Church on the Blood
Church on the Blood
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Jenny L
Warwick, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you have a passion for Russian history & the Romanov family, cannot recommend a visit to Church on the Blood. Spectacular interior, beautiful paint work filled with gold religious ornaments, fascinating detail. A brief visit is all that is needed to take in the splendour and the story of this Church. Visited via a private Romanov Family tour November 2018.
Written 4 August 2020
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Pavel
Tula, Russia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Business
Храм построен на месте дома Ипатьева. В нем была расстрелян семья последнего императора России. Рядом с храмом есть памятники царской семье.The temple was built on the site of the Ipatiev house. The family of the last emperor of Russia was shot there. There are monuments to the royal family near the temple. Looking around this place, one experiences gloomy thoughts. But this is history, you need to know it.
Written 26 December 2020
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Business
This beautiful church was built in the site where the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was shot and killed along with his family members. The Orthodox church was erected in 2000. It is not overly large, but very beautiful.
Written 30 August 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Russian Orthodox Church Memorial to Tsar Nicholas II (the last Tsar of Russia) and his Romanov family members, being his wife, Empress Alexandra, and their five children (son, Prince Alexey, and four daughters, Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Olga, Tatiana, and Maria). On July 17, 1918, the Tsar and his family members, along with four servants of the royal family, were brutally executed by Bolsheviks, so as to eliminate the threat of the royal family regaining control of Russia.

While at the church and two other churches over the past two days, I heard the bells ringing, but did not see the bells or clapper moving. Thus, although the bell chiming sound was very nice, I wonder whether it was a recording.

On the lower level, there is an area of posted information on the Tsar, his family, and the history of the time.

There are a lot of giftware and souvenirs available in the gift shops on the lower level. I found the prices to be on the inexpensive side. Since photographing is not allowed in the worshipping portions of the church, I purchased two books containing the history and lots of photos of the church. Thus, my attached photos are the ones I took outside the church, in the areas of posted information, and photos I took of pictures of the church’s worship areas on level one and two.

In 1990, the Russian government gave the lands were the royal family were executed to the Russian Orthodox Church. The lands were to be used to construct a memorial chapel. The temple was funded government and private donation. Construction commenced in 2000 and of the two churches in the building, the main church was consecrated in 2003.

The property houses a wooden chapel built to honour the Grand Dutch Elizaveta Feodoronova and a nunVarvara. It is about 30 metres from the outer wall of the Church on the Blood.

This was my second visit to the memorial chapel. I will likely come again. It is a good place to meditate on the events of the past and present. Is democracy best for all? I think not. Look at the horrible situation democracy has gotten the USA into. Basically, money can buy or significantly influence who becomes president. Even many of the major partnerships, such as some of the accounting partnerships, a committee of senior partners decides on which single name is to go on the ballet to vote in the next leader.
Written 28 August 2017
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Vyacheslav_S879
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Alright the building is fine. But it only praises the Tzar and his family members. They were not the only ones who died that night. they had a personal cook and a doctor. Were they less of a human being? NO . also 4 construction workers died while the construction was in progress. NO mention of that either! were they not humans?

I call it hypocrisy!
Written 22 July 2017
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Carl R
Huddersfield, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Built on the site of the Romanov memorial, which used to be a single wooden cross.
Very spiritual place for reflective thoughts and worship with many icons and structural details. Has a small museum attached along with souvenir stalls.
A must visit.
Written 25 July 2015
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nick_cleary
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Solo
It's a great milestone in shackling Russia in a new form of Soviet Union, but this time this will be an orthodox union. This churches now literally are building everywhere, few blocks away one to another. You'll see new church every ten minutes of walking thru Ekaterinburg, for example. And it's not even interesting and beautiful, cos orthodox clerics sucessfully got into government, kinda in medieval times.
Written 18 February 2015
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Lily
The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
This is one of the most interesting places to visit when you are in Jekaterinenburg. There is an interesting museum in one of the rooms of the church about the Romanovs.

Just like the other churches in Russia the ladies need to cover their hair with a scarve.
Written 19 May 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Apart from Catherine the Great, after whom Yekaterinburg had been named, the two best known persons associated with this city must be Nicholas II, the last czar of old Russia and Boris Yeltsin, the father of new Russia.

On July 1918 the czar had been murdered together with the czarina, the czarevich and four daughters plus four servants in the house of a local engineer, whose home had been requisitioned by the Bolsheviks. The Ipatiev house stood till 1977, when under the local governor Boris Yeltsin the building was torn down (something which he later regretted).

Since 2003 a new big church of All Saints stands at the place of the now historical Ipatiev house. A neo-byzantine building with white walls and golden domes on the central cupola, the four belltowers and the semi-domes on the sides. As usual, especially with newly built churches in Russia the interior decoration is very rich, maybe even a bit overloaded. Photography is not allowed. In the lower part is another church, where czar Nicholas and his family are venerated by Russian monarchists, not just as former rulers, but now also as saints. Their canonization happened in 1981 by the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, confirmed by the Moscow Patriarchate in the year 2000.

The holy czar atmosphere struck me as rather strange, thus I spent almost more time by the sights outside the main church. There is on the west side a well done monument with a sculpture of the whole Romanov family descending unknowingly to the Ipatiev basement for their murder.

A small wooden chapel nearby is in remembrance of the nun Princess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna of the extended Romanov clan, who one day after the shooting of the czar and his family was thrown down alive into a mineshaft and has recently also been declared a saint.

The most time here I spent in the Patriarchal Metochion, a kind of embassy or parish representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, since on its upper floor is a museum dedicated to the last Romanovs. At this place one first enters a church dedicated to St.Nicholas, where there is a souvenir shop with Russian books, brochures and icons. A ticket has to be bought for 100 RUB. Photography is not allowed in the church here either, but is possible in the Romanov Museum upstairs.

The small museums contains black and white photos of the imperial family, some documents and remains of the Romanov's found in the fireplace of the Ipatiev house. There is also meeting hall for church officials with paintings of all the patriarchs of Moscow and All Russia.
Written 15 May 2020
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Veans C
Melbourne, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It's the no. 1 sight for Yekaterinburg, yet there's no English anywhere. The only English help I got in the museum is that 'this is a museum' and 'the third floor is closed'. I would suggest more homework for non Russian speaking travellers before your visit.
Written 7 June 2019
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