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Ganina Yama Monastery, Yekaterinburg
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Go here very often. The friends come visit-take, native, familiar business, someone svozhu. Before surprised himself: here the same terrible fate befell many people and why soul so easily?! On that once I answer gave my favorite wife and wise: did you just imagine how many there prayers pronounced?! (that alone in the chapel beneath the temple St Seraphim and day and night prayer read year-round!) A symbolic place not only in our region but all over Russia. Each temple in its place, each has its own soul, from each of your feelings. Of course, the biggest temple icon of the mother of God God. No wonder it was rebuilt! From the old wooden new stone is different for everyone. And the greatness of his somehow special soul fills. Mother nature also here hand made-just very nicely both in winter and summer, and even in the gloomy rainy days. Monks special thanks! Always friendly, all questions will be answered, and what purity in the monastery support!
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  • No wonder they say that there are places in which you want to return. The history of this place is pathetic, but thanks to the energy purchased and maintained by the clergy and monasteries it acquired Holiness. Being here is not even on the tour but just visiting this place there is a feeling of prosvjatlenija and exposure to great. Here is a very nice to indulge their thoughts of broad, understanding its existence, being, understanding of greatness. Lovely air products monks and environment makes want to come here not only to the Holy holidays, but also just for yourself.
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  • When I visited here for the first time, I felt an extraordinary energy of this place. This feeling does not describe it. I came here when I was bad for the soul, bringing their friends. This place is unbelievable! It is necessary to go to all the temples. They are all different, unusual, beautiful, cozy. Heavy solid door, behind which you go into another world. Twilight, burning wax candles, icons. You're alone with God. Such a feeling I haven't had anywhere yet. This is an extraordinary place.
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