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Family-Fun in Yekaterinburg

Located on the Iset River, surrounded by taiga forests and small lakes and with the Ural Mountains as a backdrop, Yekaterinburg is a charming city to visit. Its many attractions add to its appeal, and this vibrant Russian city is a popular tourist destination. As the cultural center in the region, Yekaterinburg (Anglicized as Ekaterinburg) is home to many museums, cinemas and theaters, offering a variety of entertainment any time of the year. In the warmer months, natural areas nearby, such as the Kamenniye Palatki rock formations and Shartash Lake, as well as various spots along the Iset River, offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature at its best.

There are a number of attractions that families with children will find particularly enjoyable. The Yekaterinburg Zoo has an interesting collection of rare and exotic animals, many of which are included in the IUCN Red Book and Red Book of Russia as endangered or vulnerable. In addition to housing animals for the public to view, the zoo has an educational center focusing on natural history.

Housed in an eye-catching building with a metal latticed dome and decorated inside with Ural marble, the 2,800-seat Yekaterinburg State Circus was built in 1980. Counted among the best of Europe's circuses, the Yekaterinburg State Circus hosts world-class acts from across Russia and internationally. The building is also a distinctive landmark in the city.

Boasting the biggest exotic fish show in Russia's Ural Region, the Aqua-Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to view an incredible range of marine life in huge glass-fronted displays. The Young Spectators’ Theater hosts the annual All-Russia Drama Festival for young people and regularly stages award-winning performances to appeal to all age groups. In addition to hosting national and international youth festivals, the Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic Hall for Children provides musical training to more than a thousand pupils between the ages of 3 and 25 years.

The Puppet Theater was founded in November 1932 and is a member of UNIMA – Union International de Marionetistas. It has two theater halls, able to seat 270 and 80 audience members respectively, and is known for hosting world-class shows and exhibitions. Continuing on the puppet theme, the Museum of Puppets and Books for Children, Strana Tchudes, has an extraordinary collection of puppets from various countries, as well as an extensive collection of books for children.

Certainly, there is plenty for families to see and do when visiting the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.


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