22 best sights of Yekaterinburg

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Yekaterinburg is one of the leaders in terms of tourist attraction among Russian cities. This metropolis has many architectural and cultural sites, some of them are monuments of federal significance. Those who are going to travel to the industrial center of the Ural region should get acquainted with its best attractions. Our rating, based on feedback from guests and residents of Yekaterinburg, will help in this.

Rating of the best attractions of Yekaterinburg

Nomination a place Sight rating
The best religious sites in Yekaterinburg 1 Temple on blood 5.0
2 Temple of the Lord's Ascension 4.9
3 Temple Big Chrysostom 4.8
4 Holy Trinity Cathedral 4.7
The best entertainment sights of Yekaterinburg 1 Yekaterinburg arboretum 5.0
2 Science Amusement Park Newton 4.9
3 Yekaterinburg Zoo 4.8
4 Yekaterinburg circus 4.7
5 FantasyGrad 4.6
The best military-patriotic sights of Yekaterinburg 1 Black Tulip 5.0
2 Memorial to children of war and home front workers 4.9
3 Shirokorechensky memorial to soldiers who died in hospitals in Sverdlovsk 4.8
4 Monument to the scouts-motorcyclists 4.7
The best cultural sights of Yekaterinburg 1 Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg 5.0
2 Ural Vision Gallery 4.9
3 Opera and Ballet Theatre 4.8
4 Old train station 4.7
5 Museum of the History of Stone Cutting and Jewelry Art 4.6
The best architectural sights of Yekaterinburg 1 Sevastyanov's house 5.0
2 Rastorguev-Kharitonov estate 4.9
3 Yeltsin Center 4.8
4 City Hall and 1905 Square 4.7

The best religious sites in Yekaterinburg

The spiritual life of Yekaterinburg is rich and varied. In this city, famous temples and churches have been built, which play an important role in the life of society. Let's get acquainted with them in the first nomination of the rating.

Temple on blood

Attraction rating: 5.0

TEMPLE ON BLOOD

We gave the first place to the largest temple in the city. It was built on the site of the execution of the royal family. The five-domed building includes a museum complex and is decorated with 14 bells. The lower level is the basement of the Ipatiev House, the upper one keeps a lighted lamp reminding of the dead.

Here they organize excursions for guests, arrange fairs with Orthodox goods. Local parishioners rarely go to church. The buses of tourists, including those with foreign ones, come here regularly. Judging by the reviews, on the 1st floor, where the museum is located, it is interesting to see the personal belongings of the royal family. The building stands on a mountain. A gorgeous view of Yekaterinburg opens from here. Address: Tsarskaya, 10.

Temple of the Lord's Ascension

Attraction rating: 4.9

TEMPLE OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

It is impossible not to notice the cathedral, which is built on Voznesenskaya Hill. It is notable for its good location, delightful architectural forms. Guests of Yekaterinburg are delighted with the bright and rare example of the late Baroque, which combines lightness, grandeur and luxury.

The history of the temple began in 1770. Over time, the church grew, and with it the number of believers parishioners. The building could not escape ruin during the Soviet period. In 1926 the temple was closed. He returned to his religious activities only 65 years later. Parishioners say that the church has a cozy and sincere atmosphere. Pleased with a large number of interesting sights nearby. Address: K. Zetkin, 11.

Temple Big Chrysostom

Attraction rating: 4.8

TEMPLE BIG ZLATOUST

The biography of the next participant in the rating resembles the history of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Its building was completely restored in the same place where it was destroyed. It all started in 1847. Big Chrysostom was built for almost 30 years. As a result, the temple became the most beautiful building in Yekaterinburg. Its main pride is 10 bells weighing 24 tons. In the 30s of the 20th century, the building was destroyed, in its place a square and a monument to Stalin appeared.

The restoration began in 2006. 7 years later, the temple reopened its doors for believers. Today, sightseeing buses with tourists come here, who can climb the bell tower and take pictures from a height of 60 m.Address: 8 Marta Street, 17.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Attraction rating: 4.7

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Ryazanovskaya Church, founded in 1818, completes the nomination. Later, a stone bell tower was added to it. In 1930, the cathedral ceased its activities, the dome and bell tower were demolished. They were rebuilt only in 1998.

