Welcome to Yekaterinburg

Capital of the Urals and one of Russia’s principal cities, Yekaterinburg offers a diverse mix of the ancient and modern, at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.

With plenty to explore and discover, Yekaterinburg is a fascinating city break destination.

Top things to see and do in Yekaterinburg

  • Use your best haggling skills at the bazaar on the Lenin Boulevard, and pick yourself up a local Yekaterinburg memento.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Antei Tower lookout.
  • Don’t miss the old wooden buildings and quaint theatres of the literary quarter, complete with a grand statue of Pushkin.
  • Explore the contemporary architecture and art in the town including the Keyboard Monument in the Yekaterinburg city centre.
  • Sample the finest Russian black caviar from local sturgeon at Yekaterinburg’s top restaurants.

Tips for travellers

Just a few minutes out of town you can have a foot in both Europe and Asia a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity.

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