EKATERINBURG

Ekaterinburg/Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 when first of its factories, metallurgical, was built. Now it’s one of the largest Russian cities with 1,5 mln citizens and one of the industrial capitals of Russia. As the city is young you will not find the charm of the old Russian towns here. It’s a modern city where the scarce relics of the older days are destroyed to make way for ugly shopping centres. What I liked about Ekaterinburg is its people and some museums. Here is a map that can be helpful https://goo.gl/tekwBu.

DSC_0128DSC_0119DSC_0120DSC_0138DSC_0219DSC_0384Weiner Street (Улица Вайнера) is a street for pedestrians with different sculptures on it.

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Екатеринбургский музей изобразительных искусств) Address: Voevodina pereulok 5. Opening hrs: T,F,Sat,S – 11-19, W, Thu – 11-20. Closed on Monday. Ticket office closes 1 hr before closing time. Tickets: 200 RUB. Contacts: +73433710626. Website: http://www.emii.ru/

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Екатеринбургский музей изобразительных искусств) Address: Weinera Ul. 11. Opening hrs: T,F,Sat,S – 11-19, W, Thu – 11-20. Closed on Monday. Ticket office closes 1 hr before closing time. Tickets: 200 RUB. Contacts: +73433763045. Website: http://www.emii.ru/

Mineralogical Museum (Уральский Минералогический музей) Address: Krasnoarmeyskaya Ul. 1. Opening hrs: M-F – 11-19, Sat,S – 10-17. Lunch break 13-14. Contacts: +73432190388, +79043873189.

DSC_0174DSC_0211DSC_0212DSC_0213Exhibition centre ‘Poklevskys-Kozell House’(Музейно-выставочный центр «Дом Поклевских-Козелл») Address: Malysheva Ul. 46. Opening hrs: 11-18. Closed on Monday, Tuesday. Contacts: +73433764762. Website: http://goo.gl/BfnbxS

Museum of the Local History of the Urals (Краеведческий музей) Address: prospect Lenina 69/10. Opening hrs: W,F,Sat,S – 11-18, Thu – 11-20. Closed on Monday, Tuesday. Opening hrs 5 June- 2 August 2015: W,F – 10-17,Thu – 10-19, Sat, S – 11-18, closed on Monday, Tuesday. Contacts: +73433506771.Website: http://goo.gl/Ucycq6. A very nice museum.

Museum of Nature (Музей природы) Address: Gorkogo Ul. 4. Opening hrs: 11-18. Closed on Monday, Tuesday. Contacts: +73433712113. Website: http://goo.gl/buARYp

Popov Museum of Radio (Музей радио им. А.С.Попова) Address: Rozy Lyuksemburg Ul. 9/11. Opening hrs: 11-18. Closed on Sunday, Monday. Contacts: +73433715060. Website: http://goo.gl/CETsBT

Ernst Neizvestny Art Museum (Художественный музей Эрнста неизвестного) Address: Dobrolyubova Ul. 14. Opening hrs: W,F – 12-19, Thu – 12-20, Sat,S – 11-18. Closed on Monday, Tuesday. Contacts: +73433891482, +73433891483.Website: http://goo.gl/s0WDqq

The Ural Geological Museum (Уральский геологический музей) Address: Kuybysheva Ul. 39. Opening hrs: 11-17.30. Closed on Monday, Tuesday. Contacts: +73432573109. Website: http://ugm.ursmu.ru/ Here you can have a look at the Chelyabinsk meteor pieces.

DSC_0276DSC_0287Museum of the History of the Sverdlovsk Railway (Музей истории Свердловской железной дороги) Address: Vokzalnaya Ul. 14. Visits should be prearranged. Contacts: +73433584222. Website: http://svzd.rzd.ru/static/public/ru?STRUCTURE_ID=4247

Mamin-Sibiryak Memorial Museum (Литературно-мемориальный дом-музей Д.Н. Мамина-Сибиряка) Address: Pushkina Ul. 27. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, S – 11-17. Closed on Saturday. Contacts: +73433713576, +73433714102. Website: http://goo.gl/v7zwLx

DSC_0358Literary Life of the Ural of the XIX c. (Литературная жизнь Урала XIX века) Address: Tolmacheva Ul. 41. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, Sat – 11-17. Closed on Sunday. Contacts: +73433712281. Website: http://goo.gl/T08GVL

Literary Life of the Ural of the XX c. (Литературная жизнь Урала XX века) Address: Proletarskaya Ul. 10. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, Sat – 11-17. Closed on Sunday. Contacts: +73433710591. Website: http://goo.gl/7tKank Cannot recommend this museum to non-Russian speaking travellers.

