Ganina Yama Monastery, Yekaterinburg

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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Yekaterinburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ganina Yama Monastery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • For the second time, I visited the monastery, but in winter it's almost nicer than in the summer. In any case you should have seen it in winter in the snow!
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  • This place will definitely be rendered if will be in Yekaterinburg! Churches, chapels, museums, monuments, Holy and blessed air, crazy beauty make this place unique and impressive)
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  • It is here that the Romanov family was buried in 1918 and later discovered. The place is composed of several memorial sites in a forest that was falling down in the snow. Serenity and beauty of the place inspired self-sacrifice
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