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House Sevastyanova - one of the most impressive, bright and memorable buildings in Yekaterinburg. The palace was built in the early 19 th century and as it did not, it has no equal in the whole Urals. This powerful and impressive building could be called neo-gothic, if not for the gingerbread coloring, green-white-red.

Conjunto de iglesias en el lugar donde aparecieron los restos del zar Nicolás II y su familia

Conjunto de iglesias en el lugar donde aparecieron los restos del zar Nicolás II y su familia

Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family, along with members of the household, were shot by the Bolshevik

But Yekaterinburg is not touristy. When I met a couple of people there, they were seemed amazed that someone from outside of Russia was so keen to visit the city and asked all sorts about why I was there, what drew me to the city. The truth is, I wanted to stop off in a few places as I travelled through Russia and the more I saw and read about Yekaterinburg, the more keen I was to stay there for a bit. It was more challenging than Moscow, which I liked, and had plenty of spots of interest.

Голубой час на Уралмаше, Екатеринбург. Blue hour on Uralmash, Yekaterinburg.

Екатеринбург. Yekaterinburg.

Yekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia. located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the Asian side of the boundary between Asia and Europe.[ It is the main cultural and industrial centre. In 2018, it had an estimated population of 1,501,652. Yekaterinburg has been dubbed the "third capital of Russia", as it is ranked third by the size of economy, culture, transportation and tourism. It is located about 1,420 kilometres (880 mi) to the east of Moscow



My first proper leg on the Trans-Siberian route was the 22-hour, overnight trip from Niznhy Novgorod Moskovskiy to Yekaterinburg Passazhirskiy. I was in a kupe of four and people came and went as we stopped at various towns throughout the journey.


Yekaterinburg is a lovely, modern city which was a great stop for a few days. And it's the gateway to the Ural Mountains further north.

Yekaterinburg, RU.

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