Bazhov Memorial House (Мемориальный дом-музей П.П.Бажова) Address: Chapaeva Ul. 11. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, S – 11-17. Closed on Saturday. Contacts: +73432570692. Website: http://goo.gl/X25CmY

Museum of F.M.Reshetnikov (Музей Ф.М.Решетникова)F.M. Reshetnikov was a local writer. Address: Proletarskaya Ul. 6. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, Sat – 11-17. Closed on Sunday. Contacts: +73433714526. Website: http://goo.gl/IRY4qq

Museum of Dolls and Children’s Books ‘Wonderland’ (Музей кукол и детской книги «Страна чудес») Address: Proletarskaya Ul. 16. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu,F – 10-18, S – 11-17. Closed on Saturday. Contacts: +73433713786. Website: http://goo.gl/KRAUsG

Museum of the History of Ekaterinburg (Музей истории Екатеринбурга) Address: Karla Libknekhta Ul. 26. Opening hrs: M,T,F – 10-18, W,Thu – 10-20, Sat,S – 11-18. Contacts: +73433712111. Website: http://m-i-e.ru/en/articles/contacts/

Museum of the History of Architecture and Industrial Machines of the Ural (Музей истории архитектуры и промышленной техники Урала) Address: Gorkogo Ul. 4a. Opening hrs: 11-18 daily. Contacts: +73433716735‎. Website: http://museum.usaaa.ru/

Ekaterinburg Zoo (Екатеринбургский зоопарк) Address: Mamina-Sibiryaka Ul. 189. Opening hrs: 10-19 on workdays, 10-20 on weekends. Ticket office closes 1 hr before closing time. Contacts: +73432159800. Website: http://зоопарк.екатеринбург.рф/.

Nevyansk Icon Museum (Музей Невьянской иконы) Address: Engelsa Ul. 15. Opening hrs: 11-19 daily. Contacts: +73432206650. Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevyansk_Icon_Museum

Museum of Stone-Cutting and Jewellery Art History (Музей истории камнерезного и ювелирного искусства) Address: prospekt Lenina 37. Opening hrs: W,F,Sat,S – 11-18, Thu – 13-21. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Ticket office closes 45 min before closing time. Contacts: +73433712462, +73433710082, mikji@mail.ru. Website: http://stone-cutting.e-burg.ru/index.php?id=english

Museum of the History of Tram and Trolleybus (Музей истории трамвая и троллейбуса) Address: Stepana Razina Ul. 51. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu – 10-17, F – 10-16. Contacts: +73432572341. Website: http://www.ettu.ru/about/museum

Museum of Merchants’ Lifestyle (Музей купеческого быта) Address: Sakko I Vantsetti Ul. 28. Opening hrs: 11-18. Closed on Monday. Contacts: +73433710521.

Metenkov House (Дом Метенкова) The museum is devoted to old photography. Address: Karla Libknekhta Ul. 36. Opening hrs: in summer M,T,F, – 10-18, W,Thu – 10-20, Sat,S – 11-18. Contacts: mie@etel.ru. Website: http://metenkov.narod.ru/index.htm

Ekaterinburg witnessed one of the most horrible events in the Russian history: the murder of Nicolas II and his family. The act was performed in Ipatyev’s house – now there is the Church on Blood (Храм-на-Крови)(Tolmacheva Ul. 34. Opening hrs: 8-20) on the spot.

DSC_0096The imperial family were canonized in the Russian Orthodox Church and if you wish you can visit a monastery devoted to them – Ganina Yama (Ганина Яма) (6-21, +73432830374), here the emperor’s family remains were destroyed. The monastery is located in a picturesque wood and consists of 7 churches. There are two ways to get Ganina Yama: 1. Bus from Severny bus station – 15.30 on Saturday (return at 20.00), 07.00 on Sunday (return at 11.30); 2. Bus 223 from metro station Mashinostroiteley at 8.53, 11.28, 13.40, 15.50 (return at 7.45, 10.23, 12.33, 14.48, 16.55, 20.37).

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How to get to Ekaterinburg

By train

It takes a day to get there from Moscow

By air

You can get to Ekaterinburg from Anapa,Beloyarsky, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Mirny, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Nadym, Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Norilsk, Noyabrsk, Nyagan, Omsk, Orenburg, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Saint-Petersburg, Salekhard, Samara, Saratov, Simferopol, Sochi, Surgut, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chita, Yakutsk, Yamburg; Antalya,Astana, Baku, Bangkok,Barcelona, Bishkek, Bodrum, Burgas, Dalaman, Dubai, Dushanbe, Erevan, Heraklion, Larnaka, Minsk, Monastir, Namangan, Nha Trang, Osh, Beijing, Podgorica, Prague, Phuket, Rimini, Rodos, Thessaloniki, Samarkand, Istanbul, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tel-Aviv, Tivat, Harbin, Helsinki, Khujand, Hurgada, Sharm el-Sheikh.

How to get around in Ekaterinburg

Check out this site for public transport http://wikiroutes.info/en/ekaterinburg

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