction of Kamensk-Uralsky and Kurgan. If you wish, you can also get to Yekaterinburg in this way (electric trains every 1-2 hours, 35 minutes on the way), although this is hardly faster than a city bus.

Uktus Airport, formerly the base of local airlines in the Sverdlovsk region, is closed forever.

By train
Station "Yekaterinburg-Passenger" is one of the largest railway junctions in the region. The building has all the services from a left-luggage office to a children's playground and rest rooms. If you arrived by train, then you can exit the city from the platform either through the station with baggage inspection, or bypassing the building on the left (there is also a left-luggage office) or on the right (if you need to take the metro or to the Northern Bus Station).

Railway station st. Ekaterinburg-Passenger, Vokzalnaya, 22.

By car
You can enter the city along the Serovsky, Novo-Moskovsky, Polevskoy, Chelyabinsk, Siberian highways, an alternate of the Siberian highway.

By bus
The city has two bus stations with a rather unsystematic organization of routes. One would think that buses to the north leave from the Northern bus station, and buses to the south from the south, and this is true, but only in part: for example, some buses leave from one bus station and stop at another. Interregional buses can depart with equal success from any of the bus stations.

Northern bus station, Vokzalnaya st. 15a (Subway:  Uralskaya, next to the railway station).
South bus station, st. March 8, 145 (Subway:  Chkalovskaya). ☎ +7 (343) 257-12-60. There is increased vigilance at this bus station. Before getting on the bus, you will have to go through security twice - first at the entrance to the building, and then at the exit to the platforms. The building itself has changed little since Soviet times and is filled with chaotic trade. Inside there is a small cafeteria, and for a hot meal it is better to go to the platforms, where (even before the security check point) there is something like a 24-hour canteen, which looks unattractive from the outside, but offers good food and Tatar-type pies. Luggage storage is also located near the platforms (7:00–21:00, 90 rubles). Look for all other infrastructure in the nearby Megapolis shopping center, where there is a grocery supermarket and a cafe for every taste.



Yekaterinburg is a very compact city with an impressive population of 1.5 million inhabitants. Without traffic jams from one border of the city to another can be reached in 30 minutes. The fare is 32 rubles in ground transport and on the metro (2022). If you come to the city for a couple of days, it is most convenient to pay for each trip, i.e. buy tokens at metro ticket offices or single tickets from the conductor with a bank card. In the 2010s, EKart was used, which is sold at metro ticket offices and Rospechat kiosks, but in 2020 there are no ads about it. In e-wallet mode, this card does not make much sense, since you will pay the same 32 rubles for the metro and 30 rubles for land transport. It is also possible to use the card in transfer ticket mode for 32 rubles for 30 minutes or 62 rubles for 60 minutes, but you need to choose in advance which of these options you need, and the card allows you to ride the metro in this mode only with a ticket for 60 minutes. Passes are only for a month and usually contain restrictions on the number of trips, while providing only a small benefit compared to single tickets.

Buses and trolleybuses - the transport network covers the entire city. However, during peak hours, the idea of ​​taking a bus or trolleybus will not be the most successful - you will spend an hour or two in traffic jams. Most office workers in Yekaterinburg work from 9.00 to 18.00, so peak hours are from 8.00 to 9.30 and from 17.00 to 19.00. It should also be taken into account that public transport in Yekaterinburg stops working early. At 23.00 it is already difficult to leave somewhere, except by taxi.

Tram - a good network of tram tracks makes this mode of transport one of the most important. It is not uncommon for a tram to bypass a traffic jam, although the opposite situation will also not be uncommon - in the event of an accident on the tram tracks (listen to the announcements of the car driver - in such situations, trams try to change the route). Old Tatra wagons run around the city, which gives a slight Prague flavor.

Car - for a tourist from a big city, a car trip will not be something extraordinary. However, it is better for an unprepared driver not to drive into the city. Heavy traffic and the problem of parking in narrow streets will make you sweat and worry. During rush hours (especially during heavy snowfall), cars are simply abandoned on the street, desperate to get anywhere. There is also an acute shortage of paid parking lots in the center. Another problem is theft. The most dangerous parking spots are near shopping malls. Most of the hijackings in the city occur from the parking lot of the MEGA shopping center.

Bicycle - cyclists have to move around the city exclusively on the sidewalks, since the only area with special bike paths is Akademichesky (a new-build sleeping district on the outskirts of the city). On the other hand, due to the compactness of Yekaterinburg on a bicycle, you can quickly move around the city. Bicycle thefts are rare (but they do happen!), and many shopping malls have bike racks (make sure you have a bike lock). Bicycles can also be rented.

Metropolitan. There is only one metro line in Yekaterinburg (from north to south, 9 stations), it operates from 6-00 to 00-00. It runs through the city center and connects the Chkalovsky district of the city (the Botanika microdistrict) with Ordzhonikidzevsky, a large industrial area in the north of the city, which includes the Uralmash and Elmash microdistricts. Each metro station, according to tradition, is decorated in a unique style that echoes its name. From that, these stations themselves are in some way sights, like in any other Russian city with a metro.

With the help of the subway, you can quickly get from the Northern bus station to the South. During rush hours, the metro is not just the best way to get around the center, but sometimes the only reasonable one (unless you like to walk). Yekaterinburg metro stations:
Cosmonaut Avenue.
Uralmash. (cinema "Zarya", buses to Verkhnyaya Pyshma)
Machine builders.
Ural. (Northern bus station, railway station, Yekaterinburg-Passenger station, Sverdlov st.)
Dynamo. (sports complex "Dynamo", embankment of the city pond, 10 minutes to: Youth Theater, Church on the Blood, Literary Quarter)
Square in 1905. (city center, Weiner st., Variety Theatre)
Geological. (circus, arboretum)
Chkalovskaya. (Southern bus station, 20 minutes to Central Park of Culture and Culture)
Botanical. (shopping center "Airship")

Railway. Do not underestimate the rail transport when moving around the city. At hours when the city is choking with traffic jams, the electric train will guarantee delivery on time, although the location of the stops is not convenient. In the summer, it is time for unpredictable repairs on the railway, so it’s better to play it safe anyway. A city electric train runs in the city (the fare is 28 rubles (2018), a ticket is purchased directly on the train). From the railway station to Koltsovo airport can be reached by express train "Koltsovo" (fare - 44 rubles). In addition, suburban electric trains stop within the city at the following stops:
OP Pervomaiskaya. (this way you can get to the main building of UrFU)
Art. Shartash. (Shartash market area)
OP VIZ. (equipped with turnstiles)
Art. Yekaterinburg-sorting.
OP Lesotechnicheskaya.
OP Botanical.
OP Airport "Koltsovo". Do not confuse with Koltsovo OP, from which it is still a decent walk to the airport. Only 2 express trains per day go to the OP Koltsovo Airport.

etc. Basically, these are sleeping areas and outskirts. You can only get off at these stops if you really understand what you are doing. For all suburban trains (except for the city electric train), tickets are purchased at the box office and terminals (green) at stopping points and at the station. Traveling without a ticket is fraught with unpleasant consequences, since ticket control is carried out often. You can plan a trip on the website, train cancellations are recorded accurately.

Taxis are easy to order online. All Russian applications operate in Yekaterinburg: Lucky (rutaxi), Maxim, Gett, Yandex; the latter is somewhat more expensive than the others. A trip around the city should cost 100-200 rubles, it is better not to use the services of private traders. You can also order by phone:
Auto Lady - (343) 219-55-15 - only women drive
LUCKY - (343) 38-000-00
Bullet - (343) 272-72-72
3 tens - (343) 310-10-10
Maxim - (343) 2222-888
Kopeyka - (343) 310-10-00
Nika - (343) 300-01-01
Economy - (343) 222-32-23
TopTaxi - (343) 222-30-30
Yandex GO - (343) 266-66-66



There are over 600 monuments of history and culture in Yekaterinburg, 43 of them are objects of federal significance.

Streets and squares
Ploshchad 1905 — the main square of the city;
Weiner Street is a pedestrian street, a kind of "Yekaterinburg Arbat". On both sides are countless shops, both "branded" and ordinary. There are a lot of small sculptural compositions on the street, with which not only tourists, but also local residents like to be photographed.
The dam and the city pond are a place for the townspeople to walk. There is a museum of industry, architecture and nature of the Urals, a monument to the founders of the city Tatishchev and de Gennin.
The area of the 1st five-year plan is the main square of the Uralmash district;

Buildings and constructions
According to experts, Yekaterinburg has irretrievably lost its historical appearance. To be precise, it had about five historical appearances: a factory-fortress, provincial classicism, provincial eclecticism (from that moment on, the building became chaotic), constructivism, and steelianism. And yes, he managed to lose all these appearances - in the sense that there are no areas in Yekaterinburg that have preserved intact historical buildings, where you can feel the journey through time, see the street the way the architect saw it. Since the 2000s old buildings (sometimes including architectural monuments) are being actively demolished, because the status of a business metropolis capriciously requires more shopping and entertainment centers, high-rise office buildings and federal residences. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of individual architectural sights in the city, some of them are objects of cultural heritage of federal significance.

Only a few buildings from the time of his youth (XVIII century) have been preserved in the city, however, none of them has retained its original appearance, because. in the 19th century, many buildings were actively rebuilt. In the full sense of the building of the XVIII century. only the dam of the city pond remains on the site where the Yekaterinburg plant-fortress was. But it is hidden deep under a layer of modern concrete.

The heyday of urban architecture falls on the first half of the 19th century. - the rapid growth of the city, active building in the style of classicism, the emergence of expensive estates in the city and its environs (now they are already in the city center). Monuments of architecture of the Classicism era are located in the historical center of the city - on the bank of the city pond, in the area of Sq. 1905, on the street. March 8, st. Weiner, st. Malysheva, st. Kuibyshev and st. Chapaev. The ensemble of the estate of Kharitonov-Rastorguev on K. Liebknecht Street can rightly be called a symbol of the provincial classicism of Yekaterinburg.

