Yekaterinburg City Orientation Tour 1, Yekaterinburg

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Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in the Russian Federation based on population and is a major center of industrial and cultural life in the Urals. Situated near the center of the Eurasian continent, on the border between Europe and Asia, the city is home to many spectacular sights, which you will see on this tour. Don't miss the chance to visit Yekaterinburg and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

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Guide Name: Yekaterinburg City Orientation Tour 1
Guide Location: Russia » Yekaterinburg
Guide Type: Self-guided city tour
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: damon

1) Rastorguyev-Kharitonov Palace

The Kharitonov Palace is arguably the grandest palatial residence in the Urals. This Neoclassical townhouse was commissioned in 1794 by Lev Rastorguyev, an Old Believer merchant and landowner. The main house was built on the so-called Annunciation Hill in Yekaterinburg. The nearby Annunciation Church was built at the same time. The palace takes its present name from Pyotr Kharitonov, Rastorguyev's son-in-law. He inherited the property in 1824 and employed architect Mikhail Pavlovich...
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Sight description based on wikipedia

2) Church of All Saints

The Church of All Saints is a Russian Orthodox church, built from 2000 to 2003 on the site where the former Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and several members of his family and household were executed following the Bolshevik Revolution. The church commemorates the Romanovs, and its name is identical to that of the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma, where the Romanovs ascended the Russian throne. The complex includes two churches, a belfry, a patriarchal annex and a museum dedicated to the imperial...
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Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Black Tulip Memorial

The Black Tulip Memorial is a recreated cargo space of a military transport plane that used to transport the bodies of dead Russian soldiers back home the Afghan war. Such aircraft were called "Black Tulips" by the Afghan veterans. In the center of the memorial is the figure of a seated soldier with a gun, surrounded by metal pylons engraved with the names of the soldiers killed during the war in Afghanistan. The monument is made of metal with a special coating. The central figure of...
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4) Ural State University

Ural State University was founded in 1920. It was an exclusive educational establishment composed of several institutes, which later became independent universities and schools. In 1936 the university was named after one of its founders, Russian author Maxim Gorky. It is the second oldest university (the oldest being Urals State University of Mines) in the Middle Urals and one of the most prestigious universities in Russia. It offers degrees in dozens of scientific and educational fields and has...
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Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Statue of Yakov Sverdlov

Yakov Mikhaylovich Sverdlov, also known under the pseudonyms "Andrei", "Mikhalych", "Max", "Smirnov", "Permyakov", was a Bolshevik party leader and an official of the Russian Soviet Republic. After the 1917 February Revolution he returned to Petrograd from exile and was re-elected to the Central Committee. He played an important role in planning the October Revolution. Research in 1990 by the Moscow playwright and historian Edvard Radzinsky...
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Sight description based on wikipedia

6) Opera and Ballet Theater

The Opera and Ballet Theater was established in 1912, and it remains a significant cultural venue in Yekaterinburg. It was built on Drovyanoy Square (now Paris Commune Square) on the former location of a wooden circus building, which had stood on the site since 1896. The facade of the Opera and Ballet Theater faces Lenin Avenue. Over the entrance there is an ornate balcony with balustrades and a sculpture of the three Muses. Inside, the auditorium is in the shape of a horseshoe. The theater...
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7) Adamas

Salon Adamas sells the highest-quality jewelry in the city. Each piece of Adamas jewelry is inscribed with the customer's name along with the Adamas trademark, the most well-known national jewelry brand in Russia. Products bearing this brand name appear on a regular basis in the "Jeweler" exhibition in Moscow.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 7...
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8) Renessans

Renessans offers luxurious and beautiful merchandise that includes modern art, home furnishings, as well as great gift items. Visit here if you want a wide selection of products that will fit any budget. The experienced and helpful sales staff will help you choose and purchase items from their extensive collections.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 6...
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9) Stone Capital

Stone Capital exclusively sells Murano glass. The shop features a huge selection of statues, vases and jewelry made of Murano glass. Choose from frivolous bracelets, massive rings and stunning beads. Each product is manufactured by hand and therefore is absolutely unique. The store exudes an atmosphere of luxury and celebration!

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 9...
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