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Ganina Yama Monastery

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Ganina Yama Tract, Yekaterinburg 624090, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very significant site in Russian history and is certainly worth a visit for that reason. According to the “official” version of history, this is where the bodies of the Romanovs were brought and thrown down a disused mineshaft. A more recent version...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll get a feeling of how emotional this place is. It is hard to swallow that Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family was shot and dumped and buried under a road. Why such a horrific act and not just keep them under house arrest?...More

Thank Chua H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one place on my Trans-Siberian voyage that I will never forget! A beautiful, somber and historic place.

Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Our guide Ekaterina and driver Alex took us here today. Very informed guide with great English. The buildings are stunning and evoke Russian nostalgia. Whether the Romanov family ended up here or not, the story is certainly a key part of Russian history and folklore....More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very sobering to see the first place the Romanov bodies were dumped. Surrealness surroumds it. A must for any Romanov follower.

Thank Janilyn K
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

You must visit this complex if you are in Ekaterinburg. Don't mind the half an hour distance, it is well worth it. Tip: Arrange or book your return taxi upfront as there is no internet over there. I asked a favor from the owner of...More

1  Thank GT-martin
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Ganina Yama was a must do as part of my personal pilgrimage to visit sites relating to the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the beginnings of Soviet Russia. The mine is the site where the bodies of Tsar Nicholas II, his family and a...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The first place the Bolsheviks threw the bodies of the Romanovs, down a mind shaft. I was there a week and 100 years after the murders. The Rimanivs grow in stature every year.

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Magnificent setting among forest and parkland vegetation. Buildings exemplify the exquisite timber craftsmanship seen also in other parts of Siberia. Churches are quite magnificent. Afternoon tea yummy and very Russian with cottage cheese cake. Excellent commentary by Guide Mariana.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It is amazing how they could find the place where the Tsar family was buried. The monastery itself is amazing, full of peace and completely surrounded by nature. One of the most interesting places I have visited in Russia.

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Laura M
1 June 2018|
Response from Vacationer415500 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Trip in Russia is not difficalt. There is many kinds of transport, hotels and helpful English speak peopls.In many places in Russia there are objects associated with the Romanov dynasty. However, to begin acquaintance, I... More
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