However, already in the second half of the XIX century. the class stratification of Yekaterinburg, the loss of a master plan in construction and banal waste have led to a rather chaotic development of the city, as they say, whoever is in what much. The period is marked by the transition from classicism to eclecticism, pretentious architecture, neo-Gothic fashion, baroque "excesses". In the spirit of eclecticism, some early houses were also rebuilt. Samples of such architecture can be found in the same historical center, mixed with classical ones. Eclecticism overcame classicism also on the street. Roses Luxembourg, st. Sacco and Vanzetti. In the city, among the stone estates and government houses, there are also many wooden mansions built at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. (and also with whimsical elements of eclecticism). A significant part of these houses is concentrated in the area between the streets of Malysheva, Rosa Luxembourg, Mamin-Sibiryak and Karl Marx, as well as in the "literary quarter" between Tolmacheva and Proletarskaya streets. The most famous example of eclecticism in Yekaterinburg is the Sevastyanov House, now the residence of the President of the Russian Federation in Yekaterinburg. An example of Art Nouveau is the building of the Opera and Ballet Theater (1912).

In the 1920-1930s. Yekaterinburg is undergoing an architectural transformation. Wooden houses in the center of the city are being demolished, and in their place pretentious capital construction is unfolding in the style of constructivism that has come into vogue. Today, buildings of this era, as a Russian exclusive, attract foreign architecture lovers, and Yekaterinburg has something to boast of. The greatest concentration of such buildings is in the center along Lenin Ave. A striking example of such buildings is the residential complex "Town of Chekists" with the hotel "Iset". Another interesting example of constructivism - "White Tower" - is located far from the center, in the Uralmash area.

The construction boom that engulfed Yekaterinburg in the 1930s-1950s was associated with the emergence of giant factories and the growth of the city in width. Neoclassicism of the 1930s and 50s, of course, is also found in the city center, but it is better to see the neoclassical quarters that were not touched by a bulldozer in the factory districts that appeared at that time - Uralmash and Khimmash. Several large buildings were built in the city center, which still retained the features of constructivism, but elements of neoclassicism already prevailed in the design. Such, for example, is the building of the District House of Officers.

Pompous buildings continued to be built in the city in the late Soviet years and in the 90s. Of interest are the building of the KKT "Cosmos", the Yekaterinburg circus with a suspended dome of a rare design, the building of the Regional Committee of the CPSU and the Regional Executive Committee (now the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region). Next to the circus stood the Yekaterinburg-style Babylon Tower: a huge unfinished building, an ambitious project of the 1980s, which was supposed to surpass all the TV towers of the Soviet Union in height (361 m, 0.5 m higher than the Ostankino TV tower excluding the spire), but in 1991, at a height of 219 m, the tower was abandoned. The unfinished TV tower was blown up on March 24, 2018.

A new construction boom began in the early 2000s and continues to this day. The term "brusselization" as a characteristic of this period in architecture would be very accurate. High-rise and not very high-rise buildings made of glass and concrete are growing like mushrooms in the historical center. Religious buildings are being actively erected. An ambitious project of a complex of skyscrapers and large business centers of Yekaterinburg City is being implemented on the shore of the city pond, the plan of which can be viewed at the virtual exposition of the Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg. The project is stalling due to financial shocks and is constantly being revised, but the Hyatt hotel, the President business center and the Legislative Assembly building are already ready, the Demidov Plaza center is almost completed, and the Iset tower is under construction. These buildings have not yet passed the test of time and do not yet claim the status of architectural monuments. However, even now some of them can be called city sights.

Embankment of the city pond
Estate of Zotov-Tarasov, st. Gorky, 21. Built in the middle of the XIX century. Although the estate was touched by eclecticism, nevertheless, unlike Sevastyanov's house, it retained a common classical motif. The two outbuildings and gates of the estate that have survived to this day are part of the architectural complex of the residence of the governor of the Sverdlovsk region. An ordinary tourist will not be able to get close to it, of course.
House of the merchant Pshenichnikov, emb. Working Youth, 2. House with a mezzanine (1830) on the bank of the city pond. Architect M. Malakhov.
Sports Palace "Uralochka" - built by an Austrian contractor in 2001-2003. Accommodates 5000 spectators.
The building of the Administration of the Sverdlovsk Railway, st. Chelyuskintsev, 11. Arch. K. T. Babykin, 1925-1928 Monumental Soviet neoclassicism, exacerbated by imperial fountains and gardens, which the current management of the Sverdlovsk railway broke under their windows.

Prospekt Lenina
The central street of Yekaterinburg, starting from the complex of buildings of USTU-UPI, now part of UrFU, and ending with Kommunarov Square, where it is divided into three diverging beams - st. Repin, st. Tatishchev and Verkh-Isetsky Boulevard. The entire architectural history of the city is collected here. At night, the section of the avenue in the historic center remains well lit. This street has two younger sisters - Malysheva and Kuibysheva - cutting Ekaterinburg with her like a cake - with decisive, parallel features.

The main building of USU (now UrFU) (Building of the former Economic Council), Lenin Ave., 51. Architect A.P. Tuff, built in 1957. An example of neoclassicism.
The building of the District House of Officers, st. Pervomayskaya, 27. The building in the manner of volumetric-spatial constructivism, completed exactly in 1941, on the main military square of the city - Sq. Soviet army. There are already characteristic features of Soviet neoclassicism - decorative elements, columns, a spire. Nearby is a military history museum with samples of military equipment produced in the Urals.
Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lenin Ave., 46a. The building was built in 1912 by the Pyatigorsk architect V.N. Semyonov with Viennese baroque motifs, to some extent imitating the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. Erected on the site of the city circus.
Pharmacy of the Mining Department, 37 Lenin Ave. Two-story building designed by M. Malakhov (1821). Now it houses a museum of the history of stone-cutting and jewelry art. Despite the official purpose, the house was built as a city estate with a garden. An architectural monument of federal significance.
John the Baptist Cathedral, st. Repin, 6b. Stone church built in 1860, gradually expanded to a cathedral. By the 1940s remained the only functioning church in Yekaterinburg, since 1943. The Cathedral, the main temple of the Urals, was actively rebuilt in the 1950s, acquiring a modern look.
Ensemble of the hospital of the Verkh-Isetsky plant, Verkh-Isetsky Boulevard, 15. A curious hospital ensemble of 1826, designed by the same M. Malakhov. Unfortunately, this complex is now in poor condition, in addition, dense buildings and tram tracks in the neighborhood interfere with the view.
Central Stadium, st. Repina, 5. The largest city stadium 1953-1957. buildings with two large stands - East and West. A vivid example of Stalinist neoclassicism, decorated with sculptural groups in the style of socialist realism. On the site of the old Central Stadium, a huge new stadium was built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup - Yekaterinburg-Arena, but the old "classic" facades of the 1950s have been preserved.


Left bank of the Iset river

One of the central arteries of the city, connecting the railway station and the Botanichesky microdistrict, is the streets of Sverdlov, Karl Liebknecht, Belinsky, passing into each other. She is another direction of distribution of city attractions. Parallel to this line are two other large streets on the left bank of the Iset - Lunacharsky and Vostochnaya (forming the inner transport ring of the center with Furmanova, Moskovskaya and Chelyuskintsev streets).

House of the sportsman "Dynamo" (1934), st. Eremina, 12. The constructivist house-ship with round porthole windows on the arrow of the city pond is a wonderful monument to the romantic era of the development of physical culture in the 1930s.
Business center "Vysotsky", st. Malysheva, 51.500 rubles, cash only. Completed at the end of 2011. It is grandiloquently called a skyscraper, in any case, a 54-storey building with a height of 188.3 m, the second tallest (after the Iset Tower, also located in Yekaterinburg) in the Urals, in Siberia and throughout Central Asia, really draws on skyscraper. The building has practically no load-bearing walls, the whole structure rests on columns. The skyscraper houses offices and a museum of Vladimir Vysotsky (his hotel room has been recreated and his personal Mercedes has been exhibited); on the 52nd floor there is an observation deck with breathtaking views of the city.
Ryazanov's estate. ☎ Kuibyshev 40 and Kuibyshev 63. Large and small estates of the Ryazanovs. Malaya - on the odd side of Kuibyshev - relatively recently restored from ruins (with the exception of the courtyard and courtyard buildings) and willingly pleases the eye. The big one - on the even side - is deeply sunk in the soil, thickets and oblivion. Now it is a residential building (communal apartments) with a crumbling facade, but still preserved columns, stucco and forging elements.
Manor Zheleznova, st. Rosa Luxembourg, 56. Built in 1895. A stone house made of red brick, giving the impression of a carved, wooden, made in the style of a tower in the pseudo-Russian style. The house has kept its courtyard within the historical boundaries - with a garden, a fountain, wrought iron gates and a cast iron fence.
Estate of E.F. Filitz, st. Mamin-Sibiryak, 187. A protected monument of wooden architecture by architect Yu.O. Dyutelya, semi-stone house in the "Russian" style.
Mansion Semenova (1912), st. Karl Marx, 22a. One of the most interesting wooden houses in the area: a massive mezzanine in the pseudo-Russian style and a turret typical of the Art Nouveau style.
Manor of the architect Malakhov, st. Lunacharsky, 173a. A copy of the estate of the famous Yekaterinburg architect who built all the main buildings of the city in the first half of the 19th century. It was erected according to his own project in a pine forest on the outskirts of the city. Alas, the original wooden manor of the architect was completely dilapidated by the 1970s. It was demolished, and in the back of the courtyard - away from Lunacharsky Street, an exact copy was built, but already in stone.


Right bank of the Iset river

The main right-bank highway - st. March 8, starting as st. Yeltsin along the city pond and going far to the south, to Khimmash.

