The honourable status of Lavra it has gained already in 19th century. The monastery was built by the order of Peter the Great especially for the relicts of prince Alexander Nevsky, Russian medieval ruler and military leader. He gained his nickname "Nevsky" for the victory over Swedes in 1240 on the river Neva, not far from the place where St. Petersburg was founded few centuries later. The vast area of the monastery houses several churches and religious schools. You will visit the necropolis where Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, Rubinstein, Bruni and many other masters of the arts are buried. You will walk inside the Trinity Cathedral and see the place of worship to Saint Alexander Nevsky. You may also visit Annunciation Church which is open for visitors as a museum of urban sculpture and where some of the Romanovs Imperial family members are buried.
And the most pleasant thing is to taste a fresh bread baked in the monastery.
Russia, Saint Petersburg
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