Border of Europa and Asia
Ekaterinburg rides the line on the recognised border of Europa and Asia, placing it in the unique place of being a transcontinental city. Dividing two of of the largest landmasses in the world - Europa and Asia - the Ekaterinburg area even has monuments celebrating the meeting of East and West.
To explore the monument and the border of Europa and Asia, book a stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Ekaterinburg Hotel. From accommodation in Ekaterinburg
, visitors can see the border monument with just a short journey, plus explore all the sights of the city centre.
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The Europa-Asia border monument
Though Europa and Asia share one sprawling land mass, geographical and cultural differences led to the division of the continent by Greek geographers. The borders of Europa, Asia and Africa can be traced back to the 6th century, though they have shifted depending over time and between different sources.
The border of Europa and Asia roughly follows the path of the Ural Mountains, which lead to the city of Ekaterinburg, Russia. Seeking to commemorate its status as an transcontinental city, Ekaterinburg has installed several monuments to mark the border of Europa and Asia.
The first, which can be found about 40 kilometres from the city, debuted in 1837. Unfortunately, fighting factions destroyed the original during the Russian Revolution, though a new monument soon replaced it along the border. In 2004, the city constructed a newer, closer monument, located on the 17 kilometre marker on the Moscow Highway.
Visit the border of Europa and Asia in Ekaterinburg
As very few transcontinental cities exist in the world, a trip to the border of Europa and Asia in Ekaterinbrug can be a truly special experience. Guests of the Park Inn by Radisson Ekaterinburg will be able to reach the monuments quickly and easily by car or bus.
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