Introduction to Kamensk-Uralsky

Introduction to Kamensk-Uralsky! Our city is situated 100 kilometers away from Yekaterinburg, in the very south of Sverdlovsk region. It is the birthplace of the first metallurgical factory in the Urals that was founded here three centuries ago. 

Nowadays, Kamensk-Uralsky is the third largest city in Sverdlovsk region and the largest industrial center in the Middle Urals. The city has its ownProfessional Drama Theatre, Exhibition Hall, Local History Museum, Geological Museum, a sub-agency of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall and of the Musical Comedy Theatre, the Exotic Bird & Animal Center, a number of sanatoriums, hotels, shopping malls, movie theaters, and fitness clubs with swimming pools and spa-zones. 

Three hundred years ago, it was a small settlementformed in 1682 by monks of the Dalmatovskii Dormition Monastery who discovered iron ore and constructed the first bloomery furnace here.  In 1701, the Kamenskii Iron Foundry was built on the river bank by Peter the Great's decree. Kamensk obtained its status of the city in 1935, and the second part of its name "Uralsky" was added in 1940 only.

Kamensk-Uralsky is often called an Open-Air Museum due to its location on the scenic banks of two rivers – the Iset River and the confluent KamenkaRiver. Our city landscapesare unique and breathtaking. You don’t have to spend days to get acquainted with unique natural landmarks, or to see majestic, lofty and bizarrely-shaped rocks. A few hours are enough. One of the most famous rocks is the Stone Gate rock.

You can see the fossilized shells of ancient mussels on its surfaces. Book the "Iset Canyon" sightseeing tour now to see all beautiful surroundings. The program includes a 2-hour river tram journey along the Iset River. You will see thearched railway bridge which is known to be one of a kind structure.

Our city has some old buildings dated 18th and 19th century. In the older part of the city (called the Old Kamensk) there are 30 architectural monuments of regional significance. The said buildings used to be merchants' residences, or schools, colleges, and shops. The factory office building (which is an architectural monument of federal significance) is perfectly preserved in the historic part of the city. It is the Local History Museum now. 

Another unofficial name of Kamensk-Uralsky is the Bell Capital of the Urals. The local bell-foundry has been casting bells for Russian, European, and US-based temples for two decades.  The said factory is the only Russian factory where the tourists can see the casting process on a "" basis, and in the end of the tour they can even make a wish by ringing the bell… 

Directions & Transportation

Driving Directions: Yekaterinburg – Kamensk-Uralsky Highway, 100 km.

Bus: take a bus 530 or 536 or 955 (Yekaterinburg – Kamensk-Uralsky) if departing from the Yekaterinburg South (Yuzhny) Bus Station.

Bus: take a bus 534 or 542 or 572 (Yekaterinburg – Kamensk-Uralsky) if departing from the Yekaterinburg North(Severny) Bus Station.

Train: take a suburban train (Yekaterinburg –Kamensk-Uralsky) 7084 or 7086 (Lastochka train), 6602, 6604, 6608, 6610, 6612, 6614, 6716, or 6606/6653.


Green Hall Hotel (****)

17 Oktyabrskaya Street

+7 (3439) 545 111

Oktyabr Hotel

4 Prospect Pobedy (**)

+7 (3439) 322 990


7th Heaven ART-café (Russian: Sed'moye Nebo)

11A Prospect Pobedy

+7 (3439) 398 833

Well&Done Pub

17 Oktyabrskaya Street

+7 (3439) 545 115


Russian Souvenir Shop, Megamart Shopping Center

24 Suvorov Street (1st Floor)

Monday – Sunday (no lunch break)

Souvenir Shop, Oktyabrsky Shopping Center

11A Prospect Pobedy (1st Floor)

Monday – Sunday (no lunch break)

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