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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  • My attitude to the Alexandro-nevskaya Lavra. Of course, this namolennoe place, nobody argues. But really it West. It is absolutely unlike Sergiev-Posad, Kiev and therefore is perceived (by me anyway) as some kind of symbiosis between East and West-from the East only Orthodox symbolism. And the icons and the Cathedral are painted in realistic Western manner of painting, the iconostasis also reminds little of genuine Russians "standards". Especially depressing me even more since the first visit in a totally shhenjachem age 18-century necropolis some quarry or granite Depot, and squeeze between the stones should be. By the way, for the Russians this type of marker entirely cemeteries-visit Novodevichy or Donskoye cemetery, certainly the ones inside the old walls. In general we can say that once it is worth a visit, but here is about appeasement of the soul .... Sit and think about the eternal here ABSOLUTELY do not want, do not take it amiss
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  • Close to the Metro (Nevsky navigate only chore). Inside several pantheons (paid entrance-400 rub. If not forgot)-did not go. The huge Cathedral and different inside. At the altar is a powerful energy place, girlfriend nearly tuned out altogether! Many thoughts from inside the laurels-a tragic mixture of priests, war, the Bolsheviks and the pioneers ...
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  • The doors of the shrines are always open to all ... What time of year would not have visited the Lavra-want to return again and again!
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