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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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Reki Monastyrki Emb., 1, St. Petersburg 191167, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And far from the MassTourism ! There is at the entrance the beautiful Necropolis of Arts Masters, it s near the subway named Alexandra Nevskogo There is no entrance fees , there is one cathedral , really impressive and one stunning chapel, the Novgorod Prince...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most important locations in Russian Orthodoxy, the Alexander Nevsky Lavra is an absolute gem of Saint Petersburg. The main building itself is very beautiful, and the gardens surrounding it are very tranquil. The cemetery here is a must see as well since...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad we chose to visit this monastery. We were there on a late Saturday afternoon and were lucky enough to her the bells being played to call everyone to worship. It was amazing to hear and more incredible when you spot the bell...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Alexander Nevskiy Lavra is open daily and is free to go in. There is Alexander Nevsky church, the monastery and the cemetery. We walked from Alexander Nevsky metro station.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

At the start( or ath the end?) of the famous Nevsky perspective, on a square now partially ruined by a large shopping center, this ancient monastery must be visited by anyone interested in the history of this city. Beside the proper monastery, there are two...More

2  Thank Riccardo D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This cathedral is located in a lovely compound, within a monastery. The building is not very different from many other cathedrals in St. Petersburg, yet we were taken by the beauty of the small gardens surrounding it and even more so, by the old cemetery....More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Situated at the east end of the busy Nevsky prospect, the Alexander Nevsky church, the monastery and the cemetery are just at the sufficient distance for the visitors to forget the modern city when they walk into this silent and peaceful area. The church and...More

1  Thank Mira V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Although the Monastery was only founded in 1710, it has some of the oldest buildings of the city. Its cemetery contains the remains of most of the greatest Russian composers, poets and writers. During he communist period, a lot of valuables were stolen, but there...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The monastery is worth a visit but I loved the cemetery with monument for famous artists. Entry is not free.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Cathedral is in perfect condition. Not as busy as other places in city center (at least in April). It was mainly locals going to church. Interior is quite impressive

Thank Samaser
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