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Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Monastery) (Saint Petersburg)

 Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Monastery) (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskovo

Tel. 274 2635, 274 1124

Subway: Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskogo

Bus: 8, 27, 46

Trolley: 1, 14, 16, 22

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Open: 6am- 8pm daily

Church of the Annunciation

Tel. 274 2635

Open: 9:30am- 5pm (6pm in winter months)

Closed: Mondays and Thursdays

 

 

 

 

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Description of Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Monastery was constructed in the 18th century on a site of historic victory of Russian medieval prince Alexander Nevsky over Swedish army in 1240. During medieval period this area was a far border of the Novgorod Republic. Prince Alexander Nevsky was hired to protect these lands against Swedish forces that sailing up Neva river. Here they set a large military camp. Novgorod Republic was caught by a surprise, but young Alexander Nevsky decided not wait for mobilization of Novgorod residents. Instead he attacked Swedish forces and dealt a decisive and fairly simple victory on troops that were not prepared for a battle.

 

Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Monastery) was built during rule of Peter the Great shortly he established Saint Petersburg on the banks of Neva. It was built in 1715 under supervision and design of architect D. Trezini. Later a school was opened to local children of clergy that later became the Theological Academy. Additionally there was a school that restored old crafts including production of sophisticated jewelry, icons, miniatures and many others. In 1797 Alexander Nevsky Monastery received a status of Lavra. After the main church of the monastery was consecrated, remains of Alexander Nevsky were moved here.

 

Alexander Nevsky Monastery complex contains several cemeteries including Lazarevskoye, Tikhvin, Saint Nicholas and Cossack cemeteries.

 

 


 

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