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Tikhvin Cemetery, St. Petersburg

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#48 of 132 in Historic Sites in St. Petersburg
Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • Here is the burial site of lots of famous residents - especially composers. Advice - go by metro; expect to pay for entry; church is extra; research the great composers' names in Cyrillic before you g...  more »
  • Enjoyed a brief walk around and seeing Tchaikovsky 's tomb which is large and opulent. Can also see Rimsky Korsakov and Dostoevsky. Nice peaceful place. Just do not think they should charge a fee to v...  more »
  • Some more information about the important artists that rest in the cemetery would make the visit better. Still good for a walk. The graves are different to other European countries.  more »
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  • Be careful. If you wanna visit just here (not 18th one), it just coasts 200rubles. check the price in Kicca before you pay
  • 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.
  • A beautiful little place home to Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky amongst many other influential Russian artists.
  • Amazing to visit the famous graves, but it costs money to enter.
  • Pantheon of Russian Art. Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky were buried here, and many other great people.

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