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Address: Emb. Reki Monastyrki, 1_, St. Petersburg 191167, Russia
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This beautiful monastery complex contains cemeteries where many of Russia's...

This beautiful monastery complex contains cemeteries where many of Russia's greatest literary and cultural figures are buried.

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take a walk and relax.

the surrounding cemeteries are fantastic for long walks. they lay in partly renovated and partly devasted state. the whole 'estate' has a lot of charm. the cathedral is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2015
Januarius Z
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Very interesting. Very moving religious and pilgrimage place. Cemeteries were particularly worth a visit. This is a little out of the centre of the city but worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

the surrounding cemeteries are fantastic for long walks. they lay in partly renovated and partly devasted state. the whole 'estate' has a lot of charm. the cathedral is beautifully renovated, the monastery buildings as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Came here while looking at the necropolis of Art Masters. Nice grounds surround the church and during our late afternoon visit, plenty of worshipper activity. Need to show respect within the church, women in head gear and no photos. If in the area, worth dropping in. There is a booth to collect fees from foreigners but it was not operating... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

The monastery and cemetery are certainly worth visiting. Note this is a Russian Orthodox Church, so no shorts for men and women should cover their heads. Very interesting place, great atmosphere. Place to witness Russian Orthodox Christianity. The nearby cemeteries are worth and hour or two of time. Especially the pay for entry cemetery with graves of Tchaikovsky and other... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

You get spoiled in this city, so unless you fancy seeing "live" munks walking around and an odd church yard, you can miss this place. Church inside is very Western, almost catholic, I thought. Even the Iconoostas was not very Russian. Why they have to charge entrance here beats me.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

The cemetery has many famous people buried there, kind of interesting, many of the graves are unusual and maybe unique to Russia, maybe not, a little more interesting. What it does have is too many places to pay for individual attractions, not at all interesting. Worth a vist, but expensive for what it is.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

I visited this place several years ago, on the final day of a river trip from Moscow to St Petersburg. I found the place very sad - so many of my favourite poets, writers and musicians. There was very little information available at that time, so it was lucky that I can read Greek and could therefore find who was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

This monastery boasts a cemetary just in front of it with the graves of some of the greatest Russian artists. Most prominent among them is that of P.I> Tchaikowsky.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Wonderful attraction - impressive cathedral and surrounding buildings. The old cemetery is the highlight, with a large number of graves of famous Russians...fantastic bust of Tchaikovsky over his grave, while close by are Rimsky-Korsakov and Dostoevsky. Go get immersed in history!

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Kursk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

The territory of Lavra is rather traditional, though I didn't like the fact that the cemetry there was rather abandoned. The necropolis sites, however, are better arranged. Here you can feel the atmosphere of previous centuries and see the graves of many famous Russian politicians, writers, artists, composers and so on. Even if you know nothing about them, you can... More 

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