Finding picturesque spots and then Wi-Fi to share the pictures — isn’t this the quest we are all on when travelling? We have saved you time on researching Yekaterinburg, you can head out to any of the locations from this list and start shooting. You will have to find the Wi-Fi yourself, though.
This architectural complex contains 14 variously purposed constructivist buildings designed in 1930s. Constructivism in architecture aimed to combine advanced engineering with social purpose. If you are interested to discover Ural constructivism from the inside, consider to booking a room at the Iset Hotel — it is a part of this utopian complex.
Ekaterinburg is an urban maze and the Botanic garden is its hidden oasis. Filled with over 10,000 species of exotic plants that tumble over flower beds and conservatories, it is lush, colourful, peaceful and picturesque.
Tuesday–Friday 8 AM–5 PM
Kharitonov park and estate
The 1820s estate with the adjoining park is one of Ekaterinburg’s iconic sites. Take your chance to recreate a Tolstoy-style stroll. Two alleys set with fir and linden trees extend from the central rotunda, and the bell tower of the Church of the Ascension makes for an impressive background. A sweet spot for landscape photographers.
Cuba beach club
A surprising vibe in the Ural, this clubbing spot on the Iset River brings the spirit of Cuba. Treat yourself to cocktails by the pool, or sail a boat. Vibrant colours and the gentle curve of the marina make cool pics come naturally. Saturday themed parties and restaurant dinners will boost your inspiration.
Thursday, Sunday 6 PM–2 AM
Friday–Saturday 6 PM–6 AM
Antey observation deck
Definitely our favourite viewpoint in town. Antey mall is a great spot to spend the day shopping or at the cinema, followed by sunset with a spectacular view and pics of the city. It’s the perfect place to use your camera in the landscape mode, or take advantage of the panorama feature on your phone.
12 PM–11 PM daily
Kosmos cinema and
Kosmos hall poses well to photography at any time of the day and from both sides of the river. A wide-angle lens and a tripod would come handy to capture the dynamic city ambiance, if that’s too much trouble it’s equally worth going up-close and photograph the architectonic lines.
9:20 AM till the last movie