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Church on the Blood

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Church on the Blood

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Ulitsa Tsarskaya, 10, Yekaterinburg 620075 Russia
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3-Hour City Tour of Yekaterinburg

Discover this Russian city full of history on a convenient guided tour. You’ll visit the most important sites of Yekaterinburg, including statues, the museum, and the church that stands on the spot where the Romanovs were killed. This is a great introduction to the city, ideal for first-time visitors and travelers short of time who want an overview.
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Pavel wrote a review Dec. 2020
Tula, Russia720 contributions3,398 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Maryam N wrote a review Aug. 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia19 contributions
The construction of the church began in 1883 by order of Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Tsar Alexander II, at the site of his assassination. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood has 7,500 square meters of mosaic, which is the largest mosaic in the world after St. Louis Cathedral with 7,700 square meters.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jenny L wrote a review Aug. 2020
Warwick, Australia17 contributions33 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Lily wrote a review May 2020
The Netherlands38 contributions47 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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saronic wrote a review May 2020
Zurich, Switzerland17,847 contributions1,639 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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