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City tour of Yekaterinburg

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    Stop At: Weir on river Iset, prosp. Lenina Metro Pervomajskaja, Yekaterinburg Russia

    The city tour starts at the historical place of city origin – the city dam. It's a special place for whole Ural region.

    The City Pond Dam on Iset River was built originally in 1723, after which it was reconstructed several times. The dam has produced mechanical energy for the enactment of the newly founded Yekaterinburg plant and served as the beginning of the city’s construction. This is a traditional venue for mass walks around the city and celebrations.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Light and Music Fountain in the Historical Park, Maksima Gorkogo st., 4, Yekaterinburg Russia

    The historical park among the townspeople is called Plotinka. It was from this place that Ekaterinburg began; here in the spring of 1723, by decree of Emperor Peter I, the construction of an ironworks began. The total area of ​​the square is 8 hectares. A museum zone was built on the left bank of the Iset, a memorial zone was built on the right bank. The museum area includes the remaining historic buildings: the gate, fragments of the fence on the upper terrace of the eastern part of the square. In addition, a monument of hydrotechnical art has been preserved - the dam of the city pond. The exposition of the 19th century antique equipment of the Ural Museum of Architecture and Industrial Engineering was also placed here. In the old buildings of the ironworks there are the Museum of Fine Arts and the nature department of the local history museum. In the water tower there was a place for the blacksmith’s museum. The area that is adjacent to the retaining wall with a bas-relief is a memorial zone. To the south is a rock garden. Various Urals minerals were demonstrated there. Nowadays the Historical Square is a place of folk festivals and holidays. City events are often held here. In the summer evenings, in the park, light-music fountains operate.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Church of Ascension, Voznesenskaya Sq., 1, Yekaterinburg Russia

    This temple, built in honor of the Lord's Ascension, is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Yekaterinburg. The temple was founded in May 1770 and was consecrated on September 19th of the same year. Originally the church was a small wooden structure. By 1789, however, the church building had fallen into disrepair, and, at the request of the parishioners, it was decided to build a two-story stone church. The ground floor was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the top floor to the Lord's Ascension. Throughout the 19th century, the temple was repeatedly reinforced and expanded. In 1926 the church was closed. It subsequently served as a school and later as a museum. On February 15, 1991, during the Feast of the Purification, the liturgy was once again served.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House, Voznesensky Hill, Yekaterinburg 620075 Russia

    Manor Rastorguev-Kharitonov - it is not only an interesting architectural monument, but also a building with its own unique history, which includes many myths, legends and interesting facts. This house is considered to be practically the most valuable heritage of the city of Yekaterinburg. Moreover, at one time it was of federal importance.

    The organizer of the construction became a merchant Lev Rastorguev in 1974. Peter continued his work Kharitonov, which the estate passed into the possession in 1923. The surrounding area building he pitched a beautiful garden.

    Architecture of the house in the style of classicism inherent in that time. Due to the asymmetric composition, the building is original among the streets of the city. The park is located behind the house. There, in the middle of the park is a lake with a beautiful rotunda. The lake was created artificially. The vegetation of the park is unique: some of the trees that grow in the lower zone, are more than 200 years. Therefore, many of them are the oldest plants in Yekaterinburg.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church on the Blood, Svyatoi Kvartal, 1, Yekaterinburg 620151 Russia

    Church on the Spilled Blood - one of the largest churches in Yekaterinburg, a place of pilgrimage from all over Russia. Built in 2000 - 2003 years at the place of execution of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family, the temple is a symbol of connection times, a continuation of Russian Christian traditions.

    Now Temple on blood is not only the current cathedral and museum complex. The museum exhibited a number of the exhibits dedicated to the last months of the life of Emperor Nicholas II and his family. At a Sunday church parish school for children aged 6 years and older, as well as Bible courses are held for all comers.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Literature Alley, Yekaterinburg Russia

    You'll see place where “gold rush” started, theater and museums buildings, monuments, old houses and huge trade centers.

    You'll become acquainted with cultural life of the city, visit “literature block”.

    The Literary Quarter is a unique place in the center of Yekaterinburg: it is dedicated to the literary life of the city, and, according to the plan, reproduces the city of the end of the XIX century. The streets are paved with old granite slabs, surrounded by old houses. The park sometimes hosts concerts of classical music and poetry marathons.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 1905 Square, Ploshchad' 1905 goda, Yekaterinburg Russia

    You'll see main city square, where you'll find town hall with clock tower and ruby star.

    In November 1919, the Cathedral Square was renamed the Square of 1905. They called it so in memory of the events of October 14, 1905. On that day, a political strike took place in Yekaterinburg, in which railway workers, workers of the Upper Iset plant, the Yates plant and the Zlokazov factory participated. As a result, the prayer service in the Cathedral in honor of the manifesto of Nicholas II’s “Towards the Russian People” turned into a rally with the participation of Yakov Sverdlov. The rally was broken up by the authorities, as a result of which two people were fatally injured and another 14 were injured. In 1930, the Cathedral blew up, and at the same time destroyed the marble pedestal. At about the same time, tram lines were laid across the square and a granite tribune was installed. In 1957, the rostrum was reconstructed and a monument to Lenin was erected. It was on this rostrum that local leaders always stood at particularly important parades. The square is not covered with asphalt, like most squares and streets, but with pavement. It is curious that for the first time the square was paved with stone blocks in the 19th century.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking guide
    • Skip-the-line access
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Manual / Driver's Manual (optional)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Number of people 16 and more - price per person: upon request.
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    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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