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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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  • Was on Ganina Yama not once in summer and winter. Usually friends or relatives, guests from other places. I believe this monastery one of the most beautiful and inspired by places around Ekaterinburg. At each visit you mark that the monastery lives, constantly changing, becoming more perfect. Friendly, affable and sympathetic monks and novices, who are ready to share their knowledge about the historical place and his Holiness. After visiting none of my guests not regretted it. Someone here like temples, someone wants to mingle with the local priest, someone just silence, serenity and a special atmosphere. And just a beautiful place.
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  • A strange place-been there a few times and each time I find something new. When townspeople suffocated from the smoke of the fires, at Ganina Yama was clean air!
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  • The territory of the monastery very well-groomed, everywhere are facing benches. In the winter it was not crowded in the summer, probably more people. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful.
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