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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  • Visiting times. In St. Petersburg there are more worthy attractions. Was not felt any Ordinances that Lee ... Perceived as just another tourist attraction. Picture it and go on.
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  • In St. Petersburg, usually off the international tourist circuits, there is the Lavra or Alexander Nevsky Monastery: deserves a special visit, not to be missed. Can be reached by subway, stop at the square of the same name. Nearby, past a gate, we are moving along a driveway, which forwards towards the grande, historical monuments. Cold, gray skies, drizzle. After some tens of meters we cross two small cemeteries facing each other. We turn toward the right. Accompanies me and my small group Mikhail, as friend of Russian friends. We go in, we take a sguargo around, you don't see anybody. But here, on the right, the tomb of Fiodor Dostoievskij, a modest monument and, apparently, less humble than others. The non-high railing that surrounds him, fastened by a tricolour Ribbon, a bunch of wildflowers, possibly a loving gesture of some Italian. We stop and reflect in silence. Flow Meanwhile in memory some titles of popular novels that universal genius: the Brothers Karamazov, crime and punishment, the idiot, the gambler ... We walked so slowly on the wet ground, as in a sacred place. Other tombs, other stops. Subheading bounce among us names who, out of dark boulders or stone crosses, we read from our Russian friend Cyrillic: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Modest Musorskij, Alexandr Borodin. ... Their mortal remains lie here, would parade in front of. How much music there resonates within, travolgendendoci in fast eddies confused by emotion: operas, symphonies, ballets, amazed. How much joy they dispensed, care, each in their own way, these still big names, although of varying fame, known to us and here mixed with other names unknown. Really you should be rude and heartless not to leave fallow and shake and win by waves of tender gratitude. The varied, ample rest of lavra comes next.
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  • Lavra in July entry was free. Close to the Metro. Compound itself is very beautiful, full of flowers, trees. The territory of the airport. As far as I remember video photography is prohibited. There's certainly none on the heels. But if not I don't usually take a blessing. Outside the building are beautiful. Inside the relics of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Near the territory of cemeteries, including necropolis.
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