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Excursions in Ekaterinburg and Urals

Nevyansk Inclined tower

Duration: 8 hours

Demidov’s leaning tower (1725) symbolizes the power of most famous dynasty of the Urals breeders Demidovs. The inclination of the tower still remains a mystery to scientists. Her dungeon is unique hearing room, the clock chimes English work, thick walls hidden staircase and secret passages distinguish it from other towers. The history of Nevyansk (1701.) — a history of mining of the Ural factory of the Petrine era. On the way to Nev open to the gaze of the majestic panorama of the Ural mountains through which a road was built to the North of the Urals.

Ural Wooden Art

The true old wood made houses, chapels, watchtowers, spring waters, a mill, a smithy and a fire shed with a stable on the area more than 200 hectares on the bank of Nijnesiniatchikhin pond involve a lot of tourists to these place. There is a beautiful collection of the Ural country painting in the main monument-The Cathedral created in the Tobolsk Baroque style. Michael Gorbachev with his wife Raisa and Boris Eltsin were the Guests of honor in the famous wood made masterpiece «White Country Room».

Kungur ice cave

This tour gives you an opportunity to admire the nature of the Urals in its entire splendor. It also acquaints you with the history of settlements in the region and gives information about the history of the Great Siberian road (also called the Moscow road) and the populated areas nearby. One of the oldest towns of the Urals — the town of Kungur — will also be presented to you.

In Kungur you will make a tour round the town and an exciting excursion to the ice-cave, which will reveal to you its 20 marvellous grottos: the Diamond and the Polar grottos with their glaring snow crystals; the Meteor grotto, reposing in pitch-darkness; the Ethereal grotto with its all-the-year-round dripping and «organ-pipes» — a kind of well-like holes which water drops make in the rock mass. You will also have a chance to see magnificent underground lakes, and amazing stalactites and stalagmites.

Ekaterinburg city tour

It is very easy to find Yekaterinburg on a large map of Europe-Asia Continent in middle of Ural Mountains, that’s divided Europe and Asia. That’s why Yekaterinburg lies on the crossroad of two continents and that is the main political, economic and culture features of our city.

A great number of Trade Representatives from such countries as Great Britain, Germany, USA, Japan, Hungary, China act today in Yekaterinburg. Here are situated General Councils of USA, Great Britain, Czech, Bulgaria and Germany.

The population of the city on the 2016 is 1 550 000 citizens.

Yekaterinburg presents the state a lot of great political persons and Boris Eltsin -the first President of Russia is among them.

You will get an unforgotten impression of the places of interest such as: Dam, Historical park, Headmaster Office, City Main Squire, Main Prospect, others places of interest, Orthodox Churches and Merchants houses.

At the last line. The tragedy of the royal family of the Romanovs in the Urals.

One of the most tragic pages in the history of Russia is connected with the city of Yekaterinburg. Here was carried out one of the most cruel sentences — the murder of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family. In our excursion to Ganin Yama, you will have the opportunity to see the place where Ipatievsky House used to be — the last place of residence of the royal family. In the basement of this house the Emperor and his family were shot. At this point the Temple of Blood is now erected.

 

Ganina Yama is the place where a big point has been set in the history of the Russian Empire. On the night of July 17, 1918, the bodies of members of the royal family who were shot in the Ipatyevsky House were taken out of the city and dropped into a flooded ore mine marked on the map of old Yekaterinburg No. 7.

On October 1, 2000, the first stone of the monastery was laid in honor of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers. Later in this place seven temples were built — according to the number of killed members of the royal family. The main thing in the complex is the Temple in honor of the Holy Royal Passion-bearers, located next to the mine itself.

The old Koptyakovskaya road with the Romanovs memorial near Ganina Yama is another silent witness of the history of the concealment of the royal remains and loyal servants in the forest near Ekaterinburg.

 

URAL — YEKATERINBURG — BORDER OF TWO CONTINENTS

Obelisk Europe-Asia

 There is a tradition in Urals: after visiting Yekaterinburg, one cannot refuse to travel to the Obelisk on the Old Moscow tract — symbolizing the border between two parts of the world — Europe and Asia, scientifically grounded by VN. Tatishchev, one of the Yekaterinburg founders.

 In August 2004, the grand opening of a new obelisk on the New Moscow tract took place. In total there are more than 25 obelisks in the Urals, which are located in various places, where the Ural roads cross the Ural Ridge