Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra

Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra, St. Petersburg

Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra

Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Cemeteries • Churches & Cathedrals
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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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  • Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo II • 4 min walk
  • Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo I • 4 min walk
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,009 contributions
Family
In the morning we went to the Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
There are only two laurels in Russia - the second is in Sergiev Posad. The Lavra was founded on the site where Alexander Nevsky defeated the Swedes in 1240.
The relics of the prince were transferred here from the Vladimir Nativity Monastery. True, under Soviet rule, the most beautiful silver shrine in the Russian Baroque style, weighing one and a half tons, was seized and is now stored in the concert hall of the State Hermitage Museum, and the relics themselves were transferred to the State Museum of Religion and Atheism. The relics were returned, but the shrine is still on display in the Hermitage.
Inside, the temple is decorated with magnificent paintings and icons in massive gold frames.
The area is very green, with huge flower beds. An interesting necropolis with the graves of Suvorov and members of the Romanov royal family in the Annunciation tomb.
There are places to walk and things to see!
Written 28 July 2022
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Malgorzata
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 A wonderful place, away from the hustle and bustle of the center.  Alexander Nevsky Lavra is a particularly worshiped place. The holy relics of Alexander Nevsky are kept here. In addition to religious significance, it is certainly a vivid architectural structure. It's a very beautiful place. The interior of the temple is amazing. The whole complex delights and surprises with its scale and beauty. Absolutely interesting, important and really beautiful , located near Alexander Nevsky Square. I highly recommend it.
Written 6 May 2020
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Becky G
Milwaukee, WI38 contributions
Easy access by metro. Lovely grounds. Three cemeteries (one for scientists, one for artists/musicians, one free one for others). You can visit the church. There are little enclosed stands that sell items made or packaged by the priests, plus some touristy items. Cafe available. Bathroom available for a small fee downstairs from the cafe. I wouldn't say it's a must see location unless you have a great appreciation for the history and importance of the monastery. Also a church building that houses urban artifacts (didn't see it).
Written 19 October 2019
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Valentin
St. Petersburg, Russia1,044 contributions
Friends
Sacred place. Delicious bread is cooked. The graves of famous people can be seen. You feel different here. A must have place to visit!
Written 15 October 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,932 contributions
Solo
Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra is a monastery located in the surroundings of St. Peterburg, the biggest city in the North-Western region of Russian Federation. When you arrive there, you can see two cemeteries and in the way between both, you can arrive and see the main church of the monastery, which was built at the beginning of 18th Century, only few years after the foundation of the city. The monastery is a typical orthodox complex. In the cemeteries, there are some politicians buried. Very interesting place.
Written 27 September 2019
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Couples
Alexander Nevsky Lavra is one of two lavras in RF. IMHO, it is one of the must see places in SPb for anyone, regardless of his/her believes, Given the Lavra spiritual and historical significance, it could have been kept in a better shape...
Written 2 August 2019
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Margaret W
Launceston, Australia428 contributions
Solo
The Cathedral features a large dome and two bell towers - very impressive inside and out. The cemeteries are where many celebrated figures of Russian history and culture are buried including Tchaikovsky and Borodin.
Written 24 July 2019
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Mark M
Ada, MI442 contributions
Friends
Easy stop off green line of subway. One of the few highly rated sites without many tour groups. Beautiful space in which to pray. We had a priest chanting prayers throughout our visit which added aural beauty as well. God is good.
Written 5 July 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China9,138 contributions
Family
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 a pleasant half-day activity. Unfortunately no photos is allowed inside the cathedral.
Written 23 May 2019
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brit933
Solbjerg, Denmark210 contributions
Family
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 church and no short dresses or shorts, but after having seen all the churches that have been transformed to museums this was a nice experience. The churchyard boasts of famous Russians such as Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and the like, and the whole monastery complex is impressive and peaceful
Written 15 May 2019
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