Church on the Blood
The Church of Blood sits directly where Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II and his family, and memorialises the sacrifice of life made there. Located about ten miles outside Yekaterinburg, Church on the Blood commemorates the Romanov sainthood and draws visitors interested in this turbulent period of Russian history.
To learn more about the canonization of the Romanovs, visit Church on the Blood while staying at Park Inn, Ekaterinburg. The hotel's accommodation in Ekaterinburg
is just a scenic five-minute drive from this essential Russian history lesson.
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Festivals at Church on the Blood
Church on the Blood holds a festival called “Tsarist Days" annually in remembrance of the Romanov Dynasty. Visitors to the church on this day will witness the dedication of Ekaterinburg concerning the holy memory of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family, who died 17 July 1918.
The festival culminates in a traditional nighttime procession, which brings participants along a 21-kilometre route from the Church on the Blood to the monastery complex at Ganya’s Pit. This nine-foot pit, located in the Four Brothers mine near the village of Koptyak, is where the bodies of Tsar Nicholas II and his family were secretly transported following their execution.
Following the procession, a memorial liturgy honours the deceased royal family at the Church on the Blood. The festivities pay respect but also educate people about the history of the last Russian royals.
Accommodation for visiting Church on the Blood
Church on the Blood and the landmark's festivities are only moments from the comfort and convenience of Park Inn, Ekaterinburg. Choose this hotel in Ekaterinburg
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