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 enter the Park from the monastery by a small alley lined with two illustrious cemeteries, the bulbs of the Holy Trinity appear to us in the distance... it's time for the office and the faithful throng at the entrance. The trees are leafless and their paces fleshless, gives advantage to charm the place... nostalgia when you anime us. All of the colors white and pink building are clothing boxes, a moment of serenity...
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  • It was founded by Peter the great and Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he is buried St. Aleksandr Nevsky and two important cemeteries citizens, the Tikhvin Cemetery and Lazarus, where lie several celebrities. Free entrance
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  • Visiting St. Petersburg, could not ignore this magnificent monument of architecture, Church celebrations of the Russian spirit. Entering into the territory, feel a powerful wave of majestic calm, holiness of spirit and willpower is laced with every stone around the most powerful symbol of Russian faith.
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  • A hidden treasure in Saint Petersburg
  • Beautiful serene monastery in the middle of the city. The main church is fantastic.
  • Amazing
  • So beautiful
  • Awesome place

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