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St Alexander Nevsky Lavra

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DURATION: 1 h 30 min — 2 h


The Holy Trinity St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Lavra) was founded by Peter I in 1710. It was the first St. Petersburg architect Domenico Tresini who designed the construction plan. The miraculous relics of the Russian 13 th century prince St. Alexander Nevsky, one of the patrons of St. Petersburg, are kept in the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the monastery. The Lavra is surrounded by several famous necropolises. Being founded in 1716, the St. Lazarus burial vault is the oldest one. The sister of Peter I Natalia Alexeyevna was buried there. The New Lazarus (Tikhvinskoye) cemetery was founded in 1823, and it is known as the Necropolis of the Masters of Arts. There were buried composers, writers, architects, sculptors, and admirals; military, state and church activists of the 17 th – 20 th centuries. Among them are Peter Tchaikovsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The three-century history of the Lavra is well represented in the compact museum* opened on the territory of the convent in 2017 where one can see the artifacts found during the restoration works held in the Lavra for its 300 th anniversary (2013), the collection of icons, church vestments and liturgical utensils as well as archive photos and documents.

*The visit to the Museum of the Lavra usually takes 30 min -1 h and can be included in your Lavra tour upon your request.


Cost includes:

  • guide's service
  • museum tickets and photo permission


Transfer can be arranged upon your request.

Transfer is 50 EUR per minivan, 70 EUR per minibus for 10-20 people.

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