Poverty is not as prevalent in many areas, the place is rich in minerals because of the Ural mountains, there are many jobs in industry. There are many museums, galleries, theaters, including the Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as, the Yekaterinburg Circus.
The Continental Border of Europe and Asia can be found on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg along the Ural Mountains.
Numerous tourist attractions of Ekaterinburg and Ekaterinburg countryside present a great interest for guests of the city.
First of all Ekaterinburg is famous for its unique location – Europe and Asia border. It is a sort of rite to pass the border and enter another part of the world. You can even skip several times from Europe to Asia and back and of course take a photo standing in two parts of the world simultaneously. Don’t miss this chance and boast about it to your friends.
Another famous place and a must for visitors is Ganya Pit. On the one side it is unique architectural monument, which presents 7 wooden churches built without single nail. On the other side, this place has sorrowful story connected with last Russian tsar Romanov (Nikolai 2) and his family, whose bodies were burnt and buried here.
Story of Ekaterinburg interlaces with mournful story of Romanov’s’. In the Ekaterinburg downtown tourists may observe the place where Romanovs were imprisoned and murdered, now there raises Cathedral on the Blood. Pilgrims from all sides of the world’s come here to pray.
Apart from Ekaterinburg churches, Ekaterinburg museums, mansions and manors together with Ekaterinburg monuments will be of great interest for tourists.
For example, one may walk in the downtown part, named Historical Square and see the heart of the city - the Dam or Plotinka on the Iset River, a place where Ekaterinburg started its story.
Those who are interested in Soviet times may visit the residence of KGB, Gorodok Chekistov (CheKa officers’ cantonment). Gorodok Chekistov, built in 30-s, is designed in the form of a Soviet symbol, a sickle and a hammer. It was a closed, guarded territory with several blocks of flats, a hostel for young KGB commissars. Now this territory is open, the houses are inhabited with civil citizens and tourists can stay in the former hostel for young KGB commissars, now it houses a modern Ekaterinburg hotel. Everyone will find something interesting in Ekaterinburg from history to culture, from 18th c. till nowadays.
Nightlife in Ekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg will amaze you with its variety of monuments, museums and other fabulous attractions. The city is also home to numerous bars, clubs and lounges, offering you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening out on the town. Take this tour to visit the hottest nightspots in Yekaterinburg.
Face DJ Cafe
On November 8th, 2008, the most in-demand DJ in Russia, DJ Smash, opened the Face DJ Cafe, an elite night club, that promises to become one of the most exciting nightspots in the country. It compares favorably to clubs found in the larger cities of Moscow, Saint-Tropes, Cannes and Monte Carlo. The club itself is very beautiful and bright, with good sound and design. The owners really wanted to create a place with a fun atmosphere, great music and top DJ talent.
Entertainment Center Vodoley
The Entertainment Center Vodoley knows how to get the party started.
For those who want to show off their vocal talents, there is Zapoj, a karaoke club. Bowling is located on the third floor of the center, and there are many billiard tables available for the pool sharks to enjoy. Stereo, the center's music club, hosts a show that features some of the best artists in the city. The night club Atmosphera is oriented towards youth, as well as electronica fans. A cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and an individual approach to each guest-- you will find it all at Vodoley.
The Hooch Pub & Dancing
The Hooch Pub & Dancing is conveniently located in the heart of Yekaterinburg. Here you can enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, hot dancing, and a beautiful, bright interior! You certainly won't be bored at The Hooch, as the pub hosts regular theme parties. Meanwhile, the wine list will surprise and please even the most refined connoisseurs.
Parkking is the largest nightclub in Yekaterinburg and can accommodate about 2,000 people. The club is divided into two dance floors, where mostly euro-dance music is played. The second dance floor, called the Downtown, is open only on Fridays and Saturdays. Here the best local DJs rock the dance floors with house and electronica. Performances by international artists are not uncommon. It is also possible to enter the club by car and park right on the dance floor!
Pushkin-Bar & Basement
Pushkin-Bar & Basement is a new place with a famous name. It carries on the legacy of Pushkin Lounge Le Grand and Club Fruit by combining the best of what these legendary institutions were famous for. The extraordinary interior, fantastic music and delicious cuisine creates an atmosphere without compare. On weekends the bar continues the tradition of the famous 72-hour Non-Stop Dance, during which Russian and international DJs play their own sets. Only the best in Japanese and European cuisine from the chef Eugene Weiser is served in the club, and the highly-qualified personnel will be more than happy to assist you with whatever you need.
The night club Divan is for those who know how to appreciate luxury. The interior features 14 soft sofas, placed in the shape of a half moon. Under the brocade canopy of the club's tent, you will be dazzled by the glitter of gold and the sweet smell of the hookah. Every evening there is special risque entertainment, with shows such as Hate, Spice Woman, Lotus, and Noi Koxx.
DaBar is an underground club that has a bar, a small dance floor and a lounge in the shape of the letter "C", which is full of comfortable sofas. There is also a darkroom located at the far end of this chill lounge.
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