1.Cathedral of the Blood
4.Ural State University
5.Monument of the city founders
6.Old Railway station
The city was founded in 1723 by Vasily Tatischev and named after Saint Catherine, Tsar Peter the Great's wife Empress Catherine I (Yekaterina).
The city has quite a bloody history. It was, of course, the place where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, four daughters Olga, Tatyana, Maria, Anastasia and young son Alexey, were brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks in July 1918.