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Tikhvin Cemetery, St. Petersburg

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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Tikhvin Cemetery is located at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.Established in 1823, some of the notables buried here are: Mily Balakirev -, composer Alexander Borodin -, composer César Cui -, composer Fyodor Dostoyevsky -, author Leonhard Euler -, mathematician and physicist Alexander Glazunov -, composer Mikhail Glinka -, composer Vera Komissarzhevskaya –, actress Ivan Krylov -, author Arkhip Kuindzhi -, artist Modest Mussorgsky -, composer Marius Petipa -, ballet master and choreographer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov -, composer Anton Rubinstein -, pianist, conductor and composer Vladimir Stasov -, critic Fyodor Stravinsky -, operatic bass, father of composer Igor Stravinsky Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky -, composer
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  • On our second visit to St Petersberg, we visited the Tikhvin Cemetery. It contains the graves of notable Russian artists, writers, composers and political leaders. It is adjacent to the Alexander Nevs...  read more »
  • I was visiting the cemetery with a great enthusiasm to see the tombs of Russian composers teachers. He cemetery in if of input disappoints, not has both charm as one might expect and more beyond of them tombs of them geniuses not there is nothing more than interest. The entry is face by them services that are give in the interior, just you give a map, and in this missing many tombs important by locate (Cesar Cui, Alexander Glazunov, Balakiriev...).
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  • Near a matro stop and right across the street from the hotel I was staying at are the beautiful grounds of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Among the highlights is Tikhvin Cemetery, where numerous Russ...  read more »
  • Little, peaceful and historical cemetery of Saint Petersburg, just at the entrance of Alexander Nevski monastery. Easy to reach with bus, at Alexander Nevskogo square, or by metro, the station of the same name. Paying one ticket can enter to both sides of the cemetary. Tikhvin have the most famous Russian figures: Dostoevskiy, Tchaikovskiy, Mussorgskiy, Rimsky Korsakov and others. Lazarus also have important names: Leonard Euler, Lomonosov, Agustín de Betancourt, but also have more graves, giving it a very special atmosphere. Once per year, at museum's night, host a an special event at midnight.
  • Amazing to visit the famous graves, but it costs money to enter.
  • A beautiful little place home to Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky amongst many other influential Russian artists.
  • Pantheon of Russian Art. Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky were buried here, and many other great people.
  • If you have a few minutes during your free time, come and take a ride in this cemetery where you will see the graves of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and many others... In short, a relaxing place!
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