Today, the cathedral shines in the sun with golden domes and luxurious decoration. Inside, the room is covered with bright paintings made according to the old method. From the first acquaintance, the building of the church admires the external architecture and sophistication of forms. The church has all the main icons that Orthodox believers pray to every day. Address: Rosa Luxemburg, 57.

The best entertainment sights of Yekaterinburg

The second category includes properties that offer family, group and individual entertainment.

Yekaterinburg arboretum

Attraction rating: 5.0

EKATERINBURG DENDROPARK

The dendrological park is a green area with local and exotic plants. Previously, the Garden of Pioneers was located on its territory, where biology and botany lessons were conducted. The vast territory was reorganized in 1946 under the direction of the architect V. Emelyanov. In 2009, it was finally improved.

The new look of the arboretum resembles a French garden with clear forms of shrubs and lawns. Straight alleys and hedges extend from the central site. Residents and guests of the city enjoy visiting the Arboretum, which gives an incredible experience at any time of the year. They ride scooters and bicycles, arrange beautiful photo sessions. Address: March 8, 37A.

Science Amusement Park Newton

Attraction rating: 4.9

SCIENTIFIC ENTERTAINMENT PARK NEWTON

Newton Amusement Park is an interactive science museum for all ages. He started his 5 years ago and is located in the Yeltsin Center. Another branch is opened on Weiner Street. The main park presents over 100 exhibits related to chemistry or physics. All devices and materials can be touched and even tested.

The complex conducts exciting quests, laboratory experiments, organizes children's parties and provides additional services. News and prices are listed on the website and in the official VK group. Many residents of the city consider the park to be a very informative place for leisure. However, the ticket price is overpriced. The ticket price is 390 rubles on weekends. Opening hours: from 10 am to 10 pm. Location: B. Yeltsin, 3A.

Yekaterinburg Zoo

Attraction rating: 4.8

Yekaterinburg Zoo

Next in the ranking is the Yekaterinburg Zoo, which covers an area of ​​2.5 hectares. The animal collection includes over 320 species of animals. In total, about 1200 individuals live here. The advantages of the zoo include spacious pavilions, the presence of animals from cold regions. Here you can see unique reptiles and many small monkeys. In 1996, a major reconstruction was carried out, which transformed the appearance of the premises.

On the territory of the zoo there are cafes, souvenir shops and attractions, city competitions and exhibitions are held. I am glad to have a contact area where you can pet and feed your pets. There are free toilets, a mother and child room. The territory of the zoo is clean and well-groomed. Address: Mamina-Sibiryaka, 189. On weekends, the zoo is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

Yekaterinburg circus

Attraction rating: 4.7

EKATERINBURG CIRCUS

The circus of Yekaterinburg is not only a unique architectural structure, but also a favorite pastime for children and teenagers. The building was erected in 1980. It has excellent acoustics. They praise the spacious foyer, gorgeous show programs with famous animal trainers, excellent lighting, and polite circus workers. The disadvantages include the need to repair some premises, inflated ticket prices.

The circus is located in the very center of the city at 8 Marta, 43. It is convenient to get here due to the developed transport interchange. Children under 5 years old are admitted without a ticket. The main thing is not to forget the birth certificate.

FantasyGrad

Attraction rating: 4.6

FANTASIGRAD

The theme park is designed like a medieval city. This is the best place for leisure time with children from 5 to 12 years old. The guys can comprehend the basics of one of 30 professions and become detectives, confectioners or dentists for a while. Boys and girls happily cook burgers and pizza, sing on stage, look for treasures.

They praise the fabulous design of the room with original decorations, polite staff who will help you understand how everything is tripled, free Wi-Fi. FantasyGrad is open from 10-00 to 22-00. Children's ticket costs 400 rubles. Location: March 8, 46. Greenwich shopping center.

The best military-patriotic sights of Yekaterinburg

Along with other cities of the Urals, Sverdlovsk made a significant contribution to achieving victory during the Great Patriotic War. After 1991 it was renamed Yekaterinburg. Today in the city you can find many monuments dedicated to the heroes of the Second World War, as well as to the soldiers who died in Afghanistan in the 80s. We will talk about them in the third nomination.

