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Day 173 - Yekaterinburg Unveiled: Exploring the Heart of Russia's Ural Region with Max

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Day 173 (23 June 2023) - Yekaterinburg, Russia


DAY 173 (23 JUNE 2023) – Later, Max took me for a visit to the city in his car. Yekaterinburg is the 4th largest city in Russia near the amazing Ural Mountains.

It is located on the European-Asian continent in North Asia and Eastern Europe, right on the border of Europe and Asia.

This vibrant city has a mix of modern and historical buildings with amazing architecture.

The 19th century House of Sevastyanov is the most iconic historical building in Yekaterinburg. It is distinguished by its monumentality and a beautiful combination of the Gothic and Moorish styles.

I got to see and take photo in front of the Chapel of St. Catherine, a beautiful little chapel located on Lenin Avenue. The tiny chapel is a simple five-domed structure built in 1998, in tribute to the Cathedral which used to stand at this location until 1930. The site is where the very first church of Yekaterinburg stood.

The Great Zlatoust Church was built during the early 19th century, before it was destroyed in 1930 and rebuilt 80 years later.

It has a 77-metre (253 ft)-high bell tower and was once the tallest building in the Urals region, dominating the skyline of Yekaterinburg before the Russian Revolution. The bell tower dates back to 1847, and was constructed in the unique Russo-Byzantine architectural form.

I also got a glimpse of the Church of All Saints from across the Iset River.

This church commemorates the Romanov sainthood and was built on the site of the Ipatiev House where Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, his family and members of the household were executed during the Russian Civil War.

Later, we had lunch at a food court in a nearby mall. There was a variety of choices to choose from, and I had some Asian friend rice with orange juice.



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