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Alexander Newskij Monastery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 
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lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a History & Culture travel tip
added on the 23rd of September, 2010
Some of the oldest buildings in Saint Petersburg can be found at this monastery, as well as a cemetery where many of the local celebrities were laid to rest. If you are a fan of classical music, you can pay your respects at the graves of Tchaikovsky, Rubinshtein and Mussorgsky, and the famous writer Dostoevsky is also buries here.

The Lazarus Cemetery is also an interesting place, although the graves found here might not strike a chord unless you really know your 18th century Russian scholars and architects.

Although it's not one of the main tourist attractions of the city, the monastery is an important part of Saint Petersburg's culture and history, and you can learn a lot about the city's past here.

Address:
Pl Alexandra Newskowo 1

Price:
Free

 
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