Black Tulip

Attraction rating: 5.0

Black Tulip

An-12 aircraft delivered the bodies of dead servicemen from Afghanistan. They were dubbed the 'Black Tulips'. The monument of the same name depicts the figure of a seated soldier with a machine gun in his hands. Pylons with the names of the killed soldiers are installed around it. The monument rises to 4.7 m. It was opened in 1995 with the support of the local association of disabled people and veterans of Afghanistan.

In 2003, granite columns and a funeral bell were added to the monument. Guests of Yekaterinburg admire the majestic view of the memorial, the original idea and the competent exposition. My heart bleeds when you read the names of the victims and see the word “Afghan” on the face of the pedestal, which has become a symbol of senseless bloodshed. Address: Mamina-Sibiryak, 111.

Memorial to children of war and home front workers

Attraction rating: 4.9

MEMORIAL TO THE CHILDREN OF WAR AND THE HOME WORKERS

The rating is continued by a memorial created by the famous Ural sculptor Grunberg and architect Doroshin. It is dedicated to children of war and people working in the rear during the Second World War. The composition includes a bronze sculpture of young children. They carry shells and other items of military equipment.

The first stone was laid in 2006. The place for the monument was not chosen by chance. During the Second World War, evacuated workers of factories were housed here. They lived in dilapidated barracks that had long been demolished. However, the memory of their inhabitants lives on. The monument is located in a park near the Mashinostroiteley metro station.

Shirokorechensky memorial to soldiers who died in hospitals in Sverdlovsk

Attraction rating: 4.8

SHIROKORECHENSK MEMORIAL TO THE WARRIORS DIED IN HOSPITALS IN SVERDLOVSK

The cultural heritage site, located in the Southwest District, was opened in 2015. Its history began in 1946, when an obelisk was erected in a military hospital in memory of the buried soldiers who died from wounds. The memorial acquired its present appearance by the day of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory.

Every year this place is visited by tourists from different cities of Russia, as well as teachers with students from schools in Yekaterinburg, they lay flowers at the Eternal Flame. Recall that at the beginning of the war, more than 100 thousand inhabitants of Sverdlovsk went to the front, almost half never returned from the front. More than 20 thousand died in the battle, and about 4,700 people died from injuries in hospitals. Thus, the memorial keeps the memory of the heroic events of the Second World War and of those people who gave their lives for the sake of the future generation.

Monument to the scouts-motorcyclists

Attraction rating: 4.7

Monument to the scouts-motorcyclists

The history of the construction of this monument is associated with the creation of a search team, consisting of schoolchildren. It was in the 70s. Then the activists installed a memorial plaque at their own expense. The place was not chosen by chance. In 1943, a reconnaissance battalion was trained here. Every year on May 9, motorcyclists' races were organized here, veterans met.

In the 80s, the monument was abandoned, and was restored only in 2015. Inside the torn wheel is a motorcyclist with a battle unfolding behind him. On the outside of the rim, the names of the scouts and the names of their latest operations are reflected. This is a unique monument in the Russian Federation dedicated to motorcycle scouts. It is located in the Central Park. Mayakovsky.

The best cultural sights of Yekaterinburg

In the next nomination of the rating, we have collected the best museums and theaters of Yekaterinburg, as well as other places related to art.

Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg

Attraction rating: 5.0

Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg

The Museum of History contains regional artifacts, local, interactive exhibitions and has been leading its biography since 1940. Then he separated from the Museum of the Revolution. Its mission is to study and popularize the history of the city.

Exhibitions are constantly updated in the institution. The museum provides services for holding events of various kinds, including marriage registrations. On its basis, a Children's Museum Center with a creative workshop was opened. The object is located at Karl Liebknecht, house 26. The ticket price starts from 200 rubles. Preschoolers can go for free.

Attraction rating: 4.9

URAL VISION GALLERY ART GALLERY

The rating is continued by a unique art space with an area of ​​over 600 sq. m. The gallery opened its doors in 2009 thanks to Alla and Viktor Loshchenko. Its main task is to discover new names, to attract residents to contemporary art. In addition to exhibitions, various cultural events and lectures are held here.

Visitors praise the refined and unobtrusive interior of the room, well-placed light. This is a great place to take a break from everyday work and get some inspiration. Address: Sheinkman, 10, 2nd floor. The ticket costs from 100 to 200 rubles.

