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Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra

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This beautiful monastery complex contains cemeteries where many of Russia's greatest literary and cultural figures are buried.
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Reki Monastyrki Emb., 1, St. Petersburg 191167, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most sacred religious sanctuary in Saint Petersburg is definitely a must-see. Alexander Nevsky Lavra occupies a vast ground with three colourful churches and graveyards remembering the life of literary and music giants like Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. Simply strolling around the the huge complex is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

We went there in the late afternoon and were lucky enough to attend a mass complete with a Rusiisan priest in full ornate, beautifull singing and devout Russians who did not seem to mind us being there. You have to wear a scarf inside the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Located at Alexander Nevsky metro station this old church is magnificant in its own right but rather more famous for its cemetery in which some of the most famous Russians have been buried. Very serene and tranquil place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

And far from the MassTourism ! There is at the entrance the beautiful Necropolis of Arts Masters, it s near the subway named Alexandra Nevskogo There is no entrance fees , there is one cathedral , really impressive and one stunning chapel, the Novgorod Prince...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the most important locations in Russian Orthodoxy, the Alexander Nevsky Lavra is an absolute gem of Saint Petersburg. The main building itself is very beautiful, and the gardens surrounding it are very tranquil. The cemetery here is a must see as well since...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg H
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad we chose to visit this monastery. We were there on a late Saturday afternoon and were lucky enough to her the bells being played to call everyone to worship. It was amazing to hear and more incredible when you spot the bell...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Alexander Nevskiy Lavra is open daily and is free to go in. There is Alexander Nevsky church, the monastery and the cemetery. We walked from Alexander Nevsky metro station.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

At the start( or ath the end?) of the famous Nevsky perspective, on a square now partially ruined by a large shopping center, this ancient monastery must be visited by anyone interested in the history of this city. Beside the proper monastery, there are two...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Riccardo D
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This cathedral is located in a lovely compound, within a monastery. The building is not very different from many other cathedrals in St. Petersburg, yet we were taken by the beauty of the small gardens surrounding it and even more so, by the old cemetery....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Situated at the east end of the busy Nevsky prospect, the Alexander Nevsky church, the monastery and the cemetery are just at the sufficient distance for the visitors to forget the modern city when they walk into this silent and peaceful area. The church and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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