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.
|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)|
|City Day||In August|
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.