Opera and Ballet Theatre

Attraction rating: 4.8

Opera and Ballet Theatre

One of the oldest institutions in Russia is the Opera and Ballet Theater in Yekaterinburg. It is housed in a luxurious building, erected in 1912. Previously, there was a wooden circus. The author of the project was engineer V. Semenov.

The theater's activity began with Glinka's opera A Life for the Tsar. Today it is famous for its classical traditions and performances. Popular dancers and singers perform within its walls. The repertoire includes several dozen performances. The theater has become a favorite place for connoisseurs of classical art. The halls are almost always full here. Location: Lenin Ave., 46.

Old train station

Attraction rating: 4.7

OLD STATION

The building of the former Yekaterinburg railway station is located in the Zheleznodorozhny district not far from the exit of the 4th Uralskaya metro station. Its history began in 1878. After a thorough reconstruction in 2003, the building was turned into a science and history museum. On a small square there are exhibits in the form of the professions of railway workers.

The interior of the museum is divided into historical and technical zones. They will be interesting for both children and adults. Particular attention of visitors is attracted by the layout of the railway tracks and the driver's seat, where you can sit in a chair. Location: Vokzalnaya, 22.

Museum of the History of Stone Cutting and Jewelry Art

Attraction rating: 4.6

MUSEUM OF STONE CUTTING AND JEWELERY HISTORY

The museum attraction appeared in Yekaterinburg in the early 90s. Here are the exhibits of the Imperial Lapidary Factory dating back to the 18-19 centuries, crafts made of precious stones and gold, semi-precious paintings, old coins. The showcases of the hall contain original crafts, and on the walls there are panels based on Bazhov's stories.

Visitors are in awe of the gorgeous items and unique items that are made of stones. They believe that the idea of ​​the stone-cutting art of the Urals will be incomplete without a visit to this museum. The entrance costs 300 rubles.

The best architectural sights of Yekaterinburg

The last nomination of the rating includes beautiful architectural structures that have a long history and are known throughout Russia.

Sevastyanov's house

Attraction rating: 5.0

HOUSE SEVASTYANOV

One of the most striking and impressive buildings in Yekaterinburg is Sevastyanov's house. Tourists admire the festive views of the imposing building. It combines green, white and red colors. The house was built at the beginning of the 19th century. It often changed its appearance and shone with the same range of shades only after restoration in 2008.

The federal cultural monument is the residence of the President of Russia. Unfortunately, you won't be able to see the interior decoration of the premises. You can only admire Sevastyanov's house from the outside. It is advised to see the building in the light of the evening lights, when it is not yet very dark and the colors are slightly distinguishable. Address: Lenin Avenue, 35.

Rastorguev-Kharitonov estate

Attraction rating: 4.9

Rastorguev-Kharitonov estate

Further in the ranking is a large-scale manor complex, which is located in the center of the metropolis. The Rastorguev-Kharitonov estate is surrounded by legends and secrets. It began to be erected at the end of the 18th century. Rumor has it that there is a wide branch of dungeons under the building.

The main house of the ensemble is located on the edge and creates a gorgeous view from the main street. All buildings in their architecture correspond to the canons of classicism. The complex includes a park, an island with a lake. Nearby is the Kharitonovsky Garden. Location: Liebknecht, 44.

Yeltsin Center

Attraction rating: 4.8

YELTSIN CENTER .

The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center was opened 4 years ago. Its main pride is the Boris Yeltsin Museum. It is dedicated to the latest events in the political history of our country and specifically to the personality of Yeltsin. The center has a conference hall, a bookstore, an art gallery, a café and a scientific amusement park. Concerts and exhibitions are regularly held here, documentary films are shown.

The building is a media facade. In summer, fountains play in front of it, and in the evenings it glows with lights. A marble monument to Yeltsin was erected on the street. At the entrance to the center there is a Chaika car, which was driven by the first President of the Russian Federation.

City Hall and 1905 Square

Attraction rating: 4.7

City Hall and 1905 Square

The rating is completed by the modern main square, which has changed several names. Before the revolution, its main attraction was the Cathedral, but in the 30s of the last century it was blown up. Tram lines were laid on the square, a granite tribune and a monument to Lenin were erected.

Now it is covered with paving stones and is famous for the chic building of the city administration, around which there are sculptures. The facade is decorated with bas-reliefs depicting famous revolutionaries and writers of the Urals. You can get here from anywhere in the metropolis by bus, metro or car.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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