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Address: Alexander Nevsky Lavra | metro Pl Alexandra Nevskogo, St. Petersburg, Russia
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10:45 - 18:00
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Mon 10:45 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An odd thing to say, right? Well, this was beautiful, peaceful, and thrilling, all at the same time. It's not very large so you can take your time and walk around the grounds... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some more information about the important artists that rest in the cemetery would make the visit better. Still good for a walk. The graves are different to other European countries.

Thank Samaser
United States
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

An odd thing to say, right? Well, this was beautiful, peaceful, and thrilling, all at the same time. It's not very large so you can take your time and walk around the grounds (beautiful gardens) and read tributes to the famous people laid to rest here. Interestingly enough, right across the walkway on the other side of the entrance is... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

An unusual place to visit but one not to be missed if you love your Classical music. Tchaikovsky's grave is very opulent. It snowed the day we went. Very beautiful.

Thank jackielove1
London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Where else can you see the graves of four classical composers buried so close together? The great and the good of the city are buried here in enormous ornate tombs

Thank m4ttieh
Trumbull, Connecticut
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

On our second visit to St Petersberg, we visited the Tikhvin Cemetery. It contains the graves of notable Russian artists, writers, composers and political leaders. It is adjacent to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. The two sites can be combined into a single hour visit.

1 Thank John M
Phoenix, Arizona
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Near a matro stop and right across the street from the hotel I was staying at are the beautiful grounds of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Among the highlights is Tikhvin Cemetery, where numerous Russian artists are buried. The price of admission is 200 roubles, and that is worth it for anyone interested in Russian history or art. The cemetery is... More 

2 Thank moviegeekjn
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Tikhvin Cemetery is small and cool, with hugely famous Russians like Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky buried there. You'll want the metro for this one. Take Metro Line 4 (the Orange line) to Ploschad Alexander Nevsky II. Once you leave the station you can actually see the cemetery and monastery less than a 5 minute walk away. A lady at a ticket... More 

1 Thank HMKaren
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

walking towards the monastery this is the grave yard on the right. It was 250 we were charged it was 300 for the one on the left. This is a small graveyard notable only for who is buried here. It would take 30min to walk round every grave. The monuments are quite good, none of the breath-taking. I preferred the... More 

Thank Bjorn_Toulose
St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

It is the other end of Nevsky prospect and it is still in the center. On the big space occupied by the AlexanderNevsky Convent and Cathedral there is a cemetery. It used to be a local city cemetery but later it was converted into memorial cemetery and it is called Necropolus for the Masters of Arts. The nearest metro station... More 

Thank Julia R
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The cemetery is a long way from the town centre but if one is interested in music and literature its worth a visit. Having seen Swan Lake the night before it was it was good to be able to thank Tchaikowsky and Petipa .

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