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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. In addition, just outside the city in the settlement of Nizhyaya Sinyachikha is a wonderful open-air museum of wooden architecture.

Basic facts
Name in Russian
City-municipality in the Sverdlovsk Region
On the confluence of the River Neyva and the River Alapaikha
155km north-east of Yekaterinburg, 1,990km east of Moscow
Time Zone
Yekaterinburg Time (Moscow +2)
37,739 people (2016)
First Mentioned
City Day
In August
Official Website

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.