Manor of the Agafurovs, st. Sacco and Vanzetti, 24. Architects Yu.O.Dyutel, V.V.Konovalov, 1892 One of the two estates of the merchants Agafurovs, a wealthy Tatar family, who played a prominent role in Yekaterinburg in the late XIX - early 1892, survived in the city. XX centuries Oriental motifs and Muslim symbols stand out in the architectural design of the estate. Now the representative office of the Republic of Tatarstan is located in this building.
Manor of the Agafurovs, st. Sacco and Vanzetti, 28. Another estate of Tatar merchants, this time made of wood. This building also houses a museum of ancient life.
House Lebedev, st. Sacco and Vanzetti, 25. One of the best examples of Russian wooden architecture in the city. The house looks especially advantageous in contrast with the Tatar estate of the Agafurovs located directly opposite.
House of Mishins, st. February Revolution, 9a. ☎ (343) 371-73-4. A wooden one-story mansion in the Art Nouveau style of unusual architecture, now it houses the so-called. "cafe-museum" "Demidov". As a cafe - not very, but as a museum - according to reviews, interesting. Kolchak himself lodged in the house in 1919.
The building of the Second House of Soviets, st. March 8, 2. The residential complex built in 1932 is also a mixture of outgoing constructivism and neoclassicism replacing it. Built in the form of a sickle (only square).
Manor of Poklevsky-Kozell, st. Malysheva 46. A large estate with a mezzanine, owned by the Poklevsky-Kozell family - millionaires, magnates, nobles. Close to the house later the city council was attached. Now the combined buildings are occupied by the Ministry of Culture of the Sverdlovsk Region and the Regional Museum of Local Lore.
House of Kalashnikova, March 8, 34. An example of late classicism in 1840. Classical decor elements such as a mezzanine and columns are gone, a house with a relatively small facade goes deep into the block (to save expensive land). There is also a purely Ural flavor - a forged iron grate that even adorns the roof. And also L.I. managed to work in this building at one time. Brezhnev
Circus (1980, for 3000 spectators), st. March 8, 43. With a unique hanging roof under an openwork load-bearing dome (a similar dome by the architect Niemeyer can only be seen in Brazil)
Manor of E.M. Pervushin, st. March 8, 28. Built in 1906 according to the design of the capital architect P.A. Zarutsky. Baroque stucco and Art Nouveau features are whimsically mixed in the building. A memorial plaque proudly flaunts on the estate stating that it was in this building that Y. Levitan read the reports of the Soviet Information Bureau, although this issue, it seems, is still debatable.
House of Yarinskaya, st. March 8, 20. Mansion second floor. 19th century - a classical building, but with the indispensable elements of neo-Gothic.
The estate of the merchant Oshurkov, Chapaev st., 3. The Oshurkov estate is a whole architectural ensemble with the neighboring estates of Nurov, Balandin and the Davydovs, a rare piece of dense building of classicism, preserved in Yekaterinburg almost in its original form. Made in the spirit of classicism, but with some baroque "excesses" in the form of stucco.



Monument to Lenin (on the square of 1905).
Monument to Kirov. It is located in front of the entrance to the GUK (Main Educational Building) of the Ural Polytechnic Institute (UPI). (Now Ural Federal University).
Monument to Pushkin.
Monument to Popov (near the building of the Main Post Office).
Memorial complex "Black Tulip". dedicated to the soldiers who died in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
Monument to Sverdlov. located near the opera house
Monument to G.K. Zhukov. A large statue at the headquarters of the district, depicting a marshal on horseback.
Monument to the soldiers of the Ural Volunteer Tank Corps (near the railway station). The meeting point at the station, popularly referred to as "under the mitten."
Eternal flame. Yekaterinburg version of the eternal flame, located in the park near the square. Kommunarov.
Monument to the Uralians who forged victory. A symbolic statue by the sculptor Gevorkyan, installed in 2005.
Monument to the Decembrists. Opened for the 175th anniversary of the uprising on Senate Square (in 2000). The monument was erected in Yekaterinburg by no means by chance - the exiled Decembrists followed through the city on their way to Irkutsk.
A replacement for the resort monkeys - for tourists who are in dire need of photographs - are funny bronze doodles, generously placed around the city by the administration. The artistic value of the sculptures remained outside the scope of the project. The main places of their accumulation - st. Weiner, Greenwich shopping center, the square in front of the old railway station building, Tagansky Park on Sortirovka. Single sculptures are found at the beginning of the Siberian tract (plumber), in the courtyards near Lenin Ave. (three artists, a janitor), on the street. Belinsky (Ostap and Kisa, a monument to the Invisible Man). A monument to V. Vysotsky and M. Vladi was erected near the Antey shopping center, there is a monument to "The Beatles" on the Iset embankment.


What to do

The Red Line is a 6.5 km long walking tour through the historical center of the city. The route is closed, i.e. without beginning or end, marked with a red line drawn directly on the sidewalk. Following this route, you will visit: the Church on the Blood, the Literary Quarter, the embankment of the City Pond, Sevastyanov's house, the dam, Sq. 1905, city administration building, st. Weiner, an arboretum, a monument to the keyboard, the Vysotsky business center (54-storey skyscraper with an observation deck), an opera and ballet theater, a musical comedy theater, a museum of the history of Yekaterinburg, a Metenkov photography museum, a philharmonic society, the Kharitonov-Rastorguev estate and the Youth Theater.

On the square in front of the railway station, guests of the city are invited to take bus tours. Two directions are in the lead - an overview of the city and to Ganina Yama. The organizers are guided by passengers who find themselves in the city passing through, so a city tour takes only an hour. It should be noted that during peak hours this hour may take a journey along the street. Sverdlov and back, and you won’t be able to see much (at best, they will show the Temple on the Blood). If you did not come to the city by passing through, then it is better to refrain from such excursions - it is easier to walk around the city, you can find cheaper excursions to Ganina Yama.

City events
City Day - celebrated on the third Saturday of August. The festivities continue into the next day.
Old New Rock - the largest rock festival in Yekaterinburg. Since 2005, it has been held twice a year - on January 13 (on the Old New Year) and in the middle of summer (Old New Rock on the Wave).
The May Walk is a massive physical culture event that takes place annually on the third Sunday of May. For a walk, there are several hiking and cycling routes laid through the city and its environs, with various distances, up to marathons. In fact, a kind of out-of-town trip for the whole day with badges at the finish line.
Every year, mass festive events are held on national holidays, for example. Maslenitsa (in March) and Sabantuy (in June) - as a rule, in the TsPKiO.
Ural's Music Night.

There are really a lot of museums - for every taste and color. As in any large city, in addition to traditional museums and a large number of art galleries, each more or less large enterprise has its own museum (as a rule, with an exposition located in a closed area and inaccessible to ordinary visitors), as well as a number of commercial "museums" - shops, eg. - Museum of Erotica. Every year in Yekaterinburg, the "Night of Museums" is quite actively held; on this night, their own expositions also appear at institutions not related to museums (for example, at the Yekaterinburg Circus, at the zoo, etc.).

Museum of the Development History of EMUP "ETTU", Stepan Razin, 51. ☎ (343) 257-23-41. It is located on the territory of the tram depot. The open-air exhibition features several tramcars from different eras.
Sverdlovsk Film Studio, Lenin Ave., 50Zh. In the building of the film studio there is an amusement park of wonders "Galileo" and a museum of cinema and cartoons.
Wonderland Park "Galileo". ☎ (343) 206-06-07. Mon-Sun from 10-00 to 20-00. Adult ticket - 400 rubles, children's ticket - 300 rubles. Interactive exhibition of optical illusions and "cine" tricks.
Museum of Film and Animation. ☎ (343) 350-91-98. Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00. Museum with an exposition dedicated to the history of the creation of films by the Sverdlovsk Film Studio.

Metal shop, st. Gorky, 4 (at the dam, in the building of the water tower). Wed–Sun 15:30–19:00. Collection of metal tools and household utensils of the 18th-19th centuries. Pay attention to extremely strange opening hours, and in winter the shop is completely closed due to lack of heating.

Yekaterinburg is one of the most theatrical cities in Russia. There are about three dozen theaters. The most significant and located close to the city center:

Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lenin Ave., 46a. One of the architectural sights is a baroque building from the beginning of the 20th century. High-budget productions of opera and ballet, a worthy troupe. It is popular with the locals, so it is better to buy tickets in advance.
Sverdlovsk State Academic Theater of Musical Comedy, 47 Lenin Ave. The most popular theater in Yekaterinburg is located in the center, the repertoire (musicals and operettas) is aimed at a wide audience. It is also advisable to get tickets in advance.
Yekaterinburg theater for young spectators, st. Karl Liebknecht, 48. Large and small scenes. There are many performances for adults in the repertoire, in addition, theater troupes from Moscow and Europe often come on tour.
Sverdlovsk State Academic Drama Theatre, Oktyabrskaya square, 2 (embankment of the city pond, near the building of the regional government). Traditional drama theatre.
Kolyada Theatre, 97 Lenin Ave. The private theater of the eminent Ural playwright Nikolai Kolyada, now located in the building of a former cinema. The productions involve professional artists, the repertoire consists of classics and modern dramaturgy, in particular, Ural authors. Two stages, large and small. For connoisseurs of non-traditional directions in the theater.
Yekaterinburg Municipal Puppet Theatre, st. Mamin-Sibiryak, 143. Puppet theater, which also has performances for adults.
Chamber Theatre, st. Proletarskaya, 18 (in the Literary Quarter, near the Church on the Blood). A small theater with a classical repertoire. Eminent actors from theatrical troupes of other theaters of the city are involved in the performances.
Yekaterinburg Theater "Volkhonka" ("Volkhonka"), st. Malysheva, 21/1. A small theater with a diverse repertoire, accepts visiting troupes.
Ural State Variety Theatre, st. March 8, 15. Musical performances (mainly for children), but jazz concerts and variety shows dominate.
Center for Contemporary Drama, st. Malysheva, d. 145A, lit.F. A platform for experiments by young playwrights, directors and actors. Performances, readings of newly written plays, KinoLook projects, Street faces, rock band concerts.

Kinomax-Coliseum, 43 Lenin Ave. ☎ (343) 371-02-13. Located in a historic building - the first city theater built in 1847. However, it has only 1.5 halls, so only blockbusters have time to show.
KKT Kosmos, Dzerzhinsky, 2. ☎ (343) 253-88-27. The largest screen in the city is here. 3 halls (including IMAX), stereo films are shown.
Salyut, Tolmacheva, 12. ☎ (343) 310-00-70. Five small halls at once in addition to one large one - this determined the specifics of the cinema: in addition to the mainstream, here you can watch everything that does not reach the rental of multiplexes. At the box office festival, documentary films, works of Asian and European filmmakers.
KinoDom, Lunacharsky, 137. ☎ (343) 350-06-93. 2 halls.
Cinema Park, Malysheva, 5 (TRK "Alatyr"). ☎ (800) 700-01-11. High-quality multiplex, there is an IMAX hall. There are 9 halls in total.
Cinema center "RolikS", understudy of the Siberian tract, 2 (TRK "KomsoMALL"). ☎ (343) 253-85-63. 8 halls.
Titanic-Cinema (SEC "Greenwich", 3rd floor). ☎ (343) 295-10-00. One of the most popular cinemas located in the Greenwich shopping center. Large, spacious halls (only 10 pieces), high-quality equipment, 3D sessions, a varied repertoire.
Kinomax-3D Megapolis, March 8, 149 (near the Southern bus station). ☎ (343) 385-05-13. 9 cinema halls.
Dawn, Bauman, 2. ☎ (343) 331-22-22. Traditional cinema at Uralmash with two halls. The only feature - located next to the subway
Kinoplex in the mall "Park House", Sulimova, 50. ☎ (343) 270-00-60. 8 cinema halls.

