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Top Choice Church in Yekaterinburg

Romanov Death Site

The massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood (Храм на Крови) dominates this site where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and children were murdered by Bolsheviks on the night of 16 July 1918. Nearby, the pretty wooden…
Top Choice Uzbek in Yekaterinburg


Yekaterinburg has several of these inexpensive Uzbek restaurants, all with young staff attired in Uzbek caps serving delicious Uzbek specialities. Manti (steamed, palm-sized dumplings), soups, sausages and shashlyk …
Top Choice Pub in Yekaterinburg

Rosy Jane

This English-style pub aims at the New Russian drinking and eating crowd, who grace the bar and perch at polished wood tables gourmandising on steak and other very well-prepared Russian and international dishes. Ste…
Top Choice Bar in Yekaterinburg

New Bar

Relaxed art-scene cafe and cocktail bar on the top floor of Mytny Dvor mall.
Museum in Yekaterinburg

Architecture and Design History Museum

Situated on Istorichesky skver (Historical Sq), this museum is where the first ironworks was established in Yekaterinburg in 1723. Today the 19th-century factory and mint building here house machinery and industrial…
Museum in Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

The star exhibit of the Museum of Fine Arts is its elaborate Kasli Iron Pavilion, which won prizes in the 1900 Paris Expo. The museum has a good collection of icons, paintings and decorative art, whereas the Vaynera…
Church in Yekaterinburg

Church upon the Blood

The massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood dominates this site. While many believe these funds might have been better spent, this new church was built to honour the Romanov family, now elevated to the status …
Notable Building in Yekaterinburg

Vysotsky Viewing Platform

Take the lift up 54 floors and 180m to the viewing platform for one of Russia's best urban panoramas. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The name of the tower is a pun on the Russian word for 'high' …
Christian Site in Yekaterinburg

Chapel of the Revered Martyr Grand Princess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna

The pretty wooden Chapel of the Revered Martyr Grand Dutchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna honours the imperial family’s great-aunt and faithful friend. After her relatives’ murders, this pious nun met an even worse end wh…
International in Yekaterinburg

Thank God It's Friday

'TGIF' is loud and boisterous, has staff who introduce themselves by name before they take your order, and kitsch decoration many will know from other branches. The food's capably prepared but it's the atmosphere th…