Originally known as the Cathedral Square of Ekaterinburg, 1905 Square took on its new name under the Bolsheviks to commemorate a quashed revolution that took place in the area. The Square of 1905 memorialises those citizens who gave their lives to change the country's government.
In just about 20 minutes' walk, guests of the Park Inn by Radisson Ekaterinburg can visit this place of Russian history. Visitors can relax in one of 160 rooms in this Ekaterinburg hotel
and plan their sightseeing adventures throughout the city.
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History and features of 1905 Square
The Square of 1905 began its existence far before that year, with its centrepiece - the Exaltation of God Cathedral - being built in 1795. At the time, the church's belltower - which rose to 66 metres - was the highest point of the city, making the square a prominent point of Ekaterinburg's skyline.
The square's history took a turn for the worse in 1905, when civilians took to the streets demanding changes in the country. Many of the dissidents died in the struggle at 1905 Square, though many of the reforms they supported lived on. When the 1917 Russian Revolution resulted in a complete overhaul of the country, leaders renamed the square to remember the tragedy 12 years earlier.
In more recent times, the Square of 1905 has been refurbished brick-by-brick and continues to be a major attraction in Ekaterinburg. During the winter, the square takes on a whole new life as Ice Town, with Christmas trees and traditional winter market offerings.
Not far from 1905 Square you will also find The Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, one of the oldest opera theatres in Russia, bearer of the Russian and international musical traditions, seeking to encourage further development opera scene in Russia. In the 1870s the stage of the city theatre hosted first-class metropolitan opera companies and in 1874, local opera enthusiasts formed a musical society, where opera productions were staged.
Visit 1905 Square from the Park Inn Ekaterinburg
Park Inn by Radisson Ekaterinburg makes visiting the Square of 1905 easy. Guests can reach the square in just five minutes by car, or they can enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the city with a 20-minute walk to 1905 Square.
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