Along with the two Russian capitals, Ekaterinburg is often visited by world music stars of all directions. In addition, Yekaterinburg is the home city of the Chaif rock group and the Ural Pelmeni KVN team, their concerts are held regularly. Tickets for any concerts can be purchased at the city box office of the shopping center "Greenwich" or on the website, but it will cost a little more than directly at the box office of concert venues. The main concert venues of the city:
Sverdlovsk State Academic Philharmonic, st. K. Liebknecht, 38a. The main platform for high music in Yekaterinburg. The Philharmonic has several of its own orchestras, in addition, metropolitan and foreign stars of classical music regularly come. A separate source of pride is the German organ. In addition, concerts of popular music in orchestral arrangements are regularly given to the public in a simpler way.
Cosmos, Dzerzhinsky, 2. ☎ (343) 253-88-27. A platform for solid stars. The bohemia of pop music and pensioners of foreign rock usually come here.
Palace of Youth, Lenin Ave., 1. ☎ (343) 371-15-68. A guest platform for KVN teams, capital theater troupes that are not satisfied with the smaller stages of Yekaterinburg theaters, and rock groups.
Tele-Club, Career, 16th century ☎ 8-912-609-44-44. Stars of rock, hip-hop, electronic music come here.
In addition, large concerts are held on sports grounds - in the Palace of team sports and in the cultural and entertainment complex "Uralets".

Water parks
Aquapark Limpopo, st. Shcherbakova, 2. 10:00–22:00 (weekends 9:00–22:00). You can get to the water park by bus (stop Samoletnaya), or by city electric train (station Botanicheskaya).

Ekaterinburg Zoo, Mamin-Sibiryak, 189. More than 300 species of animals, including white tigers, elephants, bears, etc. edit
Butterfly Park, Lenin Ave., 49 (next to the opera house). ☎ (343) 221-29-15. 10.00 to 20.00. 200 rubles (2013). A greenhouse with a decent collection of butterflies.
Minizoo in TsPKiO im. Mayakovsky. Small but nice zoo in the main park of the city. It consists of two parts (a petting zoo with pets and a traditional one with wild ones), a ticket to each of them is purchased separately. There are no large predators in the zoo, the set of animals is the most common: moose, deer, camel, raccoons, ostriches, rabbits.

In general, every year swimming in half of the surrounding lakes is prohibited by sanitary and epidemiological supervision, and in the other half by the Ministry of Emergencies. Some citizens, at their own peril and risk, flee from the heat in the lake. Shartash, on the Verkh-Isetsky pond, or at some distance from the city - on the lakes Baltym, Peschanoe, Chusovskoye. However, in terms of cleanliness and comfort, the lakes near Yekaterinburg are far from those in the South Urals.

Lake Shartash. Located in the eastern part of the city. There are deep places where you can drown.

Yekaterinburg State Circus. V.I.Filatov, st. March 8, d.43. ☎ (343) 257-27-83. In addition to its own troupe, the circus often hosts touring circus artists from Russia and abroad, it hosts international circus festivals.



You can escape from the bustle of the city and car gases in parks. In addition to many small green "islands" there are several large park areas:

Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Mayakovsky, st. Michurina, d. 230 ( tm.TsPKiO). ☎ (343) 254-244-2. 06:00-23:00, attractions: in winter, Wed-Sun 11:00-20:00, in summer Tue-Sun 10:00-22:00. Entrance to the park on a day off - 50 rubles, free on weekdays. The park is located far from the center, the best way to get to it is by tram. The park has many attractions, regular entertainment events are held, paintball, karting, cafes and barbecues are at the service of visitors, a ski base and a skating rink are open in winter. In summer, the park has a children's railway and "Mowgli Park" - obstacle courses for outdoor enthusiasts. There is also a petting zoo and petting zoo. Approximately half of the park has remained undeveloped - this is a semi-wild forest area with quiet paths, where you can often find squirrels begging nuts from visitors.
Kharitonovsky park, st. Karl Liebknecht, 44. from 08:00 to 22:00. Free admission. A picturesque corner in the historical center of the city is the park at the Kharitonov-Rastorguev estate (now the Palace of Creativity for Children and Youth). In the center of the park there is a pond with a rotunda, a favorite place for photo shoots. In addition, there is an educational corner for young children.
Dendrological park on the street. Pervomaiskaya, the intersection of Pervomaiskaya and Mira streets (near the main building of UrFU). Free admission. More than 300 species of acclimatized plants from Eurasia and North America are represented in the park, there are two ponds with ducks.
Dendrological park on the street. March 8, st. March 8, 37a, intersection of March 8 and Kuibyshev streets (near the circus,   Geological). ☎ (343) 376-486-2. from 08:00 to 22:00. Free admission. Another large dendrological park in the city center with a decent collection of plants. The park has a rose garden, a large fountain, one side of the park overlooks the river. Iset.
Botanical Garden, st. March 8, 202 (  Botanicheskaya,   Chkalovskaya,  tm. auth. Schwartz). ☎ (343) 260–82–58. 08:00–18:00. This place is no longer for walking, but for excursions. The garden occupies a large area (50 hectares) with more than 10,000 plants.
Shartash forest park ( tm. auth. Stone tents). Free admission. Large forest park on the shore of the lake. Shartash is a good place for walking on weekends (during daylight hours). At the entrance to the park there is a natural monument - "Stone tents". These remains - compensation for those who do not have the opportunity to get to the larger natural monuments of the Middle Urals - "Devil's Settlement" or "Seven Brothers", are located near the tram stop. In summer, you can rent a bike (rental point at the Rossiya KOSK on Vysotsky 14 - almost opposite the entrance to the park) and go around Shartash Lake - in about an hour and a half.
Meteogorka, st. Bazhova, 193 (Shartash market area). Free admission. Natural elevation on which the city's weather station is located. At the foot of the hill there is a small park, in the immediate vicinity there is another large park - the garden to them. Pavlik Morozov (at the VGTRK TV tower). There is an observation platform on the weather hill, which offers a good view of the city (especially at night). Not as good as from the Vysotsky skyscraper, but free.
Green Grove. The failed location of the Sverdlovsk Zoo, one of the oldest parks in the city, the former territory of the Novo-Tikhvin Monastery, now operating again, but no longer claiming to be a park zone.



Yekaterinburg-EXPO, International Exhibition Center, Expo Boulevard, 2. ☎ (343) 215-79-98. The center has become a permanent venue for major industrial and agricultural exhibitions, the organizers hope that someday they will host the World Exhibition.

Sports arenas
KRK "Uralets", st. Bolshakova, 90. ☎ (343) 214-86-14. Home arena of the hockey club Avtomobilist
Palace of team sports, st. Eremina, 10 (  Dynamo). ☎ (343) 359-37-96. Arena of futsal team "Sinara" and women's basketball team "UMMC"
Central Stadium, st. Repina, 5. ☎ (343) 311-05-05. FC Ural Stadium


Winter sport

Ski base "Lokomotiv", Reshetskaya, 63. > sports entertainment center ✉ ☎ 8-908-927-927-3. Large forest ski track, children's slide, snowscooter and ski rental. A good place for an active family holiday on a weekend. You can get by train to the station. Yekaterinburg-Sorting or  aut. 13 from the station to the stop. Angarskaya
Uktus, sports entertainment center, Zimnyaya, 27. ☎ (343) 256-75-75. Cross-country ski and tubing rental. The only ski resort in the city. 3 ski slopes, with a total length of 800m. Passionate lovers of skiing rarely visit Uktus.
Sports complex Yunost, Kuibysheva, 32a (  Geological). ✉ ☎ (343) 257-21-89. The largest and most popular ice rink in the city. The complex also has a swimming pool.
Sports complex Dynamo, Eremina, 12B (  Dynamo). ☎ (343) 388-30-67. The ice sometimes leaves much to be desired, not the entire stadium is poured under the rink, but only the running track. The complex has a swimming pool.
Ice skating rink in TsPKiO (central alley from the main entrance of TsPKiO). In winter, the central alley of the park is filled with ice, and a skate rental pavilion opens. In addition, cross-country ski rental is available in the park.


Summer sports

Sports and entertainment center Ramada, Koltsovsky tract 10 km, 15. ✉ ☎ 8-912-205-40-05. Sports complex at a five-star hotel outside the city. Situated on the bank of a small pond. The profile of the complex is a cable wakeboard (water skiing with electric traction).
Sailing, Kirova, 40. Rental of sailboats and yachts.



Yekaterinburg has a large selection of shopping and entertainment centers - large complexes filled with branded boutiques, jewelry, shoe, haberdashery, book, audio / video, perfume, children's and souvenir shops, restaurants, coffee shops and other fast food establishments. As a rule, each mall has a large gastronomic supermarket and a chain store of household appliances. Of the "entertainment", small video attractions prevail, competing with each other in the number of "dimensions" (4D, 5D, 7D), and children's rooms. Nevertheless, in the largest shopping malls there are serious multiplex cinemas with a large number of halls.

