This summer, I decided to take a tour of Yekaterinburg, one of the biggest cities in Russia. What attracted me to this place my friend Mark who runs ujsinc.com had told me about this beautiful city. He has told me many times that it is filled with rich history and culture. It is home to some of the important buildings and sites. You will are going to be thrilled by the vibrant nightlife that it has to offer. The city has a plethora of things to do. Here are my top picks.
Red Line Walking Tour
The Red Line Walking Tour will take you around the 35 attractions that are popular in the city. I love self-guided tours. The best part about them is that you can explore the city at your own pace. You can catch a glimpse of the city. There are also some historical sites along the way, starting from the Square traverse through the ballet theatre of the city.
There is an art piece along the embankment of Iset River. It is a tribute to computers and technology. Anatoly Vyatkin is the one behind the creation of Keyboard Monument. I was surprised to discover that there are about 100 stone blocks around the monument. It stretches across sixteen meters.
Vysotsky Viewing Platform
Do you want to gaze at the skyline of the city? Climb up to the Vysotsky Viewing Platform. Do not forget to carry your camera. This was surely a sight to behold. You catch a glimpse of the entire city.
In case you want to spend some quiet and relaxing time, you can visit Victory Park. It comes as a respite from the bustling life of the city. There are gazebos which you can hire for a picnic or barbeques. I hired a bike to take a ride through the trees. You will also be able to hire a horse for a ride. Children can enjoy themselves in a trampoline or with the paintball game facilities.