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Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery

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Nearly half a million civilians who died in the 900-day Siege of Leningrad (the city's name from 1924-1991)are remembered at this cemetery with mass graves, an eternal flame, a statue of the Motherland, and photographs and documents describing the...more
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Nepokoryonnykh ve., 72, St. Petersburg 195273, Russia
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We visited this somber WWII cemetery of 186 mass graves of the victims of the siege of Leningrad. It was beautifully done and had music in the background. It was a very sad place. Our guide explained to us that 16/17 year old boys and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

That was inevitable for us to visit the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery for the second time after we'd seen it in 2002. It is located to the north from Historical Center of St Petersburg, across the Neva River to the north. Just off the Piskaryovsky Prospekt...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

As everyone said in the other reviews, this is a sad place, a mass grave for over 1/2 million people. Blood red flowers are every where. What added to the atmosphere is the music. It makes your already heavy heart heavier. One wants to scream...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Efyshum
Reviewed June 16, 2016

We eagerly wanted to see this Memorial Complex, planned to visit it even before arrival in Russia. It is located to the north from the old core of St.Petersburg, on the Avenue of the Unvanquiched. This Avenue and Cemetery are dedicated to the victims of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed May 31, 2016

No city suffered more in terms of civilian deaths than Leningrad during the 900 day siege by the Nazis. If you have time I really do recommend a visit here. It is possible by public transport: metro and bus ride. The cemetery also has a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Row, upon row of mass graves. Inside there is also an area where you can read about the conditions that were suffered during the siege.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank 685jeannet
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A simple, but powerful, tribute to the 500,000 people who died in the Nazi siege of Leningrad. There are rows and rows of neatly manicured mounds--mass graves--each of which is simply marked with a stone bearing the year (1942 features prominently). Music is playing in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank amywandering
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Rather than individual headstones, all you see are mass grave memorials to the 500,000 people who died over the 3 year siege in WWII. It's a simple place with a small museum, an eternal flame, a statue, and of course the graves that line the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank gummyb
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a very eye awakening experience to visit to a historic WWII cemetery. We took the subway, then bus to the site from downtown St. Petersburg. This is an out of the way place that the normal tourist doesn't visit. However upon reaching it,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
8  Thank BostonRedSoxFan2004
Reviewed June 18, 2014

In the history of wars no city of the world gave so may lives for the Victory as Leningrad(Saint Petersburg now) did. This place is a largest cemetery in the world which is filled with people who died for Russia.this place gives a warm welcome...More

Date of experience: September 2013
8  Thank Rufusrajadurai
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