The largest universal shopping and shopping and entertainment centers of the city:

1 Mega shopping center (in a complex with IKEA shopping center, Auchan supermarket and OBI shopping center), Metallurgov, 87. ☎ (343) 356-71-32. The largest shopping center in Yekaterinburg, located at the exit to the Novomoskovsky tract. There is a special bus from the metro station "Geological"
2  TC "METRO Cash & Carry", understudy of the Siberian tract, 21. ☎ (343) 379-28-71. Well-known German network of small wholesale and wholesale trade. There are three METRO shopping centers in the city, all traditionally on exits - in the east (on the understudy of the Siberian Highway), in the north (at the intersection of Kosmonavtov Ave. and Shefskaya St., extreme Uralmash) and in the west (near the Mega shopping center). Wealthy gourmets love to shop here, because. there are few other places where you can find such rare delicacies as black caviar. But shopping at METRO is only possible with a special store card issued to legal entities based on a set of supporting documents.
3  SEC "Karnaval" (with a supermarket "Auchan City"), Khalturina, 55. ☎ (343) 310-01-00. A large shopping and entertainment center in the Verkh-Isetsky district. Near the shopping center there is also a large gardening and construction supermarket OBI.
4  SEC "Greenwich" (with a supermarket "Kupets"), March 8, 46 (  Geological). Perhaps the main mall in the city (though not the largest) - due to its central location. There is a fairly large car park. In addition to the standard set of branded stores of all stripes, it is equipped with one of the largest cinemas in the city - Titanic Cinema.
5 Shopping Center "Uspensky", Weiner, 10 (  Ploschad 1905 Goda). ☎ (343) 371-10-86. Located in the very center, in a former building. Drama Theater (the neighboring street is still called Teatralnaya). The trading area is not so big, but all the necessary set is available. There are also city ticket offices where you can buy tickets for almost any concerts, performances and entertainment events.
6  SEC "Rainbow Park" (with a supermarket "OK"), Repina, 94. ☎ (343) 311-18-88. Another mall in the opposite (from the "Karnaval") part of the Verkh-Isetsky district. There is a KARO-FILM cinema in the mall.
7  SEC "Park House", Sulimova, 50. ☎ (343) 264-00-00. SEC 1.5 km from the railway station - in the Pioneer microdistrict. Nearby is a large Osnovinsky park and an amusement park. The mall has a gastronomic hypermarket "Karusel" and a cinema "Kinoplex".
8 SEC "Alatyr", Malysheva, 5 (Central Stadium area). ☎ (343) 253-58-55. A large shopping and entertainment center near the center with a gastronomic hypermarket "Karusel" and a cinema complex with IMAX "Cinema Park".
9  SEC "Megapolis", st. March 8, 149 (near the Southern bus station). ☎ (343) 385-10-00. Shops are no longer so fashionable, they take in quantity. In the shopping mall there is a grocery supermarket "Monetka", a cinema complex "Kinomax 3D".
10 SEC "KomsoMall", understudy of the Sibirsky Trakt, 2. ☎ (343) 311-01-01. Relatively new mall on the outskirts of Tyumen. It houses a large cinema center "RolikS".
11  TC "Airship", Academician Schwartz, 17 (microdistrict "Botany",   Botanicheskaya). ☎ (343) 218-95-95. 10:00-22:00. Another large shopping center with a by no means accidental name: it is located exactly on the site of the runway of the former Uktus airport (until 1987), 300 meters from it still huddles, squeezed by high-rise buildings, an old airport terminal, and 10 kilometers to the south in the 30s. even tried to build an airship. In winter, one of the city's largest Christmas tree markets opens in the shopping center.
12 TSUM, Bankovsky per., 3 (near 1905 square). ☎ (343) 371-13-57. 10:00-21:00. Relatively small shopping center, one of the oldest in the city. A couple of dozen small boutiques, the main product is clothing. But there is a wide selection of souvenirs. You can also buy Nizhny Tagil trays with lacquer painting if you are not going to visit this city.
13 Shartashsky market, Vostochnaya, 15a. ☎ (343) 254-40-85. The largest agricultural retail market that has preserved the traditional flavor of collective farm markets. Vegetables, fruits and meat at affordable prices, meat is cheaper on weekday evenings. They will certainly give weight, but isn't that why we love markets?
14 House of Books, 12 Anton Valeka St. (near 1905 Goda Square). ✉ ☎ (343) 253-50-10. 10:00-20:00. The largest bookstore in the city. Here you can find souvenir publications about the city and the region.
15   SC "BOOM", Vayner St., 19. 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-19:00. A rather mediocre shopping center, however, there is a large selection of designer souvenirs and handicrafts (mainly clothing items - scarves, sundresses, felt boots, etc.). Here you can buy, including the Orenburg downy shawl.
16  Souvenir alley ( Geological). Semi-spontaneous handicraft vendor, souvenirs and items of boulevard art.



In Yekaterinburg, there is no pronounced local cuisine, but they do well, for example, dumplings, and there are even themed establishments offering exotic things like dumplings with venison, pike or muksun. Recently, there has been a tendency to make their own cheeses according to European technologies: for example, the UMMC industrial corporation from Verkhnyaya Pyshma became a goat cheese producer, and in the neighboring town of Rezh they began to produce moldy cheeses. All this is still weakly penetrating into public catering, but it can be found in stores.

Prices are 20-30% higher than in ordinary regional centers, and by the same amount lower in comparison with, for example, St. Petersburg. The cheapest way to eat is in canteens (the Vilka Spoon network) and culinary shops (the Cosmos network). Cute and relatively inexpensive places for coffee, tea and breakfast are Paul Bakery bakeries (choose those where there is no service), there are also inexpensive coffee shops, although chain ones are more noticeable (Travellers Coffee, Simple Coffee, Shokoladnitsa), which are more boring and expensive.

If it's really cheap, then you can eat in canteens at universities and enterprises - with the usual distribution and menu without pretensions. The cost of lunch will be in the range of 150-200 rubles. In addition, there are network establishments without waiters:

1  Subway, Malysheva, 98. Average bill 200 rubles. Popular bourgeois network. You can eat here complex sandwiches and salads.
2  Pizza Mia, March 8, 43a (  Geological). ☎ (343) 344-34-24. around the clock. The average check is 240 rubles (2013). Chain of inexpensive pizzerias.
3 Pier, March 8, 46 (Greenwich shopping center, 4th floor). The average check is 150 rubles (2013). so-called food court - a set of distributions of national cuisine for every taste.

Average cost
4 Donna Olivia Macaroni Grill, March 8, 41. ☎ (343) 222-19-00. The average check is 900 rubles (2013). Italian restaurant, suitable for a trip with the whole family or with friends.
5  Own Company, Lenina avenue, 49. ☎ (343)384-84-48. 12:00-2:00. The average check is 580 rubles (2013). A good chain restaurant, 8 branches in the city.
6 Nigora, Kuibysheva, 55. ☎ (343) 295-14-17. 12:00-24:00. The average check is 500 rubles (2013). Chain of cafes of Central Asian cuisine. Delivery is working.
7 Ural dumplings, Lenina avenue, 69/1. ☎ (343) 350-71-50. 11:00-24:00. The average check is 500 rubles (2013). Large restaurant of European, Russian and Uzbek cuisine.
8 Bukowski, Karl Liebknecht, 32. ☎ (343) 222-19-01. around the clock. The average check is 1000 rubles (2013).
9  Pan Smetan, Vostochnaya, 82. ☎ (343) 271-41-00. 12:00-2:00. The average check is 1000 rubles (2013). Popular Czech restaurant.
10 Wasabi, Malysheva, 74. ☎ (343) 350-06-60. 12:00-1:00. The average check is 600 rubles (2013). Japanese restaurant chain
11 Arjuna, Kirov, 40a (on the bank of the Verkh-Iset reservoir). ☎ (343) 286-04-40. The average check is 950 rubles. Indian cuisine restaurant, vegetarian menu
12  SeaZone, Malysheva, 74. ☎ (343)380-66-00. 12:00-1:00. The average check is 1000 rubles (2013). Mediterranean Restaurant
13   Restaurant Del Mare, st. Eastern, 7 years old ☎ (343) 229-42-29. The average check is 1000 rubles. (2013).
12  Sunflowers. A piece of cake - 40-140 rubles. Small, cramped, but popular cafe (may not be empty on weekends). Large selection of delicious pies and pies baked on site, including pies in a pot and with unusual toppings. There are also standard hot dishes. WiFi.
14   st. Mamin-Sibiryak, 140.

15 Troekurov, Malysheva, 137. ☎ (343) 378-81-18. 12:00-1:00. The average check is 3500 rubles (2013). A status institution, claims to be the most luxurious restaurant in the city.
16  Courchevel 1850, Lenina avenue, 5/1. ☎ (343) 377-19-58. 12:00-2:00. The average check is 1500 rubles (2013).
17 Port Stanley, Gorky, 10a. ☎ (343) 355-19-55. 12:00-24:00. The average check is 3000 rubles (2013). Mediterranean restaurant, completely Serbian staff.
18  Armenia, Strelochnikov, 35 (near the railway station). ☎ (343) 370-18-88. 12:00-1:00. The average check is 1750 rubles (2013). Caucasian cuisine restaurant

Cafes, coffee houses and cafeterias
19 Coffee house "Express", st. March 8, 8b (  Ploschad 1905 Goda) (in the city administration building). 9:00-21:00. The average check is 250 rubles. (2013).
20 "Traveler's coffee", st. March 8, 8d (Mytny Dvor shopping center). ☎ 8-922-177-02-01. The average check is 480 rubles (2013). good coffee and desserts, choice of main dishes is weak. You can have a hearty meal for 300-500 rubles.
21  Coffee House, Malysheva, 60. Average bill 350 rubles (2013).
22   Chocolate girl, Malysheva, 36.
23  Shoko, French coffee house, Malysheva, 74. ☎ (343) 350-06-60. 8:00-2:00. The average check is 350 rubles (2013). It is difficult to find a place in the center where you can have breakfast as early as here. Good desserts.
24 Parisianka, Belinsky, 12 (entrance from Engels street). 10:00-23:00. The average check is 500 rubles (2013).
25  Cinnabon, Weiner, 19. Average check 250 rubles (2013). Cafe-bakery offering a selection of cinnamon rolls.
26 Paul Bakery, Malysheva, 36. ☎ (343) 379-33-55. 8:00-22:00. The average check is 300 rubles (2013). One of the most popular and numerous coffee shops in the city belongs to a local restaurant chain.
27 Mamma`s Big House, Lenina Prospekt, 26 (  Ploshchad 1905 Goda). ☎ (343) 222-19-05. The average check is 550 rubles (2013).
28  Kakao-Kakao, coffee house, Sverdlova, 4. ☎ 8-922-216-20-11. 10:00-22:00. The average check is 400 rubles (2013).
Cafe "Bazhov's Tales", Bolshakova Street (traffic stop Bazhov Museum). The object is not far from the museum building itself. Good menu, small space. Everything is clean and comfortable.

