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Alexander Nevsky Lavra, St. Petersburg

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Playful and colorful from the outside, elegant and ornate on the inside, Alexander Nevsky Lavra carries a wealth of historical significance and beauty. Founded in 1710, the massive monastery originally featured a wood construction completed in 1712. The current version was built in 1724, and in 1750 the institution was raised to the rank of a lavra, the most senior grade of Russian Orthodox churches. The monastery bears many architectural styles, including two Baroque churches and a majestic Neoclassical cathedral. When you tour the grounds, do not miss its famed cemetery, the final resting place of many famous Russians, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka. Admission to the monastery itself is free but entry to the popular grave sites requires a fee. Put Alexander Nevsky Lavra at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg family vacation planner.
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  • The Alexander Nevsky Monastery is a must. When one finally comes the Nevsky Prospect at all ends off at the beautiful monastery. The gardens in the courtyard of the monastery have an intimate atmosphere, especially when there is snow. You can walk the many paths that around trees and many graves. The Cathedral is named after Alexander Yaroslavich because he wrongly here the Swedish army would have defeated. In the Cathedral are in a coffin of one and a half tons of pure silver are remnants. It is on the Kazaankathedraal (I think) the most visited Church. Many people are queuing for the silver shrine to make a cross to save and the casket a kiss. For the entrance of the monastery are two cemeteries. The Lazarus cemetery and deTichvinbegraafplaats. On the first cemetery are buried princes, barons and 459 graves. On the other on the right side are many famous Russian poets, composers and writers, including Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein and the vaunted writer Dostoevsky. Entrance to the Cathedral is free, for visiting both cemeteries is charged with 300 rubles. Please note opening times, di-free and from 11.00-16.30.
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  • Tours of Russia, visited the 8/10. Into the Church in a magnificent Abbey, and became pious feelings naturally. In the cemetery, many buried artists of Russia, remembering the old knowledge. Is a good place to learn the history of St. Petersburg.
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  • Had read that in the Cathedral was Alexander Nevsky silver coffin, but did not expect me the show that he attended, hundreds of women with headscarf and also some men singing in choir together with the coffin and following at times only a monk uun. Many wept kneeling and sang chants revered to the hero of the war against the Swedish and of the release of them peasants. Simply not me could move from the place. A very special atmosphere. Beside the Cathedral (incredible entry free!) there are two cemeteries where rest Dostoiewsi, Zukovsky, Borodin, Rimski Koszakov, Chaicovsky. It is the cemetery of the masters (100 rubles) and opposite the cemetery of the 18th century (100 rubles) where are Martos, Lomonosov, Voronikhin and otor,
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  • Beautiful serene monastery in the middle of the city. The main church is fantastic.
  • Awesome place
  • Very beautiful place
  • Za Rusku istoriju ovo je jedan od najznačajnijih manastira u Rusiji. U manastirskoj crkvi je po predanju sahranjen Aleksandar Nevski, a u groblju u blizini manastira veliki književnici F. M. Dostojevski, I. Krilov i mnogi drugi znameniti ljudi Rusije. Obilazak istog u vreme molitve - božje službe je mali hendikep jer se ne može crkva slobodno obići i pogledati. Deo fotografija koje prilažem svedoče o više od napisanih reči.
  • The construction of the monastery began with the north-western corner. Annunciation of the Alexander Nevsky Church in adjacent thereto by the recess with the cells and the refectory. This was the first stone structure spiritual complex. 1717-1724 b.c. bridge Arch-Domenico Trezzini. -Baroque Style. 30 August 1724, buildings built on the Theodor Schwertfeger, in the presence of Peter | In the building of the Church of the Annunciation was immediately provides building shrines to 20 persons. Here is buried generalisimus Alexander Suvorov. In 1817-1819 Gg. The premise of the church underwent reconstruction and partial restructuring of the vaulted crypt was built. 1 February 1881, funeral service was held in 1935, Dostoevsky's cerkrv' was closed. After WWII it was the exposition of the Museum of the mountains. In1946 spiritual complex returned to the Diocesan Office. Up to 2000 's the building was the station of blood transfusion.
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