Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra, St. Petersburg

Gain some insight into the history of the Orthodox Church in Russia at Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra, situated on the Neva River in the heart of Saint Petersburg. Tsar Peter founded the monastery in 1710, in commemoration of Prince Alexander Nevsky's victory over Swedish forces on the Neva in 1240. Take photographs of the brightly colored and ornately decorated monastery buildings. Explore the opulent interiors of the remaining churches, and don't miss the Tikhvin cemetery, where many notable Russian composers and authors are buried, including Dostoyevsky, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky. Make Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra a centerpiece of your St. Petersburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our St. Petersburg visit planner .
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Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra Reviews
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  • August 19, 2017
    Visit aeaenaia? I-Neva laurels included in my package tours to St. Petersburg. I am very glad that visited the site, very relaxed atmosphere, all believers recommend unequivocally! On the territory of the monastery there is a refectory, all tasty, decently, at reasonable prices, very tasty, after the tour was very well dine! The place I was only positive emotions!
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  • August 15, 2017
    I'll start with the fact that several times already visited St. Petersburg and wanted to visit the monastery, but it did not work. This time, this place we spent two days. The first day went around 17 and 18 century Necropolis. There we read a fascinating tour about the burial of great people, historical events of their lives. We visited the grave of Lomonosov, Natalia Lanskoy (wife of Pushkin), Suvorov, Shishkin, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Botkin, Yuriev, Kuindzhi, Bruna, Krylova and many others. 17-century necropolis runs until 17 h 30 minutes, but the 18-century Necropolis to 8:00 pm. During the day they can go out and go to visit the Museum, which they are. Tickets 300 p, 50 p-schoolboy, students and pensioners. While Wednesday is not working in the territory of the Museum Nekroplja 17 century, and Thursday they have been closed. On the territory of the monastery for donation also provides an interesting tour of the Lavra, tell stories of miracle-working icons and related developments.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Visited many cathedrals, churches of St. Petersburg, but this place is something special, at least for me was special. Hard to explain ... but it differs from other similar places. Beauty around, a sense of AWE and tranquility. As noted in one of the reviews: "place stores Holiness". The relics of St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Tour of the monastery did not take. Admired the beauties of laurels alone. The necropolis is not visited, in a hurry, as were leaving that day, but I advise, many famous and well-known people are buried there.
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  • Nice to stroll around the complex. There wasn't that much to see, so a brief stop will do. Not a must-do for those with a tight itinerary.
  • A hidden treasure in Saint Petersburg
  • Beautiful serene monastery in the middle of the city. The main church is fantastic.
  • So beautiful
  • Amazing

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