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Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra

Emb. Reki Monastyrki, 1_, St. Petersburg 191167, Russia
+7 812 274-11-13
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This beautiful monastery complex contains cemeteries where many of Russia's greatest literary and cultural figures are buried.
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Emb. Reki Monastyrki, 1_, St. Petersburg 191167, Russia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed in hotel Moscow in the neighborhood of this beautiful Holy Trinity Lavra, called in the honor of the great man, hero and saint of Russia, that is, Alexander Nevsky. Here, just across the Alexander Nevsky Square and Tikhvin Cemetery, over the little river...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Splendid nice entrance and garden leading to the Cathedral when entering through the gate at the Nevsky square in front of Moscow hotel near the Neva river. On your way to the Cathedral you pass entrances to two parts of the fenced cemetery -famous Russian...More

1  Thank mendi62
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nice tourist cemetery (first time in my life they want me to pay for the entrance to see monuments). Big church, monastery, and academy.

1  Thank Pavel V
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Alexander Nevskiy is an hero and a saint. Conquered the Swedes. This site is a living orthodox monastery. Situated at the other end of Nevsky Prospect than the Eremitage. In the cemetery many famous Russian artists are buried.

1  Thank Dag W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Nevsky Monastery sits at the end of Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. The monastery itself is pretty enough, but the great attraction here are the two beautiful cemeteries with a virtual who's who of Russian culture. The Monastery itself is easy to reach from...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I couldn't quite work out why he had been made a saint in the first place, but as a lavra is the very highest holiness grade one complied with all the regulations. The building was very dimly lit and I am sure I missed half...More

Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Entry to the monastery grounds is free; however, you will need to pay and entrance fee to see two cemeteries. The grounds are well shaded, beautifully landscaped with plants, and have a stream winding through. It's a working monastery and ongoing Russian Orthodox services take...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 11 May 2016

My visit on a clear spring day was perfect to visit this cemetery, working monastery and cathedral. If you have a respect for the Russian Orthodox religion, architecture or art and literature then this place is well worth a visit. It is only about one...More

3  Thank Sean L
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This monastery was founded by Peter I of Russia in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt supposing that that was the site of the Neva Battle in 1240 when Alexander Nevsky defeated the Swedes. The monastery encompasses two baroque churches (by Trezzini...More

1  Thank Marco S
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Our private guide really brought the history of the church to life. It had originally been buily by an architect who didn't appreciate that Russian Orthodox churc entrances should face the east, and it's original entry faced east! Subsequently, a local architect was engaged to...More

Thank Bruce M
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