Beer restaurants and pubs
A separate type of establishments and perhaps the most popular are beer restaurants and pubs. In these establishments you can eat like in restaurants, but they are not intended for visitors with children, as a rule they do not have separate rooms for smokers and non-smokers, the menu focuses on beer and other alcoholic beverages. They are noisy, sporting events are regularly broadcast. Pubs are more expensive and are best suited for foreign tourists as they offer menus in both Russian and English.

29 Hans, beer restaurant, Malysheva, 63. ☎ (343) 350-90-67. 9:00-2:00. The average check is 1000 rubles (2013). expensive German beer restaurant. A huge selection of delicious beer, large portions (it is possible to order half a serving). Friendly staff, good customer reviews.
30 Khmel, Chelyuskintsev, 2. ☎ (343) 377-78-91. 10:00-2:00. The average check is 1500 rubles (2013).
31  Doctor Scotch, pub, Malysheva, 56. Average check 1000 rub. (2013). One of the most popular pubs, popular with foreign tourists. Nice ambience but limited menu. Nov 2019
32  Dublin, Irish pub, Khokhryakova, 23. Average bill 1000 rub.
33  The Rosy Jane, English pub, Lenina prospekt, 34. Average bill 1500 rub. Small pub in the heart of the city
34 Wallen pub, Dutch pub, Lenina prospect, 37a. 🕑 11:00-2:00. The average check is 500 rubles (2013).
35 Globus, pub, Lunacharsky, 134. ☎ (343) 358-93-21. The average check is 1200 rubles (2013).


Night life

A huge number of young people idly wandering around in the evenings creates a demand for an equally large number of bars - for every taste and color. Bars range from cheaper, informal, cramped, smoky and dimly lit, usually located on basement floors, to respectable ones with live music, dancers, expensive drinks, strict dress code and face control at the entrance. These establishments are usually open all night long.

1  PODZEMKA, March 8, 43a (  Geological). ☎ (343) 286-28-32. The average check is 500 rubles (2013).
2. Headquarters Bar, Malysheva, 39. Average bill 450 rubles. (2013). Small brasserie-restaurant on the ground floor
3   Coffee bar Whisper of roofs, Belinsky, 34. ☎ (343) 378-60-98. The average check is 300 rubles. (2013).
4 ALIBI, Malysheva, 74. ☎ (343) 350-06-90. The average check is 1000 rubles (2013). Respectable bar with live music.
5 Coyote Ugly, Malysheva, 51. ☎ (343) 378-43-83. Expensive big bar, there is a menu in English

Night clubs
6 Eldorado, Dzerzhinsky, 2. ☎ (343) 371-38-38. 🕑 22:00-6:00. One of the cheapest nightclubs in Yekaterinburg, chosen by students.
7  Za lighter, March 8, 120B. ☎ (343) 295-15-16.
8 SunDali Beach Complex, Peski Village, 13/a. ☎ (343) 206-88-08. Summer nightclub open-air on the shore of the lake. Shartash
9  Chili, Malysheva, 53 - 6th floor (SEC Antey). ☎ (343) 379-57-77.



Book accommodation using online services, there are options for every taste and budget.

1  Domino Hotel, Chelyuskintsev, 60. ☎ +7 (922) 181-54-60. 6-bed and 2-bed rooms, the cost of accommodation is from 600 rubles per day Free wi-fi, free tea and coffee, iron, refrigerator, hairdryer, stove, dishes, microwave. Fresh renovation. 15 minutes walk from the railway station, 7 minutes walk from the Temple on Blood.
2  Biathlon, Moskovsky Trakt 12 km. ✉ ☎ (343) 231-18-93. 400-1200 rubles (2013). Small hotel at the sports base. The low price is due to the location frankly on the outskirts and the lack of the Internet.
3 Liberty Apartments, Melkovskaya, 9. ☎ (343)319-14-52. 1100-1300 rubles (2013). A network of apartment mini-hotels, in fact, the same daily rent of apartments. You can pick up rooms in any area of the city.
4 A ELITE, Elektrikov, 15 (not far from Mashinostroiteley). ✉ ☎ (343) 271-66-83. 1100-4900 rubles (2013). 2 stars
5 Bolshoi Ural, Krasnoarmeiskaya, 1 (near the Opera and Ballet Theatre). ✉ ☎ (343) 350-68-96. 1050-4500 rub. (2013). Large hotel of the Soviet type. The cheapest option in the city center.
6  URAL-SLAVYANKA, Michurina, 57. ✉ ☎ (343) 350-27-58. 1500-4300 rub. (2013).
7  Protex-Hotel, March 8, 70. ✉ ☎ (343) 217-45-00. 1900-3000 rub. (2013).

Average cost
8 Voznesensky Hotel 4*, Mamin-Sibiryaka, 52. ☎ +7 (343) 380-90-90, fax: +7 (343) 380-90-91. 4000-8500 rub. (2013). 4* hotel in the quiet city center. Each room has a large comfortable bed with an orthopedic mattress, air conditioning, mini-bar, telephone with long-distance and international communication, free Wi-Fi, safe, satellite TV. The room rate includes breakfast, access to the gym.
9 Hotel ATLAZA City Residence 4*, st. East, 176a. ☎ +7-(343)-379-07-07. 3500-5500 rub. (2013). The modern building of the hotel with a spacious secure parking is located in the central area of Yekaterinburg, not far from the business and administrative center.
10 Business Hotel "Senator", Khomyakova, 14. ✉ ☎ +7-343-228-38-38. Detached 6-storey building in a quiet center with its own free parking, free high-speed Internet (wi-fi).
11 Ekaterinburg-Central, Malysheva, 74. Fax: (343) 350-10-04. 3600-7000 rub. (2013).
12. Green Park Hotel, Narodnaya Volya, 24. ✉ ☎ (343) 222-00-24. 3800-6500 rub. (2013). 3-star hotel near Zelenaya Roshcha park
13 Moscow Hill, Sheinkman, 110a (entrance from Moskovskaya street). ✉ ☎ (343) 310-00-30. 4300-6200 rub. (2013).
14  Emerald, Sacco and Vanzetti, 38. ✉ ☎ (343) 253-07-97. 3000-6000 rub. (2013).
15 Grand Avenue, Lenin Avenue, 40. ✉ Fax: (343) 378-34-34. 3900-9000 rub. (2013). Large hotel in the heart of the city.
16  UralHotel, Khomyakova, 23. ✉ (343) 371-13-33. 3000-6500 rubles (2013). 4 stars.
17  Vis-a-vis, Tatishcheva, 86. ✉ fax: (343) 381-50-27. 3600-6200 rubles (2013).
18 Liner Airport Hotel, Bakhchivandzhi Square, 3 (near the airport). ✉ ☎ (343) 226-86-06. 2000-4500 rubles (2013).
19 Atlantic Plaza, Shcherbakova, 2. ✉ ☎ (343)389-21-21. 3200-6500 rubles (2013). Hotel on "Botanika" - a residential area of Yekaterinburg, 1 km from Botanicheskaya. Nearby is also the railway station "Botanicheskaya". The hotel is located in the same building with the water park "Limpopo", nearby - TRC "Ekaterininsky".

20  Park Inn, Mamin-Sibiryak, 98. ✉ ☎ (343) 21-66-000. 4000-7550 rub. (2013).
21 Novotel Yekaterinburg Center, Engels, 7. ✉ ☎ (343) 253-53-83. 4500-14000 rub. (2013).
22 Onegin, Rosa Luxembourg, 49 (BC Onegin Plaza). ✉ ☎ 8-800-100-10-38 (for calls within Russia) 310-38-38 (for calls within Yekaterinburg). 4800-12000 rubles (2013). 4-star hotel with 140 rooms in a modern building, but with retro-style rooms. Each room has air conditioning, safe, mini-bar, cable TV, free Internet access.
23  Atrium Palace Hotel, Kuibyshev, 44. ✉ ☎ (343) 359-60-00. 5300-80000 rub. (2013). 5-star hotel, a place of deployment of visiting stars of the Russian scale.
24  Hyatt, Boris Yeltsin, 8. ✉ ☎ (343) 253-12-34. 10000-18000 rub. (2013).
25  Ramada Yekaterinburg, Koltsovsky tract 10 km, 15. ✉ ☎ 8-800-555-50-99. 6500-50000 rubles (2013). Country 5-star hotel



Landline phones in Yekaterinburg have seven-digit numbers like +7 (343) XXX-XX-XX.

All major Russian operators operate in the city: Megafon, Beeline, MTS, Tele2, Yota.


Precautionary measures

Many residents of the city consider tap water unsuitable for drinking in any form - even boiled. Hotels and apartments usually have coolers or filters installed, but if you don't have both nearby, buy bottled water.

Try to avoid sleeping areas and urban outskirts, even during the daytime. The city center (within Malyshev and Lenin streets) is well lit and generally safe around the clock.


Trips to nearby destinations

1 Upper Pyshma. The satellite city of Yekaterinburg, primarily interesting to travelers with the largest museum of military and automotive equipment in Russia. Here you can find almost everything: from World War II aircraft and armored trains to models of launch vehicles, real mining dump trucks and a huge four-story collection of retro cars. If you are interested in such technology, even one whole day may not be enough to view the exposition. The road from the center of Yekaterinburg will take an hour. Feb 2023
2 Museum "Severskaya Domna", Polevskoy, st. Vershinin, 7 (entrance from the side of the pond). ☎ +7 (34350) 3-20-36. Mon–Fri 08:30–15:30. Formally, the museum works by appointment, in fact, you just need to call and warn about the visit. 100 rub. A unique monument of industrial architecture for Russia: the only blast furnace of the 19th century that has survived without significant changes at the Seversky Pipe Plant. The museum includes the blast furnace itself with a smelting shop and the neighboring building of a mechanical workshop, which houses a small exposition on the history of Seversk metallurgy. However, it is not the volume of the exposition that is of interest here, but the authentic mechanisms that are completely in their place: on the territory of the operating plant. To the right of the entrance to the museum, don't miss the Transfiguration Chapel (1883), made entirely of metal.
How to get there: 1-2 buses per hour from the Southern bus station in Yekaterinburg.
40 Railway tunnel in Didino. An abandoned tunnel about 70 km from the city, built in 1913, the length of the tunnel is 1110 meters (height 6 m, width 4-5 m). In winter, the recommended mode of transport is a cross-country vehicle or railway transport to the station 1590 km.
41  Ganina Yama (to the north of Yekaterinburg, 7 km along the Serov tract). Attraction of religious tourism. This is an abandoned mine near Yekaterinburg, where the remains of the executed family of Nicholas II were found. Now there is a monastery. You can get there by an organized excursion (excursions are booked in advance by phone +7-953-007-18-45), by private car, in addition, a free monastery bus departs from the railway station 6 times a day.

