Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy' Lavra, St. Petersburg

(240+ reviews on the web)
Cemetery Architectural Building
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.
Create a full St. Petersburg itinerary
map

Plan your trip to St. Petersburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in St. Petersburg by other users

8 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Russia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM ICELAND March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, kids, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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

Best things to do in St. Petersburg