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Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Some of St. Petersburg's greatest sons now have their earthly residence within this complex. Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky are flanked by Rubinshtein, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glinka, and some of the city's main architects, in the Tikhvin Cemetery on the grounds.

This site has been important since the founding of the city and the original wooden monastery was consecrated in Peter's presence on the 25th of March 1713. The Italian style Russian Orthodox Church venerating Alexander Nevsky and built to house his remains, which were now thought of as a holy relic, was completed in 1724, but the beautiful solid silver shrine depicting the battle that brought Nevsky his sainthood wasn't completed until 1750.

By the end of the 20th Century, at the height of its power, the monastery complex included 16 holy buildings, though now it has only five.

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Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710 at the southern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg to house the relics of Alexander Nevsky, patron saint of the newly-founded Russian capital.' Read more...

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