Monuments of nature:
42 Severskaya petroglyph. Rock mass near the village. Severka near Yekaterinburg. Fragments of ancient rock paintings have been found on these rocks. edit
43  Chertovo gorodishche (6 km from the railway station Iset). Rocks-outliers of a bizarre shape.
44 Rocks of Peter Gronsky (Petrogrom) (3 km from the railway station Iset). Another rock outcrop in the same area.
45 Mare's head (near the railway station Ayat). A granite boulder in the form of a mare's head, on the back of which the rock resembles a stone flower.
46 Kyrman rocks (near the railway station Ayat). A rocky massif to the north of Yekaterinburg, during excavations, traces of a sacrificial site and a metallurgical site of the Bronze Age were found here.
47  Seven brothers (near the Verkh-Neyvinsk railway station). Popular climbing cliffs for both beginners and advanced climbers.

Several obelisks of the Europe-Asia border, the most popular of which are:
48  Obelisk "Europe-Asia". Near the village Kurganovo on the road to Polevskoy. The easternmost obelisk and the easternmost border of Europe was erected in 1986 in honor of the 250th anniversary of V.N. Tatishchev, the border between Europe and Asia. In fact, it is not too picturesque and is all painted over by tourists with vandal inclinations.
49  Obelisk "Europe-Asia" (settlement of Severka). At the Novo-Moskovsky tract, next to the village of Severka. The most accessible obelisk, to which weddings from Yekaterinburg ride.
50  Obelisk "Europe-Asia". At Mount Berezovaya near Pervouralsk. It is more convenient to get to it through the village of Novoalekseevskoye. This is the newest obelisk, installed in 2008 in the place where obelisks were placed the earliest - since 1837.
51 Obelisk "Europe-Asia". Another obelisk near Pervouralsk is one of the older ones. Perhaps your grandparents also took pictures with him.

Several ski resorts in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg:
44 Ski resort Listvennaya, Berezovsky tract, 23 km. ☎ (343) 382-37-09. Tue-Fri 17:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00. 4 tracks
45 Ski resort Stozhok, Nevyansky district, village Tavatuy, st. Sverdlov, 29. ☎ (343) 383-11-79. Tue-Fri 13:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00. 2 illuminated trails. One of the small GLC of local importance.
46 Ski center "Medvezhka", pos. Severka. ☎ (343) 245-15-33. A small club ski complex (transport engineering plant) with 2 tracks, with a total length of 700 m. Skiing must be coordinated by phone with the head of the club in advance. Lifts operate on weekends and holidays.
47 Ski resort Volchikha. ☎ 8-912-2-600-600. Tue-Fri from 12.00 to 23.00, Sat-Sun from 9.00 to 23.00. 4 tracks of varying difficulty, from 600 to 1200 m long. Snow tubing. You can get there by train in the direction of Revda, Druzhinino - to the Pionerskaya stop, from the station to the complex - only 15 minutes.
48 Flux. ☎ (343) 2222-911. 🕑 Only weekends and holidays from 10.00 to 18.00. A large number of slopes (more than 20, of which 3 are illuminated), however, rather gentle, located in the ski resorts "Fakel" and "Academy". You can get there by electric train on Revda-Druzhinino to the station "Flus"
49 Ski resort Pilnaya. ✉ ☎ (3439) 630-341, (3439) 630-343. Mon-Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-23:00. One of the popular ski resorts in the region, 4 slopes.
50 Mountain ski resort Teplaya, Bilimbay village. ✉ ☎ (343) 3-455-285. Tue-Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00. GLC for 3 tracks.
51 Ski park Iset (mountain Motaikha), Sverdlovsk region, p. Iset. ✉ ☎ 8-904-98-17-460, 8-922-20-96-282. Poorly equipped ski complex with three small slopes. The not very flat surface of the slopes attracts thrill-seeking snowboarders.

Sanatoriums in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg:
Duzhonok, city Pervouralsk, st. Lenina, 31. ✉ ☎ (34392) 5-44-25. 60 km from Yekaterinburg, 10 km from Pervouralsk, on the banks of the Chusovaya River in a coniferous forest. You can get there by electric train from Yekaterinburg to the station. Bilimbay
Green Cape, city of Novouralsk, Zagorodnoe highway, 12. ✉ ☎ (34370) 4-55-19. Sanatorium 90 km north-west of Yekaterinburg, not far from Lake Tavatui, on the banks of the Verkh-Neyvinsky pond in a forest area (get from Yekaterinburg by electric train to Murzinka station)



The surroundings of the Iset River, which served as a convenient transport route from the Ural Mountains deep into Siberia, have long attracted settlers. The oldest of the currently discovered settlements on the territory of modern Yekaterinburg was located next to the rocky massif "Palkinsky stone tents" (near the village of Palkino and Yekaterinburg) and dates back to the 6th millennium BC. The rocky massif, located directly by the Iset River, probably served as a natural fortification. On the territory of the settlement were found the remains of dwellings, workshops for the production of tools, sanctuary complexes, burials. From the 7th-3rd centuries BC, ancient metallurgists who mastered the smelting of copper lived on the Stone Tents. Copper figurines of birds, animals, people, arrowheads, and various household items were found here. Later they learned to make iron products.

All discovered settlements died as a result of fires, possibly during the raids of the conquerors. There were no urban settlements on this territory until the colonization of the region by Russian settlers.

In the spring of 1723, by decree of Emperor Peter I, on the banks of the Iset River, the construction of the largest ironworks in Russia, the Ekaterininsky plant, began. The date of birth of the city was the day of November 7 (November 18), 1723, when a trial run of flash hammers was carried out in the workshops. The construction of the plant began on the initiative of V. N. Tatishchev, but later he ran into opposition from the industrialist N. D. Demidov. Tatishchev was supported by G.V. de Gennin, on whose initiative the fortress plant was named Yekaterinburg in honor of Empress Catherine I, wife of Peter I.

... a new fortress, which was built in the Ugric province near the Iset River, and in it factories with various factories and manufactories, was named in the name of Yekaterinburg, for the memory of eternal childbirth and for the eternal glory of Her Majesty, the Most Gracious Empress Empress; …

In the first years of operation, the Yekaterinburg plant surpassed all other metallurgical enterprises in the country in terms of technological equipment.

Catherine II in 1781 granted Ekaterinburg the status of a county town of the Perm province, which is reflected in the historical coat of arms. During her reign, the most important road of the Russian Empire, the Great Siberian Highway, was laid through the young city. Thus, Yekaterinburg, among other Permian cities, became the key city to boundless and rich Siberia, a “window to Asia”, just as St. Petersburg was the Russian “window to Europe”.

In 1806, Yekaterinburg received the status of a "mountain city". After that, Yekaterinburg was not actually subordinate to the authorities of the Perm province and was under the direct control of the head of the Yekaterinburg factories, the Minister of Finance and the emperor personally.

The development of copper-smelting production in the Urals contributed to the opening of the Yekaterinburg Mint in 1763, which produced about 90% of all Russian coins by the 1790s. By 1876, about 80% of the coins in circulation in the Russian Empire were produced at the Yekaterinburg mint.

The discovery in the middle of the 18th century in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg (now the city of Berezovsky) of rich placer gold deposits also gave a powerful impetus to the development of the city. In 1820-1845, 45% of the world's gold was mined in Yekaterinburg. This was the world's first "gold rush".

On October 26 (November 8), 1917, Soviet power was established in the city. Former Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in the city in July 1918 in the Ipatiev House (now the Church on the Blood is built on this site) a few days before the city was occupied by the Czechoslovak corps and White Guard troops on July 25, 1918. On August 13, the Ural Provisional Government was formed in Yekaterinburg, which lasted until November 1918, when it recognized the supreme authority of the All-Russian Government of Admiral A. V. Kolchak. In July 1919, the city was taken by the Red Army.

Since 1918, Yekaterinburg has been the center of the Yekaterinburg province (during the reign of the white power, it was abolished and restored), in 1923-1934 - the Ural region. On October 14, 1924, the Yekaterinburg City Council decided to rename the city to Sverdlovsk in honor of Ya. M. Sverdlov, a leader of the Communist Party and the Soviet state. This decision was approved by the USSR law of November 14, 1924. And on January 9, 1925, the renaming of the Yekaterinburg District to Sverdlovsk, Yekaterinburg I station to Sverdlovsk station and Yekaterinburg II station to Shartash station was approved.

During the years of the first five-year plans, the city turned from a provincial district town of the Perm province into a powerful industrial center of the country. Among the Soviet Russian cities, he was one of the five, and according to a number of indicators, the top three most developed, acquired a water supply system and a public transport system. In the 1930s, large-scale construction of giant machine-building plants began, including the Ural Heavy Machine-Building Plant (UZTM), the Ural Power Engineering Plant, the V. Vorovsky Machine-Building Plant and others, as well as the largest railway junction (Sverdlovsk-Sortirovochny) . To provide industry with personnel in the eastern part of the city (Vtuzgorodok), an extensive complex of the Ural Industrial Institute (now the Ural Federal University) was built, and the Ural Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences was created.

The city made a huge contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War: the 22nd and 70th armies, several divisions, a number of other units and formations, including units of the legendary Ural Volunteer Tank Corps, were formed in Sverdlovsk. The Ural Heavy Machinery Plant during the war years was one of the largest Soviet manufacturers of armored vehicles.

In the post-war years, new industrial and agricultural enterprises were put into operation, mass housing construction began, the heat and gas supply system was radically changing, and in 1980 the construction of the metro began. In the spring of 1979, an anthrax epidemic broke out in the city. On October 4, 1988, there was an explosion at the Sverdlovsk-Sortirovochny station.

