Ekaterinburg city, capital of its region, East European Russia, in the eastern foothills of the central Urals, on the Iset River. One of the largest cities of the Urals, it is an air and rail junction (a western terminus of the Trans-Siberian RR) and a leading industrial, scientific, and cultural center.

The town was founded in 1721 by Catherine the Great as a fort and metallurgical factory, its position having been chosen for its strategic proximity to the great mining operations of the Urals and Siberia. Although there are few tourist sites here other than the 18th-century cathedral, the city is nonetheless of great historical interest. It was here, in the Ipatiev’s house, after 78 days imprisonment the last Russian Tsar Nikolas II and his family were brutally executed at midnight on July 17, 1918. Although the house no longer exists, a plain wooden cross marks its site. The Imperial family, like most tourists, was brought to Ekaterinburg on the Trans- Siberian railway. The city’s educational and cultural institutions include the Urals branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, several mining schools, and a meteorological observatory.

  • Federal subject:

    Sverdlovsk Oblast

  • GPS coordinates:

    56°50′N 60°35′E

  • Area:

    495 square km

  • Population:


  • The highest point:

    Vysotsky building (150 m)

  • The most visited sight:

    Europe-Asia border monument

  • Climate:

    Humid continental

  • Language:




    The Ural Mountains are regarded as the border between Europe and Asia. To the west of the Urals lies the European part of Russia, the cradle of the Russian culture. To the east lies
    the vast land of Siberia. On the way to the borderline you will see “The Memorial to the Victims of GULAG” and make a short stop there. After a few-minute drive, you will reach the Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia”. You cross the borderline and get a special certificate along with a glass of sparkling wine!


    Built on the site of Ipatiev’s house, the church is a reminder of one of the most tragic and bloody pages of Russia’s history. After the February Revolution of 1917, Tsar Nikolas II abdicated the throne and was imprisoned before being moved with his family to Yekaterinburg. Here, the family lived in Ipatiev’s house for 78 days until their execution in the basement of the house. The house was demolished in 1977 under the order of the Soviet government, but construction of the church did not start until 2000, after the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Nikolas II and his family. In the lower level of the church there is a room said to have been constructed on the site where the tragic events happened, with the altar located at the exact place of execution, although some historians argue that the church was built slightly away from the site of the actual execution.


    This cultural and educational center in honor of Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, opened in 2015. The mammoth site includes a museum, a conference space, an art gallery
    and a library. The primary mission of the Center is to keep the historical heritage of the first Russian President and his epoch. The core of the Center is the museum equipped with
    the newest multimedia technologies that help to vividly present the documents, archive photos and artefacts of the 90-s. The museum depicts the former Russian president’s life
    through seven interactive zones designed to represent seven historical days of his office.


    Take the lift up 52 floors to the viewing platform for one of Russia’s best urban panoramas. An adult must accompany children under 15 years. The name of the tower is a pun on the word for ‘high’ in Russian, and the name of the iconic poet and musician Vladimir Vysotsky.



    Number of rooms: 131
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 21 km
    Address: 44 Kuybyshev str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620026


    The Atrium Palace Hotel is located in the central district of Yekaterinburg, among office buildings and entertainment centres. The hotel provides a wide range of business and hospitality services of international standards. It offers comfortable rooms that have everything you need for a
    comfortable stay: air conditioning, satellite TV, a safe, a minibar,
    a spacious bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries, free Wi-Fi.
    The hotel’s services and amenities include a business center
    and three conference rooms, catering services, a restaurant,
    a fitness center and an infrared sauna, a boutiques gallery, a
    beauty salon, paintings shop.


    Number of rooms: 293
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 19 km
    Address: 8 Boris Yeltsin str., Yekaterinburg, Russia 620014


    Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg is a luxury hotel in Yekaterinburg, recently developed as part of the new Yekaterinburg City district, including extended commercial space and offices. Located on the bank of Iset River, the luxury hotel is just a short distance from the City Hall, the Cathedral-on-the-Blood and the Opera and Ballet House.
    Rooms offer a flat-screen TV, a mini bar and free wireless internet access. They all come with a bathroom with a bathtub and a shower. The hotel’s extensive infrastructure includes a gym, a swimming pool, a wellness centre and a SPA, a tour desk, Dry-Cleaning and laundry, Babysitting services, Currency Exchange, an ATM, and a number of meeting rooms.


    Number of rooms: 110
    Distance to the city centre: 3 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 131 Moskovskaya str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620144


    MOSKOVSKAYA GORKA Hotel is a modern business-hotel, located in the heart of Yekaterinburg. The hotel surroundings include offices of major companies, shopping and entertainment centres, restaurants and bars. The proximity of a convenient traffic interchange and public transport stops makes every district of the city easily reachable. The hotel provides accommodation in guestrooms of various categories that feature everything needed for comfortable stay and business activity. The hotel’s infrastructure includes a restaurant, banquet hall, a conference hall, a Fitness & Spa complex with a swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, and a massage room.


    Number of rooms: 168
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 17 km
    Address: 7 Engels street, Yekaterinburg , Russia, 620075


    NOVOTEL Yekaterinburg Centre is the first hotel of the Accor international group in the Urals, surrounded by the city’s major business facilities and diplomatic offices, as well as theatres, museums, entertainment and shopping centers. What really makes this hotel stand out from the rest of the city’s business hotels of its class is the ratio of price, comfort and the standard of services. The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, a bar and five conference and meeting rooms.


    Number of rooms: 160
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 18 km
    Address: 98 Mamin-Sibiryak str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620075


    Situated in the city center of Yekaterinburg, this hotel is within a walking distance of important commercial centers, as well as the Lenina Avenue shopping district. Cultural attractions, including the Opera and Ballet Theater and the historical quarter, are also nearby. Stay in modern and cozy rooms with comfortable amenities like heated bathroom floors and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy Russian and European cuisines at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, snacks and drinks at its 24h lobby bar. The hotel offers a range of convenient services, including visa support for international guests, transfer services, and free on-site parking.


    Number of rooms: 23
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 17 km
    Address: 23 Krasnoarmeyskaya str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620075


    PREMIER by USTA Hotels is an elegant mini-hotel, located in one of the most prestigious and quiet quarters of the central part of Yekaterinburg. The hotel combines high quality service and a homely atmosphere. Each room is equipped with comfortable furniture, modern appliances, a minibar and a private bathroom. The hotel’s amenities include an ironing room, free breakfast, luggage storage, a conference room, a souvenir shop.


    Number of rooms: 39
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 16 km
    Address: 70 8th March str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620144


    PROTEX Hotel is located in Yekaterinburg, a 20-minutes’ walk from Trinity Cathedral. It provides a 24h front desk, airport transportation services, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the hotel. All guest rooms have air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a workspace, a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. An on-site mini-market, an ATM and currency exchange are at the guests’ disposal.


    Number of rooms: 38
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 17 km
    Address: 15E Gogol str., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620075


    The TransHotel is located in the central part of Ekaterinburg near the Sverdlovsk Local Lore Regional Museum and the bank of the Iset River. Great location, warm cozy atmosphere and good service is what tourists and businesspeople value the most in this hotel. Each room has air-conditioning, wireless Internet access, a TV, a mini-bar, a bathroom with a hairdryer and cosmetics set. The hotel’s amenities include a café, a beauty salon, a conference and a banquet halls, laptop, rental billiards, and a sauna.

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