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Alapaevsk

Essentials

The city of Alapaevsk has two main claims to fame: the composer Tchaikovsky spent part of his childhood here and, more infamously, members of the Romanov imperial family, including the sister of Empress Aleksandra Fyodorovna, were murdered outside the city. The city can be visited by bus from Nizhny Tagil or Yekaterinburg.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Алапаевск
Status City-municipality in the Sverdlovsk Region
Location On the confluence of the River Neyva and the River Alapaikha
Distance 155km north-east of Yekaterinburg, 1,990km east of Moscow
Time Zone Yekaterinburg Time (Moscow +2)
Population 37,739 people (2016)
First Mentioned 1639
City Day In August
Official Website http://www.alapaevsk.org

Top recommendations in Alapaevsk

  • Pyotr Chaikovsky House-Museum

    Visit the Pyotr Chaikovsky House-Museum to see where the famous composer spent part of his childhood.

  • Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha Museum-Reserve of Wooden Architecture

    Go to the settlement of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha to visit the wonderful open-air Museum-Reserve of Wooden Architecture.

  • Alapaevsky New Martyrs of Russia Monastery

    Go to the Alapaevsky New Martyrs of Russia Monastery just outside of Sinyachikha to see the site where members of the Russian imperial family were murdered.