On September 23, 1991, the historical name Yekaterinburg was returned to the city. Perestroika and the transition to a market economy in the late 1980s and early 1990s had a negative impact on many areas of the city's life: organized crime flourished in the city. In the 1990s, three major criminal groups operated in the city: Center, Blue, and Uralmash.

In the 2000s, intensive growth of trade, business, and tourism began in Yekaterinburg. In 2003, negotiations were held between President of Russia V.V. Putin and German Chancellor G. Schroeder. From June 15 to 17, 2009, the SCO and BRIC (constituent) summits were held, which seriously affected the economic, cultural and tourist situation in the city. On July 13-16, 2010, a meeting was held between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. After the crisis of 2014, the growth of the city's economy slowed down.

On April 3, 2018, the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region amended the law “On the Election of Local Self-Government Bodies”, which abolished the “two-headed” system of power in the city, which divided the powers and functions of the head of the city (“mayor”) and the head of the city administration (“city manager”) . The executive duties of the latter passed to the head of the city. At the same time, the procedure for direct election of the head of Yekaterinburg was replaced by the procedure for election by deputies of the city duma on the basis of candidates who passed a competitive selection.

From May 13 to May 16, 2019, protests were held in Yekaterinburg by residents of the city for the preservation of the square near Oktyabrskaya Square, on the site of which they wanted to place a church inspired by the Cathedral of St. Catherine the Great Martyr. The protests were crowned with success and it was decided to move the temple construction site by city vote. At the suggestion of the Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyov, who called the protest Yekaterinburg the "City of Demons", this expression became a meme and provoked the installation of an unauthorized sign at the entrance to the city.


Geographical position

Yekaterinburg is located in the Asian territory of Russia, near its border with Europe, 1667 km east of Moscow. Geographical coordinates: 56°50' north latitude, 60°35' east longitude, 270 m above sea level. It is located on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, the eastern foothills of which meet with the Trans-Ural folded upland, along the banks of the Iset River.

At the latitude of the city, the strip of foothills is low, but long ridges elongated from north to south, which alternate with wide depressions. Their height ranges from 280 to 300 m. The depressions are often occupied by swamps. The valley of the Iset River in Yekaterinburg is quite wide. It has floodplain terraces: low and high.

The relief is determined by the alternation of low mountains and hilly plains. The macro- and mesorelief is characterized by a hilly-rolling plain with elevations of 200-380 m. The Ural Mountains in this place form, as it were, a saddle, they are flattened and low. The passes are located at an altitude of no more than 410 m above sea level. This part of the Urals serves as a natural gateway from the central regions of Russia to Siberia.

Since the Urals are very ancient mountains, formed during the era of the Hercynian folding about 300 million years ago, there are no significant hills with a strong slope within the city. Mountain slopes are partially destroyed, flattened. This area is characterized by moderately and strongly weathered granite outcrops to the surface in the form of rocks or “stone tents”. Among the most famous are: rocks Shartashsky stone tents, rocks Snake Hill (Shabrovsky tents), rocks Seversky, rocks Devil's settlement, rocks on top of Mount Pshenichnaya.

The geographical position of Yekaterinburg is extremely advantageous and, over the course of history, has favorably influenced the development of the city. Yekaterinburg is located in the Middle Urals, where the mountains are of low height, which served as a favorable condition for the construction of the main transport routes from Central Russia to Siberia through it (the Great Siberian Highway and the Trans-Siberian Railway). As a result, the city was formed as one of the strategically important centers of Russia, which to this day provides a connection between the European and Asian parts of the country.



Yekaterinburg is in the MSK+2 time zone. The offset of the applicable time from UTC is +5:00. In accordance with the applied time and geographic longitude, the average solar noon in Yekaterinburg occurs at 12:58.

The main watercourse on the territory of Yekaterinburg is the Iset River, a major tributary of the Tobol. The main source of food: runoff from precipitation and snowmelt. The average long-term flow rate is 5.5 m³/s. The average heights of the river valley are: on the right bank 280–300 m, on the left bank 250–270 m. All ponds are located within the city: Verkh-Isetsky, Gorodskoy, Parkovy (the pond was located at the southern border of the Mayakovsky Park, was finally liquidated in 2016) and Nizhne-Isetsky.

The second most important river of the city is Patrushikha, which flows into the Iset in the area of the Nizhne-Isetsky reservoir, forms 2 ponds in the UNC microdistrict, 2 ponds in the Elizavet microdistrict, and the Spartak pond in the Uktus microdistrict, next to the mountain of the same name. Also, the rivers Reshetka (the right tributary of the Iset, the mouth is located in the vicinity of the Palkino railway station in the Zheleznodorozhny district) and the Istok (the left tributary, flows in the eastern part of the city) are also classified as large tributaries. Several small tributaries of the Iset are currently completely hidden in underground collectors, including the Melkovka, Osinovka, Olkhovka, Akulinka, Monastyrka, Cheremshanka, Bannaya and Chernaya rivers.

The Pyshma River flows through the northern territories of the urban district, flows into the Tura River. The Kalinovka River flows into the Kamyshenka River, which is formed by wastewater from the northern treatment facilities of MUE Vodokanal. In peat bogs, 2 km from Lake Shartash, there are the sources of the Berezovka River. Within the boundaries of Yekaterinburg there are several large reservoirs. Among the lakes: in the east Shartash and Maly Shartash, in the northwest Shuvakish, in the west Zdohnya, as well as lakes Chusovoye and Sandy. Among the reservoirs: Volchikhinsky and Verkhne-Makarovskoye.



Yekaterinburg is located in the zone of the border between the temperate continental climate and the continental one. It is characterized by a sharp variability of weather conditions with well-defined seasons of the year. The Ural Mountains, despite their insignificant height, block the way for air masses coming from the west, from the European part of Russia. As a result, the Middle Urals turns out to be open to the invasion of cold Arctic air and the strongly chilled continental air of the West Siberian Plain, while at the same time, warm air masses of the Caspian Sea and the deserts of Central Asia can freely penetrate here from the south. Therefore, the city is characterized by sharp temperature fluctuations and the formation of weather anomalies: in winter from severe frosts to thaws and rains, in summer from heat above +35 °C to frost.

Located in a zone of sufficient moisture. The distribution of precipitation is determined by the circulation of air masses, relief, and air temperature. The main part of the precipitation is brought by cyclones with western transfer of air masses, that is, from the European part of Russia, while their average annual amount is 601 mm. The maximum falls on the warm season, during which about 60-70% of the annual amount falls. The winter period is characterized by snow cover with an average thickness of 40-50 cm. The moisture coefficient is -1.
The average January temperature is −12.6 °C. The absolute minimum temperature is −44.6 °C (December 31, 1978);
The average July temperature is +18.9 °C. The absolute maximum temperature is +39.1 °C (July 16, 2020);
Average annual temperature +3.3 °C;
Average annual wind speed: 2.9 m/s;
Average annual air humidity: 75%;
Average annual rainfall: 535 mm;


Flora and fauna

According to the landscape zoning, Yekaterinburg is located within the southern taiga forest zone, close to its border with the mixed forest subzone. The vegetation cover is represented by indigenous southern taiga aspen-birch-pine forests, secondary (grown on the site of clearings) aspen-birch forests, floodplain meadows, tree and shrub thickets (floodplains of the Iset, Chusovaya, Patrushikha rivers), vegetation along the banks of transitional sedge-sphagnum swamps (peat bogs on the outskirts of the city). In the northwest, in the area of Severka, there are dark coniferous fir-spruce forests.

There are 861 species of higher vascular plants in the flora. In general, urban vegetation is distinguished by high floristic richness. On the territory of the Shartash forest park grow pines, duckweed, wolfia, canadian elodea, broad-leaved cattail, marsh cinquefoil, common chastuha, blueberry, male thyroid gland, Carthusian thyroid gland, chemist's kupena, phegopteris binding, brittle vesicle, common golokuchnik, pines in the Uktus mountains, birches, rare and relic Elbian woodsia, Krylov's gill, Bashkir smolyovka.

On the territory of Yekaterinburg there is a botanical reserve for the protection of rare species of orchids. 27 species of plants growing on the territory of the urban district are listed in the Red Book of the Sverdlovsk Region, three - in the Red Book of Russia. Among them are forked windbreaker, shield-leaved bog, medicinal asparagus, alpine aster, green grass, speckled lady's slipper, large-flowered foxglove, creeping gudayera, Ural thyme and others.

About 50 nesting species of birds live in the city, among them: chaffinch, fieldfare, garden warbler, green warbler, garden warbler, great tit, blackbird, common oriole, common pika, common bunting, common lentil, wigeon, black-headed gull, peregrine falcon , Hobbies, Sparrowhawk, Ural Owl, Zhelna and others. There are 11 species of owls in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg: Snowy Owl, Eagle Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Scops Owl, Rough-legged Owl, Pygmy Owl, Hawk Owl, Tawny Owl, Ural Tawny Owl, Great Gray Owl.

Since the city is located in the Trans-Ural foothill province, it is characterized by the presence of typical species of forest fauna. The existence of such species is possible only in preserved park and forest park areas. Two types of reptiles are found in the city limits: the viviparous lizard and the common viper. Of the amphibians, the grass frog, the common toad, the common newt, and the lake frog are noted.

Mammals are represented by six orders. Of the bats, three species can be found: the pond bat, the northern leather bat, and the bicolor leather bat. The carnivore order is represented by the canine, mustelid and feline families. In the city, you can meet the common fox, weasel and ermine. From the order of the lagomorphs - the white hare. Elk can sometimes be found in forest parks. From the most numerous detachment of rodents, you can see the common squirrel, forest mouse, muskrat, 10 species of voles and mice. From insectivores - a mole, a hedgehog and an ordinary water cutter.



The city has a rather tense environmental situation due to air pollution. According to the environmental rating of 200 Russian cities for 2021, Yekaterinburg takes only 117th place. Emissions from cars account for 92.3% of all pollution.

The city's main river, the Iset, is polluted by industrial discharges along its entire course. On the territory of the city, the water of the river is not even suitable for swimming. The quality of water, the state of which is classified as “extremely dirty”, was recorded in two sections of the Iset River: 7 km and 19 km below Yekaterinburg.