20 Instagrams That Will Make You Fall in Love with Yekaterinburg

Monument to the Beatles | © yachmenev/ Wikipedia Commons
Monument to the Beatles | © yachmenev/ Wikipedia Commons
Photo of Zita Whalley
8 November 2017

Yekaterinburg started as an regional, industrial hub and has grown into a ritzy city with an edgy, artsy underbelly. The mix of sparkling skyscrapers and bright new buildings with parkland, gritty Soviet design and historic churches make this sprawling metropolis a dream to visit. If you come to this city for World Cup 2018, you may never want to leave. See for yourself with these Instagram snaps.

City centre

A sprawling, glittery metropolis, Yekaterinburg is the unofficial capital of the Ural Mountain range and is not far from the Europe-Asia border.

Iset River Embankment

Anytime of year, the Iset River Embankment is ideal for strolling about and soaking up the city atmosphere. Manicured lawns line the pedestrian thoroughfare which has loads to look at including a public art sculpture that, on occasion, has been turned into an angry bird and pokemon go.

Ulitsa Gorkogo 20, Yekaterinburg, Russia

City lakes

On the other side of Lenin Avenue from the Iset River Embankment are the serene city lakes that have some of the best city views in town.

City Lakes, Gorodskoy Prud, Yekaterinburg, Russia

City skyline

Above the rooftops, Yekaterinburg’s industry dots the city’s skyline.