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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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  • Just a unique place. Many worshipful temples so much on such a small plot of land. Many unique relics. For believers the place confers the rest. Better take a guide.
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  • Live in Ekaterinburg, and has never been in this monastery. I was visiting a girlfriend and I decided to bring her to the Ganinu Pit. The month of March. In the snow melted-on the roads of porridge. Drove up to the monastery and froze the purity of white snow, appearance and any extraordinary enthusiasm this place among the mighty pine trees. Highly recommend visiting at least once.
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  • The place to be for the Russian, the churches and the monastery, the tomb of the Royal family - lost in the forest of the Urals.
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