Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra, St. Petersburg

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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. Use our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra and other attractions in St. Petersburg.
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  • 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 Ale...  more »
  • 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 entra...  more »
  • Nice tourist cemetery (first time in my life they want me to pay for the entrance to see monuments). Big church, monastery, and academy.  more »
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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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