Yekaterinburg is the fourth most populous city in Russia located in the central part of the Eurasian Continent on the border of Europe and Asia, popularly known as the "capital of the Urals".
It was founded by the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great, and, ironically, it was the last haven of the Romanovs, where the history of the royal family ended tragically. Later, the Memorial Church on Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land was built at the place of execution of the last Russian Tsar, which became a popular pilgrimage place for the believers from around the world.
In 1919, the city was renamed to Sverdlovsk, and then its historical name, Yekaterinburg, was returned in December 1991.
The 2000s were marked by active development of trade, industry, science, business, and tourism in Yekaterinburg, so that today this metropolis is a major industrial, scientific and transport center of the country, the “gate” to the rich Siberia. It also became one of the leaders in Russia by the number of constructed high buildings and skyscrapers, along with Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The Red Line walking route was created in 2011 for the convenience of tourists. The line drawn right on the pavement is 6.5 km long and passes by 35 most interesting places in the city, covering architectural monuments, historic sites, viewing platforms, and returns to the starting point. The route starts at the Lenin Monument on 1905 Goda Square. Later on, based on the same principle, the Yellow Line was drawn from the Ball Fountain near the Theater of Drama to the Kosmos Cinema on the other bank of the Iset River. This route is for those who like cycling and extreme sports. For them the path is marked with places for making tricks.
The Vainer Street is a central pedestrian street of Yekaterinburg. While walking along the street, you can see the monuments of Berlin bears, Michael Jackson, and Gena Bukin (Happy Together TV series), a huge fan (a monument to the abnormally hot summer), as well as the favorite monument of the locals at the crossing with the Malysheva Street: two lovers whom the caring citizens always dress for the weather.
Touristic attractions and places of interest in Yekaterinburg
1905 Goda Square
Observation platform on the Vysotsky Skyscraper
Church on Blood