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Ganina Yama Monastery, Yekaterinburg

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Ganina Yama Monastery stands on the site where the bodies of the last Russian tsar and his family were thrown after their execution by the Bolsheviks. The remains of Nicholas II of Russia and his family remained undiscovered for many years because the Bolsheviks quickly transferred them to a second, secret site, known as Porosenkov Ravine. DNA from living relatives identified the remains as those of the tsar and his family, but the Russian Orthodox Church doubted the validity of the results. Declaring the site holy ground, a monastery was constructed to commemorate the deaths of these political martyrs. Seven wooden chapels now stand on the site, one for each family member killed. Examine the display of photographs to better grasp the personal side of this national tragedy. Add Ganina Yama Monastery and other attractions to your Yekaterinburg trip itinerary using our Yekaterinburg vacation generator.
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  • Very cold day we went to see the site and it was very astonishing to just imagine ..we like the place we took photos and I am glad I visited the site ,we even went inside one of the Xrams to burn a ca...  read more »
  • Beautiful forest and gaudy Church in huge quantities. All equally mediocre actors in terms of architecture. If you build more churches will be worse.
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  • This is probably one of the most beautiful places that I could visit. In addition to the historical aspect, the religious and pious places context, there is here a mystical atmosphere charged with emotion. Roughly speaking: it's 30 minutes from the city centre (go by taxi as little served: 5 bus/jr)... About 15-20 km. The site is in the forest and is protected as a fortress with speakers of logs. How's it going? (1) it's free! ... Donations are obviously possible :) (2) at the entrance, if you're a woman and you're in pants: you will automatically be given a Red skirt apron falling to the ankle and a scarf to cover the head. (3) back at the entrance: 1 shop on your left, 1 point restoration to your right. 4) there are several chapels made in wood, the green roof and cupolas in gold: a spectacle: it's beautiful as they blend so well into this so beautiful scenery of majestic trees. ... There is a large church at the Center. It's white and it's in the ground of the latter, there is a museum dedicated to the last imperial family of Russia some time before their tragedy and also to the political climate of the period. It's a kind of rather well done and very documented expo. Flat 1/2: it's all in Russian... Not a poor word of English. (Is the best may be to appeal to a city guide). (5) the common pit surrounded by a pontoon... It's just poignant. The place where the remains of the imperial family was found. We had the chance to visit the site at the beginning of the fall season and the ground was littered with yellow leaves: a magnificent show! The staff is friendly! Practical info: no photos in the Interior of churches, take some kopecks history for qq candles you! (5) INFO VERY PRACTICE: the site is open until 20:00 but the majority of the churches are open until 17:00. There is no 4G network on-site so not possible to book a uber or a taxi back... So plan your return: because there is nothing around! Go ahead it's beautiful! Instagram & Snapchat: dogbagngo
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