Excursion to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra
- Saint Petersburg
In addition to the standard guided walking city tour over the city center of St. Petersburg you'll have one longer stop for visiting the Alexander Nevsky Lavra ensemble.
The Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra (the Alexander Nevsky Monastery) was constructed by the order of Peter the Great at the end of Nevsky Prospekt where he commanded to place the relics of St. Alexander Nevsky (the patron of the new Russian capital). Among the buildings of the Monastery there is a majestic Holy Trinity Cathedral built in the style of early classicism, the Lazarevskoye Cemetery (necropolis of the XVIII century) and the Tikhvin Cemetery (necropolis of Masters of Arts, the burial place of Lomonosov, Suvorov, Karamzin, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky Dostoevsky and other prominent figures of Russia).